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Have You Seen These Romantic Bollywood Gems Yet?

Romance is one genre that Bollywood knows how to ace! Since the beginning of Hindi cinema, filmmakers have gone ahead and did all kinds of experiments with love as an emotion, and Bollywood has been able to tell tales of love in all shades. Let’s look at some of the romantic gems that will leave you feeling a mix of emotions!

October

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October, starring Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu in the lead roles, tell us the story of unexpected love blossoming between two very opposite people and a tragic event that finally leads to an internal awakening. October hits us with the reality that we often don’t have all the time in the world.
Meri Pyari Bindu

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

If you are a sucker for old-school romance, the film starring Ayushman Khurana and Parineeti Chopra is perfect for you! It’s a classic story of a successful writer going through a creative block and finally goes back to his own romantic and tragic tale to pen down an old-fashioned love story.

Masaan

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Directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, Masaan is not just a regular romantic story; it has so many layers that you might have to watch it 2-3 times to understand all the emotions that the film is playing with. Masaan explores two stories of guilt, love, heartbreak, fear and loss.

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

2 States

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2 states starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt is the most relatable romantic story ever. The movie showcases the cultural differences existing in India and how, in India, not only two people but also the whole family marries each other (quite literally). If you are going to marry someone who belongs to a different culture, taking some tips from 2 States might help!

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

Barfi

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Directed by Anurag Basu, Barfi tells us that everyone in this world deserves to love and be loved and sometimes, who society considers as ‘abnormal’ has the purest and unconditional love to offer. Watch Barfi to understand the emotion- love!

Streaming on: Netflix

Highway

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At some point in our life, we all felt trapped under the blanket of baseless traditions and ethics; Highway, directed by Imtiaz Ali, communicates the value of being free and liberating. The film starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda deals with the subject of physical abuse in the most relatable way possible.

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

Lootera

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Lootera starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles is partially based on the book The Last Leaf by O. Henry. The movie showcases the romantic relationship between a landlord’s daughter and an archaeologist. The film unfolds in a way that you had never imagined and will make you think how much can you sacrifice for someone you love?

Streaming on: JioCinema, MX Player

Raanjhanaa

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Directed by Anand L. Rai, Raanjhanaa deals with the subject of one-sided love! The film showcases the unconditional love Kundan has for Zoya and his selfless attitude to sacrifice everything for his lady love. There are 99.9% chances that the film will leave you in tears!

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

Rockstar

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Rockstar is hailed as one of the best works of director Imtiaz Ali. It deals with the story of a college student Janardhan who is hell-bent on breaking his heart to seek inspiration for the musician inside him. Rockstar ends on an open note, with a lot of questions – Is love tragic or beautiful? Is heartbreak evitable or inevitable? Well, that’s for you to decide!

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

Tamasha

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Tamasha starring Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor tells us the tale of Ved, who has always been conditioned to suppress his emotions, then enters Tara, who makes Ved meet the real Ved! Deep right? Well, the movie will actually persuade you to look for your Tara!

Streaming on: Netflix

The Lunchbox

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The Lunchbox will convince you that sometimes even if you can’t find love, love will find its way to you. The movie starring Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur tells us the story of two people who haven’t met each other discuss their joys and sorrows!

Streaming on: Netflix

Sanam Teri Kasam

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Directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, Sanam Teri Kasam will hit you with the reality that destiny has its own plans. The film tells us the beautiful love story between Sarawati and Inder. If there’s anything like pure emotion – it’s love!

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

AkaashVaani

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AkaashVaani starring Nushrat Bharucha and Kartik Aaryan, deal with the subject of abusive marital relationship. The film will tell you how a women compromises to make her family and her husband happy.

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

Khoobsurat

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Directed by Shashank Ghosh, Khoobsurat tells us the story of Mili and Vikram and their sweet little love story. If you want to watch something romantic but not tragic, Khoobsurat is a great option to go for!

Streaming on: Netflix

Bareilly Ki Barfi

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Bareilly Ki Barfi starring Kirti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurana and Rajkumar Rao, is hilarious yet deep. The film is based on the life of Bitti Mishra, an outspoken girl and how she finally finds someone who is ready to accept her the way she is! The movie will make you realise that love never teaches us to change the person’s flaws but to embrace them.

Streaming on: Netflix

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