The mundane routine can sometimes bring with it an indescribable exhausting emotion. Often, we keep ourselves from feeling blue with music and films. We indulge in some feel-good movies; indulge in those happily-ever-after stories which are far removed from reality. Filmmakers have delivered subtle, nuanced romantic films that have struck a chord with us. The Hindi cinema industry has also made relative progress.
We compiled a list of five Hindi romcoms ranging from cult to fantastic to average to criminally underrated that is streaming on the OTT platforms.
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The 2018 rom-com directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma is a story of a middle-aged couple who get pregnant much to the disappointment of their sons. In spite of the awkwardness, the family comes to accept the situation. The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao. Surekha Sikri is seen as Khurrana’s grandmother while Sanya Malhotra is his partner. Badhai Ho is a refreshing rom-com for its unorthodox premise and subtle romance.
Starring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherji, Kirron Kher and late actor Rishi Kapoor, the film took the battle of sexes on a whole new level. The film is about two people of opposite genders who cannot tolerate each other but keep falling in love over a span of seven years. Saif’s arrogant Karan and Rani’s Rhea who is totally opposite of him create splendid magic worth watching. The film does not fail to warm you up on a bad day.
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Socha Na Tha
Starring Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia is a romantic-comedy film about two strangers who grow closer after rejecting each other for an arranged marriage. Imtiaz Ali’s debut film had no love at first sight, over-the-top scenes and real. The film got really lukewarm response when it was first released. The ">film is predictable but the sweetness does not come devoid of predictability.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
The 2020 Hitesh Kewalya directorial is based on two guys Kartik (Ayushmann Khurrana) and Aman (Jitendra Kumar) who are in love. Aman’s family has been trying hard to battle his love for Kartik and he is not prepared to step back either. The film also stars Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Pankhuri Awasthi and Maanvi Gagroo among others. It was refreshing to see two men romance on-screen.
Directed by Habib Faisal, the film Daawat-e-Ishq is set in Hyderabad. The plot revolves around Gulrez Qadir (Parineeti Chopra) and Tariq Haidar (Aditya Roy Kapur). Gulrez is struggling to get a suitable groom because of huge dowry demands. She decides to con Tariq and implicates him and his family in a dowry case. But eventually, she falls in love with him and they get married after a confrontation. The film may not make sense but is a guilty pleasure.