2018 was coloured jolly red with all the romcoms that delighted our sappy hearts. And it looks like party abhi baaki hai mere dost. Because, 2019 comes with the promise of all these romcoms, both Bollywood and Hollywood.
1. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
The film stars Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla. We see Sonam’s character struggling with ‘her truth’ whereas her family is bent on getting her married to a boy. Amidst the mix of family drama, superb onscreen chemistry, and identity crisis, this film surely packs a punch.
2. Luka Chuppi
Starring our Rajjo AKA Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon, Luka Chuppi revolves around the story of a television reporter who falls in love with a girl from Mathura.
3. Student Of The Year 2
Starring Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday in the lead roles, the film is all set to bring back the magic of fantasy college days. And with the news of Will Smith performing to a dance number, the film surely gets bigger and better.
4. Isn’t It Romantic
The films stars Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine and our very own desi girl, Priyanka Chopra. The plot revolves around Natalie, who wakes up after getting hit on the head, only to discover that everything is playing out like a romantic comedy. She must pass through every cliche in the book to find her happily ever after and come back to reality.
5. De De Pyaar De
After presenting us with quintessential rom-coms – Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety – Luv Ranjan is back, but with a new cast this time. This urban comedy features Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh along with Tabu and Jimmy Sheirgill.
6. Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is a romantic black comedy thriller starring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra together again after Namaste England and Ishaqzaade. Arjun will play the role of a Haryanvi police officer, whereas Parineeti will be seen as an ambitious girl from the corporate world. In words of the director of the film, Dibakar Banerjee, ‘two Indias‘ will clash in the story line.
7. Jabariya Jodi
Based on the tradition of groom kidnapping still practiced in India, the film brings back together the jodi of Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra after Hasee Toh Phasee.
8. What Men Want
What Men Want is a remake of the 2000 film, What Women Want. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, and Tracy Morgan. The plot revolves around the life of the character, Ali Davis, who gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. Alright, looking forward to this concept.
9. The Hustle
The Hustle is a female-centric remake of 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. It stars Anna Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, and the plot line follows two rival con artists.
10. The Rosie Project
The movie is based on a 2013 Australian novel of the same name. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, but the female lead is yet to be revealed. The story revolves around a genetics professor who struggles to establish a relationship with women, and to resolve the issue he comes up with a questionnaire.
11. Last Christmas
12. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Sequel
And last but not the least, our rom-com of the year gets a sequel. Though the release date is not finalised yet, we are waiting with bated breadth for this. Noah Centineo and Lana Condor did an official reveal for the sequel where we get a hint of a new character, John Ambrose, and a possible new angle in the film. Netflix’s teen romance is based on a novel of the same name, which already has a second part named, P.S. I Still Love You.
Which rom-com has got you pumped for the year 2019?