One of the things Bollywood is well known for is its lavish and
flamboyant love stories with many loving songs, a villain, and a happy
ending. However, not all love stories have a happy ending. Grab a
box of tissues as we glance at some memorable love stories in recent
simply left us in tears!
Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers. Read at your own risk!
Even 12 years later, Sanjay
Leela Bansali's Devdas, starring Shah
Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Madhuri Dixit Nene, is still remembered
for its tragic end. Two eternal lovers (Paro and Devdas), signified by a diya,
are separated by their families.
Paro (Aishwariya Rai Bachchan) is married off elsewhere and Devdas (Shah
Rukh Khan) turns to alcohol to deal with the pain, eventually becoming
an alcoholic. Even the support of courtesan Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit
loves him impeccably, falls short as Devdas continues to drown himself
alcohol for losing Paro. The final frames of the movie show Devdas'
front of Paro's sasuraal as the diya goes out.
A modern day version of
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Ishaqzaade
explores the idea of inter-faith love and marriage. Due to political rivalry, the
families of Parma Chauhan (Arjun Kapoor) and Zoya Qureshi (Parineeti Chopra)
are not fond of each other. However, fate has something else in store when Parma
and Zoya fall deeply in love with each other. This does not go down well with the families,
as they believe it is against their respective religions and political views. They
jointly plot to kill their children. The movie ends with Parma and Zoya
deciding to kill themselves, instead of dying at the hands of their families, so that their love will win in the end.
Aashiqui 2 (2013)
Singing superstar Rahul
Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapur) spots Aarohi Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor) at a
and is mesmerized by her velvety voice. He decides to make her a singing
sensation and is successful in doing so. Along the way, Rahul and Aarohi
love with each other. However, Rahul is an alcohol
addict, though Aarohi does everything to help him quit. As Aarohi
becomes popular, society begins to mock her and Rahul's relationship and
he relapses into alcoholism.
Aarohi decides to quit her singing career to help Rahul overcome his
Rahul overhears this and commits suicide so that he does not hold Aarohi
back and she can continue with her career. This heart-wrenching saga
Aarohi continuing with her musical career for Rahul's sake. She signs
Aarohi Rahul Jaykar.
He loves her. She loves
someone else. Raanjhana is a classic story, where Kundan (Dhanush), a Hindu
Brahmin falls head over heels for a Muslim lass, Zoya Haider (Sonam Kapoor). However, Zoya loves Akram Zaidi (Abhay Deol),
a student activist whom she met while studying in Delhi. As the plot unfolds,
Kundan finds out that Akram Zaidi is actually Jasjeet Singh Shergill, a Sikh
and reveals this to Zoya's family. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Jasjeet
dies and Kundan's guilt gets the best of him. To redeem himself, he then decides to help Jasjeet's
cause and becomes a popular face in the crew. This does not sit well with Zoya
and she decides to seek revenge. While
Kundan speaks at a rally, a deadly blast occurs which ultimately leads to his
death. Zoya then comes to know that Kundan was aware of her ploy of hurting him and still went
to the rally, just for her.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela (2013)
In another adaption of
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela
Padukone), along with their families, are sworn arch-rivals. However,
cannot deny the physical attraction between them. The lust eventually
into love. Due to manipulative family politics, Ram and Leela are
forced to stand against one another and become the leaders of their
respective groups. The situation gets worse as both clans are looking to
finish each other. With hatred in their eyes and love in their hearts,
Ram and Leela
decide to end each other's lives not knowing that their families have
end the prolonged war. The movie ends with both families at Ram and
tragic love stories include Tere Naam, Rockstar, Fanaa and Lootera.
With the increasing number of tragic love stories in Tinsel Town,
it seems this genre is 'in' these days. Let us know
below which love story caught your eye and compelled you to shed a tear or two!
Writer: Gurprit K.
Editors: Shreya S. & Gunia M.
Graphics: Virina R.
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