In the age of Tinder and Bumble, are you the one still longing for the old-school romance? Do you really long for coffee dates and meaningful talks rather than just swipes and texts? Then my friend you are a hopeless romantic person just like me.
Well, when we speak about romance, Bollywood is the best place to find some really heart-touching old-school romantic stories. So, here we bring to you some really beautiful romantic films to watch if you are a sucker for hardcore romance and mushy films.
How many have you seen? If not, the weekend is near, catch up on these films!
The latest released film Sherhshaah starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani told the tale of Vikram Batra, who fought the Kargil war bravely. Other than his courage and valor, it was the love story of Vikram Batra and Dimple Cheema that won hearts. Dimple has turned into the epitome of love. She made us believe that the power of love is above all. Their eye contact, meetings after college, writing letters and waiting for their soulmate is the epic example of old school romance.
2. Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein
Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, released in 2001 made every heart happy with the kind of love story they portrayed – pure and old school. The film did not become a hit then, but people developed a fondness for the film over the years. Dia Mirza and R. Madhavan’s characters occupied a permanent spot in our hearts. Be it the effort of Madhavan to win his love or the sweet outings of the couple, the film yelled TRUE ROMANCE in all possible languages! The cherry on the cake – the music!
3. Aashiqui 2
Everyone secretly wished to kiss under the rain after Aashiqui 2 was released (You would be lying if you say otherwise). We all longed for a love story like these (leaving the part that the very hot Aditya Roy Kapur was an alcoholic). Pyar, Mohabbat, Aashiqui Sirf Lafzon Ke Sivah Aur Kuch Nahi … Par Jab Woh Mili … In Lafzon Ko Mainne Mil Gaye – these dialogues still hit the right notes. Love at first sight, going to extreme levels for the sake of love, sacrificing dreams for the sake of love, ohh God! Will I ever find a love like this?
Masaan is what you can call raw and pure! The hesitation before sending a friend request, the fear of making the first move, waiting to talk over the phone, the long waits to meet again, and then the goodbye – all the emotions of love portrayed beautifully by Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi. “Tu kisi rail si guzarti hai…Main kisi pul sa thartharata hoon,” is still my favorite of them all.
5. Meri Pyaari Bindu
If you are a sucker for old songs, old school romance, live in nostalgia, and loves rains, then Meri Pyaari Bindu is the perfect choice for you. Though box office didn’t pamper this gem, this film is one hell of a love story. This film will make you want a guy just like Ayushmann Khurrana in your life. Though your heart will ache at the end and wish for them to be together that’s the beauty of the story. One line that will stay with you (if you have loved and lost) then it is – Pyar karna bahut log sikhate hai … par afsoos us pyar ko bhulate kaise hai … yeh saala koi nahi sikhata
6. Bareilly Ki Barfi
Small town love stories have a different kind of feeling. They are so pure and true that we end up wanting to give up on Tinder and look for old-school romance. “Aasaan nahi hai tumse pyaar karna… Magar tumse pyar na karna usse bhi zyada Mushkil hai.” Ayushmann Khurrana did everything possible to win Kriti Sanon’s heart. The innocence of his love is what makes this love story one of the best ones.
7. The Lunchbox
An unusual yet beautiful love story. A story that tells – you don’t actually need to see a person to fall in love. The love is so pure and the way they communicate with each other through letters in a lunchbox will put a smile on your face. Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur made us long for a love like these!
8. Sanam Teri Kasam
When it comes to romantic films, Sanam Teri Kasam is really underappreciated. This film deserves much more. It made us ugly cry in the end. Harshvardhan Rane and Mawra Hocane beautifully played their parts. Be it asking out on a date through the book in a library or going the extra mile to see your loved one smile, Harshvardhan Rane made us all feel that he is the boyfriend we all need. The last scene where he talks to his dead wife makes us all go weak and make us wonder – Does love like these still exists?