Aside from unrealistic aspirations as to how easy it is to dance atop moving trains, Bollywood has also given the world some unforgettable romantic movies. Whether it’s sweeping tales of star-crossed lovers or a deeper study of relationship dynamics, there’s something for everyone when it comes to Bollywood romances and they make for the perfect pick for a movie date night in. But how do you pick which one to watch? Why not look to the stars for inspiration?
Here are the Bollywood romantic movies you can watch (or rewatch) next, based on your zodiac signs…
Aries: Hum Tum (2004)
Karan and Rhea’s headstrong and unapologetic nature leads them to clash whenever fate throws them together over the years. But it is through these clashes that they build a foundation for a deep friendship that evolves into love. Sounds familiar, Aries?
Taurus: Khoobsurat (2014)
As appreciators of all things opulent and old-school, you would agree with us when we say that there’s nothing as romantic as a good old fairy tale, Taurus. Mili and Vikram’s love story is straight out of the pages of a classic fairy tale, with castles, forbidding parental figures, and a dashing prince who would make you swoon.
Gemini: 2 States (2014)
Krish and Ananya had to learn to adapt to new culture and customs to appease each other’s parents. Just like how these two had to be resilient in the face of opposition from their families to their marriage, you know how handy your core traits of being resourceful and adaptive to new situations can be when needed.
Cancer: Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008)
Like any true blue Cancerian, Aditi is passionate, moody, and spontaneous. Her fiery nature is matched with Jai’s more even temperament. This is why you would love this story of two close friends slowly realising that what they’ve been looking for has been there in front of them all along, because it’s, frankly, aspirational.
Leo: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
While you love your fair share of drama, you are extremely big-hearted and loyal to a fault. Karan Johar’s debut directorial venture had everything you hold near and dear. Long-term friendships? Check. Grand gestures? Does stopping a wedding to confess your love count? That’s obviously a rhetorical question.
Virgo: Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
As much as you would like people to think that you’re tough and independent on the outside, you’re just a big softie on the inside who is looking for love like the rest of the world, just like Naina Catherine Kapur (with a ‘u’ and not a double ‘o’, please and thank you). Thankfully, she had an Aman sweep into her life to remind her to laugh, have fun every once in a while, and to give love a chance.
Libra: Veer-Zaara (2004)
Your affinity towards soaring romances that transcend boundaries will be met on all counts with this underrated romantic classic. The story of Veer and Zaara, the star-crossed lovers divided by man-made borders will appeal to your (not-so-secret) romantic side and leave you with a heart full of love and tears.
Scorpio: Jab We Met (2007)
Geet and Aditya’s love story is also about them being the better half of each other without them realising it. Meeting at two different turning points in their lives, the two realise the other is exactly what they need. Their passionate and brave nature will make you feel right at home, Scorpio.
Sagittarius: Manmarziyaan (2018)
Your innate spontaneity and spirit of adventure can lead you to take rash decisions that have a big impact on your life and that of the people who love you. This is something Rumi learns the hard way when she finds herself conflicted between two men, Vicky and Robbie, after she becomes romantically involved with both of them.
Capricorn: Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)
Shruti Kakkar and Bittu Sharma might be polar opposites on paper but what unites them is their passionate nature and hardworking attitude, something that you would value, Capricorn. The two go through various ups and downs as they try to navigate the growing romantic feelings between them, resulting in angst, tears, and heartwarming love confessions.
Aquarius: Break Ke Baad (2010)
Your inherently self-reliant and (slightly) emotionally-underdeveloped nature will help you understand where Aaliya is coming from when she chooses to opt for a promising career opportunity on another continent over confronting her commitment issues with her long-term boyfriend Abhay. If you want to know how she sorts out her messy and complicated feelings, you’ll just have to watch the movie yourself.
Pisces: Aisha (2014)
You might be the most compassionate and caring one out of your friend group, but your characteristic Piscean lack of foresight has gotten you into spots of trouble in the past, right? This is the story of Aisha’s life where all her well-intentioned schemes of matchmaking with her friends end up causing tears and drama.