Have you ever been in love?
Have you ever felt that utterly giddy feeling that you only get when you meet the one that you truly love?
Have you ever had to face some kind of separation from the one person that you truly love?
If the answer to all these questions is yes then you must also be aware of that desire that you often feel when you just only wish to watch some of the best romantic movies that are out there and relax.
And if that is the case with you but you are not sure about exactly which romantic movie you would like to watch then we are right here to help. And one of the ways through which can help you in by providing you with the list of some of the best Indian romantic movies out there.
Top 25 list of the best romantic movies in Bollywood is mentioned below:
- Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2021
- Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2019
- Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2018
- Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2017
- Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2016
- Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2015
- Best Romantic Bollywood movies 2000s
- Best Romantic Bollywood movies of the 90s
Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2021
Directed by Ahmed Khan and produced under the banner of Fox Star Studios, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the popular Bollywood action movie is a sequel in the Baaghi franchise.
It stars Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles alongside Ankita Lokhande, Riteish Deshmukh and Chunky Pandey. The story revolves around the unbreakable bond between two brothers and how they go beyond all limits for each other.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a contemporary Bollywood comedy which is set against the backdrop of the story of romance between two men, where the roles are portrayed by Ayushman Khurana and Jitendra Kumar.
This movie has an extremely important message for the society about homosexuality while the movie leaves you with fits of laughter. Directed by Hitesh Kewalya and produced by Aanand L. Rai, Bhushan Kumar, Himanshu Sharma, Krishan Kumar the movie stars Ayushman Khurana, Jitendra Kumar, Manvi Gagroo and Neena Gupta alongside several other popular faces.
Malang is an action thriller film released in February 2020, directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Luv Ranjan, Ankur Garg, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Jay Shewakramani.
It stars Aditya Roy Kapur(Advait) Disha Patani (Sara), Anil Kapoor and Kunal Khemu, along with a guest appearance by Shaad Randhawa. Advait visits Goa where he meets Sara, a happy go lucky girl who lives a free life. They get attracted towards each other and all goes well until life takes a sharp turn.
Love aaj kal 2
Directed and produced by ace director Imtiaz Ali, oscillating in the era between 1990 and 2020, the movie shows two love stories from different eras, which face absolutely different obstacles.
While one couple faces social curbs while the other is stuck between work and their relationship, but both portray the same pure feelings of deep love and care for each other. The film stars Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aryan in lead roles, along with Randeep Huda and Shweta Padda.
This popular film starring Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and debutant actor Alaya Furniturewala, is based on a relationship of a forty-year-old father, Jaswinder (played by Saif Ali Khan) and his daughter, Tia (portrayed by Alaya).
The film is directed by Nitin Kakkar and co-produced by Saif Ali Khan and Jackky Bhangnani. Made in the budget of 44.51 crores, the movie is a hit at the box office. Jawani Janeman is as exciting and fun to watch as it seems to be.
Shikara is a 2020 period drama film, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and produced under the banner of Vinod Chopra Films. The film is based on the love story of a Kashmiri Hindu couple in the of extremist terrorism in Kashmir during the 1990s and the genocide that took place which led to a subsequent exodus of Kashmiri Hindus.
The screenplay consists of young faces like Adil Khan, Zain Khan Durrani and Priyanshu Chatterjee along with Mushtaq Kak and Sharman Joshi.
Set to hit the screens of Indian cinemas in May 2020, the upcoming film is based on the love story involving two cancer patients, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi.
The storyline is based on the novel `The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green. The film is directed by Mukesh Chhabra and has been produced under the label of Fox Star Studios.
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar is an unreleased Indian black comedy-drama film directed by Dibakar Banerjee and produced by Yash Raj Films. Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra play lead roles. The filming began on 7 November 2017 in Mahipalpur and was set for release in March 2020. However, the release has been postponed by the producers.
Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2019
1. Kabir Singh
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- Starring: Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani
- Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga
- Producer: Bhushan Kumar, MuradKhetani, Krishan Kumar & AshwinVarde
Kabir Singh is probably the most controversial movie of 2019. Starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, it is the remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy. Above everything, Kabir Singh is an intense love story between a volatile guy and docile girl, whose lives are torn apart by their love and passion for each other.
Kabir is a medical student who meets Preeti at his college. His anger issues and rebellious attitude makes him notorious everywhere. When the two lovers are separated after Preeti’s family disapproves of Kabir, he resorts to alcoholism, drug abuse and goes on a downward spiral in life. Meanwhile, Preeti is forced to marry a guy she does not love. Will they ever get together?
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- Directed by: Nitin Kakkar
- Produced by: Salma Khan, Murad Khetani, Ashwin Varde
- Starring: Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl
This 2019 film stars Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl, two debutante actors. Notebook is a remake of Teacher’s Diary, a 2014 Thai film. It is based on an unsaid love story between two teachers, which takes place through a notebook.
Retired army officer Kabir Kaul goes to teach in his father’s school in the absence of a teacher. There, he comes across the diary of the previous teacher Firdaus. He gains insights into the students and slowly falls in love with the author. Meanwhile, Firdaus is cheated on by her fiancé, leading her to return to the school while Kabir is away to take a teaching course. She reads his comments on her notebook and reciprocates his feelings. Will these lovers ever meet and will their meeting be as magical as their connection?
3. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
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- Starring: Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Juhi Chawla, Abhishek Duhan, Seema Pahwa, Madhumalti, Brijendra Kala
- Directed by: Shelly Chopra Dhar
- Produced by: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
This unique movie was released in 2019 and stars Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Seema Pahwa. The story is set in a traditional Punjabi family and is arguably the first Bollywood film to deal openly with homosexuality and same sex relationships.
Sweety Choudhary is a closeted lesbian who has been bullied and shunned since childhood because of her queer ways. She grows up and falls in love with Kuhu, but is too scared to come out to her traditional family and homophobic elder brother. She finds a friend in playwright Sahil Mirza, and together they decide to bring the truth in the open and find some acceptance from her close ones.
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- Director: Ritesh Batra
- Writer: Ritesh Batra
- Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Sachin Khedekar
Photograph is a poignant love story and drama starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra and Jim Sarbh. Apart from showing the love between the two lead characters, the film also shows immense love for the city of Mumbai and the millions of dreams it holds for its people.
Rafi is a street photographer who earns his living by clicking tourists. His grandmother always pressures him to get married while he is struggling to pay off a family debt. After he clicks the photograph of an enigmatic stranger Miloni, he shows it to his grandmother as is love interest to appease her. The two strangers then pretend to be in love, and while faking a relationship, they form a real bond with each other.
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- Starring: Sanjay Dutt as Balraj Chaudhry, Aditya Roy Kapur as Dev Chaudhry, Varun Dhawan as Zafar, Alia Bhatt as Roop, Sonakshi Sinha as Satya Chaudhry, Madhuri Dixit as Bahaar Begum
- Screenplay & Directed by: Abhishek Varman
- Produced by: Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar & Apoorva Mehta
This Karan Johar multi-starrer is set in the pre-independence era and has a cast including Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha. It tells a love story, set against the backdrop of the partition of India and communal riots between Hindus and Muslims in Lahore.
Satya arranges her husband’s second wedding with Roop when she learns she has a terminal illness. Stuck in a loveless marriage with Dev, who still loves his first wife, Roop finds solace in music in Bahaar Begum’s brothel. There, she meets Zafar, a blacksmith to whom she is immediately attracted. How these intertwined relationships resolve themselves comes into conflict with the volatile political atmosphere in than India.
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- Cast: Sharmin Segal & Meezaan
- Directed by: Mangesh Hadawale
- Produced by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Krishan Kumar
Malaal is a romantic movie starring Sharmin Segal and Meezaan Jaffrey. It has been produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Mahaveer Jain. It is a remake of the 2004 Tamil film 7G Rainbow Colony. Malaal tells the love story of Astha and Shiva.
Shiva and Astha are two very different individuals who live at a chawl in Mumbai. Shiva’s home is in the chawl and Astha moves there after her family loses their money and land upon tough times. The two are attracted to each other but their core difference in backgrounds and ideologies lead to many challenges in their love story.
Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2018
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Star cast & Role in Film:
Ishaan Khatter as Madhukar “Madhu” Bhagla
Jhanvi Kapoor as Parthavi Singh
Directed by: Shashank Khaitan
Produced by: Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta
This movie was released in the year 2018 and was directed by the incredibly talented Shashank Khaitan. The basic plot of this movie revolves around a man named Madhu and a woman named Parthavi. They both fall in love and wish to marry one another.
However, they both belong to families which are wide apart in terms of their social status. Because of this, they face a great deal of opposition from their families and the entire society. But they do not wish to be separated from one another and because of that, they both decide to elope.
This decision results in Parthavi’s father and brother to be on their tails so they can find the couple as soon as possible. This movie tries to handle some of the most shocking truths about our society and it is successful in doing that.
Everything is handled quite tastefully and this movie should definitely be on your list of the best romantic movies that you will soon like to watch.
2. Sui Dhaaga
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Star cast & Role in Film:
Varun Dhawan as Mauji, a tailor
Anushka Sharma as Mamta
Directed by: Sharat Katariya
Produced by: Maneesh Sharma, Aditya Chopra
This movie is the last movie on our list of the best romantic movies. And this movie was released in the year 2018. This movie was directed by the incredibly talented Sharat Katariya.
And the basic plot of this movie around a couple who are from a small town. They both decide to make some kind of changes in their life and to take some steps in the forward direction. Because of this, the couple decides to start their own garment business.
However, everything is not that easy and smooth for them as they have to fight against a number of different odds to finally be able to achieve their true goal. This movie is sweet and is bound to be a rather enjoyable watch for you.
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- Starring: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan, Nitish Bharadwaj, Alka Amin, Sonali Sachdev, Pooja Gor, Nishant Dahiya
- Directed By: Abhishek Kapoor
- Produced By: Ronnie Screwvala & Pragya Kapoor
This 2018 romantic movie stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan. This epic love story is set against the backdrop of the Uttarakhand floods of 2013. It also touches upon the taboo surrounding inter-religious relationships in India. Sushant plays Mansoor, a Muslim tourist guide, and Sara plays Mukku, a Hindu Brahmin priest’s daughter.
Masoor and Mukku are in love, which enrages her family and they get her married to another Hindu Brahmin in a hurry. With major religious unrest going on in Kedarnath, the two lovers have to keep their heads up and deal with the forces of society and nature. It remains to be seen what they have to sacrifice to be together.
4. Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
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Star cast & Role in Film:
Kartik Aaryan as Sonu Sharma (Titu’s best friend)
Sunny Singh as Titu Sharma (Sonu’s best friend)
Nushrat Bharucha as Sweety Sharma (Titu’s fiancée)
Directed by: Luv Ranjan
Produced by: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Luv Ranjan, Ankur Garg
This movie was released in the year 2018 and was directed by the incredibly talented Luv Ranjan. And if you are familiar with some of the work that Luv Ranjan has done then you must know that you are in for a treat. The basic plot of this movie revolves around two men named Sonu and Titu.
Both of these men have known each other since they were mere children and are the greatest friends. Titu decides to marry a girl named Sweety. But Sweety is behind Titus money, wealth, and status. Sonu has his suspicions about her and is hell-bent on making Titu realize the entire truth behind the beautiful mask that Sweety carries.
The movie is hilarious and you are bound to especially fall in love with the songs that are in this movie. And unlike some of the romantic movies that we have mentioned in our list, this movie is not that hard to take and is actually a quite light and enjoyable watch.
This movie was also well received across the entire specter of the audience. And because of this, this movie also did quite well on the box office.
5. Love Per Square Foot
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- Director: Anand Tiwari
- Writers: Asif Ali Beg, Anand Tiwari
- Stars: Vicky Kaushal, Angira Dhar, Alankrita Sahai
Love Per Square Foot is a relatable and very real love story starring Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar. It has been directed by Anand Tiwari and is available on Netflix to stream online. The story has won hearts all around the world and is a must-watch romantic movie.
Sanjay and Karina are colleagues who dream of buying their own house in Mumbai. However, something or the other always hold them back. Sanjay is having an extramarital affair with his boss and Karina is dominated by her mother Blossom and burdened with her fiancé Samuel. When they come upon a joint housing scheme, they toy with the idea of getting a home together.
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- Directed by: Abhiraj Minawala
- Produced by: Salma Khan
- Starring: Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain
This romantic movie has been produced by Salman Khan and stars Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain Minawala. It is known for its catchy songs and has been inspired by the Telugu film Devadasu. Salman’s brother-in-law makes his debut in Bollywood as the leading man Sushrut.
Sushrut is a poor student who dreams about opening his own Garba academy as that is his passion. Michelle is a brilliant scholar in London who arrives in Baroda with her family and meets Sushrut. They meet at a Garba festival and become friends. When Sushrut falls in love with her, he has to prove his worth and achieve something in his life to win her hand.
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- Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu & Vicky Kaushal
- Directed By: Anurag Kashyap
- Produced By: Aanand L Rai & Phantom Films
Manmarziyaan is a modern love story surrounding three characters, Rumi, Vicky and Robbie. The lead actors of this film are Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, and Abhishek Bachchan. This movie portrays the complications in modern relationships and the area between black and white where morality lies when you are in love.
Rumi and Vicky are madly in love but Vicky is immature and does not turn up to ask for Rumi’s hands for marriage after they are caught by the family. In rage and scorn, Rumi married Robbie, the guy her family chooses for her. But she is torn with indecision and keeps going back to her love, much to the concern of her husband who has fallen in love with her.
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- Actors: Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Shah Rukh Khan,
- Producer: Gauri Khan
- Director: Aanand L Rai
- Writer: Himanshu Sharma
The king of romance Shahrukh Khan is always reliable in the genre of romance and he does not disappoint in his latest film Zero. He is accompanied by Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in this movie. Kaif plays a film star who is depressed after her much publicized breakup, Anushka plays a scientist with cerebral palsy and SRK plays a dwarf from Meerut.
Bauua Singh meets Aafia for an arrange marriage and the two connect over their physical limitations. However, on the day of their wedding, he abandons her to grab an opportunity to meet superstar Babita Kumari. After going through a bout of self-realization, he returns to Aafia to make a shocking discovery and prove his love and sincerity.
Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2017
1. Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana
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- Starring: Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda
- Producer: Vinod Bachchan
- Director: Ratnaa Sinha
This romantic film stars Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda. It tells a passionate love story against the backdrop of the Indian Civil Service and depicts an accurate picture of the Indian middle class mentality. Aarti and Satyendra meet for an arranged marriage and fall in love with each other.
Aarti is a brilliant student and Sattu is a clerk in the Excise Department. On the night of the wedding, Aarti discovers she has cleared the PCS exams and runs away in fear that she won’t be allowed to work after marriage. Satyendra becomes an IAS Officer in vengeance and fate brings the two face to face again when Aarti is in a tough spot which can be helped by Satyendra.
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- Produced by: Fox Star Studios
- Directed by: Anshai Lal
- Stars: Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada
Phillauri is a supernatural drama, a comedy film and a social satire. But above all, it is the story of great love, a love that goes beyond lifetime and becomes immortal. It stars Anushka Sharma, Suraj Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Mehreen Pirzada. It also showcases the infamous Jalianwala Bagh massacre during the Indian freedom movement.
Kanan is a Canada-returned Manglik who is made to marry a tree before finally getting married to his long-term girlfriend Anu. After the ceremony, he is haunted by the spirit of a woman named Shashi who tells him her story. Shashi had fallen in love with Roop Lal “Phillauri” during her lifetime, a local singer who pretends to be the poet she reads regularly. Even after her death, she is searching for her lost lover.
3. Meri Pyaari Bindu
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- Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra
- Director: Akshay Roy
- Producer: Maneesh Sharma
This romantic movie stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra. It is based in Kolkata and the story spins across many cities as the characters and their journey evolves. Ayushmann plays Abhimanyu Roy and Parineeti plays Bindu Shankarnarayanan, two childhood friends whose relationship changes with time and circumstances.
Abhimanyu is in love with Bindu since childhood but content to be her friend. They connect over music and mischief but life takes them to different places and away from each other. These star-crossed lovers experience a unique journey over a period of time which brings them closer and also takes them apart.
4. Bareilly Ki Barfi
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- Starring: Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Rajkummar Rao
- Directed by: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
- Produced by: Vineet Jain, Renu Ravi Chopra
Bareilly Ki Barfi is a heartwarming love story set in the town of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. It stars Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao, along with talented character actors like Pankaj Tripathi and Seema Pahwa. Bitti is a modern woman who gets rejected by prospective grooms because of her open-mindedness and free spirit.
On reading a book named Bareilly Ki Barfi, she assumes that the lead character is based on her and goes in search of the author. Here comes Chirag, the author who had based the book on his ex-girlfriend and printed it with his timid friend Pritam Vidrohi’s name. Now, Bitti is caught between the two characters and a beautiful love story blossoms, along with friendships and heartbreak.
5. Half Girlfriend
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Star cast & Role in Film:
Arjun Kapoor (as ” Madhav Jha”)
Shraddha Kapoor (as ”Riya Somani”)
Directed by: Mohit Suri
Produced by: Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Mohit Suri, Chetan Bhagat
This movie was released in the year 2017 and was directed by the incredibly talented Mohit Suri. This movie is actually based on a novel that was written by Chetan Bhagat.
And the basic plot of this movie revolves around a man named Madhav Jha and a woman named Riya Somani. Madhav is actually a student from Bihar and he ends up taking admission in a college in Delhi. He meets Riya Somani in his college and he falls in love with her.
He tries to win her over but she is never interested anything more than just being friends. This movie might just be a little relatable to some of us out there. But whatever the case, you are bound to love this movie. This movie is also one of the best and the latest romantic movie Bollywood.
So, you should definitely check this movie out.
6. Badrinath Ki Dulhania
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Star cast & Role in Film:
Varun Dhawan as Badrinath “Badri” Bansal
Alia Bhatt as Vaidehi Trivedi
Directed by: Shashank Khaitan
Produced by: Saurav baid, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta
If you are looking for a romantic movie in Bollywood that is sweet and is filled with some of the best songs that you might have ever heard then this movie should definitely be your choice. This movie was released in the year 2017 and was directed by the incredibly talented Shashank Khaitan.
The basic plot of this movie revolves around a man named Badri and a woman named Vaidehi. Badri is actually the son of a very wealthy man. And Badri and Vaidehi meet at a friend’s wedding. Soon after that sparks are flying everywhere between them and they eventually end up falling for each other.
However, things are not that simple as Badri wants nothing but to marry the love of his life Vaidehi. But Vaidehi wishes to pursue her dreams and become an air hostess.
We do get a happy ending in this romantic movie of Bollywood but all of that is not done without taking all of us on a rollercoaster ride. This movie was very well received and it also managed to do quite well on the box office. So, we suggest that you should definitely check this movie out as it might just be the light romantic watch that you might have been looking for.
Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2016
1. Sanam Teri Kasam
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Star cast & Role in Film:
Harshvardhan Rane (as ” Inder Parihaar)
Mawra Hocane (as ”Saraswati “Saru” Parthasaarthy)
Directed by: Radhika Rao, Vinay Sapru
Produced by: Deepak Mukut
Box Office Collection: ₹9 crore
If you are looking for a Bollywood romantic movie that will bring some tears to your eyes then you should definitely check this movie out. This movie was released in the year 2016 and was directed by the incredibly talented duo of Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru.
This movie was very well received and this movie also did quite well on the box office. The basic plot of this movie revolves around a woman named Saraswati and a man named Inder.
Due to some bad mixture of conditions Saraswati’s father ends up throwing her out. And during those tough times, she finds Inder by her side. This eventually brings them closer and they end up falling in love with each other. But destiny has something of a quite rude shock store for them.
This love story obviously does not have a happy ending but you will still find yourself weirdly satisfied by how this movie ends. If you are in the mood for a good cry then you should check this beautiful romantic movie out.
Best Romantic Bollywood movies of 2015
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Star cast & Role in Film:
Ranbir Kapoor (as ”Ved Vardhan Sahni/Don”)
Deepika Padukone (as”Tara Maheshwari/Mona Darling”)
Directed by: Imtiaz Ali
Produced by: Sajid Nadiadwala
Budget: ₹88 crore
Box Office Collection: ₹136.63 crore
This movie was released in the year 2015 and was directed by the incredibly talented Imtiaz Ali. The basic plot of this movie revolves around Tara and Ved.
They both meet in Corsica while on a holiday and end up falling in love. However, they make sure to not disclose their real identities while they spend some time together on that trip. The trip eventually ends and Tara decides to come back to Delhi.
Once she reaches Delhi, she meets a new Ved who is struggling with his identity and is trying to discover his true self. This movie did extremely well in the box office and has also received quite good reviews.
This movie is definitely worth watching and is bound to contain all the elements of the romance that you might be looking for. And on top of the great story, the acting skills displayed by Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are quite at its finest. So, we suggest that you should definitely check this movie out.
2. Dum Laga Ke Haisha
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Star cast & Role in Film:
Ayushmann Khurana (as ”Prem Prakash Tiwari”)
Bhumi Pednekar (as ”Sandhya Prem Tiwari”)
Directed by: Sharat Katariya
Produced by: Maneesh Sharma, Aditya Chopra
Budget: ₹9 crore
Box Office Collection: ₹30.26 crore
This movie was also released in the year 2015 and was directed by Sharat Katariya. The plot of this movie basically revolves around a man named Prem who was actually a college dropout.
He ends up going for an arranged marriage and marries a girl named Sandhya. Sandhya was well educated but was overweight and this was something that caused her some other problems while moving in the society too.
Sparks weren’t even flying anywhere by this time but the couple eventually decides to take part in a race. And this race required Prem to carry Sandhya on his back. Participating in this race eventually turned out to be a blessing which brought both Prem and Sandhya closer to one another.
The story of the movie was quite simple but there was something quite charming behind that simplicity of the movie. The performance that was given by Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurrana has also been quite inspiring.
So, if you are looking to watch one of the Bollywood romantic movies that are sweet and doesn’t have any dark twists to it then you should definitely consider watching this movie.
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Star cast & Role in Film:
Shah Rukh Khan (as Raj Randhir Bakshi/Kaali)
Varun Dhawan (as Veer Randhir Bakshi)
Kajol (as Meera Dev Malik)
Kriti Sanon (as Ishita Dev Malik)
Boman Irani (as King)
Johnny Lever (as Mani Bhai)
Directed by: Rohit Shetty
Produced by: Gauri Khan, Rohit Shetty
Budget: ₹165 crore
Box Office Collection: ₹391.57 crore
This movie was also released in the year 2015 and was directed by the incredibly talented Rohit Shetty. This movie also features the iconic on-screen duo of Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan.
This movie was also the sixth highest grossing Indian films in the overseas market. The basic plot of this movie revolves around four individuals named Veer, Ishita, Raj, and Meera. Veer and Ishita fall in love and Veer eventually ends up telling his older brother Raj about it.
Raj decides to meet Ishita’s family and is shocked to learn that Meera is Ishit’s elder sister. Flashbacks start and we eventually learn that Raj and Meera used to date but it didn’t work out well as Meera ended up betraying Raj.
It might sound like a complicated mess right now but this movie is definitely worth a watch. This movie takes on a hilarious yet sweet ride to lead us to the perfect conclusion of this beautiful story.
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Star cast & Role in Film:
Sanjay Mishra (as ”Vidyadhar Pathak”)
Richa Chadda (as ”Devi Pathak”)
Vicky Kaushal (as ”Deepak Kumar”)
Directed by: Neeraj Ghaywan
Produced by: Drishyam, Films Phantom, Films Macassar Productions, Sikhya Entertainment
Budget: ₹8 crores
Box Office Collection: ₹10 crores
Love is not always easy and this is one of the movies that handle this theme in an extremely delicate and beautiful manner. This movie was released in the year 2015 and was directed by the incredibly talented Neeraj Ghaywan.
The basic plot of this movie revolves around a woman named Devi and a man named Deepak. Devi was living in Varanasi and was struggling to deal and escape the social stigma that comes with pre-marital sexual indulgence.
On the other hand, Deepak was a Dalit who was dealing and suffering from the pain that comes when someone has lost his or her love due to some caste-related issues.
This movie did quite well on the box office and the entire movie is portrayed beautifully. This movie is definitely one of the best movies on our list of Bollywood romantic films.
Flawlessly directed by ace director Aditya Chopra, under the banner of Yash Raj Films, Befikre is an Indian Bollywood romance and comedy-drama set against a contemporary backdrop. The movie stars Vaani Kapoor as Shyra, Ranveer Singh as Dharam in lead roles alongside several other famous faces.
Two youngsters, named Dharam and Shyra start dating each other but they break up after some time. Thereafter, when they try to move further in their lives, they realize that they still love each other. This love runs deeper and both of them try to reconcile. The feature song Nashe Si Chadh Gai is one of the popular numbers of the year.
6. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
A typical Karan Johar art, the movie is one of the top-rated romantic drama films of 2016, produced by the director himself. The movie stars famous Bollywood faces including Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Shahrukh Khan, Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma in leading roles, alongside Lisa Haydon and Imran Abbas.
Alizeh is an independent woman trying to recover from a breakup, and Ayan is a naive music lover. They happen to meet in NewYork and form a deep bond. From there, they fall in love, experience heartbreak and the twists of life. The film was a hit at the box office.
7. Sanam Teri Kasam
Sanam Teri Kasam is one of the top-rated 2016 Bollywood Romance tragedy movie which was directed and written by the duo Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru and produced by Deepak Mukut.
The cast consists of Mawra Hocane, Harshvardhan Rane, Vijay Raaz, Murli Sharma and Anurag Sinha alongside several other popular faces. In the storyline of the, when Saraswati’s father throws her out of his house, Inder supports her and stands by her through thick and thin. This draws the two close to each other. However, destiny plays its own games to separate them.
8. Sanam Re
Aakash and Shruti, two youngsters fall in love but are unfortunately separated from each other due to unfavourable conditions. Later on, they get a second chance when they meet again in Canada. The film has an amazing direction by Divya Khosla Kumar and is produced by the trio, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Ajay Kumar.
Made in the budget of 20.5 crores, the film stars Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam and Urvashi Rautela in lead roles. The title track is a loved romantic number along with several other songs from the movie.
Ronnie and Vikram are brothers who share a great bond. Since childhood, Ronnie comes to the rescue whenever Vikram falls in any trap. Their journey begins when a certain turn of events, leads Vikram to venture abroad to complete some work.
On this trip, Vikram gets abducted but as Ronnie witnesses, his brother getting thrashed and kidnapped, he knows that he will do whatever it takes to destroy anyone who stands in the way of Vikram’s safety. Ronnie goes on to clear everything and everyone to see his brother safe again, even if it means that he independently has to take on an entire country. Directed by Ahmed Khan, the film stars Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor as the lead actors.
10.Ki and Ka
This loved film, directed by R. Balki and produced by the trio directors R. Balki, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Sunil Lulla and RK Damani, revolves around the lives of Kia, a determined woman, and Kabir, a man who chooses to remain her household husband.
They enjoy their unique relationship until challenges of egoism, and jealously creep in. The movie stars Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles.
Best Romantic Bollywood movies 2000s
Dhadkan is a popular 2000 Bollywood Romance, by ace director Dharmesha Darshan. Starring Sunil Shetty, Shilpa Shetty and Akshay Kumar, in lead roles as Dev, Anjali and Ram respectively.
The plot revolves around the love triangle between the three. Anjali and Dev are in love with each other and are planning to marry, but her family gets her married to another person, Ram. Years later, Dev returns to reunite with Anjali, however, she has fallen in love with Ram. This movie is the source of some popular Indian wedding songs and remains an all-time favorite.
Another popular film from the year 2000, Mohabbatein is directed by Aditya Chopra, marking his second direction venture and produced by Yash Chopra. The cast consists of Shahrukh Khan as Raj Aryan, Aishwarya Rai as Megha and Amitabh Bachchan as Narayan in lead roles. Six lively, young students come to study in Gurukul.
They do the forbidden but they fall in love meanwhile which outrages the patriarch. The lovers feel helpless. Gradually they start accepting that their relationship was probably doomed from the start. Right then steps in their savior in the form of a music teacher.
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
One of the popular films of the century, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai is an exclusive Rakesh Roshan direction, starring Hrithik Roshan (Rohit), Ameesha Patel (Sonia), and Anupam Kher (Saxena), where Sonia and Rohit are in love with each other but Rohit is mysteriously killed.
To cope up with the tragedy, Sonia moves to New Zealand, where she meets Rohit’s lookalike, Raj, who helps her trace Rohit’s killer. This film won Hrithik Roshan the Filmfare Award for best male debut along with several other accolades.
Directed by Kundan Shah, Kya Kehna is one of the famous Hindi Drama movies from 2000. Written by Honey Irani, the film stars Priti Zinta as Priya Bakshi and Saif Ali Khan as Rahul Modi alongside Chandrachur Singh, Anupam Kher and Farida Jalal in popular roles. A young Priya falls in love with Rahul, who ditches her and leaves her while she falls pregnant.
However, when all accuse her, Ajay, her best friend, stands by her side and helps her through it all. The film has some of the popular numbers of the year and is cherished for the loved performances.
The popular Bollywood Indian romance from the year 2000 is directed by Harry Bhaweja and stars Ajay Devgn in double roles, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal, Johny Lever and Reema Lagoo.
The storyline revolves around Vishal, a highly respected and able police officer, who is attacked by goons and slips into a coma. The police commissioner finds Arun, a lookalike of Vishal, to replace Vishal to maintain his fear among criminals. This film still remains one of the most-watched movies of the Indian film industry.
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke is a one of the most popular Bollywood romance films from the year 2001, by the director duo, Mustan Burmawalla and Abbas Burmawalla and produced by Nazim Hassan Rizvi.
The movie stars Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta and Amrish Puri in lead roles. Raj and Priya, a couple, hire Madhubala, a prostitute, as the surrogate mother of their child. Trouble brews in the family when Madhubala falls in love with Raj and insists on keeping the child.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…
This popular romance from 2001, directed by ace director Karan Johar is one of the most sought after Bollywood movies of the decade. The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Kajol in lead roles alongside Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee and Jaya Bachchan portraying their interesting roles.
Rahul, the son of a rich couple, is banished by his father when he chooses to marry a so-called lower status woman. Years later, his younger brother, Rohan, sets out to find him. This film too is a source of some of the most popular all-time favorite music albums.
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is another popular 2001 period film directed by Anil Sharma. The cast of the movie includes Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, and Amrish Puri as Tara Singh, Sakina, and Ashraf Ali respectively.
Set against the backdrop of the menace of partition, the movie shows young Tara who marries Sakina and they live a happy life. However, their happiness is short-lived when Sakina’s father, unfortunately, forces her to stay with him in Pakistan and separates her from her family.
Best Romantic Bollywood movies of the 90s
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Rated as the most popular Bollywood romance, Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is a one of its kind movies from 1995. The Indian romance produced by Yash Chopra stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as the lead pair, Raj and Simran, two young hearts meet during a trip in Europe and the two fall in love.
However, when Raj learns that Simran is already promised to someone else, he follows her on her way back to India to win her and her father over. The movie is one of the all-time favorites and it crossed 1 billion at the box office.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Another all-time favorite Bollywood romance, directed by Karan Johar, is listed among the best romantic movies of the Indian Film Industry.
It stars Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukherjee. Released in October 1998, the track revolves around a little girl after Anjali, who after reading the letter her mother had written to her before her death, decides to bring together her father, Rahul, with his true old love who is also named Anjali. The film excelled at the box office and also won numerous awards, including four Filmfare Awards.
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…!
Directed by Sooraj Bharjatya, this popular Indian Romance is one of the blockbusters of the 1990s. The film stars Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan in the lead roles as Nisha and Prem.
During his brother’s wedding, Prem meets his sister-in-law named Nisha and the two fall in love with each other. However, their relationship is threatened when his brother’s wife suddenly passes away. The film has some of the most popular Bollywood numbers from the decade. The film earned a whopping 1.28 billion at the box office and several awards too.
Dil To Pagal Hai
Dil To Pagal Hai is a 1997 popular romance, directed by Yash Chopra, starring Shahrukh Khan as Rahul, alongside Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor.
The plot revolves around Rahul, the director of a dance troupe, one of whose members, Nisha, falls in love with him. However, he starts liking another girl Pooja, who is engaged to Ajay. The film is one of the best box office performers of the decade. The film also one several award including those at Filmfare.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
One of the most sought after Bollywood movies of the decade, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, is also one of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s most admired directions.
The film stars Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn in lead roles, where a newly-wed young man discovers that his wife is in love with someone else and decides to bring them. Ignoring the brunt he might have to face for this, he takes his wife to Italy in search of her love. This film has some of the all-time favorite songs which are still a treat to ears.
Baazigar is a 1993 Bollywood crime thriller Indian romance, directed by Mustan Burmawalla and Abbas Burmawalla. The cast consists of Shahrukh Khan, Shilpa Shetty, and Kajol in a leading role.
In the plot of the movie, a cold-blooded murderer with charms a businessman’s daughter and then kills her in a manner that would make it seem like a case of suicide. He then cleverly plots to destroy the rest of the family. This film is one of Bollywood’s must-watch.
Andaz Apna Apna
Andaz Apna Apna is a popular Bollywood film that hit the cinemas in November 1994. The film is directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and produced by Vinay Kumar Sinha. It stars Aamir Khan (Amar), Salman Khan (Prem) and Raveena Tandon (Raveena) as lead actors.
Amar and Prem, who belong to middle-class families, compete with each other to win over Raveena, a millionaire’s daughter. Along the way, they run into a local gangster, Teja, who turns their lives upside down. The movie is considered to be among the top performers of the decade and remains one of the most-watched movies to date.
Darr is one of the popular Bollywood dramas of 1993. The movie was directed by Yash Chopra and includes Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Sunny Deol as lead actors. It has an interesting plot, where a young Rahul is obsessed with Kiran and starts to stalk her.
However, Rahul goes berserk when she gets engaged to Sunil, a naval officer, and he decides to forcefully claim Kiran for himself. The film received numerous awards nationally and still remains among the most admired romances from the decade.
With this, we finish our list of the best romantic movies in Bollywood. And if you think that we missed something or if there is something that you would like to suggest then feel free to comment it down below. And if you also wish to know about some of the Hindi romantic movies 2019 then make sure to come back to Reviewsxp for more!