Contemporary Romance Movies
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Action, comedy, romance, real life lessons, and outstanding music come together in this classic Bollywood love story for a riotous romp from England, through Europe, and off to India. Join Raj (Shah Rukh Khan), the son of an eccentric, self-made millionaire living in England, and Simran (Kajol), daughter of a hardworking, middle-class businessman who prides himself on having kept his Indian culture alive despite raising his family in a faraway western country, as they fall in love and struggle to overcome the obstacles that threaten their happiness.
As one of Bollywood’s classic romances, fans of Indian cinema are likely familiar with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, commonly abbreviated as DDLJ. To those who are new to the genre, this film is an excellent…
Coming to America
“My son works!?” This line, delivered in the outraged, booming voice of Mufasa—that is to say, James Earl Jones—is a personal favorite from this hilarious film. A wild, riotous comedic romance that starts in the fictional African Kingdom of Zamunda, Coming to America is all about one Crown Prince (Akeem Joffer, as played by Eddie Murphy) and his quest to find true love. Along the way, he is accompanied by his trusted friend and assistant, Semmi (Arsenio Hall).
Raised in the isolation and splendor of his family’s castle estate, Akeem is an aristocrat who wants for nothing. Educated, athletic, and fabulously wealthy, the only thing Akeem lacks is a suitable bride. Not to worry though, his father, King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), has made all the arrangements to provide…
Indian cinema produced a number of wonderful films in the early to mid-2000s, and this is one of them. Released in 2004, Veer-Zaara tells the love story of one Veer Pratap Singh (Shah Rukh Khan), a pilot in the Indian Air Force, and Zaara Hayat Khan (Preity Zinta), the daughter of a respected Pakistani politician with some serious goals for the future of his career.
Directed by Yash Chopra with a screenplay by his son, Aditya Chopra, Veer-Zaara is widely considered one of Yash Chopra’s finest films and marked his return to directing after a seven year hiatus. Combining a melodious soundtrack drawn from the work of the late Madan Mohan with vocals by Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan and others, stunning scenery, smooth scene transitions, and excellent pacing, viewers will…