This Valentine’s Day, Celebrate Your Love Story With These 10 Retro Romantic Movies!

We have curated a list of some of the most popular retro movies that you can watch with your loved one

1. Devdas

Devdas Starring Dilip Kumar, Vyjanthimala And Suchitra Sen
Devdas starring Dilip Kumar, Vyjanthimala and Suchitra Sen

Start this romantic binge with the evergreen film starring Dilip Kumar (Devdas), Suchitra Sen (Paro), and Vyjanthimala (Chandramukhi).  

The film tells the story of Devdas, who falls in love with his childhood friend Paro. His father however doesn’t approve of the relationship and sends him away to Calcutta, where he meets dancer Chandramukhi, who develops feelings for him.  

Devdas is torn between Chandramukhi’s adoration and his undying love for Paro.

Watch this classic love story here.


The film was remade by Sanjay Leela Bhansali with Shah Rukh Khan as Devdas, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Paro and Madhuri Dixit Nene as Chandramukhi.  

2. Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Ram Teri Ganga Maili Starring Mandakini
Ram Teri Ganga Maili starring Mandakini

The film tells the story of Ganga Singh (Mandakini) and Narendra Sahay (Rajiv Kapoor) that fall in love when the latter visits her hometown for a project. The two spend an intimate night, post which Narendra leaves but with a promise to return.  

Narendra doesn’t show up and Ganga learns she is pregnant. She sets out to look for him and then follows a trying time for Ganga where she faces immense hardships.  

How does Ganga’s story end? Watch the film here.

3. Rocky

Rocky Starring Sanjay Dutt And Tina Ambani
Rocky starring Sanjay Dutt and Tina Ambani

If you are a Sanjay Dutt fan, you can’t miss his debut film Rocky! It tells the story of Rocky (Sanjay), who is adopted by a couple, after his father dies in a tragic incident and his mother leaves him.  

Years later, Rocky learns that he is adopted and that his birth mother is alive. He also discovers that his father was murdered. He sets out to avenge his father’s death and find his mother.  

Does Rocky finally meet his mother? Find out here.

4. Teesri Manzil

Teesri Manzil Starring Shammi Kapoor And Asha Parekh
Teesri Manzil starring Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh

Starring Shammi Kapoor (Playing Anil) and Asha Parekh (playing Sunita), this film is a must watch. It tells the story of Sunita who is looking for drummer Rokcy, as she holds the latter responsible for her sister’s suicide.  

The story takes a shocking twist when it’s revealed that Sunita’s sister was murdered Anil is the drummer who uses his stage name as Rocky. 

What happens next? Watch here.

5. Purab Aur Paschim

Purab Aur Paschim Starring Saira Banu And Manoj Kumar
Purab Aur Paschim starring Saira Banu and Manoj Kumar

If you are a patriot, this film will hit close to home. Starring Manoj Kumar (playing Bharat) and Saira Banu (Preeti), it tells the story of Bharat who goes to Britain to pursue his studies. Upon reaching there, he is shocked to learn that Indians residing in Britain diss their own homeland and fellow Indians.  

He falls in love with Preethi, an Indian resident in the UK and brings her back home. She is appalled at the state of India and gets a culture shock. Will the couple survive these differences?  Watch and find out! 

6. Manchali

Manchali Starring Leena Chandavarkar And Sanjeev Kumar
Manchali starring Leena Chandavarkar and Sanjeev Kumar

Manchali tells the story of Leena (Leena Chandavarkar), and Sushil (Sanjeev Kumar), who fall in love in the most unconventional manner! Leena is a spoilt, rich brat who is being forced to settle down but is no mood to do so.  

Hence to trick everyone, she hires a man Sushil, to play her husband.  Do the two manage to pull this act off? Find out here

7. Sharmilee

Sharmilee Starring Shashi Kapoor And Rakhee
Sharmilee starring Shashi Kapoor and Rakhee

This film redefines the words ‘identity crisis!’ Capt. Ajit Kapoor (Shashi Kapoor) stops at a rest house while returning from Army base camp. Here he chances upon a vivacious woman, that he falls for.  

Later, his father makes him meet a girl named Kanchan( Rakhee) for marriage and Ajit is thrilled to learn that she’s the same woman he met the last time. The twist in the tale comes in when Ajit learns that he’s marrying the woman’s twin sister and not the one he has feelings for!  

What happens next? Watch and find out.  

8. Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya

Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya Starring Nutan And Dharmendra
Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya starring Nutan and Dharmendra

This film goes against the principles of the ‘bro code’ and how! Starring Dharmendra (Ashok), Nutan (Ashoo), and Rehman (Amjad), it presents a twisted love triangle.  

Ashok falls in love with Ashoo and wants to marry her. But he gets embroiled in a dilemma when his own brother Amjad expresses his wish to marry Ashoo.  

Whom does Ashoo end up marrying? Watch here.

9. Dil Deke Dekho

Dil Deke Dekho Starring Asha Parekh And Shammi Kapoor
Dil Deke Dekho starring Asha Parekh and Shammi Kapoor

The film tells the story of Neeta (Asha Parekh), who is an industrialist’s daughter and of a marriageable age. She is being simultaneously wooed by Kailash, Chandra and Raja. She decides to go ahead with Raja (Shammi Kapoor) only to learn that his real name is Roop and he’s now who he claims to be.  

Will she confront him and find out the truth? Watch here.

10. Nazrana

Nazrana Starring Raj Kapoor And Vyjanthimala
Nazrana starring Raj Kapoor and Vyjanthimala

Geeta (Usha Khan) and Vasanti (Vyjanthimala) are sisters living in the poor locality of Charni Road, Mumbai. Their widowed Mom is dependent on Geeta, who earns a living as a tailor. One day, she is visited by her old college-mate Raj (Raj Kapoor) who needs a place to stay.

During his time at home, Raj and Geeta fall in love, and move to Pune after getting married. They even give birth to a baby boy Raja. 

But Vasanti is forced to move in with the two when her mother passes away. Things take an ugly turn when Geeta sees Raj spending more time with Vasanti and Raja than her. She starts suspecting an affair between her husband and sister.  

What happens next? Watch here.

Which of these films are you going to watch first? Tell us in the comments section below. And happy Valentine’s Day!