Over the years, we’ve grown up watching – and rewatching – Bollywood’s classic romantic comedies and dramas. And realized that the movies which made up our childhood, teenage, and to some extent, even adult romantic fantasies, need to be revamped a little. 

Because now’s the time when we finally deserve wholesome movies that we can enjoy, in a non-cringe way, and without ‘adjusting’ our standards. So here are some famous rom-com plotlines, absolved of their inherent toxicity: 

1. Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein: But aesi harkatein land karti hai jail mein

2. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Kyunki Rahul har baar fuckboi nikalta hai!

3. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: But adulting is not an easy kahani!

4. Aashiqui: Should not be induced under the effects of intoxicants!

5. Mohabbatein: Schools need sex-education, not love-multiplication. 

6. Jab Tak Hai Jaan: Tab tak logic follow karenge. 

7. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Was a brilliant song, and that’s about it!

8. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam: And everyone suffered because of Nandini’s indecision. 

9. Kal Ho Naa Ho: Rahul aur Naina ko dost hi rehne do. 

10. Badrinath Ki Dulhania: Kidnapping never says ‘romantic saiyyan’. 

11. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: Patriarchy peeche nahi chhod jayenge

12. Cocktail: Girls, don’t marry Gautam even if he’s the last surviving male. 

13. Pardes: But the following should happen in ever des

Dear Bollywood, since you’re so into remakes, maybe add these twists?

Design Credits: Nupur Agrawal