Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – The Classic
One of the best directed, acted and scripted films of all time and without doubt the greatest love stories to have ever been made. Starring the most fascinating on screen couple of all time, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol or as most people know Raj and Simran, DDLJ tops our collection of . The Raj and Simran love story continued to melt Indian cinema fans in many other classics like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Baazigar, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Dilwale.
Pyaar Ke Side Effects – Pyaar Karke Pachtaya
Rahul Bose and Malika Sherawat may have not done many on screen appearances, but Pyaar Ke Side Effects, presented a handsome love story with some cool and trendy numbers like “Pyaar Karke Pachtaya”, which is still the life of many playlists. The movie definitely deserves a mention in the category with Malika Sherawat dodges 2 weddings on the same guy twice for her love interest Rahul Bose. Hilarious, isn’t it !
Hadh Kar Di Aapne – The Underdog
Many may have not have heard of this beautiful and hilarious love story between Govinda and Rani Mukherjee, but this film not only touches your emotions but also rattles your funny bone. With a powerful supporting cast of Paresh Rawal, Satish Shah and Johnny Lever, Govinda manages to urge Rani Mukherjee to escape her wedding.
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan – Does’nt the Name Say it All
Another of Yash Raj’s attempt to nudge a wedding classic which ended up being an average and dull effort on screen. The charm of Ali Zafar, Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif together managed to pull off a saving grace which would have been a complete disaster. The movie makes an entry into the list only because of it’s theme where a brother ends up falling for his elder brother’s to be wife , which leads to a funny yet boring scene of events.
Hulchul – When Chaos Meets Romance
Priyadarshan may not be a very big name in today’s film industry but was a big personality in those days. Starring Akshay Khanna and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles, the story transcends from both of them taking digs at each other due to family feuds to falling in love. Known for his multi starrer comedy climaxes, Priyadarshan sets up a laugh riot in his climax wedding scene where the bride eagerly chucks her wedding to marry Akshay Khanna.
Tanu Weds Manu: The Lucknow-Kanpur Waali Love Story
Ok, this film and the pair need no introduction. From groovy pairs to an amazing love story, Tanu Weds Manu is a perfect combination of emotion, comedy and sacrifice, but in the UP style. Being from Lucknow, myself, the movie brilliantly connects with the UP culture and it’s quality is enhanced by the beautiful pair of Tanu and Manu.
Hasee Toh Phasee: Brides Are Common, This One Has A Groom on the Run
Released in 2014, hasee toh Phasee did not trouble the box office much, but did make its mark. The pair of Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra was dubbed as unconventional, but they managed to pull off a ripper of a performance. Parineeti playing a scientist and Siddharth a confused guy juggling between things fall for each other and in the end, the latter’s feelings force him to escape his wedding for Parineeti.
Shudh Desi Romance: Too Many Wedding Escapes Can Be a Menace
Suppose to be another Yash Raj classic, Shudh Desi Romance portrays the confusion of the youth of today and their impulsive nature when it comes to weddings. The movie failed to make a mark and was a disaster, but definitely needs to be mentioned in the genre. Lets hope Sushant Singh Rajput makes some reclaim in hi biopic of Mahender Singh Dhoni.
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein: Simple yet Perfect
Starring Madhavan, Dia Mirza and Saif Ali Khan, this film is supposed to be one Bollywood’s greatest romantic hits of all time. A perfectly edged story, scintillating numbers and some powerful acting were the highlights of this all-time classic. The movie went on to be a trend setter and is still in the favorites list of many.
Jab We Met: When In Punjab do as the Punjabi’s do
The so called chocolate boy, Shahid Kapur and his ex-girlfriend set the 70 mm canvas on fire with a love story that stayed in the hearts of many Bollywood fans for years together. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film is centralized around an impulsive and full of life Kareena Kapoor who crosses paths with a dull and dejected Shahid Kapur. Bringing in the life and culture of Punjab the film is one of the films that have made a mark in Bollywood.
Dolly Ki Doli: Some Brides Just Love Running
Based on a true story with the fashion model Sonam Kapoor in the lead shows a girl who is bent upon making grooms run for their life. Marrying them and then robbing them on the first night of marriage, Dolly Ki Doli is funny but in bits and pieces and is one of the decent and enjoyable entities in this genre.
Queen: Its Time for Some Male Bashing
A film that created ripples across the globe with a simple and logical story glorified by the acting skills of Kangana Ranaut, Queen was one of the biggest hits of 2014. After being left at the wedding by her fiancée, played by Rajkumar Rao, Kangana plans to go on her honeymoon all by herself against all social taboos and barriers and what unfolds is one of the most amazing films you will ever see.
3 Idiots: Come on! Raju and Farhan helped Kareena Elope her Marriage
Another trend setting Bollywood classic that aimed to expose the ignorant and damaging education system in India, the movie goes on all about its main theme, education, followed by friendship of Rancho( Aamir Khan ), Farhan ( Madhavan ) and Raju ( Harman Joshi ). For people thinking where the term love story and eloping fit into this, watch the movie and you hall have your questions answered.
Major Saab: War for Love
Love has said to have stirred nations amongst each other and Major Saab is an attempt to impress upon the same fact. Lead roles from Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan and Sonali Bindre pump life into what could have been a dull script with no impact. The movie circles around a budding love story of Ajay and Sonali which is marred by a number of villains. At a later stage, Amitabh and his group of army men help the lovebirds win the conquest by sabotaging a wedding.
Namaste London: Punjabiyo Da Romance
Chart buster songs, Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s subtle direction, a well-fitting story and brilliant acting is what brings Namaste London to this list of ours. Once again, from Punjab’s food and culture to their way of romance, the movie portrays everything with fine detail. Starring Akshay as the Punjabi munda and Katrina Kaif as the Anglo-Indian spoilt brat the film unveils an orthodox and adorable love story.
Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani: Naïve But Admirable
The first time the much talked about pair in B-town, Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor made it on the big screen was as the lead pair in this insanely hilarious and delightful love story. Prem, a good for nothing guy falls for Jenny and goes all guns blazing to get her but ends up losing her to another guy. The story focuuses on how Ranbir gets Katrina to leave her wedding and go back to him. A must watch if you love light and gentle romantic comedies.
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