Hey folks, In this article I am going to talk about the best Bollywood romantic movies of all time.
However, when we talk about Bollywood, the name of romance instantly pops up in our heads. Indeed, Bollywood is directly proportional to romantic hits movies.
The history of Bollywood making romantic movies is very old. The romantic hits movies that Bollywood has given to us are bound to draw applause.
Furthermore, as in India, everyone is fond of watching romantic movies, the movies which can make you feel loved, laugh and be romantic at the same time. Albeit, from 1913 to the mid of 1950, most of the Bollywood films were emotional, more of an emotional drama allowed to reach and connect to the general audience’s hearts.
Therefore, let’s just dive straight into the list of best Bollywood romantic movies of all time.
1 – Pyaasa
This film received a lot of positive reviews. However, just after the release of this movie at the box office, the movie became the talk of the town.
Furthermore, Pyaasa is one of the classic hits and is considered one of the best films of Indian cinema. This film also portrays a beautiful romantic love story, a story in which Ghosh Dutt falls in love with a prostitute. The girl helps him to follow his passion for poetry and to become successful in the same field in his life. One of the Best Bollywood Romantic Movies Of All Time.
- Released date: 19 February 1957
- Written, directed and produced by: Guru Dutt.
2 – Mughal – E – Azam
No matter how many times one watches this film, you can never be bored of watching this. This film has the right amount of love, drama and romance in it for which anyone can easily fall.
However, the film is about Mughal Prince Salim, son of emperor Akhbar. Salim falls in love with court dancer Anarkali. Furthermore, you might be amazed to know that this film was one of the most expensive films of that time. As a result, the film met with huge success at the box office.
Moreover, the factors which were responsible for making the film a super-duper hit include, Actor ( Dilip Kumar ), chemistry B/W Dilip and Madhubala, the soundtrack of the film. The film has even won a national award for Best Film.
- Main cast: Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Durga Khate, Dilip Kumar.
- Running time: 197 minutes.
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3 – Guide
This movie has an amazing love story. The guide is the story of Raju, who was a freelance guide. He used to earn his living by being a tourist guide.
He used to show the historical and famous places to the tourists. However, One fine day he falls in love with one of his tourist girls.
The film has given several evergreen songs named, (Aaj phir jeene ki Tamanna, din dhal Jaye, gata rahe mera dil and kya se kya ho Gaya ). As a result, These songs have won every individual’s heart forever. One of the Best Bollywood Romantic Movies Of All Time.
- Directed by: Vijay Anand.
- Main cast: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman.
- Running time: 183 minutes
4 – Bobby
Raj Kapoor formally has been known as the father of Indian cinema. He was always into making romantic films and this film was one of them, indeed it was a big hit. However, the story of the film revolves around two Mumbai-born teenagers who fall in love with each other.
Nevertheless, as there was so much rift between their families because of the financial status between the two, as a result, they did not agree to give a green flag to their children’s relationship.
- Directed by: Raj Kapoor.
- Main cast: Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Prem Nath, Pran.
- Running time: 169 minutes.
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5 – Silsila
It’s assuredly one of the most classic and iconic Bollywood films of all time. The soundtrack of this movie became a super hit overnight, and continues to be popular even after years.
However, This was the last film for Amitabh and Jaya together on-screen. Furthermore, the film mainly revolves around the love triangle between Amitabh, Jaya and Rekha.
As a result, The film ends with a song depicting Amit (Amitabh Bachchan) and Shobha (Jaya Bachchan) living happily in their marriage.
- Directed & Produced by: Yash Chopra
- Main cast: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Rekha, Sanjeev Kumar
- Running time: 180 minutes
6 – Love Story
The film is about an intriguing love story that comes up with the spice of romance in it. This movie became a blockbuster overnight.
Albeit, Kumar Gaurav also became a superstar just after the release of this movie. However, the film has given some amazing soundtracks such as Yaad Aa Rahi Hai and Dekha Maine Dekha. One of the Best Bollywood Romantic Movies Of All Time.
- Produced by: Rajendra Kumar
- Main cast: Rajendra Kumar, Kumar Gaurav, Vijayata pandit.
- Running time: 165 minutes
- Release date: 27 February 1981
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7 – Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
This beautiful film has won an international film award. The story of the film is based on a novel written by Shakespeare named “Romeo and Juliet”.
As soon as the movie got released at the box office it resulted in giving the two amazing superstars namely, Aamir khan and Juhi Chawla, to Bollywood town. People admired their on-screen pair.
Furthermore, this film was also released in China, in 1991. However, it was Amir khan’s first film that got released in China. Do watch this movie if you want to enjoy some quality time with your partner, surely you both will end up feeling romantic after watching the film.
- Release date: 29 April 1988
- Main cast: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla
- Directed by: Mansoor khan
- Running time: 163 minutes
8 – Maine Pyar kiya
This film was released years ago nevertheless, today’s youth still can’t get over this. The reason why this film resulted in being the blockbuster of the year was the story of the film.
The film is about two strangers who become friends at first and share a beautiful friendship at first. However, both end up falling in love with each other and face a lot of hurdles to get united as a couple.
Furthermore, as the film was a huge success, it generated a total gross of ₹308.1 Million worldwide. The super hit film has won six Filmfare awards. One of the Best Bollywood Romantic Movies Of All Time.
- Release date: 29 December 1989
- Main cast: Salman Khan, Bhagyashree
- Directed by: Tarachand Barjatya
- Running time: 192 minutes
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9 – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
This film is formally known as DDLJ. The film was shot at different locations, India, London, Switzerland. However, the plot of the film revolves around two young non-residents of India. They both meet each other during their trip to Europe. First, they become friends then they fall in love with each other and return back to India.
Furthermore, the boy tries to win over the girl’s family so that they both could marry each other. Albeit the boy and girl both face a lot of hurdles in convincing the family to get married.
As a result, after all this family emotional drama, the girl’s family eventually ended up giving the green flag to their relationship. The movie is indeed a roller coaster ride of different emotions which will not let you get bored ever, no matter how many times you watch this movie.
- Release date: 20 October
- Main cast: shah rukh khan, Kajol
- Produced by: Yash Chopra
- Running time: 189 minutes
10 – Kaho Na Pyar Hai
It’s a romantic Hindi film which has a lot of action and drama. In this film, the main actor(Hritik) plays his double role as (Rohit and Raj). And guess what? Just after the release of this movie at the box office, Hritik became famous overnight.
After doing this movie it became a cakewalk for him to get selected for other films. Furthermore, the film has even highlighted its name in Chinese world records (2000), for receiving a plethora of awards. You wouldn’t believe the film has received more than 92 awards. Moreover, the film even got added to the Limca book of records (2003). One of the Best Bollywood Romantic Movies Of All Time.
Long story short, the film was a total super hit by all means.
- Release date: 14 January 2000
- Main cast: Hritik Roshan, Ameesha Patel
- Produced by: Rakesh Roshan
- Running time: 180 minutes