20 Bollywood Movies with the Best Love Triangles

Love triangles have been one of the favorite tricks by our Bollywood directors for making a movie commercially successful. Here we have compiled 20 most popular love triangles in Bollywood movies that we would love to watch again and again. 

1. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai


Kuch Kuch Hota Hai gave us one of the best love triangles in the 90’s. The Anjali  – Rahul – Tina friendship and college romance is loved by everyone even today and I am sure it will stay in our hearts even after another decade or two. The film not only gave us three superstars but also an amazing director who shot to fame with this evergreen movie.

2. Kal Ho Na Ho


Karan Johar specializes in making us cry with his emotional love triangles. This Shahrukh – Preity- Saif love triangle not only make us fall in love with them but also brings tears in our eyes with the heartbreaks and the death of Shahrukh in the end. Besides, we also love watching the beautiful locations and lovely costumes throughout the movie.

3. Dil Toh Pagal Hai 


This Yashraj movie starring Karishma – Shahrukh – Madhuri is another worth-watching love triangles of the 90’s which has some amazing dance performances and lovely musical tracks that we love to hum even after so many years of its release.

4. Mujhse Dosti Karoge


Mujhse Dosti Karoge is a beautiful tale of childhood friendship and love. The superb combo of Rani – Hrithik – Kareena makes the movie an entertaining watch.

5. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam


This love story by Sanjay Leela Bhansali shows the dilemma of a girl (Aishwarya Rai) where she has to choose between her long time lover (Salman Khan) and her matured and loving husband (Ajay Devgan). The movie was a super-hit due to its melodious soundtracks, wonderful direction, vibrant costumes, sets ans depiction of the Gujarati culture.

6. Devdas


This epic love story with a heart-breaking love triangle has been made in Bollywood many times. The version of Devdas starring Aishwarya – Shahrukh – Madhuri is a must-watch due to its luxurious sets, gorgeous costumes and some brilliant performances.

7. Dostana


This is one of the trendiest love-triangles of Bollywood which is full on entertainment quotient. The Abhishek – John – Priyanka  combo make it a hilarious watch even if it had the sensitive topic of bisexuality.

8. Cocktail 


This chic love triangle portrays saif in a casanova image who is stuck between two best friends who are completely opposite to each other, one being a modern party animal and the other being a total Desi girl.

9.  Barfi


Barfi is one of the cutest love stories where an autistic girl played by Priyanka falls in love with a speech and hearing impaired Ranbir. The movie which doesn’t even have a single dialogue beautifully displays the hidden emotions of each character just by their actions and expressions.

10. New York


New York shows the love triangle between college friends John Abraham- Katrina Kaif- Neil Nitin Mukesh in the scenario of the 7/11 attacks in New York. The movie reflects the plight of Muslims staying in New York after the disastrous attacks.

11. Student Of The Year


Student of the Year depicts a new age college love triangle between actors Varun Dhawan – Alia Bhatt – Siddharth Malhotra. This flick by Karan Johar is a revised version of his evergreen movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which he made keeping in mind the youngsters of today’s generation.

12. Taal


Taal won everyone’s heart with its breathtaking music and a wonderfully executed love triangle between Akshaya Khanna – Aishwarya Rai – Anil Kapoor.

13. Lagaan


The oscar nominated movie Lagaan shows the story of a village boy Bhuvan played by Aamir Khan who is the love interest of two lovely ladies, Gauri played by Gracy Singh (who Bhuvan loves too) and the other being the British lady Rachel Shelly who helps him to learn the game of cricket so that the village team can win against the Britishers.

14. Jab Tak Hai Jaan


Jab Tak Hai Jaan is the last movie directed by the legend, Mr. Yash Chopra. This epic love saga is a graceful love triangle between Katrina – Shahrukh – Anushka having some memorable dialogues and highly romantic scenes.

15. Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein


RHTDM as it is popularly called, is a love triangle between R. Madhavan – Diya Mirza -Siaf Ali Khan and is a remake of the south movie Minnale. The film was declared a flop at box office when it was released but it was highly appreciated by the audience due its beautiful love story and melodious soundtracks.

16. Rangeela


The musical hit Rangeela is based on the story of an aspiring actor played by Urmila Matondkar who is stuck in a situation where she has to decide between her childhood friend Aamir and a superstar played by Jackie Shroff.

17. Dhadkan


Dhadkan is another super-hit movie with a complex love triangle where actor Shilpa Shetty is confused between her rich ex-boyfriend Suneil Shetty (who was once poor) and her husband Akshay Kumar.

18.  Silsila


Silsila is another Yashraj Musical with a complicated love triangle. The movie revolves around Amitabh Bachchan who is stuck between his lover Rekha and his wife Jaya Bachcan whom he was forced to marry due to unavoidable circumstances. The film became the talk of the town during its release as the stars were rumored to be having a similar situation in their real life as well.

19. Sahib Biwi Aur Gulam 


This classic movie is  an adaptation of the Bengali novel “Saheb Bibi Golam” written by Bimal Mitra. The movie ends with a tragic note. However, it was highly acclaimed due to its marvelous performances by Meena Kumari and other actors.

20. Saajan


This is another musical film with an emotional love triangle between Salman Khan – Madhuri Dixit – Sanjay Dixit and was a super-hit during it’s time.

Which of these Bollywood love triangles is the best one according to you? Feel free to share with us in the comments section 🙂

Swasti Pujari
Swasti Pujari

Swasti Pujari is a versatile Engineer, blogger, content writer, and Social Media Enthusiast. With a passion for technology and creativity, she has devoted her career to solving engineering challenges and crafting engaging content. Her online presence is a strategic platform for connecting with people and sharing insights. Swasti's unique blend of technical expertise and creative expression has made her a key figure in her field. Her mantra for success is continuous learning and happiness in her work, reflecting her innovative approach to both engineering and writing.

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