What is Bollywood’s favorite geometric shape? A love triangle! We, as an audience, love romantic movies, with their crazy twists. And the best twist to any romantic movie is to have a love triangle. The jealousy, competitiveness to get the guy/girl, even the tears that follow – they are all a part of this much-loved genre of romantic drama. Love triangles add masala to a dull and aimless storyline, making the film worthy of a one-time watch. Needless to say, many filmmakers have used this trick to make their movies a success at the box office. Here’s a list of the best love triangles in Bollywood:
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Who gets the guy: One of the cutest love triangles of Bollywood, here’s a movie where both the girls get the guy! Tina and Rahul marry, but she dies giving birth to their daughter, who she names Anjali after their best friend from college. Rahul meets Anjali once again, they fall in love and end up together.
Dil To Pagal Hai
Who gets the guy: Although they have great chemistry, Nisha and Rahul do not end up together. Nisha pines for Rahul, but lets him go when she realizes that he is in love with Pooja, who loves him, too.
Kal Ho Na Ho
Who gets the girl: Aman dies in the movie, and his last wish was to see his two friends Naina and Rohit get hitched. So, that was that! After all, who can refuse the dying wish of a friend?
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Who gets the girl: Torn between her love for Sameer and her marriage to Vanraj, Nandini is a sad, desperate woman. Realizing she is in love with another man, Vanraj tries to reconcile the two lovers. But as she gets to Samir, Nandini realizes that Vanraj is her true soulmate and leaves with him.
Student of the Year
Who gets the girl: Abhi, Shanaya and Rohan are all faced with choices – victory or love, love or emotions, friendship or dreams? In the end, Rohan wins the prestigious award coveted by all, but loses out on love and friendship.
Who gets the guy: Gulabji, a prostitute, is in love with Raj, but ignores her feelings because of her profession. Raj, on the other hand, is in love with Sakina. But Sakina is in love with Imaan, who appears only at the end to whisk her away, leaving Raj alone and heartbroken.
Who gets the guy: Will the speech and hearing-impaired Barfi choose his longtime love or the autistic girl he saved? This movie ends with the reminiscence of Barfi and Jhilmil’s happy days, as Shruti narrates how the two lovers died peacefully together.
Who gets the guy: Who does a Casanova choose between a party girl and a desi kudi? The ancient Greeks propounded the theory that opposites attract, and the film went on to confirm just that. It was a desi victory in the end as Meera gets the guy.
Who gets the guy: Bajirao is married to Kashibai. When he meets Mastani, they fall in love and get married. Still married to Kashibai, Bajirao lives with Mastani, till their dying days.
Another love triangle hitting the theatres this week is Kapoor & Sons. Which Kapoor brother will Tia choose? Watch the trailer of the film here: