Maara: Finding love through the journey of life
Do you believe in fairytales? Then director Dhilip Kumar’s Tamil language romantic drama Maara is the film for you. The film tells the story of Parvathi (Shraddha Srinath) who is fascinated when she finds her favorite childhood fairytale painted across the walls of a coastal town. She then embarks on a quest to find the painter Maara (R. Madhavan), and in the course of her journey comes across various people whose lives have been touched by him. Do Parvathi and Maara ever meet? Do they fall in love? The movie answers these questions through a poetic, mystical narrative that celebrates the beauty of travel, of meeting new people in the journey, and finding love in the most unexpected moments of life.
Sylvie’s Love: A tale of a love ahead of its times
How many times can you fall in love in one lifetime? Sylvie’s Love sensitively portrays the story of giving love a second chance and nurturing new relationships that life gives you when you least expect it.
Directed by Eugene Ash, the narrative shows an ignited yet short-lived summer romance between Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) who owns a record store, and Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist, who works there till the end of the summer. While her fiance stays in Korea, both Robert and Sylvie fall in love even as their careers take off, separating the two.
Years later they have a chance encounter in New York, only to realize that they still have feelings for each other. Do they dare embrace their chance at love? Or will life succeed in separating them yet again? Watch one of 2020’s most romantic Hollywood movies that realistically captures the highs and lows that people experience in the journey of love.
Made in Heaven: Behind the glitz and glamour of big fat Indian weddings
One of Amazon Prime’s most celebrated original Hindi series, Made in Heaven dropped on our streaming platform in 2019 and has been a favorite with audiences ever since. This 9 episode series narrates the story of Tara (Sobhita Dhulipala) and Karan (Arjun Mathur) who run their own wedding planning company called, you guessed it -- Made in Heaven. With each wedding they plan and through the journey of their own messed-up personal lives, the duo experiences different facets of love and the challenges that come with it. The series is fascinating as it is real, with the lead characters being as flawed as the people, the relationships they encounter in their journey of life. This is one of the best shows on Amazon Prime that you simply cannot miss this V-Day!
Chemical Hearts: A care package for the broken heart
Do you remember falling in love for the first time? Not all relationships last and Chemical Hearts might remind you of someone from your past that just wasn’t right for you. In this story Grace (Lili Reinhart), a high school transfer student is hiding a secret. Henry (Austin Abrams) is a high school senior who falls in love with her but fails to understand why she runs away from falling in love. This Richard Tanne directorial captures the sweetness of first love and the angst of that first heartbreak beautifully, making it a must-watch for your V-Day movie fest.
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety: Shuddh desi (b)romance
We all love a good Desi comedy. Featuring a romantic battle between the bride-to-be and the groom’s best friend, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is a laugh riot of a rom-com that was loved by the Indian audiences when it hit the big screen in 2018. Sonu (Karthik Aaryan) and Titu (Sunny Singh) are childhood besties who are joined at the hip till Sweety (Nusrat Bharucha) walks into their lives. Titu is convinced she is his Ms. Right. Sonu is convinced she could not be more wrong for him. And Sweety is no Ms. Goody-two-shoes. She wants Sonu out of Titu’s life and is ready to play dirty to get what she wants. The supporting characters in the story, be it Titu’s grandfather or his ex-girlfriend are just as hilarious and add their own madness to this mix.
So whether you’re into sweet, sentimental love stories or laugh-out-loud rom-coms, this recommendation list has something for you. Now all you need to do is pop some corn, pour some cola, and kick-back to enjoy a binge-worthy Valentine’s Day.
It’s time to say lights, camera, love!