Bharath and Sandhya starred as the lead characters, Murugan and Aishwarya. Aishwarya belongs to an affluent background and gets infatuated with Murugan, who works as a mechanic. Both of them lose their hearts to each other and they elope to Chennai to make a fresh start of their lives. But Aishwarya’s family successfully tracks down the couple and beats up Murugan. Aishwarya is then forced to marry someone else in order to save his life. The separation makes Murugan mentally deranged and begging on the streets. Aishwarya finds him while traveling with her husband and her husband helps her put Murugan in a mental health centre.
This movie is a real-life incident of two people frantically in love with each other but separated by families.
Roja is a musical romance by
Mani Ratnam and the debut movie for the maestro A R Rahman, starring
Arvind Swamy and Madhoo. The movie portrays love in the terrorist region. A newly wedded couple, Rishi and Roja go on honeymoon to Kashmir but they face hapless situations. Arvind Swamy, Rishi is held captive by a terrorist group to discuss a settlement with the government as the government seized one of their leaders. Roja makes several efforts in search of her husband. Arvind Swamy also tries convincing the terrorists and also guarantee’s them to compensate for their loss. The end of the movie seems to be pleasing as the couple gets back together.
3. Mouna Raagam
Mani Ratnam and Ilaiyaraaja’s blissful blockbuster, Mouna Raagam starring Revathi, Karthik and Mohan was a great success. The lead actors also successfully made a special place for themselves in the hearts of the audience by this film. Revathy’s frisky character throughout the movie plays a major role towards the success of the movie. The movie is about the difficulties faced by a woman when her beloved passes away and when she gets hitched to another person, unknown to her. The stranger husband gives his best to protect their marriage as Revathy is not able to get over Karthik’s demise. However, with the course of time and circumstances, the couple gets closer and bestows their affection.
Gautham Menon’s modern classic ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa’ in the year 2010, left the audience delighted as they witnessed Trisha and Silambarasan’s devotion on screen. A Hindu boy, Karthik falls for a Syrian Christian Malayali girl, Jessie. Their romance travels from the pleasing backwaters of Kerala to the Central Park in New York City. The music by A R Rahman scintillated the movie. The film, music and the emotional interaction between Jessie and Karthik left a memorable mark on people’s minds. The movie was a blockbuster.
Madhavan, Abbas and
Reema Sen played the lead roles in Gautham Menon’s most liked romantic tale, Minnale. The movie is about a girl who confuses her fiancé (whom she had never met) with a stalker who is smitten by her. With Harris Jayaraj’s melodies, the movie’s box office collection multiplied. The movie and the music is an all-time favorite of the audience as it created an everlasting impact on people’s minds. The film was remade by Bollywood starring Madhavan,
Dia Mirza, and
Saif Ali Khan.
The bond of marriage teaches the actual meaning of love. Mani Ratnam’s blockbuster film ‘Alaipayuthe’ defines the aftermath of love, marriage. Ratnam’s Roja and Bombay defined love and dilemmas faced in two different situations, one because of war and the other due to the difference in religion. This movie is about a couple who gets hitched against the will of their families and the struggles they face to keep their relationship intact. It also speaks about the transformation from a man to husband and woman to wife. Madhavan and Shalini’s chemistry along with A R Rahman’s soundtrack and the exceptional visual effects rendered in the film gave a new definition to Tamil cinema. The film’s success made other filmmakers to remake it in other Indian languages.
7. Kadhaluku Mariyadhai
This is a movie about people falling in love belonging to different religions but decide to give up on their relationship due to objections from their respective families. ‘Kadhaluku Mariyadhai’ featuring Vijay and Shalini as Jeeva and Mini shows how the couple decide to part for the sake of their families. It is a remake of a Malayalam movie and the film witnessed a huge success in Vijay and Shalini’s career.
A romantic tale directed by the debutante director,
Atlee Kumar. The movie, Raja Rani was appreciated by the audience as the plot holds relevance to the generation now. Arya as John and Nayanthara as Regina play the lead roles. They reluctantly marry each other due to the poignant experiences with their past lovers and trying to get over the past. The film elegantly expresses the idea of being patient and wait for the time when our lives turn over to a new leaf. The work of both Arya and Nayanthara was relished by the audience.
The breaking out of Hindu-Muslim riots in December 1992 made the headlines during the early 1990s in the Indian subcontinent. The motion pictures of Mani Ratnam talks about the demolition of Babri Masjid and the riots between the two religions. The movie ‘Bombay’ revolves around a couple, a Hindu man (Arvind Swamy) and a Muslim woman (
Manisha Koirala) who are married. And, this movie is about the impact on their lives and their family.
10. Kadhal Kottai
Agathiyan’s Kadhal Kottai, a tale in which two people have a conversation over letters and eventually fall in love. The movie was adored by the audience even though falling in love via letters was unusual. Featuring Ajith Kumar and Devyani, the movie went on to clinch the National Awards and numerous other appreciation.