Looking for ideas to plan a perfect Valentine’s Day? How about giving the conventional grand gestures a rest and doing something for both of you to cherish? We suggest ordering food home, creating a cozy atmosphere and binge-watching some classic Bollywood romantic movies! Pick a bunch of movies to watch from this list or watch all of them in one day!
The on-screen chemistry between Raj Kapoor and Nargis makes this classic romantic comedy a must-watch! Incidentally, this was the lead pair’s last film together.
Known as one of Guru Dutt’s finest movies, Pyaasa embodies romance in all its glory. It was also listed as one of the 100 Best Films by Time magazine. A perfect mix of love, betrayal and loss, the plot of the movie is complemented by soulful music. Hits such as Jaane Kya Tune Kahi and Jaane Woh Kaise Log are still remembered by people.
The longest running film in the history of Indian cinema, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is THE Bollywood rom-com. Picturesque locations, trippy music, iconic dialogues and a plot line that balances romance and traditional Indian values! No Valentine's Day movie list is complete without it.
An ensemble cast of Bollywood biggies makes this 70s romantic drama a must watch! Soulful poems written by Sahir Ludhianvi uplift the plot with stories that transcend two generations.
This is one of Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukerji’s best performances. Saathiya is a romantic drama that moves swiftly from the phase of blooming to post marriage love. AR Rahman’s music and lyrics by Gulzar add a vibrant touch to the movie.
Young love and rivalry between two families bind the narrative of the movie. Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan’s chemistry take you back to a time you first fell in love.
Another movie on our list that embodies young, coming-of-age romance, Bobby is a feel-good movie in all its sense. Young Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia make you want to fall in love over and over again.
A story of love that blooms after a forced marriage, Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a one-of-a-kind movie. Different from conventional romantic dramas, this movie breaks the social and physical stereotypes common in contemporary movies.
Imtiaz Ali’s directorial debut, with Ayesha Takia and Abhay Deol, Socha Na Tha is not an over-the-top romantic movie. It is in fact more subtle in its narrative. From not wanting to marry each other to falling in love, this movie leaves you feeling good.
The desi version of Romeo and Juliet, this tragic romance keeps you hooked till the end. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s sizzling chemistry coupled with bright, larger-than-life sets makes the movie a visual treat!