Now, we all do enjoy the quintessential love drama where the main protagonists fall in love, fight against odds and then their love triumphs. No wonder you can see movies like DDLJ ruling the box office collection for decades. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol created a chocolate love story laden heavily with masala which kept the audience entertained and collected plenty of moolah on the name of sentiments. But we are not here to talk about fairytale romance; ZEE5 has bought us Sanam Teri Kasam which has a unique pairing and a slightly nostalgic approach to old-school romance.
You may ask how? Well, the main leads fall in love through difficult circumstances and try to cope with their own insecurities and personal foibles. Meanwhile, we do not have a hated goon who goes bashing the hero as per the script. But we have a touching story that unfolds revealing the strength and weaknesses of the leads that binds their journey towards love. And just when the audience think that this love will stand forever, there an ugly fate of events that leaves us wanting to grasp something more out of the sadness and hidden feelings displayed by the characters.
Just when we thought Sanam Teri Kasam will be the only movie that leaves us teary-eyed from the platform, we discovered that ZEE5 has a treasure trove of romantic movies that walk the unconventional path. To name a spectacular few, there is:
1. Qarib Qarib Singlle which showcases how dating apps can actually help you find your soulmate. The main female lead is a middle-aged widow who chances upon an eccentric, middle-aged artist. His happy-go-lucky character charms her to no end. He confesses that his ex-gf’s still have a thing for him. In the quest to find out which one of the ex’s is more attracted to him, the main leads fall head-over-heels in love, leading to a unique predicament.
2. Fitoor takes you through the breath-taking locals of Kashmir and the passion of the main leads burns into the screen even when they ignore each other. An enthralling story of long lost childhood love that blossoms in adulthood. This adaptation of the classic novel Great Expectations features the eye-catching pair of Aditya Roy Kapoor and Katrina Kaif and spectacular performances by Tabu and Aditi Rao Hydari.
3. Laila Majnu is a modern-day adaptation of an eternal love story that is often compared to the likes of Romeo and Juliet. The movie follows the story of Qais and Laila, two passionate souls are attracted to each other despite the fuming flames of opposition from society. How their love intensifies to a point where it reaches maddening passion forms the crux of this tale written by Imtiaz Ali.
4. Half-Girlfriend is the clash of ambition and eternal love, adapted from the bestselling novel by author Chetan Bhagat. The nuances of small and big towns and the evident difference in cultures are highlighted perfectly in the movie. Starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, the movie is a good watch for die-hard romantics with an epic plot and chartbuster music.
While you get nostalgic with an overwhelming lump of remorse in your throat while watching heartbreaking love stories like Sanam Teri Kasam, ZEE5 promises to keep you entertained with more such untold tales of love. So, go ahead and dim those lights and binge watch all of them!