For several decades, Cinema has been a source of entertainment and education for audiences. It has the potential to stir the soul and emotions of audiences, making them learn and realize essential lessons. Consequently, movies have been used to convey solid social messages or complex stories.
However, sometimes the audiences only look for some fun, laughs, sweet moments, and plain entertainment from films. This desire makes RomComs (Romantic-Comedy) one of the most popular genres of Films. On the other hand, Bollywood or the Hindi Film Industry never got the Romance genre wrong. Whether heartbreak, love triangle, or RomComs, Hindi Film Industry has nailed each aspect.
So, Here are the top 5 Bollywood RomComs to watch in 2023-
1. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Everyone has a different approach to love and relationships in life. Some seek permanent bonds, while others seek temporary relationships to understand things in a better manner. But, this difference often ends up creating differences. Dil Chahta follows a similar plot.
It is a blend of Romance, comedy, and travel. The story follows three college friends who went their different ways after college due to their distinct take on love. Akash leaves for Australia, Sameer tries to impress a girl, and Siddharth spends time following his love for art
The film was a moderate commercial success. Its upper-class lifestyle approach impressed audiences from metro cities but failed to woo rural audiences. However, the film was particularly loved for its fresh story, direction, and costumes. Alongside, its music was widely appreciated by the audiences.
2. Hum Tum (2004)
Two people meet and hate each other. Gradually, they began liking this hatred and fell in deep love. This is a familiar Romantic plot in a bollywood film. But, a few films stand out, giving their unique touch to this simple storyline. One such film is Hum Tum.
Hum Tum is a light-hearted Rom Com that follows the life of Karan and Rhea. They bump into each other while going through several different situations in life. Simultaneously, their bond ranges from hostility, cordial to friendship and, finally, love.
The film turned out to be a commercial success. Also, it received mixed positive reviews for its direction, music, and performances, particularly of the leads Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee.
3. Jab We Met (2007)
Bollywood has always idolized a girl for being beautiful, quiet, obedient, calm, and responsible. However, Jab We Met was a film that shattered this stereotype set by the film industry by bringing ‘Geet,’ a typical next-door girl, on screen. Not to mention, she has become one of the more popular female characters in Bollywood due to this.
Geet is a bubbly, happy-to-go, crazy, talkative, and full-of-life girl who enjoys talking with strangers. She always dreamt of a film-like life and desired to marry her childhood friend by running away from her home. On the other hand, Aditya is a heartbroken business tycoon from a broken family who aimlessly boards a train.
He intends to escape his depressing life where his girlfriend left him, and his company is making losses. In this way, he meets Geet, who changes his life and perspective, making him fall in love with her. The film was admired for its fresh storyline, relatable characters, simplicity, great music, and direction. It was both a critical and commercial success.
4. Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)
We have set higher standards of love due to Bollywood, which showcases exotic locations, affluent families, and extravagant fashion. But, a film like Band Baaja Baaraat explored love in a relatively middle-class style that made it stand apart from others.
The story is based on Shruti and Bittoo, two youngsters from the same college in Delhi. Due to their separate reasons, they started a wedding planning company, Shaadi Mubarak. Despite their initial struggle, they make a name for themselves and grow their work. However, their professional relationship gets disturbed when Shruti begins to love Bittoo. The film was praised for its novel setting, soundtrack, and cast performances.
5. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
We all go through the transition between college friendships that drift apart when we try to pursue different goals in life. As a film, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani explores a similar concept. It follows the journey of four friends, Avi, Aditi, Bunny (Kabir), and Naina, who go on a trip during their 20s to college.
Naina falls in love with Kabir, who has the opposite personality. She remains from expressing her love. Later, they separate their lives and meet again at Aditi’s marriage. The film was appreciated for its relatable and refreshing storyline, direction, music, cinematography, and performances. It became trendy and a favorite among the youth.
Bollywood Rom-Coms have relatable characters, a fresh plot, a fantastic soundtrack, impressive performances, and exciting relationships among characters. The story development mainly makes them unique from other romantic films. So, no doubt, over the years, they have become a massive hit and cult among young audiences.