In An Era Where Marriage Is No More A Serious Commitment, These Bollywood Movies Are Celebrating The Very Essence Of It
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
– Martin Luther
Marriage is a unique, beautiful relationship in a person’s life. It is a life-long promise to the significant other to be there, not just for today but forever. Once married, all the energy goes into making this commitment work.
Considering movies centered around matrimony, here is a list of films that celebrate the joys and struggles of the “ever after” following the wedding day. Check out these movies with your partner and reminisce about the highlights of your own nuptial journey together.
#1. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
The movie begins with Nandini (Aishwarya Rai) a beautiful and rebellious daughter of a well-known classical singer. Her father invites Sameer (Salman Khan) to their home from Italy in order to train him in music. With due course of time, Nandini and Sameer fall in love. Nandini’s father discovers their love affair and forbids Sameer from ever seeing Nandini again. Sameer returns back and Nandini is married to Vanraj (Ajay Devgn). When Vanraj comes to know about Nandini’s past, he decides to unite the two lovers. He takes Nandini to Italy in search for Sameer. During their stay in Italy, some mishappenings take place and Nandini gets shot, leaving her in a critical state. Nandini is moved by Vanraj’s affection towards her and starts developing feelings for him. Through her husband’s unconditional love, Nandini understands the true meaning of marriage. On meeting Sameer at his concert, Nandini confronts him about her feelings for Vanraj. Realizing that Vanraj is her true love, she goes back to him. The movie beautifully portrays that marriage is the strongest bond in this universe and is a must watch.
Saathiya is a realistic romantic drama about two impulsive lovers who get married against their families. Aditya (Vivek Oberoi) sees Suhani (Rani Mukherjee) in a wedding and falls head over heels for her. Suhani keeps turning down Aditya’s proposal but finally accepts his love. They elope and get married keeping it a secret. The truth finally comes out and the lovebirds start their marital journey together. Financial insecurities and ego clashes begin to drive a wedge between them. Routine sets in, problems crop up and the love disappears. Suhani meets with a car accident and falls into a coma. In these hours of separation and the fear of losing Suhani, Aditya realizes the importance she holds in his life. Suhani regains consciousness and the movie ends with the lovebirds embracing each other depicting their deep love. A.R. Rahman’s music and Gulzar Saab's lyrics make Saathiya a must see film for all couples.
Sooraj Barjatya’s Vivah follows the tradition of Rajshri Films in providing unadulterated cinema. Set amidst the background of Indian arranged marriages, Prem (Shahid Kapoor) agrees to meet Poonam (Amrita Rao) as per his father’s wish and goes on finding his soul mate in her. Prem and Poonam get engaged and their wedding is scheduled to take place after six months. The plot then shifts to Madhupur where both the families decide to stay together so that the soon to be married couple can get to know each other. Prem and Poonam have the most magical and romantic moments of their life and they deeply fall in love with one another. Everything goes fine when a tragedy strikes just before the wedding. Fire breaks out in Poonam’s house leaving her heavily burnt. Poonam backs out of marrying Prem as she thinks that it would spoil his life. Despite her injury, Prem expresses his love for his fiancée and accepts her as his wife. The film ends showing the wedding ceremony of the lovers.
#4. Namastey London
Starring Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles, this movie is simply a treat to watch. The film opens showing Jasmeet (Katrina Kaif) known as Jazz among her friends enjoying a hippie kinda lifestyle in London. She is the typical spoilt girl who has a deep hatred for all Indians. Jasmeet is dating her boss, all to the dismay of her parents. Jazz father (Rishi Kapoor) takes her to Punjab, India where she is emotionally manipulated to marry Arjun (Akshay Kumar). For Arjun the marriage means everything and he is madly in love with his wife. Returning back to London, Jazz reveals that the marriage holds no importance for her and she will be marrying her boss Charlie. Arjun is shattered but decides to stay back in order to win over his love. Jazz is subjected to racial abuse and discrimination by Charlie’s friends and relatives. During this period she comes close to Arjun and starts falling for him. Finally, the wedding day arrives and Jazz is all set to marry Charlie. She walks down the church holding the hands of Arjun who is her Best Man. When the time comes for taking the vows, Arjun speaks his heart out to Charlie asking him to love and take care of Jazz and starts walking away. A string of scenes start revolving in front of Jazz and she realizes that Arjun is her true love. The film ends on a happy note where Jazz is seen riding the bike of Arjun. The movie surely is a true epitome of love.