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On Dil Bechara Day, here are some of the best Romantic Tragedies from Bollywood5 min read

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s final foray into a Bollywood venture- Dil Bechara– releases on Disney+ Hotstar on the 24th of July as an ultimate gift form the beloved star to his millions of fans. The film is based on John Greene’s best-selling novel “The Fault In Our Stars”. There has been a highly successful adaptation in Hollywood as well, starring Shailene Woodley who also plays Mary Jane from The Amazing Spider Man and Baby Driver- Ansel Elgort.

The entire nation is waiting eagerly to immerse themselves into the Bollywood version of this love story going beyond sickness, pain, life and death.

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Bollywood movies have a fondness for tragic ends just like the one in Dil Bechara.

While comparisons between the cinematic adaptations have been taking place, we at Friyay strongly believe that no one does love stories especially romantic tragedy better than Bollywood. To prove this, here are some of Bollywood’s best love stories with some of the most tragic endings.

Kal Ho Na Ho

Shahrukh Khan’s Aman Mathur has to be the most charming, yet cruel character ever. Watching him die is probably the most painful scene in Bollywood altogether. How can we forget the scene where Saif Ali Khan asks him what would he do if he were in Saif’s place and he replies “Kash main tumhari jagah hota.” Also, we love how Preity Zinta has such amazing chemistry with both King Khan and Saif.

Friyay’s Take: Leave everything and watch this now

Here is our favorite inspirational yet heartbreaking melody.

Qayamat se Qayamat Tak

This Rajput version of Romeo and Juliet was the freshness that Bollywood required in the 1980s. The young and barely known Amir Khan and Juhi Chawla who would both become well-established stars in their own way. However, it was the extremely tragic ending, two young lovers in the lap of death which broke even the most hardened of souls.

Another favourite Indian take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh magnum opus, Goliyon ki Raasleela Raam-Leela.

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Not to get too bleak, here is young Amir Khan with one of the most popular college songs ever.


We have surely uttered “Yeh dukh kahe khatam nahi hota hai be”, some time or the other. Watching “Masaan” is not an easy experience but every viewing brings out many underlying tones. The movie has two parallel storylines, the only common factor being the city of Varanasi. The story of two young, ambitious lovers (“Uri” star “Vicky Kaushal” and “Mirzapur” star Shweta Tripathi) ready to unburden themselves from the baggage of their backgrounds face a tragic end even before it gets a chance to bloom properly. The story of a woman (Richa Chaddha) caught while involved in an “indecent” act lead to a tragedy where it is difficult to determine if the dead suffer a better fate. This movie is one of the best Bollywood has to offer and one of the most heart-wrenching stories.

Friyay’s Take: Leave everything and watch this now.

Here is an ode to young love, gone too soon.


Based on the classic novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, “Devdas” falls among those stories where every aspect of the universe conspires to pose as a hurdle to true love. We have the Chandramukhi and her one-sided devotion towards Devdas. “Shahrukh Khan”, “Aishwariya Rai” and “Madhuri Dikshit” playing the roles of their lifetime, coupled with the grandeur of a Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie and exceptional songs by the newly discovered Shreya Ghoshal, together gave us one of the most beautiful tragedies.

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Here is Aishwariya Rai giving one her most gorgeous performances.


Ghajini is a tale of revenge yet how many times have we not wished for Sanjay Singhania (played to perfection by Amir Khan of course) at least reveal his true identity to Kalpana (Asin). Even though the audience had the satisfaction of vengeance, yet we all did tear up at this love story being brought to such an abrupt and tragic end.

Friyay’s Take: Add this to your watchlist.

Here is one of our favourite love songs.


Fanaa is a romantic musical which, in the second half, resuscitates itself as a thriller indulging with terrorism. Such beautiful performances by Amir Khan and Kajol coupled with poetry-like dialogues. Fanaa also talks about another kind of love, one’s love for the motherland, one’s beliefs and humanity. Fanaa gives a glimpse of what happens when these two kind of love clashes, leaving the audience with on of the most tragic ends Bollywood has ever seen.

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Here is one of the most soulful renditions from the movie.

Aashiqui 2

The on-screen pairing of Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor was just what the film which is a series of hard-hitting soulful songs required. The film made us understand that love is beyond ending up with one another, but even if we love them we have to put their desires before ours.

A Star is Born (Friyay’s take: Must watch) starring “Just Dance” singer Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (from The Hangover series) is adapted from the musical by the same name, which seems to have inspired Ashiqui as well as Ashiqui 2.

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Here is what happened to most of us after we watched this movie.

We know that that the star who gave us amazing movies like “Kai Po Che”, “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story” and “Chhichhore” has another gem in store for us in the form of his Swan Song. Do let us know, your feelings about it. Check out https://friyay.app/get for more discussions and recommendations on movies and series.

Leaving you guys with the trailer of Dil Bechara.

While you are at it, we are sure that loyal fans of The Fault in our Stars would not mind another glimpse of Hazel and Gus.

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