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Experience: Love in Every Frame

Feb/03/2024 / by team-seema

Bring on the Bollywood for a Desi dash of romance this Valentines Day

If your significant other is alien to the charms and passion of Bollywood, introduce them to the romance, dance, music, and drama this Valentine’s Day. Together, embark on a cinematic journey and lay the foundation for your unending exploration of the bottomless abyss that is the Hindi film industry. Start with these carefully selected gems that span various ages, showcasing diverse eras and film-
making styles. The list encompasses movies from megastars and directors who have dominated the box office at different junctures in time. It’s a comprehensive introduction to the rich and colorful world of Bollywood.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

The long title of the film is now just known as DDLJ. The film is without a doubt a part of Bollywood’s rich history and a must watch Bollywood movie of all time. It has all the big names, the heavy weights of the Indian film industry. Boasting one of the finest onscreen chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, foreign locations, scintillating music and a superb storyline. The story depicts themes of personal
choice versus family responsibility, of the dilemma between western upbringing and the Indian culture and of forbidden love.

Dil Chahta Hai

This film is considered one of the milestones in the history of Bollywood. Directed by Farhan Akhtar, who swerved the industry into a new direction with his fresh style. Dil Chahta Hai showcases a style of storytelling that was absolutely new to the audiences at the time. Everything about the film reflects subtlety and gives a realistic portrayal of the lives of the young. This movie has it all—romance, fresh comedy,
drama and fantastic music. It is the heartwarming story of three friends and their struggles in navigating life and love. The cast includes Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, and Preity Zinta.

Queen

This movie is a true treasure, skillfully depicting the exciting solo journey of a young girl to Paris and Amsterdam. It’s an adventure filled with joy, as she discovers the world and gains insights into diverse cultures. While the beginning of the movie may seem typical for Bollywood enthusiasts, it becomes enchanting and captivating as you delve further into its storyline. The film tells the story of Rani (Queen in Hindi), a naive young bride from Delhi who is devastated when her fiancé calls things off, but decides to take her European honeymoon trip anyway, on her own.

Kal Ho Naa Ho

You maybe have to bring the tissues for this one. Kal Ho Naa Ho features memorable performances and a touching storyline. Set in New York City, the film is a masterpiece directed by Karan Johar featuring Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, and Saif Ali Khan in the lead. The film is truly enchanting, encompassing elements of comedy, romance, and profound emotions. Brace yourself; it’s a tearjerker. The film is a reminder to embrace the present and not fret about tomorrow.

Hum Tum

This refreshing look at the battle of the sexes follows the lives of Karan and Rhea, played by Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji. Karan, a cartoonist, encounters Rhea on a flight to New York. Their connection deepens during a 6-hour layover in Amsterdam. After a falling out, they part ways upon reaching New York. The narrative unfolds through chance meetings over the next few years, portraying the development of their friendship and the subtle realization of falling in love.