The history of Bollywood Romantic Movies is very old. Hindi film industry has completed 114 years in 2017. On 21st April 1913, the first Hindi film Raja Harishchandra, which was a silent film was actually a romantic Bollywood film, since then, this has become one of the popular genres among the filmmakers and the audience. If you go back to each and every decade of Bollywood, the topmost films that were being among the biggest hits are romantic films.
From 1913 to the mid of 1950, most of the Bollywood films were revolves around emotional rona-dhona.
It was filmmaker Guru Dutt, who had come up to break the jinks with Pyaasa (1957), which was considered as the first official romantic film starring Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman in the main leads. Its dialogues, romantic scenes, and fantastic climax had made the beautiful romantic genre film. After seen the success of Pyaasa, various filmmakers have changed their mind and transformed into this popular genre of romance.
So, after this brief introduction, it is very important for us to let you know about the list of all-time Top Bollywood romantic movies. So, here we are presenting you the full details.
Pyaasa was considered as the first romantic Bollywood film written, produced, directed and acted by ace filmmaker Guru Dutt. Mala Sinha and Waheeda Rehman were the two leading ladies in the film which revolved around Vijay, who is a struggling poet trying to make his works recognized in independent India and a prost
Itute called Gulabo, who helped him in publishing his poets. Guru Dutt has given a rock solid performance as an unsuccessful poet and the film went on to become hit at the box office. Apart from its romantic plot, Pyaasa is also remembered for its music and emotional tracks like Jaane Who Kaise log The.
Mughal-E-Azam is an epic historical romantic drama directed by K. Asif featuring tragedy king Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, and Prithviraj Kapoor. Mughal-E-Azam was the story of Mughal Prince Salim, son of emperor Akbar, who falls in love with court dancer Anarkali. Salim’s father Akbar doesn’t happy with this relationship and disapproves it which results in a war between father and son. The film has become the milestone of its time and treated as one of the most romantic films of all time in the history of Indian cinema. It was the most expensive film of its time and went on to hold the highest box office grosser for 15 years. With the film, Dilip Kumar became an overnight superstar of Hindi cinema and the on-screen pair of Dilip and Madhubala became a favourite choice of filmmakers. The soundtrack of Mughal-E-Azam was another big achievement of the film. Composed by legendary music director Naushad, songs like Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya and Mohe Pangat Pe are still among the iconic songs of Hindi cinema. If we talk about the awards, Mughal-E-Azam awarded with National Award plus three Filmfare Awards including best film.
Directed by ace filmmaker Vijay Anand, Guide was a romantic drama based on the loose adaptation of R. K. Narayan written novel of the same name. Featuring evergreen actor Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman, Guide is the story Raju, who was a freelance guide and earned his living by taking tourists to the historical places. One day, a man comes to the city wife Rosie (Waheeda) and wants to do research on the caves. Raju takes Rosie to a tour and slowly fell in love with her. This is the little synopsis of this very popular romantic film of all time. This was certainly the milestone film of Dev Anand’s career and he has always remembered with this film. It not won National Award for Best Film but also bagged 6 Filmfare Awards including Best Film, Best Actor, Best actress and best Director. All its tracks composed by S.D. Burman including Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna, Din Dhal Jaye, Gaata Rahe Mera Dil and Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya were magically kept its place in the hearts of the people.
Filmmaker Raj Kapoor is reckoned as the backbone of Hindi Film industry. The passion of filmmaking he has made him different from others. He is proudly called as the father of Indian cinema. He always loved to make romantic films and Bobbywas one of his best romantic films. Bobby was the official debut film of Raj Kapoor’s youngest son Rishi Kapoor and actress Dimple Kapadia. Bobbyis the story of two Mumbai-born teenagers, who fall in love with each other but their families do not accept this relationship due to the big class difference. Raj is the son of a rich businessman while Bobbyis the daughter of a poor fisherman. Bobby was the trendsetter of its time and gave a new idea to the film industry of teenage romance. Various movies in the following years were inspired by this film, which was become the second blockbuster of the year and among the all-time must watch Bollywood films. Bobby won 5 Filmfare Award of the year which itself shows its trump.
Silsila is treated as one of the most classic films of all time. This Yash Chopra directorial is remembered for its dream star cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Jaya Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor and Sanjeev Kumar. This was also the last film of an iconic on-screen couple of Amitabh and Rekha, who were also known for their alleged off-screen affair. Silsila was based on love- triangle between Amitabh–Rekha and Jaya. Although, the film was not a big blockbuster but today everyone wants to see this classic film on and also legendary Yash Chopra called Silsila and Lamhe, two of his best films that he made.
Rajendra Kumar, who was called as Jubilee Kumar of Indian Cinema was debut as a producer with this romantic film Love Story which stars Kumar Gaurav and Vijeta Pandit in the main leads. The film, which was directed by Rahul Rawail went on to become blockbuster and Kumar Gaurav becomes an overnight superstar. The film was among best love stories of Bollywood and this pair of Kumar and Vijeta was an iconic pair of Bollywood but unfortunately, both Kumar and Vijeta didn’t pick up from here and lost their charm after just one film. Its songs, specially Yaad Aa Rahi Hai and Dekho Maine Dekha became smash hits of the year.
Qayamat Se Qayamat was the debut film of Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan and former Miss India Juhi Chawla. The film was based on the famous novel Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare. This romantic drama became superhit and film industry got two new rising superstars of the B-Town. People admired this pair of Aamir and Juhi and after this film, these two seen in various super hit films in the subsequent year. It won National Film Award for Best Popular Film proving Wholesome Entertainment and seven Filmfare Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Male Debut and Best Female Debut. Aamir Khan, son of filmmaker Nasir Hussain is currently ruling the film industry and one of the finest actors of Bollywood and known for his selection of films.
Maine Pyar Kiya was another beautiful romantic love story directed by Sooraj Barjatya, who had made his directorial debut with the film. Salman Khan who was started his career as a supporting character in Biwi Ho Toh Aisi (1988) has appeared as the main leads in the film along with another debutant actress Bhagyashree. The film tells the story of two friends Prem and Suman, who falls in love with each other but face lots of hurdles to unite. Maine Pyar Kiya was the biggest superhit of the year and also among the highest grosser of the year. Salman Khan was become an overnight superstar with the film and thus started the journey of this young and dynamic actor of the B-Town, who is right now, the box office king of the film industry. His every film which was released for the past 7 years was blockbuster and at present, he is the most popular Bollywood actor.
Directed by Indra Kumar, Dil featuring Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit was an Indian romantic drama. It was the remake of Telugu film Thodi Muddhu. The story of Dil revolves around two young lovers Raja and Madhu, who madly love each other but due to the status gap between their families, no one accepts their relationship. Raja and Madhu ran away and make their own world. Dil becomes huge grosser at the box office and Madhuri received Filmfare Award for Best Actress. The songs of Dil were also very popular among youth.