"A mighty pain to love it is,
And 't is a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain."
The great English poet Abraham Cowley's words on unrequited love aptly describes the pain and agony of a broken heart. Bollywood has been weaving tales of jilted love even long before Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil happened!
We take you down the memory lane to revisit some of these films..
Shahrukh Khan & Suchitra Krishnamoorthi In Kabhie Haan Kabhie Naa
This SRK starrer tops the list when it comes to stories of one-sided love. A film that never fails to make you shed tears, it revolves around Sunil (SRK) who tries every trick from the book to woo Anna who in turn is in love with Chris. Later when he realizes that Anna is unable to forget Chris, he decides to sacrifice his feelings and reunite the two lovers.
You root for SRK right from the beginning, you sympathise with him even when he tries to sabotage his crush's relationship and the ending leaves you with mixed feelings. After all 'Woh toh hai albela, hazaaro mein akela'!
Dhanush & Sonam Kapoor In Raanjhnaa
The film marked the Bollywood debut of Kollywood actor Dhanush. He played a Brahmin lad who falls head over heels in love with Zoya aka Sonam Kapoor. Such is the madness of the boy that he even slits his wrists to prove his love for his girl. Certainly, not advisable in real life!
Ranbir Kapoor & Sonam Kapoor In Saawariya
Despite dropping the towel and crooning love ballads Ranbir Kapoor lost his girl to Salman Khan! We all know what happened next in real life..*wink*
Shahrukh Khan & Madhuri Dixit Nene In Devdas
Chandramukhi fell in love with her Dev Babu and sang 'Maar Dala'. Unfortunately, the man chose wine as his companion and ended up drowning himself in his sorrows. Not a wise choice!
Shahrukh Khan & Juhi Chawla In Darr
SRK went 'K..K..K..Kiran' and gave us enough goosebumps only to meet with a fatal end. Stalking is not cool, guys!
Kamal Haasan & Sridevi In Sadma
Keep tissues handy when you watch this film. We bet you won't stop crying while watching the heart-wrenching climax of this flick.
Shahrukh Khan & Karisma Kapoor In Dil Toh Pagal Hai
It's not always the guys! Even girls can get friend-zoned when their object of affection fall for someone else who according to them doesn't even exist in real life. Sab moh maya hai!
Salman Khan & Kajol In Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Girl falls in love with a boy. But they are best friends naa. Enter a hot chick. Boy woos her and gets married. Soon she dies. Boy goes back to his 'best friend' only to realize that she is getting hitched to someone else. But hey, 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', so she ends up going back to her first love! Gosh, our sympathies lie with Salman Khan in the film which goes from being the groom to being the best man in the wedding. Tsk..such is life!