Warning: We’re going to talk about films that will have you reaching for your tissue box.
Love stories on terminal illnesses are not easy to watch and certainly not easy to make as they have to be extremely sensitive. These films are heartbreaking but they have heartwarming storylines. We going to take a look at some excellent terminal Hollywood romances that totally need to be re-made into a Bollywood film. Warning: Spoilers ahead!
This film is considered to be a classic and has even made it to the list of highest-grossing Hollywood films of all time. The story revolves around a rich boy Oliver (Ryan O’Neal) who falls in love with a working-class girl Jenny (Ali McGraw) and marries her in spite of his father cutting him off financially. Oliver soon becomes a successful lawyer but their happy life is short-lived when they find out that Jenny is dying of leukemia.
This Baz Luhrmann masterpiece is a movie you can’t miss. Nicole Kidman delivered a brilliant performance and even received an Oscar nomination for the same. Here, she plays the role of a courtesan and singer named Satine who captivates Christian (Ewan McGregor), a poor young writer. Initially, Satine ignores Christian for wealthy suitors but eventually, she gives in to their love before she is struck with tuberculosis.
A Walk To Remember
Based on a book by Nicholas Sparks, this film revolves around Jamie (Mandy Moore), a minister’s daughter who helps a popular boy named Landon (Shane West) for their school play. They fall in love but Landon soon realizes that Jamie is suffering from leukemia. Nonetheless, they get married and enjoy the little time they have together.
The Fundamentals of Caring
This is an adorable film that stars Paul Rudd as a retired writer who takes up a six-week course to become a caregiver. He soon lands a job that has him looking after a boy named Trevor (Craig Roberts) who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This movie also stars Selena Gomez as Trevor’s crush. The Fundamentals Of Caring is not like the rest of the movies on this list and you will definitely laugh more than you may cry.
This film focuses on the life of Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) who suffers from cystic fibrosis (CF). While she’s in the hospital, she meets another CF patient named Will Newman (Cole Sprouse) who is in the hospital for a medical trial. Stella and Will begin to fall for each other but they have to maintain a painful distance of six feet at all times in order to reduce any chance of cross-infection.
This film is possibly the most popular of all the terminal Hollywood romances we’ve mentioned and for good reason too. Shailene Woodley plays the character of Hazel who suffers from thyroid cancer and meets the love of her life Augustus (Ansel Elgort) in a support group for teens with terminal illnesses. We’re finally getting a Bollywood remake of this film and it’s going to be a double heartbreaker to watch as not too long ago, we lost the film’s lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Titled Dil Bechara, this film will be the actor’s last while actress Sanjana Sanghi will be making her leading debut.
Dil Bechara will skip its theatrical release and premiere straight on Disney+ Hotstar on July 24. Disney+ Hotstar has also announced that they will be making this film accessible to all in honor of Sushant Singh Rajput. Click on the ‘Interested’ button to stay updated about the latest on Dil Bechara.
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