14th February, Valentine day celebration dates back to 496, in honor of Saint Valentine, a 3rd-century Roman saint associated with courtly love. The customs of Valentine Day upsurged in modern England and other European countries in the 19th century. Today the day is celebrated as Lover’s Day.
ZEE5 plans to Go Nostalgic by showcasing classical movies of the romantic genre of the 1950s to 1985s during Valentine Week to stir emotions of love in the audience. Different movies of different decades showcased romance through varied themes.
Dil Deke Dekho – starring Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh features love story in a different variant. It is a comical love affair wherein the lovers are competing with one another to woo the girl of their dreams. You have to watch the movie to know who won her heart at the end of the movie.
Mere Jeevan Saathi – starring Rajesh Khanna and Tanuja released in the early seventies showcased the different shades of romance and trio love which was quite new for that era. The love of the artist for an NRI doctor goes through a roller coaster ride, and he is finally unsuccessful in gaining his love back in his life.
Dream Girl – starring Dharmendra and Hema Malini went very popular in the late seventies. The hero of the movie has vowed to find a dream girl for his alliance and accidentally collides with Hema Malini. He is mesmerized by her spellbound beauty and their hide and seek game throughout the movie hooks the attention span of the audience.
Devdas – We all must have watched the one with Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit as the main leads. But what most of us don’t know is that movie was a remake of an old classic movie also named Devdas. The narrative of the movie revolves around Devdas who is head over heels in love with Paru. But his world turns upside down when her mom gets her married to the wealthy zamindar. This 1955 classic featuring Dilip Kumar and Suchitra Sen has paved the way for the other heart-break movies.
Ram Teri Ganga Maili – debut film of Rajiv Kapoor and Mandakini. The hero meets her accidentally and swayed by the fantasy of lust, they get into a physical relationship. It is the story of being deserted in love and how the immoral society takes advantage of her. The movie was appreciated for being way ahead of its time and till date makes for a good watch. You can watch the Ram Teri Ganga Maili full movie on ZEE5.
Do watch these romantic numbers to enjoy the stark of romance with your loved ones. It will revive the moments of love and romance in the hearts of beloved and will instill vivid belief in your love life. The feelings of the past will be invigorated. If you are a fan of the comic genre, Dil Deke Dekho, Dream Girl will be entertaining, and for emotional fools, Mere Jeevan Saathi and Devdas will stimulate your soul.
Movies plot and story are manifested from the reality and shades of intense love and songs makes it interesting for the viewers.
So this Valentine’s day try spending the time with your loved ones by watching some of the classic romantics from the list. Did I miss something? Let me know in the comment section.