When it comes to romantic films, no one can show it beautifully on the screens like late Yash Chopra did. He knew how to bring the best of love from his actors. The music of his films is also very mesmerizing. Today, it is his 84th birth anniversary but Bollywood and fans will never forget a legendary director like him. Chopra’s films have always been an epitome of romance. With every new film, we got to see different forms of love; through his visions.
With his movies, he showed us how love is a beautiful feeling as well as a crazy obsession. Today, in his memory have a look at different forms of love Yashji showed in his films:
Love is COMPLICATED – Silsila
The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, and Rekha in the leading roles. It tells us how complicated love and relationships are. It depicts the story of love, sacrifice, and infidelity. But in the end, things fall into the right place, and true lovers unite. The film ends with a beautiful message in the end, ‘Love is faith and faith is forever’.
Love is OBSESSION – Daar
The film stars Shah Rukh Khan (Rahul), Juhi Chawla (Kiran), and Sunny Deol (Sunil). Rahul is in love with Kiran, who is unaware of his feelings. When she marries Sunil, Rahul’s unrequited love turns into obsession. He leaves no opportunity to win Kiran, even if he has to commit a murder for the same. Well, even today, fans do not address Rahul as a criminal, but as a crazy, psycho lover. That’s the beauty of Yashji’s direction; he’s been so considerate even of a psychopathic lover’s feelings.
True love sees no BOUNDARIES – Veer-Zaara
It is an eternal love story of Veer (played by Shah Rukh Khan) and Zaara (played by Preity Zinta). Veer belongs to India, whereas Zaara is a Pakistani. Veer is imprisoned for years and they turn old, but one thing that remains forever is their love. When they reunite, one cannot hold on to their tears. Talking about the music, the songs from the films are heart-warming and wonderfully penned.
Love never DIES – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
JTHJ was Yashji’s last film as a director. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma in leading roles. His last film tells us no matter what happens, if you love someone truly, even God cannot take him/her away from you. He also proved that separating from your lover to save their life is never a solution; true happiness lies in being together.