Valentine’s Film Festival: Bollywood and beyond – From Veer Zaara to Titanic old romantic classics return to theatres


Love is in the air this February, as hearts and movie theaters align to celebrate passion in its most cinematic form. In the days leading up to the most romantically charged date on the calendar, Valentine’s Day, social media is awash with a nostalgic wave as classic love stories from across the world return to the big screen, thanks to a unique initiative by PVR INOX, dubbed the Valentine’s Film Festival.

Instagram stories and social feeds are abuzz with accounts of film aficionados basking in the glow of perennial favorites at their local theaters. One might wonder, how is it that films from years gone by are now casting their timeless spell once more in cinematic halls? The excitement reached new heights as Bollywood superstar Kareena Kapoor Khan lent her star power to the festival, sharing a playful Instagram reel titled ‘All things Geet,’ a beloved character from her iconic movie ‘Jab We Met,’ thereby announcing the film’s inclusion in the festival lineup.

Ushering a blend of romance and cinema, PVR INOX has orchestrated a grand gesture of love for film lovers, re-introducing 22 hit romantic movies from various languages and time periods. The festival champions the unifying experience of movie-going, rekindling emotions with a diverse array of stories that have shaped the ideas of love for generations.

The Bollywood repertoire heralds 10 films that have resonated with audiences far and wide, witnessing full houses for titles like ‘Jab We Met,’ ‘Veer Zara,’ ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,’ ‘Mohabbatein,’ and ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.’ The selection also includes more recent rom-coms such as ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar,’ ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety,’ ‘De De Pyaar De,’ and both installments of ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama.’

The celebration transcends language barriers, embracing the profound narratives from South Indian cinema with the likes of ‘Premam,’ ‘Hridayam,’ and ‘Ohm Shanthi Oshaana.’ Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil cinematic expressions of love are brought back with films such as ‘Sita Ramam,’ ‘Tholi Prema,’ ‘Saptha Sagaradaache Ello Side A,’ ‘Swathi Mutthina Male Haniye,’ ‘Vaaranam Aayiram,’ ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (VTV),’ and ‘Minnale.’

Adding to the festival’s diversity, Punjabi cinema has its moments of glory with the return of ‘Qismat,’ ‘Angrej,’ and ‘Dil Diya Gallan’ to theaters, enabling moviegoers to experience the distinct charm of regional stories of love. And for those who believe that romance knows no borders, the festival also presents the opportunity to witness the grandeur of James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’ on the big screen, with its tale of star-crossed lovers on the ill-fated ocean liner.

Ticket prices for these cinematic gems begin at a modest Rs 112, and a special buy-one-get-one offer is currently spellbinding audiences in the Southern regions. With these attractive incentives, there is little reason to not indulge in the magic of movies this Valentine’s Day.

The unique festival is not merely a nod to the films that have shaped popular culture but a testament to the timeless nature of storytelling through the lens of love. It grants couples, friends, and movie enthusiasts the chance to revisit and share the magic of these legendary films in the ideal setting – the immersive, collective embrace of a theater.

Given the spectacle and delight offered by the Valentine’s Film Festival, those with a penchant for romance and the grand narratives of love are in for a treat. It’s time to book your tickets, choose your favorite movie or discover a new one, and immerse yourself in an unforgettable romantic journey courtesy of PVR INOX. For up-to-date details on this event and all other happenings in the world of entertainment, the curtain never closes at midday.com.

Celebrate the season of love with a touch of nostalgia and the thrill of the cinema; after all, these are the stories that have, and always will, define the heart’s capacity to feel, endure, and love unconditionally.

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