Bollywood is famous all over the world for its timeless romance movies. While some actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol are synonymous with romantic films, there are moments when the casting of a romance film has left us stunned. And yet, these movies have rekindled our faith in love. Very few Hindi films have explored romance amongst old couples. Here are a few examples where Bollywood has proven that you can never be too old for love:
ANGREZI MEIN KEHTE HAIN
Set in the backdrop of Varanasi, this family drama explores changing relationships between a middle-aged couple. When Kiran Batra decides to leave the house, her husband Yashwant is apathetic to her feelings. But when he feels her absence in the house, he decides to woo her back with a display of affection he has never shown in his entire life.
Set in Mumbai, this romantic drama revolves around a mistaken delivery by the famous dabbawalas of the city which leads to a friendship between a lonely widower and an unhappy housewife. Slowly, they start exchanging notes to each other in the lunchbox and their relationship blooms even though they never meet each other.
SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI
A man and a woman over forty lead single lives amidst a fast dwindling Parsi community. Content and enveloped in their daily affairs, they have not had the time to think about love, until they meet each other. What follows next is an unconventional love story, having its own essence of sweet romance and unique quirks.
LIFE IN A… METRO
Traversing six stories about nine people, each with different issues, all occurring within the metro, is the sweet romance of reunited lovers. A man returns to the city after 40 years to spend the rest of his life with the woman he fell for when he was young. Their love and longing for each other makes this story unconventional, yet relatable.
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When six newly-married couples honeymoon together, there is likely to be a good dose of romance, comedy, and drama. One of them is a middle-aged couple who find themselves being the butt of all jokes when vacationing with much younger couples. Yet, they find marital bliss amidst the discord, realizing more about themselves along the journey.
PYAAR MEIN TWIST
This might seem like a typical Bollywood movie where a man and woman hate each other in the beginning and fall in love eventually. Only this time, the couple in question are the parents of another much younger couple. With their respective children’s’ marriages about to take place, the two falling in love makes for a unique love story.
This might seem like a regular family drama, where the elderly parents wish for their children to care for them in their old age, whereas their children see and treat them as a burden. But brewing amidst the fights and the fallouts is an everlasting romance between the old couple who share a bond that is much stronger than any other.
Love never gets old and nobody is too old to love. The upcoming Bollywood movie Badhaai Ho is set around the Kaushik family comprising Mr. and Mrs. Kaushik, their two grown-up sons, and Mr. Kaushik’s mother. The family goes into shock upon hearing the news of Mrs. Kaushik’s pregnancy. Watch the trailer below to see the complete scenario.
Badhaai Ho releases on the 18th of October and bookings have already open. Book now and stay tuned for our review of the movie.