‘Happily ever after’ is one of the more common themes most Bollywood films are based on. Whatever happens, love always wins. The lovers always unite – whether at the airport or the railway station – they always unite, whatever obstacles may come. But love isn’t this easy, is it? Love is more complicated than that. Love, is not without its ups and downs. Love doesn’t always mean uniting in happiness, sometimes it also means letting go, and hoping your love brings them back. Here are 5 Bollywood films that embody this sentiment.
1. Jab We Met
Geet (Kareena Kapoor) taught Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) to live once more and live life to the fullest. She was everything he wasn’t but journeying with her, she changed his life. It was natural for the calm Aditya to fall for the exuberant Geet, but sadly, she loved someone else. What could Aditya do, but try to make Geet’s dream come true? Even though his heart broke while uniting the lovers, he did it, because love is selfless.
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2. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Naina (Deepika Padukone) falls in love with Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) twice. She lets him go so he can pursue his dream, and she understands the importance of living their dreams. Her love is selfless and only wishes to see Bunny be as happy as possible. She lets the love of her life go, hoping against all odds that he comes back but never forcing him to give up his dreams.
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3. Ok Jaanu
Tara (Shraddha Kapoor) and Adi (Aditya Roy Kapoor) are young and carefree people who think it will be easier to be apart, as neither believes in marriage. But love catches up with you, doesn’t it? It sneaks up on you, and one moment you are fine, the next, you feel like you cannot breathe without your beloved. Tara and Adi are unwilling to let go, and yet they both know they have to let the other live their dream, however hard the separation might be.
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Shruti (Ileana D’Cruz) loves her Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor), but societal expectations lead them away from one another. When they reunite, they are instantly drawn to one another, rekindling their friendship, but Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra) also has a piece of Barfi’s heart now. Shruti knows that only Jhilmil can make Barfi the happiest, and she has to let go of him. She smiles as they reunite, knowing she did the right thing.
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5. Meri Pyaari Bindu
Abhimanyu (Ayushmann Khurrana) has always loved Bindu (Parineeti Chopra), and their chance comes in the form of a meeting after a long time. But Bindu’s career failure makes all her emotions come out, and she feels that their relationship is choking her. Shocked, but knowing what Bindu needs, Abhimanyu sets her free from their bond, knowing that they will never be happy together. Sometimes, friendships thrive greater than love ever could.
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