True love can not only stand the test of time, when it comes to movies, it can also stand strong in the test of language. For years we have been told that no words can express the real emotion of love, but all that changed when movies came into the picture. With cinema being a visual medium, it has often possessed the power of breaking the language barrier.
5 Non-Bollywood Romance Films This Valentine’s Day
While Bollywood has made some classic romance films, regional film industries have showcased some beautiful love stories on screen. So, let’s broaden our watchlists and have a look at some of the non-Bollywood romance films streaming online on ZEE5. I have specifically chosen ZEE5 as its multi-lingual identity is reflected in its diverse collection of movies. I have picked one movie from each language as an ode to the diversity in love and language, this Valentine’s Day.
Let’s start with a sensation that made Bollywood sit up and notice. Set in rural Maharashtra, the movie Sairat sheds lights on the still-prevailing issue of casteism through a raw and powerful love story. Starring newcomers like Akash Thosar and Rinku Rajguru, this Nagraj Manjule directorial created waves for its realistic and fresh presentation. The haunting climax of this blockbuster still gives goosebumps to many, even today.
Pyaar Prema Kaadhal (Tamil):
Tamil cinema has been known for its breezy yet real depictions of romance and Pyaar Prema Kaadhal joins that list. Starring Harish Kalyan and Raiza Wilson, the movie is a quirky look into the complexities of live-in relationships, a subject still considers taboo in many places. However, kudos to director Elan for pulling off a simple love story with complex characters that have all the ingredients of becoming a cult classic.
Geetha Govindam (Telugu):
With a chartbuster ‘Inkem Inkem Inkem Kavale’, Geetha Govindam nailed the first impression and eventually won hearts for its heartfelt performances by Arjun Reddy fame Vijay Devarakonda and Rashmika Mandanna. Following the misadventures of Vijay Govind (Vijay) to stay in the good books of his crush Geetha (Rashmika), the movie is a hilarious rom-com to chill during Valentine’s.
Mugulu Nage (Kannada):
With the Yogiraj Bhat-Ganesh combo back on-screen, people expected magic. That is exactly what they got with its high-concept plot. Revolving around a man who cannot cry, the movie follows his journey through several heartbreaks and he copes up with his unusual condition. This Valentine’s Day marks the 2nd anniversary of the movie’s release. That makes for a good reason to chill with his unconventional romance film.
Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal (Malayalam):
It is said that you never know who you are going to fall in love with and proof of that can be seen in this 2018 rom-com, Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal. Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal is about this chef who is hungry to learn more about Indian cuisines and on one of his quests to find some authentic Indian food, he falls in love with Anjali who is a candle designer. Starring Anoop Menon and Miya in the lead, the movie is infused with some exceptional romantic scenes that will leave you smiling.
So, go ahead and experience the idea of love in different languages this Valentine’s Day. Just head over to ZEE5, snuggle up to your beloved and begin the binge of romance.
What do you think about the movies on this list? Let us know in the comments section.