Posted: 11 February 2005 at 8:23am | IP Logged
Aishwarya Rai - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Aishwarya oozed exuberance in this Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. She looked radiant (Was it Dove?) in the role of Nandini who is a mischievous, outspoken and headstrong Gujarati girl. Ash vividly portrayed the role of a lovelorn Nandini. Watch her when she runs madly to bid adieu to her lover played by Salman in the film or when she feeds him honey after playing a chilly prank on him. Heart warming stuff! Watch her when she cries in angst while confessing her love to her mother, she's brilliant! Her search for him in Italy fills you up with the desperation of a woman in love. One of her best works and definitely her most romantic films till date.
Shahrukh Khan - Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
The tagline reads: Come fall in love all over again. And one does tend to fall in love with this lighthearted love story set in the backdrop of Punjab and more so with Shahrukh Khan, all over again. Shahrukh as Raj, a rich Londoner who falls in love with Simran played by Kajol was absolutely endearing. Whether it's the karva chauth scene when he feeds Kajol or the tear-jerker scene where he tries to convince Farida Jalal about his love for her daughter or even his early morning scene with Amrish Puri where he is desperately trying to appease the cranky old father of his lady love, all these will be cherished by film aficionados. Maybe it was his magical on screen chemistry with Kajol or maybe the genre expertise of the Chopras, whatever it was, Shahrukh was at his romantic best in this film.
Amitabh Bachchan - Kabhie Kabhie
Casting Amitabh Bachchan in Kabhie Kabhie was a coup of sorts. Yash Chopra succeeded in presenting the 'Angry Young Man' as a romantic hero and that too a poet. He, of the heavenly voice fame as a poet was an utter treat. When Amitabh strolls on dry autumn leaves humming 'Mein Jaanta hoon ke tu gair hai ' your heart aches for him. His voice reciting poetry haunts you and remains with you for days after the film. The story is of a poet Amit who is in love with Pooja played by Rakhee but their love remains unfulfilled. He drifts away from his passion in life which is poetry but can't forget his first love. Amitabh's portrayal of a brooding poet who has lost his love is classic material and by far his most romantic role.
Rani Mukherjee – Saathiya
Saathiya scores over Chalte Chalte (a rightful contender for this slot) as Rani's most romantic film because of its classic dreamy love story feel. Rani as the simple middle class girl Suhani who initially doesn't believe in love is convincing and the screenplay is brilliant (minus the usual melodrama). Rani looks absolutely stunning in the songs. The film is sprinkled with utterly romantic moments like her love blossoming for Aditya (Vivek Oberoi) while traveling in Mumbai's local trains. The pair shares a great on screen chemistry and look hopelessly in love with each other.
Preity Zinta - Veer Zaara
The tagline of the film claims it to be 'A Love Legend'. It may not be legendary but the film coming from 'King of Romance', Yash Chopra, is a captivating cross border romance. Preity who is mostly seen as a bubbly young girl in films, plays the role of Zaara Hayaat Khan with a lot of sobriety. Her eyes show the pain of a girl who is denied her love. She looks every bit a Yash Chopra heroine, long flowing hair, soft face, dreamy eyes and those gorgeous chiffons. It sure is Preity's most romantic role till date.
Aamir Khan – Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak launched Aamir Khan as a hero and overnight he became a star. The film straight out of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' was a huge hit and Aamir was lapped up as a 'lover boy chocolate hero'. The fact that the lovers die in the end gave this love story its immense appeal. Lovelorn couples could relate to the on screen couple played by Aamir and Juhi Chawla. Aamir's innocent looks coupled with a naughty glint in his eyes made him a teenage heartthrob. Aamir as Raj emerging from a sunset horizon or waiting for his lady-love outside her wedding venue was oh-so-sweet. He was at his romantic best in this film.
Hrithik Roshan – Kaho Na Pyaar Hai
What QSQT did to Aamir's career, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai delivered the same goodies for Hrithik Roshan. Hrithik in a double role of a poor singer and a rich dancing sensation was awesome. He gets stranded with his dream girl on a secluded island. Does it get more romantic than this!! And if that wasn't enough to send all romantics into a swoon, then how about the hero making a necklace for the heroine out of shells strewn on a beach. Ans to top it all, he gets to romance his heroine twice in the film. Hrithik has done many mushy films after KNPH but his first remains his best.
Salman Khan – Maine Pyaar Kiya
Salman Khan, the original Prem of Sooraj Barjatya, paired opposite the innocent looking Bhagyashree resulted in one of the biggest hits of recent times. Every teenager wished to have a boyfriend like 'Prem' who would sacrifice everything, riches, family and comfort for his lady. Your heart goes out to him as he toils to prove his love. Salman played Barjatya's Prem in many other films but never has he been so madly in love and loved by his fans
Edited by samir_soni - 11 February 2005 at 9:08am