Valentine’s Day: Watch These Romantic Movies With Your Bae

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New Delhi: On Valentine’s Day, revisiting a romantic classic is always a good idea. So take advantage of these recommendations.

1. Kaho Na Pyaar Hai

This Filmkraft production was the directorial debut of Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel and marked the rise of a superstar and the beginning of audiences’ love affair with a story that still tugs at the heart, makes laugh and cry, sing and dance.

2. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

This production by Yash Raj and direction by Aditya Chopra spanned over 25 years in Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir, was a smash hit and achieved cult status over the decades for its music, beautiful views of the Europe, its memorable scenes that are now part of pop culture, and the crackling chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

3. Dil to Pagal Hai

Directed by Yash Chopra, the 1997 musical romance film was a love affair starring Shah Rukh Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. Uttam Singh’s soundtrack with tracks such as “Dil To Pagal Hai”, “Arre Re Arre” and “Dholna” will make you fall in love all over again and its brilliant choreographed dance sequences will still fascinate you even after twenty-five years.

4. Veer Zaara

Shah Rukh Khan and Yash Chopra’s romantic drama, which spanned 22 years, featured SRK romancing pretty Preity Zinda in an eternal Indo-Pak love story. Madan Mohan’s compositions were the highlight of the 2004 film. Manoj Bajpayee, Rani Mukerji, Kirron Kher, Anupam Kher and Boman Irani formed the perfect ensemble.

5. Jab We Met

Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan, who once dated, starred together in this romantic comedy film directed by Imtiaz Ali. The 2007 film developed a cult following due to its unforgettable dialogue, incredible music, beautiful cinematography, and brilliant chemistry between the leads.

6. Barfi!

The love story between Ranbir’s deaf-mute character, Barfi, and Priyanka Chopra’s autistic character, Jhilmil, has touched millions of hearts. Ileana D’ Cruz as Shruti also played an important role in Anurag Basu movie. Your Valentine’s Day playlist is incomplete without Pritam’s soulful track “Phir Le Aaya Dil” composed for this 2012 film.

7. 2 States

Based on the eponymous novel by Chetan Bhagat, Abhishek Varman’s first film tells the love story between Alia Bhatt’s Ananya, who came from a Brahmin Tamil family, and Arjun Kapoor’s Krish, who came from a hindu punjabi. The magnificent tunes of ‘Chaandaniya’ and ‘Mast Magan’ composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy lifted ‘2 States’.

8. Dum Laga Ke Haisha

The 2015 romantic comedy-drama starred Bhumi Pednekar as an overweight wife and Ayushmann Khurrana as her frustrated husband. Their chemistry was highly praised by audiences and critics alike. “Moh Moh Ke Dhaage” became an instant hit upon its release. The supporting cast was led by talented actors like Seema Pahwa, Sheeba Chaddha and Sanjay Mishra.

9. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

The 2015 coming-of-age romantic comedy film, directed by Ayan Mukerji, featured scenic locations in Manali and Udaipur. Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin played the best friends of leaders Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. With songs like ‘Badtameez Dil, ‘Balam Pichkari’ and ‘Kabira’, Pritam’s soundtrack was a smash hit.

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