Romance films

‘Sita Ramam’ and other South Indian romance films that revived the genre

A movie that conveys so wonderfully what it’s like to fall in love with someone it almost makes it hard not to love them. And one genre that has always ruled the big screen is romance. Storylines have evolved over time, but creators and viewers have always stuck with those tales.

The rediscovery of this genre, however, has recently been greatly enhanced by South Indian films. Indeed, faced with the complexity of the stories of these Southern films, Bollywood, known for its love dramas, fell from its throne.

So we have selected some movies to watch in order to regain your confidence in this kind of movie.

1. Sita Ramam

The story of Lieutenant Ram, an orphan Indian Army soldier stationed on the Kashmir border in 1964, is a skillfully written love story. He starts receiving love letters from Sita Mahalakshmi anonymously after revealing it on the radio. Then he embarks on a quest to find Sita and declare his love for her.


2. Sillu Karuppatti

An anthology of four love stories featuring characters from four different age groups in which love is the one true factor that connects them all. Through four short films, each dealing with a different stage of life, the filmmaker attempts to capture love from a broader perspective.


3. Kumbalangi Nights

The story, set in an eponymous fishing town, focuses on the strained relationship between four brothers who share an unhappy household and how they end up standing up for each other as a family. But it also tells the story of misfits who, through love, empower themselves and find their place in the world.


4. Fidaa

Fida is a lighthearted love story that focuses on the romantic entanglements between Bhanumathi (Sai ​​Pallavi) and Varun (Varun Tej). Although they fall in love with her, their aspirations diverge. The main conflict in the story is how Varun persuades Banumathi and marries her.


5. O Kadhal Kanmani

O Kadhal Kanmani, which is set in a bustling Mumbai, depicts the story of two young people who choose to pursue a casual relationship. They choose to live together because they don’t think marriage is a good idea. They keep having a good time until they reach the turning point where they have to decide whether or not to continue.


6. Premam

In the romantic movie Premam, George’s love and adoration are explored from his school days through his teenage years. The plot of the story centers around the life of a young boy going through several phases of love. Her dream of finding love seems to be within reach during her school years and then again during her college years, but it never comes true.


7. Varane Avashamund

The slice-of-life narrative focuses on the relationships between four characters, who all live in the same building, and how they affect each other. Neena (Shobana), single mother and French teacher, and her daughter Nikitha (Kalyani Priyadarshan), who just wants an arranged marriage. On the other hand, a youngster known as Fraud (Dulquer) is almost in control of his priorities, and retired Major Unnikrishnan (Suresh Gopi) is indifferent and reluctant to engage with anyone.


8. Katheyondu Shuruvaagide

Love and relationships are seen from different perspectives in this slow-paced romantic drama. Diganth and Pooja Devariya, Ashwin Rao Pallaki and Shreya Anchan, then elderly couple Babu Hirannaiah and Aruna Balraj are the three couples whose love stories are portrayed in the film. The spectator has free rein to identify with one of the stories of the three couples as they witness it.