It is almost end of January, and there is a slight hint of love in the air. Well, there are only a few days to go before the Valentine’s Day and the official season of romance will begin. Are you ready with the Valentine Day’s signature things; soft teddies, warm fuzzy chocolate and a candlelit dinner? And to add to the romance here are our top picks for Valentine’s Day. These movies will create that warm fuzzy feeling which is a must for the day of romance.
Let us begin with our own desi version of romance, DDLJ. Some movies are created to make history. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of them. The love story Raj and Simran has given us major couple goals and completely redefined our notion of love. There is hardly anyone who has not dreamt of meeting her Prince Charming on an Euro trip. This is a movie which has an evergreen appeal.
If King Khan has defined romance for us, it is Richard Gere who has completely bowled us over in Pretty Woman. A chance encounter of a millionaire and an escort results in a fairytale romance. It has all the Bollywood ingredients, but as they say ‘it is Hollywood and anything can happen’.
For every woman who had experienced a series of heartbreaks, there is hope in the form of Bridget Jones. Renee Zellweger, a goofy and awkward publicist falls for all the wrong guys and eventually realizes that fairytale romance is a shitty thing. The right guy is often an arrogant jerk, but then love happens in all the strange circumstances.
The classic Pride and Prejudice gets a Bollywood twist; the Bride and Prejudice is a musical delight with the beautiful Aishwarya in the lead. This movie has all the desi ingredients, but the narrative follows the original story of Jane Austen which makes it a Valentine-must. And of course when Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy come on screen, some magic is bound to happen.
Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor may no longer be a couple, but their on-screen chemistry in Jab We Met will be talked about for years to come. An Imtiaz Ali directorial, Jab We Met explored the beautiful camaraderie between bubbly Geet and the reserved Aditya and strongly propagated the notion that opposites do attract.
These movies are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to romantic movies, because when it comes to love it is never enough.