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The 10 Most Successful Tragic Love Stories

Last updated on: February 24, 2014 18:24 IST

The 10 Most Successful Tragic Love Stories

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Joginder Tuteja in Mumbai

Audiences obviously love their tragic romantic tales.

Spoiler Alert!

Tragic love stories usually do well in Bollywood, like the recent release Gunday, starring Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor.

The film is fast jogging to the Rs 100 crore benchmark.

In the past also, romantic tragedies like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Ek Duje Ke Liye, Mughal-e-Azam and Sadma have done really well at the box office.

We look back at the most successful tragic romantic movies through the years.

Read the reviews here and here.

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Image: Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra in Gunday


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Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

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One person's happiness could well be another's tragedy. The classic adage came true in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

Sameer (Salman Khan) and Nandini (Aishwarya Rai) fall in love but it's not meant to be.

Aishwarya gets married to Vanraj (Ajay Devgn). When the latter learns of her love, he decides to re-unite the two lovers.

The film ends on a sad note for Sameer, as Nandini finally chooses her husband.

Box Office collections: Rs 20 crore

Read the review here.


Image: Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam


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Fanaa

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A blind Zooni (Kajol) finds true love with Rehan (Aamir Khan), but loses him to terrorism.

When she regains her sight, love blossoms all over again, when he discovers that they have a son.

But it's too late by then.

In the end, Zooni shoots Rehan.

Box Office collections: Rs 52 crore

Read the review here.


Image: Kajol and Aamir Khan in Fanaa


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Kal Ho Naa Ho

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A love triangle, Aman (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rohit (Saif Ali Khan) fall for the same girl, Naina (Preity Zinta).

When Aman learns of Rohit's love, he decides to sacrifice his own, as he's suffering from a terminal illness.

They makes sure they find love, and in the end, makes a lot of hearts weep when he takes his last breath.

Box Office collections: Rs 36 crore

Read the review here.


Image: Preity Zinta in Kal Ho Naa Ho


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Devdas

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Devdas has been made quite a few times in India cinema.

Shah Rukh Khan played his Devdas in his own 'andaaz', with Aishwarya's Paro and Madhuri Dixit's Chandramukhi lending their signature charm.

This was Sanjay Leela Bhansali's poetry on fire.

Box Office collections: Rs 32 crore

Read the review here.


Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Devdas


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Rockstar

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Director Imtiaz Ali's tryst with a sufi romance in the contemporary times saw quite a few takers.

Jordan (Ranbir Kapoor) plays a college-goer, who becomes a rockstar.

Fame comes his way but love is hard to come by.

Heer (Nargis Fakhri) falls into a coma even as Ranbir gets into his much memorable Nadaan Parindey act.

Box Office collections: Rs 68 crore

Read the review here.


Image: Nargis Fakhri and Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar


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Aashiqui 2

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A love story with beautiful music, Aashiqui 2 could have been perfect for its lead pair.

Rahul (Aditya Roy Kapoor) is a famed musician becomes an alcoholic and goes so far down the road of self-destruction that he lets go of the only person who loved him selflessly Arohi (Shraddha Kapoor).

Box Office collections: Rs 78 crore

Read the review here


Image: Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in Aashiqui 2


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Ishaqzaade

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Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra won audience hearts, with their brilliant performances in the violent and tragic love story.

Filmmaker Habib Faisal took the story of Romeo and Juliet by its head and gave it a desi spin, that included love, hate, betrayal, power and of course, tragedy.

Box Office collections: Rs 48 crore

Read the review here


Image: Arjun Kapoor in Parineeta Chopra in Ishaqzaade


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Raanjhanaa

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The unconventional love story of Kundan (Dhanush) and Zoya (Sonam Kapoor) ended when the latter turned against Kundan and tried to kill him.

Box Office collections: Rs 62 crore

Read the review here.


Image: Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor in Raanjhanaa


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Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

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A Romeo and Juliet tale, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ishtyle.

After Ishaqzaade, it was heartbreaking to see yet another couple embracing death.

Unfortunately, the warring families cannot solve their differences, and the protagonists cannot get united in the film.

Box Office collections: Rs 113 crore

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Image: Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela


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Tere Naam

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Satish Kaushik told a tragic tale of a roadside Romeo, who falls in love and lands up in a mental asylum.

Salman Khan did a great job, as did his leading lady Bhumika Chawla.

The film was a huge hit.

Box office collections: Rs 13 crore

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Image: Salman Khan and Bhumika Chawala in Tere Naam


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