2012 Wrap Up: Top Reel Couples

As we gear up for the last month before the New Year, BollyCurry brings to you a list of such couples Bollywood saw in 2012.

Monday, December 24, 2012 | 9:36:15 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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December can be considered a harbinger for winters as the cold and gloomy climate onsets. But it is also the perfect time to cuddle up for some good romantic flicks. And there can be nothing better than a heartwarming love story with a lead pair which screams chemistry. As we gear up for the last month before the New Year, BollyCurry brings to you a list of such couples Bollywood saw in 2012.

After delivering a blockbuster in the form of Krrish, this magical duo paired up once again to spread their sizzling chemistry on the silver-screen after nearly six years in Agneepath, a critical and commercial success. Hrithik-Priyanka's pairing as Vijay-Kaali was appreciated by the audiences despite their love story not being the main plot of the film.

Ranbir, too, paired up with Priyanka after a gap of two years in Barfi!. The duo had already set the screens on fire in 2010 with Anjaana-Anjaani. The pairing proved to be a hit yet again as they played a heartwarming differently-abled couple wherein Ranbir essayed the role of a deaf-and-mute Murphy while Priyanka was the autistic Jhilmil. Besides Priyanka, Ranbir also managed to create chemistry with the parallel female lead, debutante Ileana D'Cruz, who played Murphy's past love and the narrator of the movie. Their pairing was also liked by numerous.  

A romantic comedy, Student of the Year consisted of all debutantes as leads. A major factor that worked in favour of the film was the mutual chemistry between them. Female lead Alia Bhatt as Shanaya sizzled with both Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra. Though, Siddharth's character Abhimanyu gets the girl in the end, her pairing with Rohan, played by Varun, was equally popular.

This gorgeous couple, first seen in Masti, paired up after eight years for Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya. The film got good to mixed reviews from the critics and was declared a hit at the box office. It also garnered publicity as this lead pair of Riteish Deskhmukh and Genelia D'Souza got married weeks before the movie released.

Ishaqzaade, a romantic drama on the backdrop of honor killings, starred debutante Arjun Kapoor in the lead role opposite the vivacious Parineeti Chopra. Their pairing was an instant hit as they attracted the audiences with their sugar-and-spice chemistry. They became a rage long before the film hit the silver-screens and once it did, it was a box-office success.  
Bollywood's "Bhai" and Barbie Doll returned to awe the world by their chemistry in the Kabir Khan directorial venture Ek Tha Tiger. Their on-again, off-again relationship status or off-screen issues rumors could do nothing to tarnish the unique chemistry that these two share. Salman as a clever yet adorable RAW agent Tiger and Katrina as a charming, kick butt ISI spy, weaved their magic on the screen and the fact that ETT remains the highest grossing movie of 2012 is proof enough just how much they succeeded.

The last time the Legend Yash Chopra took command behind the camera, he left behind a couple which the Bollywood movie fans had been anticipating for a long time. When Shah Rukh Khan as the adorable "Challa" Samar Anand fell for the rich and beautiful Meera, Katrina Kaif, they embarked on a journey of love which is truly unique in its own way. Shah Rukh was in his romance forte but it was Katrina who awed critics and audience alike with the ease she portrayed her character and the blazing yet subtle chemistry she shared with King Khan. The next "It" couple of Bollywood perhaps? The kisses they shared on-screen just can not go in vain.

In a multi-starrer Sajid Khan movie, sequel to a blockbuster comedy "Houseful", John and Jacqueline managed to stand apart among all the couples. In a pure comic movie, they showed the cute side of love. Be it John giving her a flower on the beach or Jacqueline romancing him in a sneaky midnight song, they made sure that the audience's eyes were glued to them. One must say, they succeeded big time in differentiating themselves from the other couples in the film.

Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha paired up for the first time in the masala entertainer Son of Sardaar. Jaswinder "Jassi'' Singh accidentally ends up in the house of his bloodthirsty enemy Billu Singh but due to the rule of the house that guests are to be treated as gods, he is spared any immediate harm but his troubles do not end there. Among such troubles, he falls for Billu's sister, Sukhmit. The pairing of Ajay and Sonakshi is unconventional but it is the innocence of their onscreen love that makes them click. They portray the quality of love that knows no boundaries, one which can triumph over all hurdles and obstacles. This makes Son of Sardaar a hilarious yet tender flick and does its charming wonder.

Saif Ali Khan revived the Love Aaj Kal pairing when he teamed up with Deepika Padukone in his home production Cocktail. Only this time, there was an addition of Diana Penty to the cast. This trio portrayed the wild, flirty and the sweet side of a love triangle, set in a London backdrop. If Veronica is a literal wild child, Meera is every mother-in-law's dream and Gautam is that guy stuck between two beautiful ladies. The story of Cocktail tells the tale of love and friendship and these characters truly bring it to life. Though Saif looks a little awkward with these two much younger girls, he manages to sell the flirty and angst filled side of Gautam, but it's the girls who take away all the deserved accolades for the effortlessly friendly chemistry that they share. Maybe its about time Bollywood opens up to young, female-centric friendship themed movies because these girls can nail it!

So, here's BollyCurry signing off with the list of the most rocking couples of this year. Who would you like to see rock the screens again? Any particular couple you think stole the show this year? 

Don't forget to leave behind your comments!

Author: Neethi B. & Mais
Editor: Komal P. & Gunia M.
Graphics: Fizii

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Posted on: 16 January 2013 at 3:01am
STUDENT OF THE YEAR onnnlyyy...<3 <3 sidh <3

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Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 2:47pm
Arjun and Parineeti all the way!!!!Ishaqzaade rocks!!

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Posted on: 28 December 2012 at 11:10pm
First movie of ritesh & genelia is tujhe meri kasam& not masti as stated in the article.They debuted together.

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Posted on: 27 December 2012 at 4:15am
SOTY rocks.. alia and sid pair was bestest in all of them

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Posted on: 26 December 2012 at 5:28am
arjun kapoor and parineeti the best couple...

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Posted on: 26 December 2012 at 3:50am
all are gud but soty fever hai to sid-alia rockzzz ,

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Posted on: 25 December 2012 at 10:16pm
@Isa_rehman everybody knows who rocked box office.. and whose chemistry worked most.. Everything Sallu touches becomes a gold... Not like begger SRK who begs "yash choprs ke naam pe de do baba".. Srk looks so old now with all wrinkles in his face.. Look at Sallu, he is still evergreen... Booo yaaa

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Posted on: 25 December 2012 at 9:15pm
SRK romancing Sallu's girl Kat on national TV. Sallu must be crying looking at there chemistry buahahahaha...

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Posted on: 25 December 2012 at 8:57pm
love sid-Alia and SRK-kat

they are the best...!!!

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Posted on: 25 December 2012 at 8:46pm
Ajay and Sonakshi, Saif and Deepika/Diana - are a conpelte no no for me..

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