While the world stays at a standstill, we have taken up different hobbies and tried to find new things to do. Along with all of that, entertainment is also a thing that we crave. And what better entertainment than movies? We Indians love a good film with all its twists and turns and romance. The romantic Bollywood movies keep on yearning for and keep remembering days after it’s gone. DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Chalte Chalte are etched across our hearts, and it’s quite difficult to find movies amounting up to the expectancy we gather. So we prepared a list of 10 romantic Bollywood movies that are worth your time. Take your loved ones along with you too, cause why not take the opportunity of spending time with family now than anytime else?
List of top 10 romantic Bollywood movies:
- Laal Singh Chaddha
- Ajeeb Daastaans
- Love Aaj Kal 2
- Baar Baar Dekho
- Kabir Singh
- Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
- Love Per Square Foot
1. Laal Singh Chaddha
All wrapped up shoot-wise, Laal Singh Chaddha is the official remake of Forrest Gump, the blockbuster Hollywood movie starring Tom Hanks as the protagonist. Remember how we all loved Forrest and his simple ways? We wish to see the same in Bollywood and are almost sure that Aamir Khan, who’s playing the role of Forrest here, would match our expectations quite well. The story has been adapted according to the Indian audience while keeping the baseline the same. Kareena Kapoor Khan would play the female lead, and we hope to see the love blossoming beautifully on screen.
The movie is going to release around Christmas 2021, and we cannot hold on to our seats anymore; we are so excited!
2. Ajeeb Daastaans
We no longer belong to the days when TVs are our only source of entertainment. Netflix is the new chill now. Well, Netflix has also been busy releasing Bollywood movies for the Indian audience. And the best thing about the Netflix Bollywood movies is, you can watch them anytime, anywhere at your leisure. Recently, a feature with four stories was released, which is quite an anomaly to the normal romantic Bollywood films we come across. But that does not subdue the charm of the movie. It’s an absolute gem of a movie, and all four stories capture your heart like none other. The first is a love story with a twist that wrenches your heart and shocks you at the same time. The second one is a thriller which will leave you petrified, while the third explores a theme quite similar to the first. But it’s got a charm of its own. The last one is a classic story with predictable points but a joy that leaves you almost wet-eyed. All in all, this is one of the best movies that you will come across at any time.
3. Love Aaj Kal 2
When Love Aaj Kal came to the theatres, nobody knew how to relate with such a movie and let it be an average hit. Years later, after the movie got decoded, people hit an epiphany and then came Love Aaj Kal 2. Starring the charming and beautiful duo, Kartik Aryan and Sara Ali Khan, the movie beautifully portrayed love. Hey emotional ones, this is the millennial romantic Bollywood movie where you cry your hearts out while clutching a tub of ice cream.
One of these days, I’ll start watching all the Imtiaz Ali movies with a huge box of tissues by my side. This director brings out a different side of actors in his movies. The story of Ved (Ranbir Kapoor) in this movie through the three stages of his life is narrated in a way no one except him can imagine. The female lead, played by our favourite Deepika Padukone, is almost like a mirror to the girls who keep on believing in their love stories. This displays romance in its rawness and, along with the score by Rahman, does not let us keep our tears inside our eyes. This is not like one of our usual romantic Hollywood movies, but it’s a great watch indeed.
5. Baar Baar Dekho
One of the best time travel movies that Bollywood has probably seen is Baar Baar Dekho, the debut film of director Nitya Mehra. Having two of the most gorgeous actors in the lead, the movie was an instant hit by word of mouth only. This was also different because of the fact that science fiction is not a usual subject to be explored within Bollywood movies. The romantic Bollywood movie revolves around the two childhood sweethearts who get bound up in life. Time travel adds a different angle to what is an extremely common plot in romantic Bollywood movies. The different light in which the story is woven gives a different dimension, and also delivers a very strong message. Watch this one with your partner on a splendid indoor date night maybe 😉
6. Kabir Singh
After a long time, Shahid Kapoor brought a feast to the eyes of his fans in the form of Kabir Singh. It is a Hindi remake of the Telugu blockbuster movie, Arjun Reddy. The story is quite old-fashioned in its sense, and the love story is quite intense. That is what adds up to the charm in it. The subtle love story about a college senior and a junior is one we have come across many times, but this one is sure to captivate your hearts more than those other ones. The soundtrack also deserves mention, and it’s no wonder that it became a hit quite quickly. This could be another choice on your date night too.
Here’s one for the family. This one might be a little more twisty than usual. But this period drama is one of the romantic Bollywood movies for this generation. Starring actors like Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit, this movie explores the angles like revenge and affairs in a pre-independence era. The soundtrack adds up to the scenarios, emphasizing gloom or cheeriness. Love takes another form in this presentation, and it’s quite a good watch on an afternoon.
8. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Sonam Kapoor always gets a hold on some of the toughest roles in feature films. Romantic Bollywood movies might exist in all colours, but I can assure you have not seen one quite like this. Taking a very difficult and socially stigmatized topic as its theme, this movie describes love in its purest form. The story is almost a love triangle before the twist happens, and the underlying message shouts out to the audience. Subtle and very truly portrayed, this is quite a watch and mind you, not only for entertainment purposes.
9. Love per square foot
This is another one of those Netflix Bollywood movies that showcase a very sweet story but leave you thinking about it for days. One of the most underrated romantic Bollywood movies having Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar in the lead. The story is quite quirky and revolves around the lives of the two leads, who are entwined in the problems mostly. When a joint housing scheme gives birth to their love story, the duo tries to keep it alive despite all the obstacles and weaves a nice rom-com for a Sunday afternoon. Not to mention the acting is impeccable on both sides.
Another of Vicky Kaushal’s wonders but this time with Tapsee Pannu and Abhishek Bachchan in it. A perfect love triangle of a story, this romantic Bollywood movie revolves around the lives of Vicky, Rumi, and Robbie. The film was internationally released under the name “Husband Material.” The plot is centred around Rumi finding a proper partner and the two male leads acting as the candidates. There’s love, rebellion, heartbreak, life, everything in this great romantic movie. Do not miss out on this great experience.
Bollywood is loaded with romantic movies of all kinds. From the time when cinema started till date, we live for romance. Movies with social issues are becoming more rampant, but the age-old romance genre has a charm of its own. Bollywood romantic movies, with dialogues, emotion, drama, are very close to our hearts. So what are you waiting for? Go on and schedule a movie marathon with your loved ones and family with these movies. I promise you will not regret it.