From WAQT (1965) to JAB TAK HAI JAAN aka JTHJ (2012), the late Mr Yash Chopra has made a series of memorable and Blockbuster films. There a several elements which contribute to the beauty of these movies. Which elements are these exactly? Well, our reader Anuj Radia has jotted down 5 specific elements which make for a perfect Yashji film. Let’s find out!

1. The Lady In White

Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit
Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit

Whether it is Sridevi from CHANDNI (1989) or Madhuri Dixit from DIL TO PAAGAL HAI (DTPH) (1997), the main heroine of the movie is usually dressed in a white saree or Punjabi suit. Normally, the male protagonist would imagine the heroine to be dressed in the white attire, and that’s what sparks the love story. Also, the white attire portrays the purity and innocence of the heroines!

2. Dancing In Switzerland

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

Blue sky, tall mountains and lots of greenery. Of course, a Yash Chopra film would be incomplete without a scene or a dance sequence in Switzerland. These sequences would normally be dreamt by the protagonists and conveys their loving relationship. In fact, this idea became so popular that most YRF productions in the late 90s and early 2000s shot a similar sequence.

3. Singing In The Rain

Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan and Sridevi
Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan and Sridevi

Megha re Megha, Koi Ladki Hai, Lagi aaj Saawan… These are some of the popular rain songs in Mr Chopra’s movies. Regardless of which movie, there will either be a rain scene or a song in the rain. Normally, this scene/song outlines the brewing love of the protagonists in the movie. For instance, in Koi Ladki Hai of DTPH this made Madhuri Dixit and Shahrukh Khan get closer. While in Lagi aaj sawan of CHANDNI Vinod Khanna reminisced his departed loved one, as he watched Sridevi joyfully dance in the rain.

4. The Love Triangles

Kabhi Kabhie, Veer Zaara and Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie Posters
Kabhi Kabhie, Veer Zaara and Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie Posters

Regardless of any Yash Chopra film, there would always be a love-triangle. Even in multi-starrer films like KABHI KABHIE (1976) and SILSILA (1981) the main protagonists would always be in a love triangle. The ironic thing about is that one of the characters in the triangles would not be able to fulfil their love story. For instance, in VEER-ZAARA (2004) Rani Mukherjee loved Shahrukh Khan, but her love remained incomplete as she reunites him with Preity Zinta. Likewise for Anushka Sharma in JTJH, who reunites SRK with Katrina Kaif!

5. Lambi Judai

Kabhi Kabhie, Waqt and Trishul Movie Posters
Kabhi Kabhie, Waqt and Trishul Movie Posters

Undoubtedly, most Yash Chopra films run over a long period of time. For instance, in WAQT (1965) there was a leap of several years, when the children grow up to become adults. Likewise, in KABHI KABHIE (1976) there was a generation leap. These time leaps essayed how relationships strengthen regardless of separation, thus making the films more entertaining.

On the whole Mr Chopra’s movies depicted love in a very special way. Without these elements, a Yash Chopra film would have remained incomplete. Over the years, the films have taught the audience about pure love. Most importantly, the movies have raised awareness of the importance of human relationships in life. Mr Chopra is deeply missed.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Pls do your homework properly since in veer-zara rani mukherji never loved srk, he was like his father’s age :p

  2. How can you put Veer Zara poster in the section of love triangle? Rani Mukherjee was just a lawyer in that movie and it wasn’t love triangle

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