10 Most Magical Bollywood Romantic Movies From The 2000s


The 2000s were the golden era of Bollywood. That era was a defining factor of the Indian film Industry with its upbeat musical tendencies and some extra masala. Not only that but 2000s Bollywood is also known for giving the modern generations some high expectations of love. This was the decade of innocent love stories with the cutest tropes that we, as gen-z, can only dream of. Let’s take a look back at the 10 best Bollywood romantic movies that will make you feel like you were born in the wrong generation!

1. Kaho Na …Pyaar Hai (2000)

Hrithik Roshan won everyone’s hearts in his debut movie, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai opposite Ameesha Patel. While some may say it was only because of Hrithik Roshan’s charming looks, perfect physique and hot dance moves that the movie was a success but that was not the case. The onscreen chemistry between both main leads was also a hit along with the songs of the movie that have proven to be evergreen. The new millennium started with a banger all thanks to Hrithik Roshan, Ameesha Patela and director Rakesh Roshan.

2. Mohabbatein (2000)

Directed by Aditya Chopra, Mohabbatein was a hit among Indians everywhere. The movie stars Shah Rukh Khan (the King Of Romance), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan in the main roles. It follows the story of an apathetic principal who finds himself in a dilemma when the music teacher from his school falls in love. The movie is an interesting watch and has the most beautiful visuals which will have you trapped.

3. Rehna Hai …Tere Dil Mein (2001)

Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mai marked the debut of the beautiful Miss Asia Pacific International, Dia Mirza alongside R. Madhavan and Saif Ali Khan. The movie is a cute love story that revolves around how a young boy tries his best to get with the girl he loves and in the end succeeds. It is considered to be one of the best Bollywood romantic movies from the 2000s

4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

K3G does not need any introduction. It is a household classic and is the BEST Bollywood romantic movie from the 2000s. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s onscreen chemistry is simply amazing but the movie is not just known for its romantic element. It is also known for the sanskaar and family values shared in the movie. In all, the movie is a complete family entertainer that you will want to watch again and again.

5. Saathiya (2002)

Saathiya starring R. Madhavan and Rani Mukherjee as the couple is the Hindi remake of the Tamil movie Alaipayuthey. The movie follows our favourite trope of a rich man falling in love with a poor middle-class girl. Despite objections from their families, both of them get married but this marriage acts as a test of life for the two. The songs of the movie are mesmerizing and they will take you to another dimension!

(This is your sign to listen to Hum Dum while riding your bike in the streets of Bombay)


6. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Starring the magical trio, Saif Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta, Kal Ho Naa Ho is a poignant love story directed by Nikkhil Advani. Dharma productions’ Nainas are a rather interesting lot of girls and the Naina in this movie is no different. Shah Rukh Khan’s role as the ever-helpful neighbour just makes you fall in love with him more and more. It is one of the most popular Bollywood romantic movies from the 2000s that you shouldn’t miss.

7. Veer-Zaara (2004)

At this point, I am convinced that Shah Rukh Khan looks good with everyone onscreen and if the previous movie wasn’t enough proof, we also have Veer-Zaara. The movie portrays beautifully how love transcends boundaries when a Pakistani girl falls for an Indian pilot. It is the perfect depiction of eternal love and tells us how true love rarely fades away. The movie is truly a masterpiece!

8. Hum Tum (2004)

the movie is probably the cutest movie Bollywood has made. The development of our favourite trope enemies-to-lovers is shown in a commendable way in the movie. The movie featuring Rani Mukherjee and Saif Ali Khan sends out the message that if it’s meant to be, it is meant to be! Not the forget the cute Hum Tum cartoons. I am sure every 2000s kid had them on their birthday cake once in their life!

9. Jab We Met (2007)

Not adding this movie to the best Bollywood Romantic movies from the 2000s list would have been a sin! Jab We Met has single-handedly raised the standards for love. Geet, with her bubbly nature, sure has become the dream character of every girl! And Aditya with his innocent and charming smile had our hearts. The contrast between both characters in the movie and how their love develops through a series of ups and downs is wonderfully portrayed! The movie’s re-release on the 14th of February is an accurate indicator of how much of a cultural impact the movie had on its audience.

10. Om Shanti Om (2007)

Last but not the least, we have Om Shanti Om. Directed by Farah Khan, this movie is again a household classic. It is the debut film of India’s pride, Deepika Padukone and also stars Shah Rukh Khan and Arjun Rampal. The dialogue in the movie is beautifully written and the songs too are dreamy and perfect. Although the movie also comes under the thriller and suspense genre, the onscreen chemistry between the two main leads is undeniably irresistible.

This was our list of the cutest Bollywood romantic movies from the 2000s that you can watch to reminisce about the golden era of Bollywood.  These movies are some evergreen classics that one can keep going back to no matter how many times they have watched them. They carry an unparalleled sense of charm and enigma that Bollywood only rarely seems to be able to replicate now.

Also read: 15 Best Bollywood Comedy Movies From The 2000s

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