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Romance tips, from Yash Chopra

Sukanya Verma | September 20, 2007 18:55 IST

A still from Mohabbatein

No other filmmaker understands the pulse of romance better than Yash Chopra [Images]. Their compatibility is legendary. 

The multi-coloured shades of Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila, Chandni, Lamhe or Veer-Zaara convey both, the disquiet of an anxious lover and the subliminal desires of a pining poet. Besides the lyrical candour of his protagonists, Chopra favours the flirtatious imagery of a gorgeous backdrop to showcase passion in style and serenity.

While the elements of his dreamy concoctions might be recognisable, the essence wins you, each and every time, with its remarkable freshness.

Also Read: Yash Chopra, 75

With the King of Romance turning 75 on September 27, lists some romantic pointers characteristic of a Yash Chopra love story.

Poetry in motion

Golden leaves of fall, mesmerising colours of spring and crystal droplets of monsoon inspire captivating shayari out of the hero, while he cozily cuddles with his wide-eyed muse against the fireplace on rose-tinted afternoons or moon-lit starry nights.

Sridevi in ChandniVision in white

Fay and fair, the doe-eyed heroine sprints under the vast, transparent sky fantasising of true love and Prince charming. And for such dreamy occasions, which witness her transform into the epitome of feminine beauty, she saves her best pristine white chiffon churidar.

Love in The Alps

Whether it's a dream sequence or a honeymoon trip, picturesque Switzerland [Images] tops any Chopra itinerary. From stunning Lucerne to vanilla-flavoured Alps, reel sweethearts grab the opportunity to make the most of the trip. Snowball-fights, skiing, shopping sessions, you name it!

Dating in style

If you are a creation of Chopra's mushy imagination, there's no way you'll take your girl to a regular Udipi restaurant or say cheers to cutting chai. Instead, lavish five-star hotels, pool-side restaurants, Chinese cuisine and champagne are more likely to be on the menu.

Also, dating isn't restricted to watching Titanic [Images] with popcorn. Our hero-heroine paint the town red on a swanky bike or a sexy Merc. If not, they are probably busy with horse riding or swimming at an exclusively for members brand of club. You get the drift.

Rekha and Amitabh in SilsilaFields of gold

Far away from the maddening crowds with not a soul in sight, lovers find much-needed privacy amidst sprawling fields of Dutch tulips or desi mustard flowers.

The big, fat, Chopra wedding

Either the boy and girl meet at a common friend's wedding and get into a flirtatious banter which will definitely involve song and dance. Or the boy and girl are getting married themselves. Whatever be the case, it'll be a flamboyant, extravagant Punjabi affair with pinni, lassi, paairi pauna, sangeet and sagaai wherein every member of the family sports splendid designer wear.