If you believe in hearts and flowers and romance movies where the hero and heroine go through agonies before getting to each other, then you definitely need to watch these ten romantic Bollywood movies. In an industry where more than one half of the movies released every year are romance-oriented, which ones take the cake? Let’s take a look!

  1. "Mughal-e-Azam" Originally released in 1960, this romantic Bollywood movie took fifteen years in the making. The movie focuses on the Crown Prince of the Mughal Empire who falls in love with a dancing girl in the Mughal Court. Chaos rule when the Mughal Emperor orders her death. An evergreen movie, released in color in 2004.

  2. "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun" Cozy up to your other half and keep a tub of popcorn at the ready. One of the biggest and best romantic Bollywood movies, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun is a three hour experience with lots of fun, laughter and tragedy. Watch it, love it.

  3. "MainePyaar Kiya"  Released in 1989, this is a story of a rich guy falling in love with a not-so-rich girl. They meet, become friends, move on to loving each other, sing beautiful songs together and crash! Rejection from both sides. This story is a prime example of life in India, and definitely worth a watch.

  4. "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak" Meet Raj and Rashmi, two people who meet and fall in love before they learn that they’re supposed to be enemies. From powerful families sharing an old feud, the star-crossed lovers have to cross plenty of obstacles to the end. Get ready for it with chocolates and lots of tissues!

  5. "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" One of the most romantic Bollywood movies of the millennium, DDLJ takes us on the love affair of the century through a scenic backdrop of Europe. Raj and Simran meet on a Euro-tour. She hates him, he likes her, they fall in love, and their lives threaten to fall apart.

  6. "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" Rahul and Anjali are best friends in college who lose touch and meet up after ten years. Chemistry kicks in at his daughter’s summer camp. Incidentally, the daughter happens to be looking for a new mum, and Anjali fits the bill!

  7. "Kabhi Khushi, Kabhi Gham (K3G)" This hails as one of the most elaborately plotted, exquisitely crafted and craftily detailed romantic Bollywood movies ever! Packed with Bollywood Superstars, this tear-jerker is guaranteed to win your heart forever!

  8. "My Name Is Khan" Another major romantic Bollywood movie, this tear-jerker revolves around a guy with Autism and a single mother. With undertones on religion and race, this romantic movie will have you on an emotional roller-coaster.

  9. "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na" This romantic Bollywood movie spices up the screen with a fascinating in-sight on mixed friendships, unrequited love and almost-tragedies. Snuggle up and enjoy together!

  10. "Saajan" A love triangle involving two brothers and the heroine. A fascinating story set in a quaint town. If you love romantic movies, then this one is a definite watch.

-Diana Exil