Love in Frames: Top 10 Bollywood Movies to Elevate Your Valentine’s Day

If you’re a hopeless romantic, admit it – Bollywood is your guilty pleasure. And guess what? The perfect time to indulge your love for Hindi romantic movies is Valentine’s Day!

Let’s be honest, we all love good love stories and those feel-good endings. There is something magical about getting lost in epic romances, especially when it comes to Bollywood classics like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and any film about the real king of love, Shah Rukh Khan around.

But hey, just like how Pathan does a great job in SRK’s action comeback, we can also explore love in other parts of Bollywood So, be it Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani or Jab We Met, here are 10 romantic Bollywood movies that you and your partner can enjoy watching together on Valentine’s Day. Have a look!

1) Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

Let’s talk about this 2008 gem starring Imran Khan and Genelia D’Souza – “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na”. In this film, Aditi (played by D’Souza) and her best friend Jai (played by Khan) end up falling in love, but there’s a twist – it’s supposed to be a friendship classic just a mix-up, right? Eventually, they both realize that their feelings run deep.

Here’s the kicker: Aditi is about to move abroad, and Jai realizes that he can’t let her express her true feelings. So during movie time he pulls a big sign. Keep this in mind – he dramatically stops her at the airport and offers a suggestion so memorable it leaves a lasting impression on the audience. It’s a scene that makes your heart race.

2) Jab We Met 

 

Now we plunge into the world of 2007 Hindi rom-com “Jab We Met” starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. The film not only gave a timeless love story but also delivered an unforgettable folk song. Believe me; It is a must-know for all lovers of love.

Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the story follows Aditya Kashyap (played by Shahid), a heartbroken man who decides to throw away his office life and hops on a train to Delhi where he and Geet Dhillon (a Kareena plays her), played by a talkative and hot Punjabi girl . Be prepared for a roller coaster of ups and downs, heartbreak and confusion as the story unfolds. The film finally brings the beautiful Aditya and Geet together, showing us that love can have its way despite all the twists and turns.

3) Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 

 

The 2013 coming-of-age romantic comedy drama “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,” featuring the fantastic quartet of Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Kalki Koechlin. This film has earned its place as a fan favorite, and for good reason. It’s a delightful mix of friendship and romance that hits all the right notes.

In the final scene, Bunny (played by Ranbir) realizes he wants to be with Naina (played by Deepika) for good. It’s that classic moment when he approaches her and pops the question. Trust me, it’s the kind of scene that melts our hearts every single time we watch it. “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” doesn’t just tell a story; it creates moments that stay with you, especially that heartwarming proposal scene.

4) Love Aaj Kal 

Let’s shift gears to another iconic romantic film for the Millennials – Imtiaz Ali’s “Love Aaj Kal,” featuring the dynamic duo of Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. This rom-com takes a deep dive into the ever-evolving concept of soulmates, showing us that while times may change, the essence of pure and unadulterated love remains timeless.

In a world where ideas about love and relationships are constantly evolving, “Love Aaj Kal” manages to capture the enduring spirit of love that transcends the changes around it. The film beautifully explores the timeless nature of love, making it a relatable and heartwarming experience for the audience. Imtiaz Ali certainly knows how to weave a tale that resonates with the romantic souls of the millennial generation.

5) Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

“Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” is a modern love story that has all the elements of a classic. This film delves into the complexities of a love triangle, navigating through struggles, victories, joys, and sorrows. With a stellar cast including Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan, and Aishwarya Rai, it’s a cinematic treat.

Just like many other Hindi romantic movies, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” narrates the tale of Ayan (played by Ranbir Kapoor) and Alizeh (played by Anushka Sharma) with beautiful dialogues and soulful music. The movie sheds light on the pain that comes with being someone’s secret admirer at times.

In this love triangle, Ayan dreams of a passionate love story, while Alizeh seeks a friend for life. Despite their short roles, Fawad Khan and Aishwarya Rai deliver remarkable performances, adding depth to the storyline.

If you’re in the mood for some emotional moments and don’t mind shedding a few tears, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” is the perfect choice. It’s a heartbreakingly sensitive film that captures the essence of love and its complexities. Get ready for some deep feels and maybe a bit of “ugly crying.”

6) Barfi!

“Barfi!” stands out among Bollywood movies as a celebration of love in its most genuine form. The story revolves around Barfi, a deaf and mute boy portrayed by Ranbir Kapoor, offering an honest portrayal of three individuals entangled in the complexities of love.

The narrative unfolds the lives of three characters – Barfi himself, Jhilmil, an autistic girl played by Priyanka Chopra, and Shruti, portrayed by Ileana D’Cruz. “Barfi!” courageously explores themes and subjects that are not commonly addressed in mainstream Bollywood romantic films.

This film is a perfect pick for Valentine’s Day, providing the audience with a comforting embrace. “Barfi!” has earned acclaim as one of the finest romantic Bollywood movies, drawing attention for its unconventional and heartwarming storyline. The movie even stirred up discussions about international awards, showcasing its impact and recognition beyond the borders of Bollywood.

7) Lunchbox 

“The Lunchbox” is a true gem in Indian cinema, breaking away from stereotypical love stories. It all starts with a mix-up of lunchboxes by the famous Mumbai dabbawalas, sparking an unexpected friendship between Ila (Nimrat Kaur) and Saajan Fernandes (Irrfan Khan).

What sets this film apart is that the relationship between Ila and Saajan is not your typical urban love story. Instead, it’s an old-school connection filled with sweetness. The two characters quickly form a strong bond due to the shared emotions they’ve experienced over time.

With a hopeful ending and the acting brilliance of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, “The Lunchbox” offers a refreshing break from the heavy drama often found in movies. If you’re in the mood for a heartwarming and unconventional love story, “The Lunchbox” is the perfect choice.

8) October 

“October” stands out as one of the most calming and soothing films in the Indian film industry. This slow-paced, coming-of-age story immerses you in the lives of Shiuli and Dan, whose paths become intertwined due to an accident.

The film is beautifully written, offering stunning sceneries and aesthetics that tug at the heartstrings. The lead characters, Shiuli and Dan, are portrayed with finesse by Banita Sandhu and Varun Dhawan, adding depth and authenticity to the narrative. If you’re in the mood for a thoughtful and emotionally resonant experience, “October” is a film that takes its time to unfold, leaving a lasting impact on the viewer.

9) My Name Is Khan 

“My Name is Khan” is a touching film that explores the themes of love, friendship, and bonding. Rizwan Khan, portrayed by Shah Rukh Khan, is an autistic individual raised by his mother. After her passing, Rizwan moves to the USA to live with his brother, where he meets and falls in love with Mandira (played by Kajol).

Mandira, a divorcee with a son, forms a close bond with Rizwan, leading to their marriage. Their life together seems perfect, but a tragic event creates a rift between Rizwan and Mandira. Determined to reunite with his wife, Rizwan embarks on a solo journey.

The film’s songs, with their heart-touching lyrics, elevate the emotional depth of the characters. “My Name is Khan” is a poignant tale that explores the resilience of love in the face of adversity, making it a memorable and impactful cinematic experience.

10) Two States

“Two States” is a perfect choice for Valentine’s Day, as it’s based on the real-life love story of Indian author Chetan Bhagat. Adapted from Bhagat’s book “Two States: The Story of My Marriage,” published in 2009, the film beautifully captures the diversity of India.

The story revolves around Krish, a Punjabi boy, and Ananya, a South Indian girl, who meet at college (IIM Ahmedabad) and fall deeply in love. Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt portray the lead characters in this comedy-drama.

The film is a delightful exploration of the unique love story between two individuals from vastly different backgrounds, making it one of the best Bollywood romantic movies. The drama unfolds as Krish and Ananya navigate the challenges presented by their families. With humor and heart, “Two States” is a celebration of love that transcends cultural differences, making it an ideal watch for Valentine’s Day.