FAVORITE BOLLYWOOD ROMCOMS SINCE 2000, RANKED
If you're bored of the Hollywood "romcoms" that have been coming out in the past few years, try Bollywood, which is known for its obsession with love and music! ❤️🎧
- •Jab We Met (2007)A depressed businessman, Aditya, finds his life changing after he ends up stuck on a journey across India with Geet, a spunky and carefree young woman. The dialogues are absolutely incredible - iconic for a generation. The lead actress swept up for the awards season, and the lead actor has been my favorite actor since I was 9 years old. (I hate to mention this, but Leap Year with Amy Adams is a badly made copy of this genius film.)
- •Hum Tum (2004)A remake of When Harry Met Sally, but I swear it's amazing all on its own! The characters are a bit different, the roles are sometimes reversed, and things play out differently, but that's what makes this movie so magical. You don't feel like you're just watching WHMS in Hindi; the movie stands on its own.
- •Wake Up Sid! (2009)Sid, a spoiled, rich college student, is taught the value of owning up to responsibility by Aisha, an older aspiring writer from Calcutta.
- •Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2013)The plot centers on Rahul, an uptight architect living in Las Vegas, Nevada, who loses his job and following a night of debauchery, accidentally marries a free-spirited hairstylist named Rianna. After mutually deciding to annul the marriage, Rahul begins a one-sided attraction for Rianna, which threatens to ruin their new friendship.
- •2 States (2014)Two people from different states in India try to convince their parents that they should be married despite their cultural differences.
- •Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)The English title is "My Big Fat Bride", so...I feel like that tells you what you need to know, haha. A man gets annoyed that his marriage has been arranged with an overweight woman, and he struggles to find any interest in her even after the marriage. Something I rarely see in Bollywood films, but addressed very well in this movie.
- •Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)Shruti and Bittoo decide to start a wedding planning company together after they graduate from university, but romance gets in the way of business.
- •Namastey London (2007)A man takes his thoroughly British daughter to his home country, India. There, he forces her into marriage with a farmer. The daughter attempts to outwit them, but the groom quietly and patiently hatches his own plan.
- •Pyaar Mein Twist (2005)An older widow and widower fall in love and face the criticism of their friends and children.
- •Socha Na Tha (2004)Viren meets Aditi as a potential bride for an arranged marriage, but promptly rejects her due to his secret three-year relationship with Karen, a Christian girl. Their families become enemies at the same time Viren and Aditi strike up a friendship. Soon, Viren is caught between the girl his parents had chosen for him and now despise and the girl his parents didn't approve of and now do.
- •Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)The story is about how Bunny and Naina's relationship evolves at two critical points in their life. First, when they are just out of college, and then later on, in their late twenties.
- •Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)Humpty, a loser from the city, meets Kavya, a feisty, rich girl from a village, as she's doing wedding shopping in the big city. Together, they try to gain the approval of Kavya's strict dad for their marriage. But when Kavya's seemingly perfect fiancée comes along, their plan just might be dead.
- •Khoobsurat (2014)India's first Disney princess movie! A hopelessly romantic physiotherapist meets a handsome young Rajput prince who is the complete opposite of her and engaged to someone else.
- •Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008)College best friends think they're too different to be together. When they find their dream partners, they realize being opposites might not be so bad. It's a bit quirky for my taste, but still a cute movie nonetheless.