The newlyweds of Bollywood
It could be her nosey parents, his hot secretary, professional rivalry, trust issues or lack of money, our hero and heroine will find something to quibble about.
With David Dhawan's cheeky take on marriage, namely Life Partner, just around the corner, here's a quick look at the portrayal of newlyweds in Bollywood flicks.
Image: A scene from Life Partner
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Though technically married; sweet 'n' shy Surinder Sahni (Shah Rukh Khan) and secretly romantic Taani (Anushka Sharma) are not a regular husband and wife duo. To make things work between them, Suri constructs a super-charming, unabashed alter ego, Raj.
Unaware of the two-in-one scenario, Taani prefers dynamic Raj over dull Suri.
Image: A scene from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Despite a lot of parental opposition, rebellious Aditya (Vivek Oberoi) and defiant Suhani (Rani Mukerji) get married in court.
Needless to say, it doesn't go down well with their folks. And so they set up house in a rundown building.
Only setting up paradise in Shaad Ali's directorial debut is tougher than they thought.
Image: A scene from Saathiya
Shah Rukh Khan's middle-class lad woos a Rani Mukerji's high-society fashion designer all the way to Greece. They get married with much fanfare.
The romance, of course, takes a backseat when social/mental incompatibility takes precedence over heartfelt emotions.
Image: A scene from Chalte Chalte
Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd
Newlyweds from all walks of life and communities come together to have the time of their lives in Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.
And there's quite an assortment to choose from -- you have mismatched couples, super-powered couples, shy couples, elderly couples, mixed-up couples, all reeling under the bittersweet after-effects of the seven pheras.
Image: A scene from Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.
honeymooners, in Meghna Gulzar's Just Married.
Image: A scene from Just Married
In Mani Ratnam's memorable drama, Madhoo plays Roja, a simple village girl married to a city-bred Rishi.
At first, upset over a misunderstanding, Roja maintains an aloof distance. Eventually, she finds out the truth and comes around. Their romance is short-lived when Rishi is abducted by a bunch of militants in Kashmir.
The importance of their commitment towards each other is reflected in Roja's effort to rescue him and Rishi's struggle out.
Image: A scene from Roja
Professional jealousy gets the better of a young marriage in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Abhimaan.
A successful yet insecure singer (Amitabh Bachchan) resents being overshadowed by his talented wife's (Jaya Bachchan) extraordinary success over the same.
Image: A scene from Abhimaan
Hamari Bahu Alka
Every relationship needs space. Utpal Dutt finds out the hard way in Basu Chaterjee's feel-good caper.
A newly-married medical student (Rakesh Roshan) aches to spend time with his lovely wife (Bindiya Goswami). Unfortunately his over-enthusiastic father (Utpal Dutt) hogs all her free time.
Unable to concentrate on his studies, he sneaks out with wifey to a small-time hotel. Confusion, chaos and comedy follow.
Image: A scene from Hamari Bahu Alka
A budding scientist (Shashi Kapoor) falls head over heels for a beautiful stage dancer (Hema Malini). Like all good hero and heroines, they get married. And like all Hindi films, things are not hunky dory for long.
Post-marriage, he objects to her dancing ambitions leading to unavoidable differences. Even then, like all Hindi films, they end up living happily ever-after.
Image: A scene from Abhinetri
Piya Ka Ghar
Marriage means a whole lot of compromises and adjustments.
In Piya Ka Ghar, Ram and Malti (played by Anil Dhawan and Jaya Bachchan) experience the struggle of living with a joint family in a tiny apartment.
No privacy, no piya? Some ghar indeed!
Image: A scene from Piya Ka Ghar