Marriages are tricky and are rarely all roses and rainbows. In fact, they are a lot of hard work and way more complicated than the rosy courtship period. Bollywood has perfected the love stories alright. However, they are still getting used to the idea of portraying the real struggles of a married couple. Here are six Bollywood films that depict the struggles and rewards of a married life perfectly.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)
The directorial debut of Sharat Katariya, this film features Ayushmann Khurrana as Prem who hesitantly marries an overweight girl Sandhya played by Bhumi Pednekar. But as the film goes on we join Prem’s journey of realizing that beauty isn’t skin deep.
Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)
With Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan as an unhappily married couple, this rib-tickling comedy sequel outdid the original film. As Tanu and Manu begin to move on after their separation we get another look at their tumultuous yet irreplaceable bond.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Love knows no bounds and writer-director Aditya Chopra presents this to us brilliantly with this colorful love story. The romance is real in this film as Surinder (Shah Rukh Khan) does everything in his power to win his wife Taani’s heart (played by Anushka Sharma).
Namastey London (2007)
This film features the beloved jodi of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. Jasmeet from London is brought to India to marry Arjun, a farmer who can barely speak English. As their marriage moves forward we see how hopelessly in love Arjun is with his beautiful but unyielding wife.
Chalte Chalte (2003)
This Aziz Mirza film gave us the superhit chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji. Taking over the box office, it takes us through this couple’s entire relationship as they fall in love, gets married, and gets into a bitter argument that threatens to destroy their relationship forever.
The mind-blowing music by Mani Ratnam and AR Rahman is reason enough to watch this film. But Shaad Ali’s directorial debut and a remake of the Tamil film Alaipayuthey really won us over with its precious love story of a couple who will be together against all odds.
Now, as we wait to watch the undeniable chemistry between Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in Namaste England, we’re all set to experience another husband-wife romance around the world. So grab your special someone and save the date to watch Namaste England in theatres on 19th October.