Veteran director Yash Chopra will always be remembered as the unforgettable and ultimate “King of Romance”. He not only taught people how to fall in love, but also taught them how to fight for love till the last breath. He produce about 50 movies under his own production house Yash Raj Films and also directed over 20 films during his career span of more than half a century. In his career, Yash Chopra- a film director, producer and screenwriter, received several prestigious awards for his outstanding contribution to the Indian Cinema. He’s won six National Film Awards, Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Not only these, he also received 11 other Filmfare Awards for best direction. He’ll always be remembered for giving us some of the most iconic and most romantic movies of all times. Here is a list of 7 Yash Raj Films That Made Us Believe in True Love.
Despite the fact the Yash Chopra started his directorial career with “Dhool Ka Phool,” he only started getting attention from his third directorial movie, “Waqt”. He was honored with a Filmfare award for the Best Director for his brilliant work in this movie. “Waqt” pioneered the concept of multi-starrer star cast in the Hindi Cinema that was later followed by others.
6. Kabhie Kabhie:
A love story of many generations, all beautifully tailored into a single film, “Kabhie Kabhie” was perhaps the best ever movie directed by Yash Chopra. It was his second directional project. The multi-starrer movie was released in the year 1976 and had super stars like Amitabh Bacchan and Shashi Kapoor playing the lead roles.”Kabhie Kabhie” created history by becoming the 8th highest grosser of the year at Indian Box Office.
Yash Chopra, after a series of flop films came back with a bang in the year 1989 with “Chandani”. The movie gained vast commercial and critical success. Starring Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna in the lead roles, “Chandani” was one of the most successful and super hit films of the Indian Cinema of the year. The movie also received a National Award for the Best Popular Film, providing wholesome entertainment.
According to critics, “Lamhe” is the most probably Yash Chopra’s films. It can undoubtedly be called as a modern masterpiece. This movie is also Chopra’s all time favorite, though it failed to charm its audiences (at that time) and ultimately failed at the Indian box office. But, the movie remained the hottest topic amongst critics and many award shows at that time.
3. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge:
Yash Chopra and SRK duo has given fans some of the best and most memorable romantic films. “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” is the biggest blockbuster of all times. It was after this movie that SRK was called as the chocolaty boy of Indian Cinema. DDLJ, as it is fondly called is considered as one of the best Indian romantic movies. It out-beat the commercial success of most Hindi Movies, and also earned wide overseas acclaim.
2. Dil to Pagal Hai:
Yash Chopra again came up with yet another successful and a hugely popular blockbuster movie “Dil to Pagal Hai” in 1997. He directed, produced and co-wrote the romantic musical film starring Shah Rukh Khan in a love triangle with Madhuri Dixit Nene and Karisma Kapoor in lead roles. The movie redefined love and friendship in a manner and won several awards. “Dil to Pagal Hai” won several awards and was also the second highest grosser for the respective year.
1. Veer Zaara:
“Veer-Zaara” marked the comeback of Yash Chopra into direction after “Dil to Pagal Hai”, in the year 2004. The love story involving an Indian boy and a Pakistani girl stuck hard and moved many to tears. Yash Chopra always somehow struck the right chord with his audiences. The movie was a masterpiece of a romantic musical drama that resulted into 2004’s top-grossing Bollywood production overseas and was also declared an all time blockbuster film. It was Chopra’s third consecutive film with SRK in the lead.