Let’s turn the dials of time and go back to the days without dating apps, social media and other high-tech stuff. Where love happened and existed without any ulterior motives. Love happened in bits and pieces and people wanted to spend the best of their times with each other. Possibly, also stay with them and marry each other. In recent times, Sanam Teri Kasam movie is one such example that showcases all those sentiments. But that is not the only example.
So, let’s take a look at a few movies that show us the old-school love we are missing out in today’s time.
- Sanam Teri Kasam – In the movie, Harshvardhan Rane loves Mawra Hocane, yet tried to find a suitable groom for her. As per her father’s wish, the groom needs to be an IIT, IIM graduate. But, just look how Harshvardhan eyes look at Mawra, filled with love. There is one song in the movie, Tera Chehra. The essence of the song basically says that everything gets better and all my restlessness goes away when I see your face. C’mon how can you not fall in love with this idea?
- Lootera – Set in the 1950s, the movie is a love story of a young archaeologist and the daughter of a Bengali zamindar. However, when secrets tumble, the relationship takes a step back and they do not meet each other until years later. An epic tale of romance partly inspired by O’ Henry’s short story The Last Leaf, the movie is a nostalgic look at romance in all its purity. The efforts that Varun (Ranveer) puts in to keep Pakhi (Sonakshi) alive is touching to watch. The song Zinda Hoon Yaar playing during this scene is just perfection. as seen in Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh fall in love with each other.
- Dum Laga Ke Haisha – This is another movie which gives us the vibe of true, motivational and supporting love. Love has no boundaries and certainly does not look at the size or weight or age of the person. The movie shows how the journey of a couple falling in love after an arranged marriage. In love marriages, we already know and love the person for who they are. However, in an arranged marriage, time and patience is key to understanding and eventually loving our better half. How two individuals look beyond their differences and fall for each other, with sweet 90s inspired music, is what Dum Laga Ke Haisha is all about.
- Veer Zaara – This classic is all many can think of when talking about love. The way Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta fall in love and stay committed to each other, come what may, is just commendable. Whether they were young or when they grew old, the love and affection for each other never lessen for both Veer and Zaara. Breaking the shackles of borders, their love conquered hearts, on and off screen.
In times of this hook-up culture, our heart somewhere still aches for love. Where holding hands, cuddling and going on long walks is a memory to cherish always, where merely the name of the person is enough to give you goose bumps and make you blush. More importantly, where love is about keeping understanding and trust stands first in line. Loyalty is as important as breathing. While we search for love, some movies do a great job to make us believe that old-school romance is still very much alive.