1942: A Love Story (1994)

1942 A Love Story

1942: A Love Story is a film that narrates the love story of a young couple set during India’s independence struggle against the British Raj in 1942.

Facing both social and political unrest, the couple is separated into different paths, but the fate plays its part and reunites them as they fight against the British Raj.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge (1995)


Before Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, Kashmir used to be the prime location for the filmmakers for romantic films.

However, after Aditya Chopra explored the beauty of Switzerland with Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, a new trend of outdoor shooting schedules began.

Starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol in the lead role, who also became the iconic romantic pair of Bollywood, the film is even today considered as one of the Best Bollywood romantic films of all time.

Dil to Pagal Hai (1997)

Karishma Kapoor in Dil to pagal hai FriendZoned

Starring Madhuri Dixit and Shahrukh Khan in the lead roles, Dil To Pagal Hai is a beautiful love story of people, who have different perspectives on love. However, they fall in love with each other despite their distinct thinking and fulfilling the theme of the film that says, “Someone Somewhere Is Made For You.”

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Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

Salman Aishwarya Close in Hum dil De chuke Sanam

Well, most of the films on the list are straightforward love stories, there comes Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam with a different theme. The film focuses on three main characters played by Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan, and Ajay Devgn.

The film is a love triangle and tries to teach us that true love is about sacrifice more than desire. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam represents a beautiful love story helping us understand the true nature of love.

Baghban (2003)

Baghban Hindi Movie Amitabh Hema Malini

Well, in a country like India, where there’s a large flock of conservative people, portraying the love story between an older couple on the big screen is a brave step.

That brave step was taken by Ravi Chopra, who directed Baghban featuring the love story of the elderly couple played by Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini.

The film focuses on the struggles of the parents, who spend their whole life saving for their children with a hope that their kids would take care of them later on but get disappointed as they try to separate them instead.

Veer-Zara (2004)


Veer-Zara depicts the story of a love story between an Indian boy and a Pakistani girl. Directed by the legendary Yash Chopra, the film tries to trigger the emotions between the two rival nations and aims to develop love and friendship between the people of both countries.

It also shows how love can cross borders and sets a new benchmark for humanity.

Jab We Met (2007)

Kareena Kapoor in Jab We Met

Jab We Met introduced us to Geet, played by Kareena Kapoor, a girl full of energy and laughter.

However, the main element of this Imtiaz Ali’s film was the chemistry between Geet and Aditya, played by Shahid Kapoor, and their budding romance throughout the film that doesn’t unfold till the end.

The film is also beautiful for its amazing locations and soulful songs. Jab We Met is one of the Best Romantic Movies of Bollywood of all Time.

Namastey London (2007)

Namastey London

Starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead role, Namastey London is the modern version of Manoj Kumar’s classic Purab Aur Paschim.

The film narrates the story of an Indian Man, who is married to an NRI girl from London, who doesn’t approve the marriage.

However, she reciprocates the selfless love of her husband eventually as she realizes the true meaning of love.

Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008)

jaane tu ya jane na

Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na is a love story of two best friends, who are unaware of the romantic feelings they share with each other.

They realize that they long for each other and the love they have for each other is not platonic, but romantic when they start dating other people as jealousy starts boiling inside.

Directed by Abbas Tyrewala, the film stars Imran Khan and Genelia D’Souza in the lead roles, but the trump card of the movie remains the music by A.R. Rehman.

Your Turn!

This List of Best Bollywood Romantic Movies is created by Filmy Keeday Team. You can add your favorite films in the comment section!

Rajeesh Nair is a true Gizmofreak and an addictive movie buff. He blogs at LifeBlender.com – a lifestyle Blogzine which focuses on general life related topics of the 21st Century.


  1. That’s an amazing collection you got there, Great work, keep it up 🙂

    Honestly, at first the only movies I looked at were, Mughal-E-Azam and Mohabbatein

    two of my favorites and honestly, I can never forget the dialogues of Mohabbatein


    Jab tumne usse mohabbat ki thi to….

  2. Hello Suganda,

    Guess what? I’ve watched only one among the others mentioned above…….Lol…And that’s Kaho Na Pyaar Hai…:D

    Actually started watching, loving and enjoying bollywood movies recently…So missed all old movies….:D