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. With the upcoming Harish Vyas drama on old-age romance, here are a few examples where Bollywood has proven that you can never be too old for love:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Watch another heartwarming love story next weekend with Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain. Get the best seats before they are sold out!