Love comes in all forms, shapes and sizes. But Bollywood knows best to treat us with the tried and tested formulas. Rich guy, poor girl. Dabangg guy, seedhi saadhi girl, there is so many permutations and combinations that are used. But once in a while, a movie comes with an exceptionally refreshing love story. Something that touches the heart without actually tying itself to conventions. So, on Valentine's Day we are listing down my favourite unconventional love stories.
A love story of a deaf-mute man and an autistic woman. The story had many emotional moments and showed how love can overlook, what the world calls as abnormalities. Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra) and Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor) play the unlikely couple in the film.
Ki & Ka
This is the most unconventional love story that came out in 2016. Kia (Kareena Kapoor Khan) is a working woman, and is married to Kabir (Arjun Kapoor) who is a house husband. This probably the first time a love story was weaved around this concept.
Buddhadev Gupta (Amitabh Bachchan) is 64. Nina Verma (Tabu) is 34. And THEY fall in love. The age disparity is beautifully dealt with in the film. And not just love, there are subtle jibes at sex as well. The funniest part is Gupta convincing Nina's father, who is even older than him, to let the two get married.
The movie wasn’t a romantic story per se. But it did involve one tiny romantic track of unrequited love. Laurent, a French chef (Mehdi Nebbou) falls for Shashi (Sridevi) who is married with two kids. Both move on with their separate lives, and very happily, realising it was just a mere infatuation.
Alia Bhatt's character is not even named in the film, but she shares a very deep connect with Tommy (Shahid Kapoor). Both are running away from their lives, and most essentially from themselves. A chance meeting lands the two at one venue, and subtly, and softly, soemthing sparks between the two. The crux of the story is not this love story, but you just see the two characters have a good chemistry and you are instantly rooting for them to get together. Well, good thing that movie leaves their love story's ultimate up to your imagination.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
It happens so often that good friends fall for each other. And more often, only one of the two friends falls for the other. It shouldn’t cause any harm to their friendship, as there is a mature way to deal with it. Rahul Kapoor (Imran Khan) and Riana Braganza (Kareena Kapoor) get married under the influence of alcohol. Eventually, they become friends during the process of getting the marriage annulled. But Rahul falls for Rhea, and Rhea doesn’t feel the same. The story takes an unexpected turn with this revelation.
Mr and Mrs. Iyer
Meenakshi Iyer (Konkona Sen Sharma) and Raja Chowdhury (Rahul Bose) form a special bond amidst the chaos surrounding racial tension. Meenakshi, who is married and has a kid, and Raja belong to different castes and yet fall for each other, fully aware that they don’t have a future together.
Saajan (Irrfan Khan) and Ila (Nimrat Kaur) have never met each other, but find solace in each other’s words through a series of letters they exchange through a lunchbox. Their unspoken love story develops even when Ila turns out to be unhappily married and Saajan is a widower.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Love does come in all sizes. Prem Prakash (Ayushmann Khurrana) finally is able to look over his wife’s obesity and see more of her than just her size. The character of the wife was impressively played by Bhumi Pednekar.
So which one is your favourite? Did we miss any? Tell us in comments below
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