Bollywood and the romance genre are arguably synonymous, and there’s one storyteller who cemented the fact with his extensive, beloved body of work. The Romantics, an upcoming documentary series from Netflix, is celebrating this legacy.
Yash Chopra and his eponymous studio, Yash Raj Films are behind some of the most recognized romantic movies in the last fifty years. These movies have captivated audiences within India and internationally, whether with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (a movie so iconic that it’s still playing in a Mumbai theatre 27 years later(Opens in a new window)), other ’90s classics like Dil To Pagal Hai and Lamhe, or modern hits like Veer Zaara and Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
In The Romantics, 35 leading Bollywood actors have come together to unpack this legacy, their own roles in Chopra’s films, and the history of the film industry more holistically. The four-part series is directed by Smriti Mundhra, the creator of Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking, and amongst the producers is Chopra’s youngest son, Uday Chopra.
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The trailer, which will thrill any Bollywood fan, features snippets of audio and visuals from the roster of iconic films alongside sit-down interviews with three generations of Bollywood. This includes Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh — the star-studded list goes on. Chopra’s son, Aditya — who inherited his father’s legacy and sits at the helm of the studios today — is also hinted to feature.
The Romantics releases on Feb. 14 on Netflix.(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab)
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