When Bollywood portraits the pain of ‘One Sided Love’

Here are 5 Bollywood movies that beautifully portrayed the pain of Ek tarfaa Pyaar

Mohit Vasdev

Posted by Mohit Vasdev on May 18, 2020

Most of our movies in Bollywood revolve around the classic concept of love. A lover chases his love interest, there is a conflict of interest, then they are close to coming together and are attacked by either a villain or a vamp, but despite it all, they have a happy ending.

But another very beautiful concept that I’ve seen in Bollywood movies is the love-triangle or one-sided love.

While falling in love can be one of the most beautiful feelings in the world, the pain of unreciprocated love is the hardest to deal with.

Here are 5 Bollywood movies that beautifully portrayed the pain of Ek tarfaa Pyaar:

1. Devdas

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The film narrates the story of Devdas and his childhood love Paro and how their lives etch away because of this beautiful emotion called “love”. The movie was an adaptation of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel Devdas.
The character of Devdas was beautifully portrayed by Shah Rukh Khan, who showcases every emotion in the rawest and real way.

2. Raanjhana

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A story of unrequited love that begins when a young boy named Kundan falls in love with a Muslim girl Zoya. The story that begins with infatuation and goes on as a tale of everlasting one-sided love.
The character of Kundan played by Dhanush was the show stealer in the entire movie. His expression, execution and heartfelt emotion will leave you awe-struck.

3. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

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The movie that established the idea of one-sided love for the entire generation of today. A movie that taught us that Pyaar Dosti Nahi hai and Ek tarfaa Pyaar ki taaqat ki aur aur hai!
Ranbir Kapoor as Ayan in the movie falls in love with his best friend and she doesn’t reciprocate the same. The movie very subtly depicts the pain of one-sided love and how every friendship cannot turn into love.

4. Cocktail

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The film that gave us major major friendship goals also had an angle of one-sided love. The trio live-in together and have a crazy love triangle, in the end revealing that one of them has a one-sided love.
The badass character of Veronica played by Deepika Padukone brings in a fresh touch to the character while the depth of emotion that she displays is beautiful.

5. Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani

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A movie that will always be loved for all the jazz that it showcased. Whether it was the Manali trip or the travel book or Aditi’s grand wedding, we all will cherish the movie for years to come.
The character of Aditi played by Kalki, who falls in love with her best friend, who never feels the same about her, is somehow all of us, at some point in our lives.

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