Bring Back The Cutesy Imran Khan Rom-Coms Bollywood

Imran Khan is an actor who defined a whole genre of films during his short but important stint in Bollywood. While he can say he’s quit acting, we have to explain why his iconic romantic comedies certainly shouldn’t be pulling back from Bollywood, no matter who calls the romantic comedies from the bottom up!

Imran saved us from the melodramatic romances of old

Imran saved us from the melodramatic romances of old
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A film like that of Kareena and Imran Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu deals with the subject of grief in an original, carefree and hopeful way, without the stories we see whenever unrequited love is mentioned so much in Bollywood. That breeze that we see in all of Imran’s romantic comedies is simply non-existent in most Hindi love stories.

Imran saved us from the melodramatic romances of old
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It’s not like we won’t see each other again Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Where Kal Ho Naa Ho, but a tearful Jaya Bachchan doesn’t make a romantic comedy. The theaters involved in a Mohabbatéine and the heaviness of a Ram leela make romances that you can’t really watch for fun. This is why the sweetness of a romantic comedy by Imran Khan, which critics have criticized him for doing, is as appealing as ever.

Imran’s stories are about putting women first

Imran's stories are about putting women first
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The character of Deepika in Ke Baad break wants to go abroad and take action. In order to make their relationship work, Imran’s character stays up late to talk to her and eventually travels to Australia to be with her.

The character of Kareena in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein wants to go to a village and help them, and Imran accompanies him to help the villagers in any way he can. Even in Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Aditi wants to go study abroad, and the character of Imran encourages her when her fiancé doesn’t.

Ke Baad break
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The main takeaway here is that, in a country where women are discouraged from pursuing their dreams and are encouraged to choose marriage and domestic life over their careers, these films have normalized a world where men have to change their ways. objectives to adapt them to those of the woman. .

These little details have a long-term impact on audiences, modernizing romance stories into fashionable stories. It was only because Imran walked that Ranbir’s rabbit was able to run to Naina from Deepika and be the man who chooses love during his career in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

Bring Back The Cutesy Imran Khan Rom-Coms Bollywood
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Imran’s romantic comedies still have good replay value

Love is one of the greatest fantasies, and escaping into a story that is about a dreamy romance is often just the magical break with reality that we need. Even when it comes to narrative conflicts, Imran’s love stories have a laid-back simplicity that makes them ultra-easy to review.

Imran's romantic comedies still have good replay value
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A film critically dismissed as I hate love stories deals with relevant topics such as commitment phobia, falling out of love with the person you imagined yourself with, and falling in love with the wrong person on paper. It is not a hard-hitting, intense and revolutionary story. There are no people screaming and bawling. But, it’s an easier watch than most other romantic movies.

I hate love stories
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This is due to the fact desi love stories loaded with drama, tears and action sequences are not enough. This lack of foot-curling romance has indeed left a gaping hole in the ‘watchable’ category of Hindi cinema, as these romantic comedies are the ones people sit at home and watch later, not the ones that provoke them. headaches. Masala movies that will make them cry. Ultimately, most people seek comfort in encouraging and pleasant stories, not in maar-dhaad, rona-dhona we’ve been seeing since the 80s.

Hollywood and K-Dramas are full of cute love stories. India? Not really

Hollywood and K-Dramas are full of cute love stories.  India?  Not really
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Hollywood has always given us iconic romantic comedies over the years, whether it’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Pretty In Pink, Notting Hill, Pretty Woman, 10 Things I Hate About You Where To all the boys I’ve loved before. Korean dramas like Boys above the flowers, Playful kiss, his private life, and Romance is a bonus book are just a few examples of the many love stories one can watch when in need of a soothing lift.

Bring Back The Cutesy Imran Khan Rom-Coms Bollywood
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Bollywood has a less impressive record when it comes to love stories. Recently we have movies like Ginny hugs the sun, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and The Zoya factor in the name of romantic comedies.

We no longer see the character of Imran making sandwiches for Deepika, as in Ke Baad break. No one makes Genelia’s Aditi a kitten like Imran’s Jay did in Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na. The sweet levity of those romantic comedies is gone and we no longer have a heartwarming romantic world to escape into, forcing us to resort to English or Korean movies and shows for that dose of love. Why can’t Bollywood also offer us one or two romantic comedies to savor, like Imran? No wonder we miss Imran!

Main image credit: Kunal Kohli Productions, Aamir Khan Productions