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Whether you don't believe in 'all the fuss' or feel like going all-romantic-with-roses-and-champagne, these romantic movies for Valentine's Day can't hurt, we say!
Whether you don’t believe in ‘all the fuss’ or feel like going all-romantic-with-roses-and-champagne, these romantic movies for Valentine’s Day can’t hurt, we say!
It’s raining cats and dogs in Delhi as I write this – just the perfect set-up to cosy up with your valentine and a hot cuppa coffee! But then it’s a Thursday too and people have work to do…sigh!
That’s however no reason to not celebrate love! So whether you are the non-believer ‘Valentines-day-is-just-another-commercial-gimmick’ type or ‘Its-for-teenagers’ type or the ‘Whats-all-this-hullabaloo-about-everyday-is-a-day-to-celebrate-love’ types or just someone like me and my husband who are too unromantic to plan candle light dinners or buy red roses….there is no harm in squeezing out just a little bit of time for your partner today. Maybe have breakfast together or bring out that bottle of wine over dinner at home tonight, or just may be come home a little early from work or plan a late start for tomorrow….
So, for all those not going out for a fancy date tonight (I hear you!) and for all those who are single today (lucky, lucky you) Here’s my list of favourite romantic movies to binge watch tonight! Go bring out that popcorn and some death by chocolate and let the movies begin!
No, not the movie but the series, starring Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet. That Pride & Prejudice is the great grand daddy of most romantic film plots ever made is no secret. I must admit that I might have also had a major crush on the handsome, aloof, arrogant and yet charming Darcy (yeah, I can be crazy like that). I liked the series better than the Keira Knightly movie, much more in fact. Colin Firth is to die for….so this is a must watch. I think this is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime both, so go!
Why a movie which starts with the hero’s funeral you ask…because it just reaffirms your faith in love, that ‘everlasting’ type. Holly and Gerry are every couple, they are deeply in love and yet they fight, argue, bang doors….and so their love story is something you relate to so well. This is a movie which, despite being built on a heart-breaking premise of losing a loved one, fills you with love, possibilities and hope. It is one of the most heart-warming love stories I have ever seen. This will definitely make you value your partner more, in fact it will make you value yourself more.
Okay, okay I get it, a tear jerker again…but then, what do I do…that’s what a great love story does to you. While yes, The Notebook is cliched and has all the usual trappings of a love story, yet it truly tugs at your heartstrings. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are superb in the movie as Noah and Allie. So, if you are looking for loads of mush, tears and the proverbial janam-janam-ka-pyar (love-over-many-lifetimes), get your hands on that tissue box!
Because Mathew McConaughey and because its fun, beautiful, she doesn’t eventually lose the guy and…Mathew McConaughey of course!
I mean really, you didn’t see this coming? Are you kidding me, this has to be the baap of all romances… I mean from ek ladka aur ladki dost nahin ban sakte to matar chheelna to kabooters delivering love letters to weird dance steps to shirtless Salman Khan…this movie has earned its place here. So, go watch it for the umpteenth time!
Love Actually – An all time favourite. What’s not to love about this movie?
Bandini – A classic movie, with Nutan’s terrific performance, a love story with so many shades…and S D Burman’s soulful music
Amar Prem – A moving story and some great performances.
Mughal-e-Azam – Regal, magnificent, and a larger than life love story… Madhubala is a vision to behold in every frame she appears. And of course the movie has every rebel lover’s anthem, “Jab pyar kiya to darna kya”
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Mostly Normal is a book of innocence, longing, filial love, angst and acceptance, encapsulating a gamut of human emotions within its lightweight edifice. The book touches the human heart and will stay with you.
Some books enthral you till the last page, and then there are those that you stop reading after turning a few pages. Some books are a one-time read, while you carry some books with you long after you have read them. Then, once in a while, a book hits you so close to home that you find it difficult to slot into any category.
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He is seen actively participating in his granddaughter’s activities, from morning and evening walks to attending her parent-teachers meeting, sending her for extracurricular activities to even planning her birthday party. He is admired by all. He is appreciated for making himself useful in his old age. People rave that the doting grandfather is doing his duty towards his children and grandchildren. The much-admired grandfather is also a widower, having lost his wife years ago to chronic disease. It’s also to be noted that both his son and daughter-in-law are working parents.
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