Romance has been a popular genre for the longest time. And Bollywood definitely seems like the pioneer of it. Indian film industry has been credited to put on the screen some of the greatest love stories of all time.
And not to forget Dramas, Bollywood definitely specialize in this genre! In the last few decades, Bollywood has been able to combine two of the greatest movie genres to create some of the most classic works of Cinematic excellence.
1960 was the era when Bollywood was just developing to be this big industry that it is today. Here are some of the best Romantic-Dramas that Bollywood produced during the golden era of the 60s!
This is one movie everyone has heard about if not again and again then at least once from our parents or grandparents! The Dilip Kumar and Madhubala starring film is one of the greatest Bollywood ever made. It is also one of the most expensive.
This period drama is about one of the greatest romances in the world.
The movie is beautiful in all senses, be it the acting, sets, dance performances or songs. This movie aces everything in all aspects. It is a must watch for everyone who is a fan of Bollywood!
Guide is Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman’s greatest movie, which is not only about drama or romance, but much, much more!
This movie boasts of great music, acting and plot, inspired by R.K. Narayan’s famous novel of the same name.
This movie beautifully describes life in all its messiness and beauty. The protagonists with his innocence will surely win your heart. This movie is nothing less than a masterpiece and deserves to be enjoyed in the same way.
Aradhna is another one of the blockbusters of the 60’s. It is a beautiful story of how a mother sacrifices her happiness to protect her son.
This drama initially revolves around the romance of the characters of Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, but as the movie progresses, the movie becomes much sentimental and also of great substance.
The movie was appreciated worldwide and inspired many other late films as well.
This movie is considered to be a masterpiece by many critics.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
As can be guessed from the name and its popular current remake, Sahib Bibi and Ghulam is one of those films with a story so classic, that they never go out of style!
This story is emotionally charged with all performances so brilliant, they make the audience completely mesmerized. ‘Sahib, Bibi and Gulam’ was applauded by all, be it critics or audience.
This movie is suitable for all who love to watch a hot romance mixed with drama and action.
Chaudhvin ka Chand (1960)
This is one brilliant movie which revolved around a love triangle between the characters of Guru Dutt, Rehman and Waheeda Rehman.
The movie is one of the greatest romances in Bollywood.
Based on the backdrop of Lucknow, this movie has some brilliant and elegant, Urdu dialogues which will definitely leave you enchanted. It is a must watch for all those who love Bollywood and Urdu language!
Since the 1960s, Bollywood has come a long way. Be it romance, action or drama, it has been excelling in all genres equally. No matter, how much Bollywood may improve or get modern, but some classics will always remain classic!