Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bollywood's Most Romantic Moments

Life In A Metro: The bit when Konkona chases the ghodi that Irfan is riding, just as he is about to get married. She goes up to him while he is still riding his mare, and tells him that she loves him. The response she gets is probably the most hilarious response I've ever seen to this sort of a statement in any movie. He tells her that she should have told him before, because they already had the petticoat and blouse stitched in the other girl's size! I find this sequence very amusing and very, very sweet, although in a strange sort of way.

Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Kunal Kapoor goes to visit Konkona and her sister Rani. He cooks pasta for everyone, and tells Rani that he is a "sunder aur susheel" guy, and can also cook great pasta. And then, out of the blue, he says that he's going to Paris, and he was thinking that he should go to Paris with Konkona after marrying her. She points out that he never even asked her! So he promptly gets down on one knee, sticks a fork into a little bit of broccoli, and holds it up to her and asks her to marry him! We've seen any number of movies where the guy gets down on one knee with a red rose or a diamond ring in his hand. But broccoli on a fork! Just awesome. I think I would prefer that kind of unique idea over a diamond ring any day.

Rang De Basanti: When Madhavan takes Soha and the gang to the ruined monument that he used to visit as a kid, to watch planes fly by, and, over there, holds out a ring to her, and says something to the effect, "If you have a little bit of time, will you be kind enough to spend the rest of your life with me?" It's a very simple, very normal proposal, save for the fact that he chose a ruin over a fancy restaurant or something of that sort. A ruin which held a special meaning for him. That's what makes it so memorable.


Prats said...

I agree all these are great..
From Metro, I loved the scene where Irfan tells Konkana about taking chances..Awesome scene...

By the way you forgot the one from HumTum....Just before the title song and Saif is Drunk!

My ID not me said...

Good scenes all of these, Reminds me of "Pyar ke side effects" where Rahul Bose is shipped in the wooden box as Gift by Ms Dracula and there is a Kid - Bhoot Bhoot

However in the side search bar there was this page http://www.redhotcurry.com/entertainment/films/bollywood/romantic_bollywood_movies.htm that says:
1. Awara (1951)
2. Andaz (1949)
3. Aradhana (1969)
4. Baghban (2003)
5. Bobby (1973)
6. Bombay (1949)
7. Devdas (1956)
8. Dil (1990)
9. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
10. Fire (1996)
11. Kal Ho Na Ho (2003)
12. Kashmir Ki Kali (1964)
13. Kuch Na Kaho (2003)
14. Mughal-e-Azam (1960)
15. Naseeb (1981)
16. Pakeezah (1971)
17. Pinjar (2003)
18. Sholay (1975)
19. Tere Ghar ke Saamne (1963)
20. Zubeidaa (2000)

Bhavya said...

Oh yes, I also love that part when Irfan tells Konkana to "take the car out of the driveway." Totally brilliant. But somehow I don't remember Hum Tum that well. Seems I need to watch that one again.

My ID Not Me:
I was also kinda thinking of Pyaar ke Side Effects when writing this. I really like the part when Rahul and Mallika are eloping and she tells him, "Tum ek ladki bhi theek se nahin bhagaa sakte!"

Prats said...

@Bhavya: Oh you must, I find it as one of the most romantic movies of our times... Actually if you would like to read the transcript of one of the scene from Hum Tum, you can find it here-

and also I loved the scene from Notting hill.. From the Hollywood..

Bhavya said...


Oh I have some favourite scenes from Notting Hill too... I'll do a separate post on Hollywood movies soon