From couples who complete each other’s sentences to those on the verge of separation because of pesky relatives or an episode of infidelity, we have witnessed all kinds of marriages in the movies.
As varying the nature of this bond is, the chemistry between two actors portraying it is what renders it real and heartfelt.
In Shonali Bose’s The Sky is Pink, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar star as a married couple coping with the serious illness of their teenage daughter.
Going by their warmth in the promos as well and the fond moments in Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do, we can look forward to some winsome moments.
Meanwhile, Ritu Nandal lists some of Bollywood’s delightful reel-life husband and wife jodis in the last few years.
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Vicky Kaushal and Alia Bhatt, Raazi
Though she’s an Indian spy married to a Pakistani army man and digging for information, Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal’s naturally born ardour is as relevant as their nationalism.
And the talented duo conveys this contradiction ably.
Ajay Devgn and Tabu, De De Pyaar De
Devgn and Tabu have acted in numerous movies over the decades.
Their real-life friendship and easy camaraderie as a married couple who continue to rely on each other even after falling out is the only bright and believable spot of De De Pyaar De.
Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao, Badhaai Ho
When a simple, sweet-natured middle-aged couple is visited by the stork, all kind of embarrassment follows, leaving a strong-willed Neena Gupta and sheepish Gajraj Rao to bear its brunt.
It’s rare for Bollywood to explore a world outside glamour. And so it’s particularly heart-warming when a movie like Badhaai Ho succeeds.
Vidya Balan and Manav Kaul, Tumhari Sulu
The small things, the big things and everything else between them are captured in every detail of an exuberant Vidya Balan and supportive Manav Kaul’s marriage and middle class existence in the gentle gestures of Tumhari Sulu.
Seema Pahwa and Pankaj Tripathi, Bareilly Ki Barfi
Who better than Seema Pahwa and Pankaj Tripathi to illustrate a classic case of the nagging wife and her deadpan husband against the small-town whimsicality of Bareilly Ki Barfi?
Varun Dhawan and Anuskha Sharma, Sui Dhaaga
Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma convey the innocence, aspirations and struggles of a small-town couple endeavouring to become entrepreneurs in the feel-good adventures of Sui Dhaaga.
Raghuvir Yadav and Yamini Das, Sui Dhaaga
In that same movie, Raghuvir Yadav and Yamini Das play an elderly couple, where one’s bitter complaining and the other’s fixation with household matters has sort of become their identity and link.
Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi, Jolly LLB 2
Most of Jolly LLB 2 is confined to courtroom antics. But when it does take a breather to focus on Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi’s amusing domestic life, like scenes of him serving hot phulkas and appeasing over pegs of whiskey, the upshot is fun, fun, fun.
Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra, Bajirao Mastani
Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra’s scorching chemistry and emotional face-offs is so scene-stealing good, you’ll wonder why that extra-marital romance with Deepika Padukone’s Mastani was even necessary.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Dugal, Manto
The fluid camaraderie between these fine actors play out the intimacy and intelligence of a lived-in marriage between a traumatised artistic soul and his sympathetic, sensitive half under Nandita Das’s exploration of Saadat Hasan Manto’s life.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, Dum Laga Ke Haisha
He’s sulking about her weight, she’s persistent despite it. A newly married couple learn a thing or two about love and respect in Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar’s believable fondness and fights in Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar, Hindi Medium
As the eager-to-please hubby of his pushy missus going to all kinds of extremes to seek admission for their daughter in a prestigious school, the always reliable Irrfan Khan and Pakistani actress Saba Qamar whip up some breezy, beautiful chemistry.
Kalki Koechlin and Sumeet Vyas, Ribbon
Not every married couple is over the moon on learning they’re expecting a child. At least not Kalki’s character in Ribbon.
Her aversion, his indecision plays out in the most realistic fashion to depict scenes from an urban marriage that make Ribbon such a compelling watch.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, Tiger Zinda Hai
Larger-than-life romantic dates and larger-than-life professional missions sum up the shaadi of these superstar spies in Tiger Zinda Hai.
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