Seven Classic Movies of Yash Chopra Every Cinema Lover Must Watch (Part II)

Yash Chopra is regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of Hindi cinema who gave innumerable successful and critically acclaimed movies in his career. Continuing from the first part of the story, here are a few more movies by Yash Chopra that every cinema lover must watch.

 Chandni (1989)

Chandni started what we know today as the typical Yash Chopra trademark style of movie. Rich and good looking people, the heroine dancing in the Alps wearing a chiffon saree, great songs, and a love story.

Chandni featured Sridevi in the titular role with Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna as male leads. The 1980s was the time when action movies were in trend and Chandni brought back the romance in the movies and began a period where love stories started to be made again. Chandni was a celebration of the legend that was Sridevi, her beauty, her charm, and her acting talent. The music by Shiv-Hari, songs shot in beautiful foreign spots were big hits, and one of the few female-oriented movies that were big hits.

Darr (1993)

Darr started Yash Chopra’s collaboration with Shahrukh Khan which stayed till his last movie Jab Tak Hain Jaan. Darr was a psychological thriller romantic film that focuses on the obsession love can become.

Darr starred Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla, and Shahrukh Khan. Even though Sunny Deol was the main lead of the movie, it was Shahrukh Khan as the obsessive psychopath lover Rahul who walked away with all the accolades. Shahrukh Khan was a newcomer and he accepted the role which was rejected by many because of its being negative and Shahrukh Khan nailed the character with his acting and Darr marked the arrival of a superstar.

DilTohPaagal Hain (1997)

DilTohPaagal Hain was a 1997 movie starring Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Karishma Kapoor. It was a love triangle and was a big hit when released. 

DilTohPaagal Hain was a musical love story featuring Yash Chopra’s favorite Shahrukh Khan with Madhuri Dixit and Karishma Kapoor. The music by Uttam Singh was a rage when released and choreography by ShaimakDavar even won a National Award that year. The movie also had Akshay Kumar in a cameo and if you love watching sugar-coated musical loves stories then DilTohPaagal Hain is a perfect movie for you on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Veer Zara (2004)

Yash Chopra returned to direction after a seven-year hiatus with the cross-country love story Veer Zara in 2004 starring Shahrukh Khan, PreityZinta, and Rani Mukherjee.

Veer Zara was a love saga that was released in 2004 and it tells the love story of an Indian air force officer Veer Pratap Singh played by Shahrukh Khan and a Pakistani girl Zara Hayat Khan played by PreityZinta. Rani Mukherjee played the role of a lawyer who fights the case of Veer who is in Pakistan jail for twenty years for a crime he never committed. The movie also had Amitabh Bachchan, HemaMalini, and ManojBajpai in small but important roles.

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