Posted Thu, September 27, 2012 8:30am IST

As the king of romance turns 80 today, we take a look at favourite Yash Chopra movies that have left us awestruck over the years

Born on September 27, 1932, Yash Chopra turns 80 today. His birthday is a big deal for Shahrukh Khan, who shares a close and loving relationship with the man he has described as his mentor. And hence Mr Khan has asked Mr Chopra to somehow spare two hours and make his presence felt at the Yash Raj Films studio. Although no one is clearly aware of what’s brewing in SRK’s head and how he’s planning to surprise his beloved father-figure, we hear it’s going to be a private affair with only a handful of close friends and family members attending the gala occasion. And even though we aren’t exactly invited for the party, that doesn’t really discourage us from doing our bit and paying tribute to the veteran filmmaker.

So here’s why we think that Yash Chopra’s movies are made for posterity…