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Mature Love Stories!

Comments  Comments [ 8 ]    By Gurprit K. | 16 September 2014 | 11:26pm

Change is the only constant in the world with time being the best agent of that change. Everything moves with time, thus giving birth to a process like evolution. BollyCurry is celebrating a part of that change. Maturity, a transition one goes through from birth to adulthood with gain of wisdom, responsibility and experiences. Presenting to the readers, we have a few Bollywood movies that made it to the list of mature love stories which have entertained us all these years.

Cheeni Kum

One of the most critically acclaimed movies at the time of its release in 2007, Cheeni Kum is a fine example of a love story never seen before. Boasting of a stellar cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal, Zohra Sehgal and Tabu, the movie revolves around a couple with an age gap, Buddhadev and Nina. Buddhadev, played by Bachchan, is a 64 year old man that is older than Nina's (Tabu) father, a fact which acts as an obstacle in their love story owing to societal norms regarding age differences between couples. As the movie progresses, Omprakash Verma, played by Rawal, finally sees the truth of life and their love accepting Buddhadev as his son-in-law.
Mere Baap Pehle Aap

A 2008 comedy, as the title Mere Baap Pehle Aap itself depicts, the love story is not of the hero and the heroine, but that of their elders. Gaurav [Akshay Khanna] and Sheekha [Genelia Dsouza] strive to reunite the former's widower father Janaradhan Rane [Paresh Rawal] and the latter's bachelorette dance teacher Anuradha [Shobana] who were once lovers, but forced to separate due to unfortunate circumstances. A point comes when Gaurav has to choose between the love of his life and his father's, and his choice of picking his father's happiness over his own is what gives the audiences food for thought.

One of the highest grosser of the year 2003, Baghban's central theme may have been the relationship between parents and their kids, but the story was built around the mature love story of the parents. Raj Malhotra [Amitabh Bachchan] and Pooja [Hema Malini] always fulfilled the wishes of their four sons at the cost of their own requirements. But when time comes for them to retire and they wish to spend time with their sons, the latter are unhappy by the decision and separate their parents in the process. The theme of the movie is incomplete without the strong bond of love that unites this couple even when as they step in their old age.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

The movie may have received mixed reviews from the audiences, but Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna was a game-changer in the year 2006. Dealing with a controversial issue like extramarital affair, the movie received negative publicity for supporting the same. Dev [Shah Rukh Khan] is stuck in an unhappy marriage with Rhea [Preity Zinta] and Maya [Rani Mukherjee] with Rishi [Abhishek Bachchan]. Against all odds, Dev and Maya fall for each other and end up together, breaking an auspicious tradition like marriage. Despite the bad reviews, the movie did fairly well proving the existence of a section of society who is ready to think over issues maturely.
Life in a Metro

Released in 2007, Life in a... Metro is a movie which set a milestone for the upcoming lot. The movie starred some of the finest actors of the industry like Irrfan Khan, Konkana Sen Sharma, Dharmendra, Nafisa Ali, Kay Kay Menon, Kangana Ranaut, Sharman Joshi, Shilpa Shetty and Shiney Ahuja. Despite consisting of an ensemble cast, the film did a phenomenal job developing an intricate web of love, lies and relationships between these various characters at different stages of their lives. The movie ended on a mixed note, where some love stories sail through while others are left with nothing but regret and suffering.
Bollywood has surely taken a big leap in the 100 years of its existence. The transition may have been for the better or the worse, but all in all, there is a sense of maturity now not only in the stories, but in the actors, the film-makers and the audiences as well. The messages and lessons that films try to get across have evolved as well with some going against norms and some pointing out the holes that need changes. Keep a look out on this space as we shall return with more interesting characteristics for you all in this month of September.
Writer: Pooja B.
Editors: Kalpana K.C., Komal P. and Gunia K.
Graphics: Shikha A. 

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Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan

Rani Mukerji Rani Mukerji

Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan

Hema Malini Hema Malini

Preity Zinta Preity Zinta

Abhishek Bachchan Abhishek Bachchan

Genelia Deshmukh Genelia Deshmukh

Kangana Ranaut Kangana Ranaut

Shilpa Shetty Shilpa Shetty

Paresh Rawal Paresh Rawal

Tabu Tabu

Akshaye Khanna Akshaye Khanna

Sharman Joshi Sharman Joshi

Konkona Sen Sharma Konkona Sen Sharma

Zohra Sehgal Zohra Sehgal

Irrfan Khan Irrfan Khan

Shiney Ahuja Shiney Ahuja

Year : 2003

Mere Baap Pehle AapMere Baap Pehle Aap
Year : 2008

Cheeni KumCheeni Kum
Year : 2007

Life In A... MetroLife In A... Metro
Year : 2007

Kabhi Alvida Naa KehnaKabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Year : 2006