Poll-16: The Most Romantic Bollywood Movie Ever!

Guys!!! We are back with yet another exciting poll! On last Valentines day we had launched a poll to find out the most romantic Bollywood scene of the decade . On this Valentines day we have yet another poll revolving around romance. We want to find out the most romantic Bollywood movie ever! You can select three choices and vote now!!!

(Don’t forget to check out the nominee introduction and the rules below before you cast your vote)

Poll-16: The Most Romantic Bollywood Movie Ever!

  • DILWALE DULHANIYA LE JAYENGE (1995) (43%, 2,460 Votes)
  • MAINE PYAR KIYA (1989) (38%, 2,141 Votes)
  • GUIDE (1965) (18%, 1,026 Votes)
  • KAHO NAA… PYAAR HAI (2000) (16%, 900 Votes)
  • BAND BAAJA BAARAAT (2010) (13%, 766 Votes)
  • KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI (1998) (13%, 717 Votes)
  • HUM AAPKE HAIN KOUN (1994) (12%, 707 Votes)
  • JAB WE MET (2007) (12%, 698 Votes)
  • VEER ZARA (2004) (11%, 620 Votes)
  • KAL HO NA HO (2003) (6%, 354 Votes)
  • DEVDAS (2002) (4%, 244 Votes)
  • DIL TO PAGAL HAI (1997) (4%, 227 Votes)
  • PAHELI (2005) (3%, 197 Votes)
  • SAAJAN ( 1991) (3%, 176 Votes)
  • HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM (1999) (3%, 143 Votes)
  • MOHABBATEIN (2000) (2%, 137 Votes)
  • ARADHANA (1969) (2%, 106 Votes)
  • QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK ( 1988) (2%, 101 Votes)
  • DIL SE (1998) (2%, 97 Votes)
  • LOVE STORY (1981) (2%, 92 Votes)
  • AMAR PREM (1971) (1%, 60 Votes)
  • SILSILA (1981) (1%, 52 Votes)
  • TAJ MAHAL (1963) (1%, 36 Votes)
  • AWARA (1951) (1%, 34 Votes)
  • SANGAM (1964) (1%, 31 Votes)
  • BOBBY (1973) (1%, 31 Votes)
  • PAKEEZAH (1972) (0%, 24 Votes)
  • EK DUJE KELIYE (1981) (0%, 15 Votes)
  • MUGHAL E AZAM (1960) (0%, 12 Votes)
  • KABHI KABHIE (1976) (0%, 7 Votes)
  • BARSAAT KI RAAT (1960) (0%, 6 Votes)
  • ANDAZ (1949) (0%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,703

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NOMINEE INTRODUCTION

 DILWALE DULHANIYA LE JAYENGE (1995)
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, also known as DDLJ, is a Hindi language film released on 20 October 1995. A romantic comedy, the film marked the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra, who also wrote the story. It was produced by his father Yash Chopra, and stars Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. The film tells the story of a young couple who fall in love on a European vacation, and relates how the boy tries to win over the girl’s parents so that she can marry him rather than the boy that her father has chosen for her. It was filmed in India, London, and Switzerland.
 AWARA (1951)Awara is a 1951 film directed and produced by Raj Kapoor who also plays the leading role. Music was composed by the team of Shankar Jaikishan. Kapoor’s real-life father Prithviraj Kapoor stars as his on-screen father Judge Raghunath. Kapoor’s youngest real-life brother Shashi Kapoor plays the younger version of his character. Prithiviraj’s father Dewan Bashwanath Kapoor also played a cameo role in his only film appearance.

 QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK ( 1988)
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT is a 1988 film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The film starred Hussain’s nephew, Aamir Khan, along with Juhi Chawla in their first major roles. Upon release, the film became a box office hit and shot its leading stars to fame overnight. The film was also the first major hit for the music-director duo of Anand-Milind and singers Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik.
 GUIDE (1965)
Guide is a 1965 film starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. It was directed by Vijay Anand, who also contributed to the screenplay. The film is based on the critically acclaimed novel, The Guide, by R. K. Narayan, and is widely considered to be one of the masterpieces of the Indian film industry. The film proved to be a box office hit upon release.This movie proved memorable for its award-winning performances by the lead actors and memorable music by S. D. Burman. A 120-minute U.S. version was made with additional directing and writing. It was produced by Tad Danielewski. The film was screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, 42 years after its release.
 PAKEEZAH (1972)
Pakeezah is a 1972 film. It was directed by Kamal Amrohi who was known for his perfectionism. The music is by Ghulam Mohammed and Naushad. The film tells the story of a Lucknow tawaif played by actress Meena Kumari who died shortly after the film was completed.
 MUGHAL E AZAM (1960)
Mughal-E-Azam is a 1960 historical epic film directed by K. Asif and produced under the banner of Sterling Investment Corporation Pvt Ltd. The film re-tells a popular Indian tale, which was previously filmed as Loves of a Mughal Prince (1928) and Anarkali (1953). It is loosely based on an episode in the life of the Mughal Prince Salim, who went on to become the Emperor Jahangir.
 BARSAAT KI RAAT (1960)Barsaat Ki Raat is a 1960 film starring Bharat Bhushan, Madhubala, Shyama, Mumtaz Begum and K.N. Singh. It was directed by P. L. Santoshi. This film was released in black-and-white and is widely considered to be a classic. The film became particularly popular for its qawwali songs and was one of the biggest hits at the box-office in 1960. ‘Barsaat Ki Raat was also one of the last films to star celebrated actress Madhubala.
 SILSILA (1981)Silsila is a 1981 film directed by Yash Chopra. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Sanjeev Kumar and Rekha, with Shashi Kapoor in a special appearance. The music director was Shiv-Hari, and the lyrics were by Javed Akhtar. The song “Rang Barse Bhige Chunarwali” which Bachchan sings during the film is said to be one of India’s best known folk songs. The song “Dekha Ek Kwaab” was shot in the Keukenhof tulip gardens in The Netherlands
 ARADHANA (1969)Aradhana is a 1969 film directed by Shakti Samanta and starring Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna. It is a remake of the 1946 Hollywood film To Each His Own. It was voted best film of the year by the Filmfare Awards. Sharmila Tagore won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award for the same role that won Olivia de Havilland her first Academy Award for Best Actress.
 BOBBY (1973)Bobby is a 1973 film directed by Raj Kapoor. The film was widely popular, and widely imitated. It also represented the film début for Dimple Kapadia and the first leading role for Raj Kapoor’s son, Rishi Kapoor. The movie is known to be a trend-setter in its own right. It introduced in Bollywood the genre of teenage romance with a rich-vs-poor clash as a backdrop. Numerous movies in the following years were inspired by this plot. Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. The film became a “blockbuster” and was the top grossing hit of 1973, and also became the second top grossing hit of the 1970s decade.
 DEVDAS (2002)Devdas is a 2002 film based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella Devdas. This is the third Hindi version and the first colour film version of the story in Hindi. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stars Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the leading roles. At the time of its release, Devdas was the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced, with a reported budget of Rs 50 crores. The film was released in six alternative language versions: English, French, German, Mandarin, Thai, and Punjabi.
 TAJ MAHAL (1963)Taj Mahal is a 1963 film based on the historical legend of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. As per the legend Shah Jahan created the Taj Mahal in fond remembrance and as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It was a commercial and critical hit, but is remembered most for its music.
 MAINE PYAR KIYA (1989)Maine Pyar Kiya is a 1989 film directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya, starring Salman Khan and Bhagyashree. It was released on 29 December 1989. Maine Pyar Kiya was the biggest hit of 1989 in India, one of the most successful Bollywood movies of the 1980s, and it established Salman Khan’s status in the industry.
 LOVE STORY (1981)Love Story is a 1981 film produced and directed by Rajendra Kumar. The film stars Rajendra Kumar alongside his son Kumar Gaurav and Vijeta Pandit, both making their film debut. Vidya Sinha, Amjad Khan, Danny Denzongpa and Aruna Irani also appear in supporting roles. The music was composed by R. D. Burman with lyrics by Anand Bakshi.
 DIL TO PAGAL HAI (1997)Dil To Pagal Hai is a Bollywood musical romantic drama, released October 31, 1997, depicting the love lives of dancers in a musical dance troupe. The tag line is “Someone somewhere is made for you…” It was directed by Yash Chopra. It stars Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor, with an extended cameo by Akshay Kumar. It was the first Bollywood movie to be shot in Baden-Baden, Germany, and in the German theme park Europa Park. The movie was the second highest grosser for the year 1997 in Bollywood. It won many awards, including sweeping most of the major categories at that year’s Filmfare Awards.
 SANGAM (1964)Sangam is a 1964 movie produced by R. K. Films and directed by Raj Kapoor. Music for the film was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan, with song lyrics by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. Sangam was producer Raj Kapoor’s first color film, distinguished by its technicolor and epic length (even by Bollywood standards). The film was starred by Vyjayanthimala, Raj Kapoor and Rajendra Kumar in the lead with Iftekhar, Raj Mehra, Nana Palsikar, Lalita Pawar, Achala Sachdev and Hari Shivdasani forms an ensemble cast. It became a hit in India and is considered a classic today.
 KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI (1998)Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a Hindi romantic comedy film, released in India and the United Kingdom on 16 October 1998. The film was written and directed by the debuting Karan Johar and stars the popular on-screen pair of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol in their fourth movie together. Rani Mukerji features in a supporting role, while Salman Khan has an extended cameo appearance. The film remains one of director Karan Johar’s best films that he made as well as becoming a cultural icon in India. Karan Johar became a household name, and the film helped the careers of all actors involved in the film.
 AMAR PREM (1971)Amar Prem is a 1972 film directed by Shakti Samanta, based on a story “Nishipadma” by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay and starring Sharmila Tagore, Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Mehra and Madan Puri. The thought-provoking song ‘Chingaari Koi Bhadke’ written by Anand Bakshi and sung by Kishore Kumar, is one of the highlights of this classic.
The movie is a remake of a Bengali film Nishipadma (1970) by Arabinda Mukherjee, who wrote screenplay for both the films; it starred Uttam Kumar and Sabitri Chatterjee as leads
 KABHI KABHIE (1976)Kabhie Kabhie is a 1976 film, produced and directed by Yash Chopra, and starring an ensemble cast. This was Yash Chopra’s second directorial film with Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in the lead roles after Deewar and was particularly noted for its soundtrack compositions by Khayyam, who won Filmfare Award for Best Music, while film lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi won the Best Lyricist Award for “Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein,” the song which also got singer Mukesh, the Best Male Playback Singer award. The movie was 8th highest grosser of the year at the Indian Box Office with verdict semi-hit.
 HUM AAPKE HAIN KOUN (1994)Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…! is a 1994 film directed by Sooraj Barjatya, and produced by Rajshri Productions. It is a remake of Rajshri’s earlier movie Nadiya Ke Paar (1982). The film is a story of two Indian families and the relationships between them, celebrating Indian culture using modern production values. Its soundtrack was scored by Raamlaxman. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun stars Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan. It was dubbed into Telugu as Premalayam. Madhuri Dixit won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. The film was a commercial success and made 135 crore (US$29.7 million) worldwide, breaking the record of Sholay and becoming the highest grosser after its theatrical run, and held the record for 12 years.
 DIL SE (1998)Dil Se is a 1998 film directed by Mani Ratnam. The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, and Preity Zinta. Mani Ratnam also co-wrote the screenplay for the film. It is the third in Ratnam’s trilogy of terror films that depict human relationships against a background of Indian politics, after Roja and Bombay.
Dil Se was shot in Himachal, Kashmir, Assam, Delhi, Kerala, and other parts of India and Bhutan over a period of 55 days. The film is considered an example of Indian Parallel Cinema. The highly stylized film won awards for cinematography, audiography, choreography, and music, among others. Despite being a failure at the Indian box office, the film was a success overseas earning $975,000 (USA) and £537,930 in the UK,[5] becoming the first Indian film to enter the top 10 in the United Kingdom box office charts.
 ANDAZ (1949)Andaz is a 1949 Indian Hindi film, directed by Mehboob Khan, music by Naushad. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Nargis and Raj Kapoor in a love triangle. Andaz is the only movie that stars Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor together. Cukoo and Murad also appear in supporting roles. The films lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri
At the time of its release Andaz was the top grossing Hindi film ever, until its record was broken by Raj Kapoor’s Barsaat that same year.
 HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM (1999)Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is a 1999 film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It was released in the English-speaking world as Straight from the Heart. The film stars Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The story is adopted from Maitreyi Devi’s Bengali novel Na Hanyate, and is based on a love triangle.
It was filmed throughout the Gujarat-Rajasthan border region, in addition to Budapest, Hungary, which was used to represent Italy.
 VEER ZARA (2004)Veer-Zaara is a 2004 film directed by Yash Chopra. The movie stars Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji in the leading roles, with Kirron Kher, Divya Dutta and Anupam Kher in supporting roles. Veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini make special appearances in the film. The dialogues were written by Aditya Chopra. Set against the backdrop of conflict between India and Pakistan, this star-crossed romance follows the unfortunate love story of an Indian Air Force Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh, and a Pakistani woman hailing from a rich political family of Lahore, Zaara Haayat Khan, who are separated for over twenty years. Saamiya Siddiqui, a Pakistani lawyer, finds Veer in prison, and upon listening to his story, tries to get him freed.
 KAL HO NA HO (2003)Kal Ho Naa Ho is a 2003 film set in New York City. It stars Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Jaya Bachchan. The film was directed by first-timer Nikhil Advani, it was produced by Yash Johar and co-written by Karan Johar, better known as the director of the hit films Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001). The movie is also noted for its soundtrack, which was a huge commercial and critical success and earned the composers Shankar Ehsaan Loy the National Film Award for Best Music Direction. The film was screened at the Valenciennes, Era New Horizons, Marrakech International and Helsinki Film Festival.
 SAAJAN ( 1991)Saajan is a 1991 film directed by Lawrence D’Souza and starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, and Salman Khan. It was released on 30 August, 1991. It is partly inspired by the 1990 French film Cyrano de Bergerac It was a superhit at the box office and also emerged as the highest grossing Bollywood movie of 1991
 MOHABBATEIN (2000)Mohabbatein is a 2000 film directed by Aditya Chopra. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan in pivotal roles, along with six young debutantes. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appeared in flashbacks as Khan’s lover. The movie was filmed at Oxford, England and Longleat. This is Aditya Chopra’s second directorial venture after Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995). The film went on to do well both critically and commercially. It became the second highest grossing film of the year and was thus declared a superhit, additionally it won two Filmfare Awards, given to both Bachchan and Khan for their respective roles.
 BAND BAAJA BAARAAT (2010)Band Baaja Baaraat, also known by the abbreviated form BBB is a 2010 Indian feature film that marks the directing debut of Maneesh Sharma and stars Anushka Sharma and newcomer Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. Produced and distributed by Yash Raj Films, the film is a romantic comedy set in the world of wedding planning. It was released worldwide on December 10, 2010. It is rated 6.5/10 on the Hindi film review aggregator website ReviewGang, indicating generally favorable reviews. The film was a critical and commercial success despite initial competition from Tees Maar Khan.
 PAHELI (2005)Paheli is a ghost movie, released in India on 24 June 2005, directed by Amol Palekar and produced by Gauri Khan, Sanjiv Chawla and Shahrukh Khan, who also plays the male lead. Paheli is based on the short story written by Vijayadan Detha and tells the story of a wife (Rani Mukerji) who is left by her husband (Shahrukh Khan) and visited by a ghost, disguised as her husband, who is in love with her and takes her husband’s place. Sunil Shetty, Juhi Chawla, Rajpal Yadav and Amitabh Bachchan have special appearances in the film. The story has been previously adapted into film, Duvidha (1973) by Mani Kaul.
 EK DUJE KELIYE (1981)Ek Duuje Ke Liye is a 1981 movie directed by K. Balachander, starring Kamal Haasan and Rati Agnihotri. It was a remake of the director’s own Telugu movie Maro Charithra. The film was labeled a “blockbuster” at the box office in 1981, earning a total of 10 crore (US$2.2 million) in receipts. One of the plus point was beautiful lyrics penned by Anand Bakshi and music by Laxmikant Pyarelal and the green locations with different moods of sea. Acting by all the characters was commendable.
 KAHO NAA… PYAAR HAI (2000)Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai is a 2000 film directed by Rakesh Roshan. The film marks the debut of his son Hrithik Roshan and also the debut of Ameesha Patel. Hrithik played a double role in the film, and became an overnight superstar in India. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai won many awards, including eight Filmfare Awards. It brought Rajesh Roshan the Filmfare best music director award again after 25 years. Rakesh Roshan collected his first ever Filmfare awards, which he got as a producer as well for being the director. Hrithik Roshan became the only actor to win the Filmfare award for best debut along with the Filmfare award for best actor for the same film
 JAB WE MET (2007)Jab We Met is a 2007 Hindi romantic comedy film directed and written by Imtiaz Ali. The film, produced by Dhillin Mehta under Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd, stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in their fourth film together. Actors Dara Singh, Pawan Malhotra and Saumya Tandon are featured in supporting roles. The film tells the story of a feisty Punjabi girl who is sent off track when she bumps into a depressed Mumbai businessman on an overnight sleeper to Delhi. While attempting to get him back on board when he alights at a station stop, both are left stranded in the middle of nowhere. Having walked out of his pressurised corporate business after being dumped by his girlfriend, the man has no destination in mind, until the girl forces him to accompany her back home and then on to elope with her secret boyfriend.