Top 10 sad romantic movies Bollywood you must watch

A stupid thing called love. While our Bollywood romances usually always involved dancing around the trees, followed the typical ‘boy meets girl’ format, finally films and scripts changed for the better and we were bestowed with some of these gems, that spoke to us. Feelings that we could not define or describe, found their way into these films and characters. Here’s a list of best sad romantic movies Bollywood, that were perfectly relatable to our generation.

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

This is one of sad Bollywood movies that make you cry. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Rajkumar Hirani (in his directorial debut) and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and it is inspired by film Patch_Adams .The story involves protagonist Munna Bhai (Sanjay Dutt), a goon, going to medical school. He is helped by his sidekick, Circuit.

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It went on to win the 2004 National Film Award for Best Popular Film, and several Filmfare awards, including the Critics Award for Best Movie and Best Screenplay. At the box office, it achieved a silver jubilee status (25-week run) being one of only eight films to have achieved this status since the year 2000. In its 26th week of release, the film could still be found playing on 257 screens throughout India.

Akaash Vani

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Akaash Vani is a 2013 Hindi romantic drama film directed by Luv Ranjan, and produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak under the banner of Wide Frame Pictures.

Duniya kya Kahegi’ has put an end to several relationships and so has parental pressure. Why we can relate with this film and its characters, Aakash and Vani, is because of this. Both were happy with each other but couldn’t continue their relationship after finishing college. Why? Because Vani’s parents force her to marry the guy they think is good for her.

Chak De! India

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Chak De! India (transl. Let’s Go! India) is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language sports film directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Aditya Chopra. It tells a fictional story about the Indian women’s national field hockey team, which was inspired by the team’s win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and explores themes such as feminism and sexism, the legacy of the partition of India, racial and religious bigotry, and ethnic and regional prejudice.

Chak De! India won a number of awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.


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Lootera is a 2013 Indian historical romance film directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and partly based on author O. Henry’s 1907 short story The Last Leaf. Set in the era of the 1950s, against the backdrop of the Zamindari Abolition Act by the newly independent India, it tells the story of a young conman posing as an archaeologist and the daughter of a Bengali zamindar.

Lootera released to worldwide critical acclaim on 5 July 2013 and was counted as one of the best movies of the year 2013.

Jab We Met

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Jab We Met (English: When We Met) is a 2007 Indian romantic comedy film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali. This is outstanding movie in the list of sad romantic movies Bollywood. The film, produced by Dhillin Mehta under Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd, stars Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.

Probably one of Imtiaz Ali’s best movie. Jab We Met taught us to love, laugh and live.Who wouldn’t relate with Geet, a feisty Punjabi girl who helped a heartbroken-depressed businessman, Aditya, get through his breakup. Not only did she become a crying shoulder for Aditya but also shared a special space in his heart post his recovery. Her character is someone we all need in our lives.

Socha Na Tha

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From the love guru of Indian cinema, came another beautiful take on romance, Socha Na Tha. Imtiaz Ali’s debut film still remains one of our favourite romantic films, despite receiving a lukewarm response at the box office. Two people who are arranged to marry each other, refuse to do so but end up falling in love with one another eventually. No love at first sight, no over-the-top scenes, this film was as real as it gets.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha

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Dum Laga Ke Haisha, released internationally as My Big Fat Bride, is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Sharat Katariya. This film taught us how two people, forced into an arranged marriage, can also fall in love. Ayushmann Khurrana’s character, Prem Prakash Tiwari, marries an educated overweight girl Sandhya under parental pressure but never accepts her as his wife. They file a divorce case. But later, start understanding each other when court orders them to stick around for six months.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha was released on 27 February 2015 to good critical reception. The film’s final worldwide gross was about US$10 million.


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Rockstar is a 2011 Indian Hindi-language musical romantic drama film directed by Imtiaz Ali, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri with music composed by A. R. Rahman.

If you love someone with true intentions then they often become your strength. You smile when they are around, you feel safe in their arms and everyday seems like a dream. Heer’s sudden recovery from her illness on seeing Jordan was a sign of pure love. It’s a sequence in the film which some of us can relate with. She stands on her feet again, her blood counts improves drastically. I mean, miracles do happen when you’re around someone you truly love. Have you ever felt it?


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One of the best heartbreaking Bollywood movies that you must watch. Cocktail is a 2012 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Homi Adajania and produced by Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan. Gautam, Meera and Veronica’s love triangle is something we all can relate with because let’s be honest. There must have been times when the person you love, loves someone else. Veronica, who loves Gautam, is left heartbroken after she finds out that he shares that feeling with Meera. She gets drunk and explains him how badly she needs him back. But nothing works. We have all probably been through the same emotional phase that Veronica dealt with. Made on a budget of ₹65 crore (US$9.1 million), Cocktail emerged as a commercial success, grossing ₹125.70 crore (US$18 million) worldwide.

The Sky Is Pink

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Last year’s blockbuster, TSIP is sad. VERY SAD. The Sky Is Pink is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Shonali Bose. Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar make a gorgeous onscreen pair and even better parents to the 18-year-old Aisha who’s dying of a terminal illness. What makes this movie even more heartbreaking is the fact that it’s based on true events and the thought of a real family going through it all.

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