DDLJ is Bollywood's fav mushy movie
Which is the most romantic film of all times? For most Bollywood, it's DDLJ closely followed by Maine Pyar Kiya.india Updated: Feb 16, 2007 15:32 IST
While actors Priyanka Chopra, Urmila Matondkar, Amrita Rao and Arshad Warsi list Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) as their favourite romantic flick, Dino Morea chooses the Hollywood classic Casablanca.
"DDLJ tops the list of my favourite romantic films, followed closely by Maine Pyar Kiya, Casablanca and Love Story (the Ryan O' Neal-Ali MacGraw starrer)," Priyanka told IANS.
Dino lists Casablanca and Gone With The Wind. "I like both equally. Not much of a choice between the two. They both exude an old-world romance superbly. The acting is uniformly charming, " says the actor.
About Notting Hill, he said: "Love the idea of a fan falling in love with a star. Wish it happened with me."
Irffan Khan listed "Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar for its supreme storytelling, the Russian film Cranes Are Flying for its treatment, Kadal in Tamil for its songs, casting and direction, Autograph in Tamil for its narrative simplicity".
He added: "In Hindi, my favourite romantic films are Amar Prem and Kati Patang for the oh-so-charming Rajesh Khanna, Pakeezah for its songs and Meena Kumari, Devdas for Dilip Kumar, Guide for its excellent song picturisations and performances and Maqbool for subjective reasons."
Urmila likes Gone With The Wind for its passion, drama, pain and triumph, DDLJ for its innocence and the sheer magic of falling in love.
Amrita Rao, too, puts DDLJ on top "for that whole concept of destined soul mates". She said: "Shah Rukh Khan coming over to India to win over Kajol when she was getting married was so cute and their onscreen chemistry rocked!"
Amrita also liked Rangeela because she found roadside romeo Munna's love for the wannabe star Mili enchanting. "Also Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam because it said sometimes we fall in love but the screenplay of destiny has some other plans. Finally, Ishq Vishq... for personal reasons."
She added: "The film Maine Pyar Kiya is one of the most romantic films I've ever seen. The whole idea of Suman (Bhagyashree) coming to live in Prem (Salman)'s house was so touching, innocent and pure."
Sammir Dattani lists Titanic. "I sang the theme song My heart Will Go On to my first girlfriend over and over again, also Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam as Sanjay Bhansali is my most favourite director and this films tells you love isn't about self-fulfilment but sacrifice; and DDLJ because I can watch Shah Rukh-Kajol's chemistry forever."
However, filmmaker Sanjay Gupta said: "Girl meets boy and overcomes hurdles never appealed to me. I think the true test of love begins post-marriage or post your 30s. My choice of romantic films isn't your typical love stories. But to me they're all about love...Pyaasa, Guide, Tere Mere Sapne, Abhimaan, Arth and, of course, my all-time favourite Aandhi."
Amrita Arora said her favourite mush movies was "Maine Pyar Kiya and only Maine Pyar Kiya. Saw it 18-20 times. Still cry whenever I watch it".
Arshad said: "My favourite romantic film is DDLJ. It was fun but not frivolous. I loved the relationship between Shah Rukh and Kajol. I felt their emotions touch me and I wanted them to be together."
First Published: Feb 14, 2007 23:30 IST