Love and film industry has a close connection. Films across the globe have played major role in spreading love, cutting across all barriers. It is movies that have often mirrored the changing nature of love.
From the days where couples used to express their love through their eyes to the modern-day romances and coming-of-age stories, cinema has perfectly portrayed the way how the expression of love has changed with times.
On the occasion of Valentine's Day, we bring to you some of the best Tamil romantic movies from our current A-list actors. You could find Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Ajith Kumar, Vijay, Surya, Vikram, Dhanush, Silambarasan and Jeeva's movies in the list.
Rajinikanth - Puthukavithai
Rajinikanth's Puthukavithai would remain the best romantic flick from the Superstar. A bike racer, who falls in love with rich girl played by Jyothi, could not win the love due to the strong opposition from his sweetheart's mother.
They get separated to meet again when Jyothi becomes a widow after marrying a boy selected by her mother. There arrives a complicated situation where the ex-lovers, who want to come together, struggle to make a decision. The movie was a remake of Kannada Blockbuster Naa Ninna Mareyalaare. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Kamal Hassan - Guna
If Puthukavithai was for Rajinikanth, Guna was for Kamal Hassan. The Universal Hero's film, which did not perform to expected level at Box Office, is considered as one of the best movies of him by audience.
The story is about a mentally ill man's true love. Roshini, Rekha, SP Balasubramaniam, Girish Karnad, Ajay Rathnam, Janagaraj and Sharat Saxena were in the cast. The film was directed by Santhana Bharathi and produced by Alamelu Subramaniam.
Vijay - Kadhalukku Mariyadhai
Vijay and Shalini's Kadhalukku Mariyadhai became their biggest hits of their careers. The movie was a remake of Malayalam movie Aniathipravu.
Kadhalukku Mariyadhai had received well by critics and audience. Indeed, Vijay fans consider this as a classic.
Ajith Kumar - Kadhal Kottai
Kadhal Kottai was a welcome change for Tamil audience as the story of Ajith Kumar and Devayani starrer had a unique kind of story back then. The lead stars falling in love without seeing each other had given a different kind of experience to the Kollywood cine goers.
The movie was dubbed in Telugu and remade in Kannada and Hindi.
Vikram - Sethu
Vikram's Sethu had a tragic story written and directed by Bala. Indeed, it became a landmark film for both the actor and the director. The film was remade in Kannada and Hindi.
Surya - Sillunu Oru Kaadhal
Surya and Jyothika, the real-life couple, starred in Sillunu Oru Kaadhal, along with Bhumika Chawla. It is a triangular love story directed by N Krishna.
Dhanush - Kaadhal Kondein
Kaadhal Kondein was directed by Selvaraghavan and starred his younger brother Dhanush and Sonia Aggarwal in the lead roles. It was a psychological thriller that gave a good break to Dhanush.
Simbu - Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya
Silambarasan and Trisha Krishnan starrer Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya defined the modern-day love. A Hindu boy falls in love with a Syrian Christian Malayali girl played by Trisha, who is elder to him. She accepts him after initial hesitation, but they are forced to part ways. The way Gautham Menon had captured their emotions make the film a wonderful watch.
Jeeva - Neethaane En Ponvasantham
Jeeva and Samantha starrer Neethaane En Ponvasantham was a breezy romantic entertainer directed by Gautham Menon. The director had described the love between the lead stars in three stages.