Sick of 2020? Travel back to a simpler time through these 5 black-and-white films

Let’s face it: 2020 has not been the easiest year. Some might even say it has “sucked.” But don’t worry, this is not another rant about how covid19/quarantine/the probable apocalypse is ruining our lives.

This is purely a list of movies that allow you to escape reality, and go back to the ‘50s, where everyone’s biggest problem seemed to be living happily ever after with their love.

So, these are some iconic black-and-white films to take you back to a simpler time:

1 / 5

Tarana (1951)

Witness rural love with eternal beauties, Madhubala and Dilip Kumar. Oof, kya jodi thi.
Available on YouTube!

2 / 5

Mr aur Mrs 55 (1955)

Again, Madhubala takes you through a comedic love story with Guru Dutt, in a film for the ages.

Watch on Amazon Prime Video!

3 / 5

Shree 420 (1955)

Raj Kapoor (swoons) and Nargis (double swoons) star in this cult comedy classic. You cannot be Indian and never have watched this masterpiece.

On YouTube!

4 / 5

Devdas (1955)

Dilip Kumar will always be the OG drunk lover, and Vyjanthimala will always be the Queen of classical dancing. This movie is tragic, romantic, and all Bollywood.

Watch on YouTube!

5 / 5

Awara (1951)

This film has it all: Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Nargis, courtroom drama, murder mystery, romance, comedy, tragedy—oof. I can’t explain it any further. Just go watch it!

On YouTube.

So, leave this wretched quarantined reality by living life in black-n-white, with Madhubala, Raj Kapoor and Nargis. The drama, the music, the romance…uff. You’ll thank us later.

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