Movies and Moving-On??- Life post love failure in movies(Valentine’s Series)

Love at first sight, date nights, proposals, happy moments…then what? Happily ever after? We all know that love does not always come with a ‘happily ever after’! At times it comes along with heartbreaks, resentment, and loss of hope in self. 

Movies have always glorified love, its beauty, its intensity, and every other aspect that would make you believe in the concept of finding love. And movies about love rejections and failures- suicides and tragic ends are shown as a plausible ending!! 


However, we are thankful for certain movies and characters like Rani from Queen and Geet from Jab We Met who helped us love ourselves a bit more when we lay most vulnerable and broken.

Queen(Hindi, 2014) is one brilliant woman-centric film which has a leading lady who is not someone who goes on to win an Olympic medal or create history(which is what most women-centric movies are about). Rani is just an ordinary girl with no big dreams who gets rejected by her fiance out of blue on her wedding eve. 

What makes her inspirational is how she chose to deal with her trauma- setting off on her honeymoon all by herself!! Rani in her journey showed us that it is important to love ourselves first and to not lower our standards for anybody. She showed us that it is indeed beautiful to be by ourselves.

raja rani

Raja Rani(Tamil, 2013) was a movie on the life of two heartbroken people who marry just for the sake of their parents. This is exactly what happens in our country. However, through their highs and lows, they forget their past to discover their newly found love for each other.

Director Atlee’s debut is a fun and emotional ride exploring the depth of the lead characters Regina (Nayantara) and John (Aarya).


Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Vaaranam Ayiram(Tamil, 2008) dealt with the same emotion. First love makes you weak in your knees and the unexpected loss of that love can make people go insane. To let go of the feeling, some find solace in the consumption of drugs and alcohol. To come out of the chains and moving on is beautifully picturized in the film.

The film was very well-received and still remains one of the finest films ever made in Tamil.

Actor Suriya also received critic appreciation for his intense character portrayal.

500 days of summer

However, I somewhere believe that Hollywood movies have done a better job in comforting the broken hearts. Remember 500 Days of Summer(2009)? When with that ‘someone special‘ we feel like everything is perfect, while all this time it wasn’t. With the progress of the film, you see Tom, the male lead, evolving as a mature young man who turns this miserable point in his life to build himself a career in architecture. He now respects Summer’s decision and is very happy for her. Above all, the film concludes with the best hint ever- after Summer there is always Autumn!!!

With this, we have come to the end of our valentine’s series!! Dropdown your valuable comments !!!

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