August 25, 2010

Most Memorable Bollywood Onscreen Couples Of The 00's - I (2000-2003)


Hrithik Roshan-Amisha Patel(Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai)
The industry was yet to recover from its 90's hangover,and though the premise of the movie reeked of old cliches, this fresh pair had everyone in the audience coming back for 2nd and 3rd helpings.

Hrithik Roshan-Preity Zinta(Mission Kashmir)


Dia Mirza-R.Madhavan(Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein)

Aamir Khan-Gracy Singh(Lagaan)

Akshaye Khanna-Dimple Kapadia(Dil Chahta Hai)
One of the first instances of an out-of-the-box casting, yet handled with enviable maturity, Farhan Akhtar's portrayal of Siddharth-Tara heralded the arrival of the 'new' Bollywood.

Saif Ali Khan-Sonali Kulkarni(Dil Chahta Hai)

ShahRukh Khan-Kajol(Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham)Definitely the least mentionable of the SRK-Kajol outings, this one still had a distinct charm of its own.


ShahRukh Khan-Aishwarya Rai(Devdas)

ShahRukh Khan-Madhuri Dixit(Devdas)

Rahul Bose-Konkana Sensharma(Mr.and Mrs. Iyer)

Vivek Oberoi-Rani Mukherji(Saathiya)


John Abraham-Bipasha Basu(Jism)The movie was widely panned by critics for being unoriginal, but this was probably the first time Bollywood was being fearless about the depiction of infidelity and sex. A lot of similar ventures followed, and there came a time when "Nothing sells in Bollywood apart from sex and SRK". With the exception of this one and Murder, none of the others passed the acid-test.

ShahRukh Khan-Rani Mukerji(Chalte Chalte)

Amitabh Bachchan-Hema Malini(Baghban)Another first. Actors in their sixties, whose children were at the time starring in movies as lead actors, came together for a love story.

Hrithik Roshan-Preity Zinta(Koi Mil Gaya)The mush angle in this Rakesh Roshan movie was probably the least important factor in this movie, but Rohit couldn't have sparkled if not for his brilliant bond with Nisha. We realized this when we observed the completely bland Priya(Piggy Chops) with Hrithik's 'Krrish' three years later.

Shah Rukh Khan-Preity Zinta(Kal Ho Naa Ho)THIS,several people would vote,was the BEST onscreen couple of the 00's.

Saif Ali Khan-Preity Zinta(Kal Ho Naa Ho)Rohit continued offering his unflinching support to Naina through the times she cried, she laughed, she fell in and out and again in love with Aman. NOW,that's the kind of men reality hardly offers. Plus, Naina-Rohit's friendship-in-love-in-friendship had that extra-edge over Aman-Naina.