Unusual regional love stories to binge this weekend

Who doesn’t love a good love story? There is, after all, nothing more uplifting than a good romantic movie. But if you are tired of the usual rom-com, we have some unconventional love stories for you to watch. These are not the typical happily-ever-after ones but movies that delve deeper into love and relationships, and everything in between! 
Here are some memorable love stories which will warm your hearts and make you believe in love again.

1. Padi Padi Leche Manasu (Telugu)

This love story between a rebellious youngster and a medical student may sound like a romance to sweep you off your feet, but it isn’t. It’s a poignant tale about the highs and lows of two young lovers who defy all odds to stay together.

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2. Bela Seshe (Bengali)

Bela Seshe begins with a septuagenarian asking for a divorce after 49 years of marriage. When a film starts with this premise, you know it cannot be a love story. Oh, but it is. While the aged couple decides to separate, their next generation rethinks the meaning of love, relationships and marriage. 

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3. Asha Jaoar Majhe (Bengali)

You don’t always need words to express love. Asha Jaoar Majhe reaffirms this. Without the lead actors speaking a word, the movie narrates a story of a young couple. The feelings, emotions and the background score beautifully convey what words probably couldn’t have.

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4. Sairaat (Marathi)

Two teenagers from different castes fall in love and elope.  Sairat takes a regular premise and turns it into an exceptional love story. The story of star-crossed lovers, Archie and Parshu, will leave you with a lump in your throat. 

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5. Gulmohar (Marathi)

Gulmohar is the story of a woman who survives a tough marriage. Vidya finds herself trying to strike a balance between her career and a controlling husband. Her friendship with a young man also ends up affecting her marriage. Gulmohar has everything a true-blue love story must have - longing, heartbreak and regret. 

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