'Ok Jaanu', 'Befikre' and more: Unconventional love stories in Bollywood

Dec 10, 2016, 16:01 IST
  • 'Ok Jaanu', 'Befikre' and more: Unconventional love stories in Bollywood
    'Silsila': The film was a cult classic love triangle between Amit Malhotra (Amitabh Bachchan), Shobha (Jaya Bachchan) and Chandni (Rekha). Amit loves Chandni, but is compelled into marrying his brother's wife Shobha after he dies in an accident and Shobha is pregnant. Chandni gets married off to Dr V K Anand (Sanjeev Kumar). Later Shobha suffers a miscarriage and she drifts apart from Amit. Amit then secretly rekindles his romance with Chandni only to later realise that Shobha is pregnant again with his child. This leads to their reunion and Chandni also realises her love for her husband and returns to him
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    'Ok Jaanu': Directed by Shaad Ali, the film is about a couple living in together and is a Hindi remake of Mani Ratnam's 'O Kadhal Kanmani'. Pic/Shaad Ali's Twitter account
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    'Befikre': Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor star in this romantic-comedy that celebrates being carefree in love. 'Befikre' has been making news for its bold content and kissing scenes. Directed by Aditya Chopra, the film revolves around Dharam (Ranveer) and Shyra (Vaani) and their impulsive 'Befikre' love story. Pic/Befikre Film's Twitter account
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    'Baar Baar Dekho': The film is an unconventional love story featuring Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif. The two actors have been paired for the first time on screen. Sidharth Malhotra's character will be seen aging from 18-60 in the story which revolves around time travel. Pic/Baar Baar Dekho Twitter account
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    'Katti Batti': The film stars Imran Khan as Madhav Kabra (Maddy) and Kangana Ranaut as Payal. Maddy, an architect, falls in love with Payal smitten by her attitude towards life. The story revolves around their live-in relationship until, suddenly, Payal leaves Maddy mid-way. Pic/Santa Banta
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    'Shuddh Desi Romance': A rom-com with a love triangle, this film portrays a hair-raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment. The movie is based in today’s modern yet desi heartland where Sushant Singh Rajput plays the boy-next-door Raghu, Parineeti Chopra plays a bold character Gayatri – his lover and Vaani Kapoor completes the triangle portraying the girl named Tara, who is also a lover of Raghu
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  • 'Ok Jaanu', 'Befikre' and more: Unconventional love stories in Bollywood
    'Barfi!': Although this film was about a deaf-mute man and his search for love, it was told with humour and sensitivity. It ruminated on love and how it thrived in the way Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor) and Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra) and Shruti (Ileana D'Cruz) needed and trusted each other. The film beautifully depicted Barfi's love for these two women and their love for him
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    'Rockstar': An aspiring rockstar Janardhan 'Jordan' Jakhar (Ranbir Kapoor) decides to propose an upper class Kashmiri girl Heer Kaul (Nargis Fakhri) to suffer humiliation and heartbreak as he believes that is his key to fame and stardom. Heer marries another Kashmiri boy though the two develop feelings for each other. Heer suffers from continuous spurts of health problems that improve in Jordan's company. However she asks him to go away and come back after finishing his pending projects. He gives into her demands only to discover later that she's gone forever
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    'Cocktail': The film portrays the feeling of sacrifice in the name of love. Gautam Kapoor (Saif Ali Khan) hitches up with Veronica (Deepika Padukone), and then realises that he is in love with her roommate, Meera (Diana Penty), who is also in love with him but doesn’t want to come in the way of her best friend and roomie. Veronica eventually realises that Gautam will be happy only with Meera, so this time she suppresses her feelings for him and helps the two marry each other
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    'Aiyyaa': A Marathi girl Meenakshi (Rani Mukerji) who doesnt believe in arrange marriages is waiting for her prince charming while dreaming about him all the time. She comes across a Tamil artist Surya (Prithviraj) and falls for him because of some mysterious fragrance emanating from him. Eventually she discovers the fragrance came from the agarbatti factory he worked in and manages to win his heart. The two marry each other in a traditional Maharashtrian ceremony
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    'Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi': The film was a warm fuzzy romance between longtime singletons Farhad Pastakia (Boman Irani), lingerie salesman and Shirin Fuggawala (Farah Khan), officebearer of the Parsi General Trust; two mature adults in their mid-40s. A pretty unconventional couple that discusses enema and fart problems with avid enthusiasm, and old good-natured sex jokes abound. The ups and downs in Shirin-Farhad’s relationship and how the two try to make it work is the rest of the journey
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    'Raanjhanaa': This film was a kind of modern-day tale of Laila Majnu. A local boy from Varanasi Kundan (Dhanush) gets smitten by Zoya (Sonam Kapoor) in his childhood days. His affection for her remains steadfast even when they grow up and she goes away for further studies. He being a Hindu and she being a Muslim is the least of his concern. Eight years later Zoya comes back but everything has changed for her, while for Kundan, everything is still the same – his yearning for her love, his quest for her attention
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    'Ishaqzaade': A Romeo-Juliet tale with a rustic twist, this film was set in a north Indian small town against a political backdrop. Romeo is Parma (Arjun Kapoor) and Juliet is Zoya (Parineeti Chopra). Her father and his grandfather are rivals and are contesting the legislative assembly elections as rival candidates. There is not only the political divide, but there is also the issue of religion. The couple in love gives a tough chase to the antagonists before giving up to circumstances and committing suicide by shooting each other with a smile
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  • 'Ok Jaanu', 'Befikre' and more: Unconventional love stories in Bollywood
    'London Paris New York': Nikhil Chopra (Ali Zafar) and Lalitha Krishnan (Aditi Rao Hydari) bump into each other at London airport as she misses her connecting flight to New York. They strike a chord, explore London and part with a promise of meeting again. Nikhil fails to live upto the promise but the two again meet each other at Paris where they discover love for each other. In spite of that circumstances make it difficult for the two to unite but eventually they do spend the rest of their lives together
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  • 'Ok Jaanu', 'Befikre' and more: Unconventional love stories in Bollywood
    'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu': Rahul (Imran Khan) has been struggling all his life to conform to the standards of his strict and ambitious father (Boman Irani) and a shallow socialite kind of a mother (Ratna Pathak). A 25-year-old highly strung up virgin Rahul meets Riana (Kareena Kapoor) in Las Vegas and they end up getting married to each other through intoxicated debauchery. What follows is a mish-mash of friendship, love and reciprocation. In the end the two decide tomaintain the relation of friendship between them
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    'Love Aaj Kal': The film narrates two love stories of different times - Jai (Saif Ali Khan) and Meera (Deepika Padukone); and Veer Singh (Rishi Kapoor) and Harleen Kaur (Neetu Singh). Each story shows a different way of love, but both conclude that love has never changed. Even though, people these days believe that love is just an infatuation that goes away with time and that there is no "true love" or "soulmate", they still love each other with the same passion that people in the earlier times loved
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    'Jab We Met': A demoralised Aditya Kashyap (Shahid Kapoor) meets a lively and talkative Geet Dhillon (Kareena Kapoor) aboard a Delhi bound train as he is on the verge of committing suicide. Spending so much time with Geet in their journey, Aditya begins to feel good about life again. He helps Geet elope to her boyfriend Anshuman and escape an arrange marriage only to find later that her boyfriend cheated on her. He manages to bring her back to normal life, and also pushes her to patch up with a guilty and repentant Anshuman. Amidst all the confusion and her family's misinterpretation of Geet and Aditya being a couple, Geet realises that she loves Aditya. She confesses her love and the two get married happily ever after
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  • 'Ok Jaanu', 'Befikre' and more: Unconventional love stories in Bollywood
    'Socha Na Tha': Viren (Abhay Deol) and Aditi (Ayesha Takia) are being introduced for an arranged marriage when Viren refuses as he wants to marry his girlfriend Karen. Coincidentally Viren and Aditi meet at Goa and come closer to each other which Karen notices. Viren confesses his love for Aditi to Karen who in turn barges in Aditi's engagement and tells her the truth. Aditi then elopes with Viren and later the two families bury the hatchet and accept each other
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  • 'Ok Jaanu', 'Befikre' and more: Unconventional love stories in Bollywood
    'Namastey London': Jasmeet (Katrina Kaif) who is born and brought up in London is forced to marry Arjun Singh (Akshay Kumar) in India. After returning to London, Jasmeet announces that she is getting married to a British. Jasmeet however faces harsh reality when she is faced with racist remarks by her boyfriend, his family and friends. Jasmeet eventually realizes her love for Arjun who unconditionally stands in her support
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    'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna': The film explored themes of adultery and extra marital affairs through stories of two married couples Dev (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rhea (Preity Zinta); and Rishi (Abhishek Bachchan) and Maya (Rani Mukerji). Both Dev and Maya are unhappy in their marriages and find love in each other. They have an extra marital affair, but their conscience pushes them back into their marriage and they part ways. Years later Maya realises that Rhea has divorced Dev just like Rishi divorced her. Finally Rhea and Rishi convince Maya to re-unite with Dev
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  • 'Ok Jaanu', 'Befikre' and more: Unconventional love stories in Bollywood
    'Tere Naam': Radhe Mohan (Salman Khan), a college drop-out, loses his heart to first year student Nirjara (Bhumika Chawla), a traditional Brahmin girl. Just when Nirjara reciprocates his love, Radhey is attacked by a gang of thugs, loses his mind and is admitted to an ashram where, it is hoped, the more traditional means of treatment could have a therapeutic effect on him. Eventually he returns to normal, and rushes back to Nirjaras house, only to find that she has committed suicide, because her family were forcing her to marry another man. After accepting this fact he returns to the ashram
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    'Hum Tum': The film follows the encounters of the two main characters - cartoonist Karan (Saif Ali Khan) and Rhea (Rani Mukerji) who meet on a contentious note. The two end up bickering at multiple instances. Few years later, Karan learns that Rhea's fiance died in a car accident that made her lose her positive outlook towards life. In his bid to bring Rhea back to life, Karan goes the extra mile. Eventually Rhea realises her love for Karan and the two consummate their relationship. Karan initially feels it was a mistake and he took advantage of Rhea to which Rhea disagrees and they part from each other. Later karan realise his mistake and the two unite again giving birth to a baby girl
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    'Lamhe': The film explored he theme of incest where Viren (Anil Kapoor) falls in love with Pallavi (Sridevi) who marries and has a daughter, Pooja, with another man she loved. Years later, viren discovers that Pooja looks exactly like her mother. After a series of conflicts both Pooja and Viren realise they love each other and come together again
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    'Bobby': The film is a story about the love between two Bombay teenagers of different classes – Raj Nath (Rishi Kapoor), son of a rich businessman Mr. Nath (played by Pran), and Bobby Braganza (Dimple Kapadia), daughter of a poor Goan Christian fisherman Jack Braganza (played by Prem Nath). An altercation between their fathers spells doom for Raj and Bobby's love. They elope together and are kidnapped by Prem Chopra and his goons. In a bid to rescue themselves, they jump into water and their fathers jump in too to save them. They realize their love for their children and accept each other's kids as their own and give their blessings to the union
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As 'Ok Jaanu' starring Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur hits the screens, we take a look at Bollywood flicks that have portrayed romance in an unconventional 'hatke' way

 

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