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Top 10 romantic movies to watch out for

Top 10 romantic movies to watch out for

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Indian cinema has always been a sucker for romantic movies. Love is portrayed as an eternal emotion. From the era of Bombay, DDLJ to Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, the definition of romance has taken a paradigm shift and we have been falling head over heels all over again. It is a proven fact that watching romantic films alleviates stress by releasing hormones responsible for emotions. Thus, it enables the viewers to endure a slew of emotions and feelings. 

With these facts in mind, Hashtag has picked the top 10 romantic movies for our readers. Whether it is a romantic getaway, a movie date or a casual day at home, these movies make you fall in love afresh. 


Here is a list of the best romantic movies, so let’s delve deeper into the world of love and romance.

  1. Ok Kanmani

A Mani Ratnam classic, O Kadhal Kanmani or Ok Kanmani depicts the story of 2 individuals who are against to the concept of marriage and later choose to be in a live-in relationship. As the film progresses, they gradually recognize and appreciate their true love for each other. Addressing the subjects like marriage and conservative values, the movie was considered as a ‘reflection of the conventional understating of metropolitan India.’ 

Cast: Dulquer Salman, Nitya Menon, Prakash Raj, Leela Samson

Director: Mani Ratnam

Streaming on: Hotstar

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  1. Meenakshi Sundershwar

Meenakshi Sundereshwar is a 2021 Bollywood rom-com, released under the Dharma Productions banner. The fact that opposites attract is proven in this film. Meenakshi is fun-loving and extroverted, while Sundereshwar is an introvert. Set up in the Tamil Nadu backdrop, the film delineates the life of this couple who were compelled to live away from each other owing to the remarkable career opportunity grabbed by Sunder and dealing with the issues that have arisen because of their long-distance relationship. It drives home the fact that distance cannot break a successful marriage. Furthermore, it portrays trust, love, and loyalty as the key factors for the same. 

Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Abhimanyu Dasani

Director: Vivek Soni

Streaming on: Netflix

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  1. Most Eligible Bachelor

A romantic film with a tad bit of comedy, this film defined romance in the most beautiful way. The plot revolves around Harsha, an NRI and Vibha, a stand-up comedian who share different ideas, perceptions, and expectations of a successful marriage. Harsha falls in love with Vibha, giving rise to significant problems that form the crux of the story. The film has elevated feelings, and it will make the audience understand love and relationships in the best way possible.

Cast: Akhil Akkineni, Pooja Hegde

Director: Bommarillu Bhaskar

Streaming on: Netflix

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  1. Masaan

Masaan is characterised by a notion of time and location, rhyme and romance, and it depicts the spirit of Varanasi, which is constant-yet-changing, full of charm and emotion. The film explores the tragedies of existence, mortality, and grief. It tells two tales: one about Devi’s struggle towards morality and virtue, another about Deepak and Shalu’s romantic life. The film has received numerous accolades. It was presented at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it has received 2 awards. 

Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Richa Chadha, Shwetha Tripathi

Director: Neeraj Ghaywan

Streaming on: Netflix

  1. Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

This film is yet another in the Ayushmann Khurrana universe. This versatile actor is known to take up unique films and Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui is a romantic comedy that hits on a peculiar concept. The plot centres on a gym coach who falls in love with a Zumba teacher named Maanvi. Nevertheless, he realises that his journey is unlike other love tales, and this forms the fundamental focus of the film. The film demonstrates that love is immortal, regardless of sexuality. 

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Vani Kapoor

Director: Abhishek Kapoor

Streaming on: Netflix

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  1. Adbutham

Adbutham is a new age sci-fi love story that tells the tale of two people connected by the same phone number. The mobile number turns out to be a wonder in their life. Adbhutham is full of surprises. As when you believe you’ve figured everything out, it’s another surprise that intrigues and piques your interest. The main lead of the film has given their best performance and it becomes a decent watch for the weekend.

Cast: Teja Sajja, Shivani Rajashekar, Satya Prasad

Director: Mallik Ram

Streaming on: Hotstar

  1. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

One of the most celebrated films of the Hindi film industry is Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Each one of us would have some time in our lives dreamt of travelling like Bunny or pluck up the courage to randomly go on a trip with a bunch of strangers just like how Naina did in the film. The narrative centres on Kabir and Naina bonding on an adventurous expedition and ending up falling in love but not admitting to it. They eventually break ways, but ultimately reunite at a buddy’s marriage ceremony.

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kalki Koechlin

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Director: Ayan Mukherjee

Streaming on: Netflix and Amazon Prime

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  1. 2 States

2 States is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel, 2 States: The Story Of My Marriage. Krish and Ananya hail from diverse cultural ethnicities and vow not to marry till they can persuade their families. As expected, family disagreements offer a barrier, and the tale revolves around how they impress their parents. With a glint of comedy and for the love of the pair, the film is worth watching. 

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt

Director: Abhishek Varman

Streaming on: Hotstar

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  1. Love Story

A Sekhar Kammula classic, this love story revolves around the hard-hitting social stigma of inter-caste marriages. A Christian Zumba teacher, Revanth, loves a beautiful high caste Hindu girl, Monica. The film depicts the struggles they face to endure their love. Nevertheless, to find contentment, they should first conquer a tremendous caste barrier. The picture is a visual feast, mainly Sai Pallavi’s energetic dances, which have an exhilarating appeal.

Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Sai Pallavi, Rajeev Kankala, Devayani

Director: Shekar Kammula

Streaming on: Aha

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  1. Rockstar

For its story structure, movies remain perennial and legendary, while Ranbir’s Rockstar is among them. The plot centres around Janardhan, a student who is guileless in search of motivation for the singer within him. When he encounters Heer, he falls in love with her. While heartbreak assists him in achieving his aim, it also results in his annihilation. The film’s musical portions stand fantastic.

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Sanjana Sanghi

Director: Imtiaz Ali

Streaming on: Zee 5

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Well, to all the movie buffs, this is it for today! Hope you have a romantic weekend!


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