Rainy days don't always spell good news. They dampen plans and delay traffic.
Not in Hindi movies though.
In the sparkling world of make believe, pitter-patter always leads to masti and magic. Want to experience some of it? Learn to enjoy baarish Bollywood style.
Go Zoobi Doobi on the society jhoola with your sweetheart. It might not be as fancy as Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor's in 3 Idiots but it's the thought that counts, right?
No worries, a hammock will do just fine. Lolo seems to be having the time of her life around one in Dulaara.
Monsoon and pakodas are synonymous with each other. Hit the roadside snack stall to gobble moong dal bhajiyas and pudina chutney like Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani.
When it comes to resourcefulness, Bollywood seldom disappoints.
Stuck in the car in the middle of a heavy rainstorm like Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz in Aap Ki Kasam? It can turn into one unforgettable date if you remember to carry a thermos of piping hot chai.
Internet is filled with memes that scream 'Happiness in playing football in the rain.' Looks like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge's Shah Rukh Khan got the memo.
Nobody likes to get out in the rain. So if you're hoping to avoid crowds at a popular tourist attraction, NOW is the time to venture out. Look at the amount of privacy it got Sanjay Dutt and Farah in Imaandar.
Brave the rimjhim to walk around Mumbai landmarks hand in hand, a la Amitabh Bachchan and Moushumi Chaterjee in Manzil.
Local trains are Mumbai monsoon's first casualty. But if you know how to kill time like Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in Baaghi and burst into an impromptu jig on the platform, problem becomes pleasure.
Rains and romance go hand in hand.
In Bollywood, it means a LOT of inexplicable dancing.
On the streets like SRK and Kajol in Dilwale.
Atop a car like Amitabh Bachchan in Namak Halal.
Around a pole of an under construction building like Raveena Tandon in Mohra.
Or above a, er, piano like Juhi Chawla in Darr.
Or simply catch up on one's Kathak lessons like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Raavan.
Not everyone feels the need to get drenched in the rain to relish it. Urmila Matondkar in Satya is happy teasing the drizzle from the confines of her balcony.
While Hasee Toh Phasee's Parineeti Chopra prefers to stay dry inside the BEST bus. Sensible girl.
Others like Jeetendra and Leena Chandravarkar in Humjoli opt for an unconventional refuge like a bullock cart.
Play hooky from school to enjoy rain or 'who blinks first' like Shahid and Sonam Kapoor in Mausam.
Hide and seek is no less exciting as demonstrated by Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun Kapoor in Tevar.
Bring out the chiffon. Channel your inner Sridevi like Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut!
Unless, of course, you ARE Sridevi!
Ignore the muck and forget about hygiene. Roll on the slimy wet grass, splash your feet in a watery mess, jump into a muddy puddle and go all out to declare Dil Tera Deewana like Shammi Kapoor and Mala Sinha.
Moral of the story: Bollywood really gives into rains, can you?