Trip down the memory lane: Rom Coms to beat quarantine blues

Here is a list of some terrific entertainers from Bollywood which will keep you refreshed and take you on a nostalgic ride

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A still from Jab We Met starring Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor. Photo: Screengrab

How about some desi comedy and romance to spend your weekend this quarantine? Here is a list of some terrific entertainers from Bollywood which will keep you refreshed and take you on a trip down the memory lane.

Baaton Baaton Mein (1979)

It is one of those many Bollywood films that captured the lifeline of the city — the local train — to narrate a delightful story. Two people — both from Catholic families — meet on the train and are drawn to each other. But over-interfering mothers and a nosy relative spoil it for them, as they call their relationship off.


The movie is famous for its songs and riotous moments of laughter and can be enjoyed by streaming on YouTube.

Hum Tum (2004)

Two people who are poles apart have several hostile run-ins only to discover a beautiful friendship over a period of time. And they eventually find out that they love each other. However, while the woman refuses to accept love as a charity, the man is at loss of words to articulate his deep feelings for her.

Inspired by When Harry Met Sally, watch this film for some believable situations and a breezy music track to bring on a smile on your face by accessing it on YouTube, Sony Liv, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.

Hum Hain Rahi Pyar ke (1993)

A young Tamil-speaking woman Vyjayanti runs away from her controlling businessman dad, who forces her to marry a man she can’t stand. She ends up in the house of a young man, managing his deceased sister’s kids and is desperately trying to cope with their antics and tantrums. Turning out to be a best friend to the trio, the story follows her escapades with them as the kids warm up to their uncle and detest his fiancée, an arrogant, and rich spoiled brat.

Known for its songs and comical situations, this is an all-out entertainment for children too and is available on Amazon Prime Video.

Jab We Met (2007)

A talkative, bubbly and energetic Punjabi woman takes home a rich man, who is coping with a recent heartbreak, after she meets him on the train. Desperate to break the alliance with a guy her parents choose for her, she runs away from her home to join her lover, leaving them to assume that she has eloped with the businessman.

The movie, which is available on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video, is known for some melodious numbers and the performances of lead actors Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.

Band Baaja Baarat (2010)

As the name suggests, the story is set amid weddings, as two people get together to start their own business as wedding planners. Their only condition is that business shouldn’t be hindered by any unwanted relationship between them — love. However, what is forbidden is always tempting and do they even realise that?

The flick is known for its unconventional lyrics and fun sequences available on YouTube and Google Play.