This is a list of romantic bollywood movies that I liked the most. The list is in no definitive order.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) Starring Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol The plot revolves around Raj and Simran, two young NRI's, who fall in love during a vacation through Europe with their friends. Raj tries to win over Simran's family so the couple can marry, but Simran's father has long since promised her hand to his friend's son. Released in 1995, this film was a huge hit & is considered kind of an icon in the Indian romantic movie scenario. It is the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema. A theatre in Mumbai, Maratha Mandir, created a record after screening the movie Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge for 1009 weeks since its release in 1995, until 19 February 2015.
Barfi! Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra & Ileana D'Cruz Set in the 1970s, the film depicts the story of Murphy "Barfi" Johnson (a mute and deaf Nepali boy from Darjeeling) and his relationships with two women, Shruti and Jhilmil (who is autistic). Priyanka & Ranbir's one of the finest performances till date, I highly recommend this film.
Jab We Met Starring Shahid Kapoor & Kareena Kapoor The film tells the story of a feisty Punjabi girl who is sent off track when she bumps into a depressed Mumbai businessman on an overnight train to Delhi. While attempting to get him back on board when he alights at a station stop, both are left stranded in the middle of nowhere. Having walked out of his corporate business after being dumped by his girlfriend, the man has no destination in mind, until the girl forces him to accompany her back home and then on to elope with her secret boyfriend. The songs of this film are sure to stay in your mind for a long time.
Kal Ho Na Ho Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan & Preity Zinta Set in New York, the film narrates the story of a pessimistic uptight student, Naina Kapur, who falls in love with her neighbour, Aman Mathur, a terminally ill patient who tries to play matchmaker for Naina and her friend, Rohit Patel.
Veer-Zaara Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta & Rani Mukerji Set against the backdrop of conflict between India and Pakistan, this star-crossed romance follows the unfortunate love story of an Indian Air Force pilot, Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh and a Pakistani woman hailing from a rich political family of Lahore, Zaara Hayat Khan, who are separated for 22 years. Saamiya Siddiqui, a Pakistani lawyer, finds Veer in prison and upon listening to his story, tries to get him freed.
Wake Up Sid Starring Ranbir Kapoor & Konkona Sen Sharma The film takes place in contemporary Mumbai and tells the story of spoiled, careless rich-kid Sid Mehra, a college student who is taught the value of owning up to responsibility by Aisha, an aspiring writer from Kolkata. The soundtrack of this movie is AWESOME!!
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin & Aditya Roy Kapoor Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the story of the relationship between two characters, Bunny & Naina, at two separate but defining times in their lives. First, when they are just out of college and standing on the crossroads of multiple decisions that will shape who and what they become and then later on, in their late-twenties when they meet again, holding on to certain fulfilled and certain unfulfilled dreams, at a crossroads of another nature this time. How these two characters affect, change, befriend and eventually fall in love with each other is the journey of the film.
Parineeta Starring Vidya Balan, Saif Ali Khan & Sanjay Dutt An adaptation of the 1914 Bengali novella, Parineeta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Parineeta is a 2005 musical romantic movie. Parineeta primarily revolves around the lead characters, Lalita and Shekhar. Since childhood, Shekhar and Lalita have been friends and slowly this friendship blossoms into love. A series of misunderstandings surface and they are separated with the conniving schemes of Shekhar's father. The plot deepens with the arrival of Girish who supports Lalita's family. Eventually, Shekhar's love defies his father's greed and he seeks Lalita.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Starring Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin This is a comedy-drama film based on friendship. The story follows three friends, Arjun, Kabir, and Imraan who have been inseparable since childhood. They set off to Spain on a bachelor trip and meet Laila, who falls in love with Arjun and helps him overcome his problem of workaholism. Kabir and his fiancée experience significant misunderstanding in the meanwhile, which they soon overcome. As part of the trip, each friend chooses a dangerous sport for the group to partake.
Dil Chahta Hai Starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna & Preity Zinta A 2001 comedy-drama film set in modern-day urban Mumbai and Sydney, focuses on a major period of transition in the lives of three young friends.