15 Best Love Stories from Indian Cinema

We and our previous generations have grown up watching romantic genre of Bollywood movies. Well, some love stories are extremely romantic, others are intensely tragic. A few steal our hearts with the passion and chemistry between the lead pairs while some tickle our funny bones. Here is our round up of best 15 love stories from the Indian Cinema. But you are welcome to add your favourite ones in the comment section!

Barsaat (1949)

Barsaat starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis in the lead is a classic eternal love story. The film was loved for its intriguing story and endearing performance by the lead actors.

Devdas (1955)

Devdas is the adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel by the same name. Starring Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen and Vyajyanthimala in the lead role, this movie is a tragic love triangle. Devdas’ remake starring Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai released in the year 2002 has been equally appreciated.


Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

This epic love story directed by Karimuddin Asif starred Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala revolves around the love affair of the Mughal Prince Salim and a court dancer, Anarkali. The movie includes several romantic dialogues and beautiful love songs that captivate the hearts of the love birds even today.

Mugal e aajam

Pakeezah (1972)

Pakeezah is another romantic love story that won the hearts of millions. The mesmerizing beauty of Meena Kumari coupled with subtly acting of Raaj Kumar added charm to this love story.

Amar Prem (1972)

This Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore starrer film was loved for its unique love story. The lead pairs did complete justice to their roles and added soul to this interesting story. 

Amar Prem

Kabhi Kabhi (1976)

Yash Chopra’s contribution to the Indian cinema is impeccable. Kabhi  Kabhi is among the finest love stories directed and produced under the Yash Raj banner. This multi starrer romantic saga became a runaway hit.

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

Aamir Khan – Juhi Chawla starrer film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, is another magnificent love story from the Indian Cinema.

Qaymat se qaymat tak

Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989)

The sparkling chemistry between the handsome Salman Khan and the gorgeous BhagyaShree along with the beautiful script and hummable songs made it an instant hit among the audience.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Directed by Aditya Chopra, this youthful love story became a blockbuster hit. The film starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol is still popular among the young love birds. Everything from the film’s storyline to its characterization to its romantic songs is just perfect.


Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

Yash Chopra’s 1997 release, Dil To Pagal Hai, too captured the heart of the audience. Starring Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor in the lead, this love triangle was loved for its beautifully woven story and melodious romantic numbers.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Released in the times when Shahrukh Khan and Kajol’s onscreen pairing was the talk of the town, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai became a super duper hit. Another love triangle that ended at a happy note was not only loved by audiences from all ages.

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Veer Zara (2004)

Starring Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta in the lead roles, this is another heart rendering film depicting a love story across the borders. Directed by Yash Chopra, this film includes some fabulous romantic dialogues and songs.


Jab We Met (2007)

This youthful love story starring Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor in the lead is just perfect to perk your mood. Kareena’s spunk and Shahid’s transformation from a serious businessman to a man in love make this interesting story even more enjoyable.


Lunchbox (2013)

This unusual love story revolving around a tiffin and starring Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur in the lead roles touched the audience’s heart. It received rave reviews from the audiences as well as the critics and went on to win the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Ranbir Kapoor- Deepika Padukone starrer Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani, is yet another interesting love story from the Indian cinema. Ranbir and Deepika’s onscreen chemistry and its romantic numbers have charmed us all the way.


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