The rains have always played a pivotal role in Hindi cinema.
Monsoon, also widely hailed as the season of romance, is upon us.
And apart from steaming hot cups of tea, books, pakoras and conversations, we have the glorious movies to keep us company.
Here's looking at the most memorable rain sequences from Hindi films that we've seen recently.
One of the most talked about sleeper hits of 2013, Mohit Suri's Aashiqui 2 featured Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor as an ill-fated loved up couple.
This rain sequence from the hit song Tum hi ho struck a chord with many fans.
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This intimate sequence from Tiger Shroff's debut film Heropanti, also featuring debutante Kriti Sanon, may well have cemented his position as a promising the next promising onscreen lover boy.
As one of the three philandering husbands in Indra Kumar's 2013 adult comedy Grand Masti, Vivek Oberoi makes good use of monsoon showers with his ladylove Kainaat Arora.
Shudh Desi Romance
Next up, we have Sushant Singh Rajput and debutante actress Vaani Kapoor, revelling in the first rushes of love in a heavy showers in one of the most loved recent romantic comedies, Maneesh Sharma's Shudh Desi Romance.
De Dana Dan
When Akshay Kumar and his frequent costar Katrina Kaif came together as leads in De Dana Dan, the makers presumably decided to recreate the famous Tip tip barsa sequence from Mohra.
So we have the duo frolicking in the rain with Katrina sporting a yellow sari like Raveena Tandon while Akshay serenades her.
In one of the most memorable roles of her career, we see Kareena Kapoor's worldly wise hooker Chameli enjoy monsoons in a deeply reflective and lyrical tone with Bhaage re man, even as her reluctant and harrowed companion of the night, played by Rahul Bose, looks on, fascinated.
Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor's debut film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Saawariya featured a rain sequence with the actor in a passionate embrace with his object of affection.
Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan's tempestuous chemistry in Kunal Kohli's much loved romantic comedy Hum Tum culminates in a heartwarming dream sequence.
In said sequence, the couple is seen giving into their feelings for each other for the first time.
Kuch Kuch Hota Ha.
And finally, who could forget the fun ride that is Aaj rapat jayen, featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Smita Patil in Namak Halal?
The reckless abandon of new love is perfectly portrayed by this onscreen couple in the romantic sequence.