WATCH | Valentine's Day 2024: Bollywood Films To Revisit
WATCH | Valentine's Day 2024: Bollywood Films To Revisit

Simpler and filled with love: Valentine’s Day 2024 is here, a wonderful chance to show our love for the special people in our lives. This year, think about giving the precious gift of spending time together.

Creating the perfect date can be as easy as enjoying some classic romantic Bollywood movies. Whether you adore following traditions or enjoy making your own, these films have something for everyone to enjoy.

Valentine’s Day 2024: Bollywood Films To Revisit

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Directed by Aditya Chopra, DDLJ is a timeless classic that follows the love story of Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) and Simran (Kajol). Against the backdrop of scenic European locales and familial expectations, the couple embarks on a journey to pursue their love, defying all odds. The film’s iconic dialogues, soulful music, and memorable performances have made it a cultural phenomenon and a favourite among audiences worldwide.

Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001)

Directed by Gautham Menon, RHTDM is a romantic drama that revolves around the love story of Maddy (R. Madhavan) and Reena (Dia Mirza). Maddy, smitten by Reena, adopts a false identity to win her heart, leading to a series of emotional ups and downs. The film’s enchanting music, heartfelt performances, and endearing storyline have garnered it a loyal fan base over the years.

Jab We Met (2007)

Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Jab We Met is a heartwarming tale of love, self-discovery, and second chances. Aditya (Shahid Kapoor), a disillusioned businessman, crosses paths with Geet (Kareena Kapoor), a free-spirited girl with an infectious zest for life. As their journey unfolds, Aditya finds himself drawn to Geet’s vivacity, leading to a transformative experience that redefines their outlook on love and life.

Aashiqui 2 (2013)

Directed by Mohit Suri, Aashiqui 2 is a modern-day musical romance that explores the tumultuous journey of love and sacrifice and is a perfect date night watch for Valentine’s Day 2024. Rahul (Aditya Roy Kapur), a troubled musician battling addiction, finds solace in his love for Aarohi (Shraddha Kapoor), a talented singer with dreams of stardom. Their passionate yet tumultuous relationship is tested by fame, fortune, and personal demons, culminating in a poignant tale of redemption and self-discovery.

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, HDDCS is an epic romantic drama set against the colourful backdrop of Gujarat. The film follows the love triangle between Nandini (Aishwarya Rai), Sameer (Salman Khan), and Vanraj (Ajay Devgn), exploring themes of duty, honour, and sacrifice. With its opulent visuals, melodious soundtrack, and powerful performances, HDDCS is hailed as a cinematic masterpiece and a timeless tale of love’s enduring power.

Valentine's Day 2024: Bollywood Films To Revisit

2 States (2014)

Based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling novel, 2 States is a romantic comedy-drama that navigates the complexities of intercultural relationships in India. Krish (Arjun Kapoor) and Ananya (Alia Bhatt), hailing from different cultural backgrounds, embark on a journey to convince their families to accept their love and marriage. The film’s light-hearted humour, relatable storyline, and endearing performances make it a favourite among audiences of all ages.

Barfi! (2012)

Directed by Anurag Basu, Barfi! is a heartwarming tale of love, friendship, and acceptance. Set in the picturesque backdrop of Darjeeling, the film follows the unconventional romance between Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor), a charming deaf-mute man, and Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra), an autistic woman. Their unique bond transcends language and societal norms, celebrating the beauty of love in its purest form. A perfect cosy watch for Valentine’s Day 2024.

Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Jodhaa Akbar is a grand historical romance set in the Mughal era. The film chronicles the epic love story between Emperor Akbar (Hrithik Roshan) and Rajput princess Jodhaa Bai (Aishwarya Rai), highlighting the cultural and religious challenges they face in their quest for love and unity. With its lavish production design, mesmerising visuals, and stellar performances, Jodhaa Akbar is a cinematic spectacle that captivates audiences.

Valentine's Day 2024: Bollywood Films To Revisit

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)

Directed by Sharat Katariya, Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a heartwarming tale of love and acceptance set in a small town in India. The film follows the unlikely romance between Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana), a reluctant groom, and Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar), an outspoken bride. As they navigate the challenges of an arranged marriage and societal expectations, they discover the true meaning of love and companionship.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Directed by Ayan Mukerji, YJHD is a coming-of-age romantic drama that explores the complexities of friendship, love, and personal aspirations. The film follows the journey of Naina (Deepika Padukone) and Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor), two polar opposites whose paths intertwine during a trekking expedition. As they embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth, they realise the true value of relationships and follow their hearts’ desires. Watch it to celebrate love in friendship this Valentine’s Day 2024.

The Lunchbox (2013)

Directed by Ritesh Batra, The Lunchbox is a charming tale of unexpected connections and second chances. The film revolves around the accidental exchange of lunchboxes between Ila (Nimrat Kaur), a lonely housewife, and Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a grumpy widower. Through their heartfelt letters and shared experiences, they find solace and companionship amidst the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Valentine's Day 2024: Bollywood Films To Revisit

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)

Directed by Aditya Chopra, RNBDJ is a delightful romantic comedy that celebrates love, transformation, and the power of self-discovery. The film follows the unconventional romance between Surinder (Shah Rukh Khan), a mild-mannered office worker, and Taani (Anushka Sharma), a vivacious young woman. As Surinder reinvents himself as the flamboyant Raj to win Taani’s heart, their journey of love and self-acceptance unfolds with humour, heart, and soulful music.

My Name is Khan (2010)

Directed by Karan Johar, My Name is Khan is a poignant tale of love, resilience, and the pursuit of acceptance in a post-9/11 world. The film follows the journey of Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan), an autistic man who embarks on a cross-country journey to meet the President of the United States and proclaim his name is Khan and he is not a terrorist. Along the way, he faces numerous challenges and prejudices but ultimately proves that love knows no boundaries.

Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008)

Directed by Abbas Tyrewala, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na is a refreshing romantic comedy that explores the complexities of friendship and love. The film follows the journey of Jai (Imran Khan) and Aditi (Genelia D’Souza), two best friends who realise their true feelings for each other amidst the chaos of college life. With its quirky humour, endearing characters, and relatable storyline, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na strikes a chord with audiences of all ages and is a perfect watch for Valentine’s Day 2024.

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