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As Duplicate clocks 26 years, here are other Mahesh Bhatt romantic and comedy classics that you can stream on OTT

Explore romance and comedy in Bollywood classics with Mahesh Bhatt's directorial brilliance.

As Duplicate clocks 26 years, here are other Mahesh Bhatt romantic and comedy classics that you can stream on OTT
Aashiqui; Duplicate

Last Updated: 04.15 PM, May 08, 2024


Mahesh Bhatt's romantic and comedic classics invite fans to immerse themselves in tales of love, laughter, and heartwarming moments, celebrating their timeless charm and eternal appeal. From the gripping tales that captivate audiences of all ages in Aashiqui—about relationships that go through emotional roller coasters—to the lighthearted antics in Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Bhatt's directing talent is on full display.

Now available for streaming, the legendary film Duplicate promises an extraordinary experience that spans time and space. Join the voyage of fascinating characters, sharp humour, and exquisite romances as the film celebrates its 26th anniversary.

Mahesh Bhatt romantic and comedy films to stream on OTT

Aashiqui - YouTube


Mahesh Bhatt's 1990 musical romantic drama film Aashiqui, the pilot in the Aashiqui series, featured Rahul Roy, Anu Aggarwal, and Deepak Tijori. In addition to Kumar Sanu and the music label T-Series, composers Nadeem-Shravan (Nadeem Akhtar Saifi and Shravan Kumar Rathod) became well-known for their work on the film's score.

Both critics and viewers praised it upon its release, and the film went on to become a commercial smash. The album's score came in at number four on Planet Bollywood's list of the "100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks." Upon its initial release, it topped the charts for best-selling Bollywood albums.

In Aashiqui, after his lover finds success as a model (Anu Agarwal), a struggling small-time singer (Rahul Roy) finally gets his chance at fame. Their relationship takes a turn for the worse when he starts to feel pressured by her fame.

Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin - Airtel Xstream

Mahesh Bhatt directed and Gulshan Kumar produced the 1991 romantic comedy film Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin. Pooja Bhatt, Bhatt's daughter, had her breakout role in the film, and Aamir Khan played her romantic interest. Anupam Kher, Sameer Chitre, and Tiku Talsania played supporting roles, and Deepak Tijori made a cameo appearance. The 1934 Hollywood movie It Happened One Night, starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable, influenced the plot of Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin.

In the film, Pooja Bhatt portrays Pooja, the daughter of a shipping tycoon. Despite her spoiled and innocent upbringing, the romantic comedy follows her as she flees from her parents to marry her beloved. At this point, she meets a struggling journalist who is desperate for a major scoop to revive his dwindling career.

Pooja is deeply infatuated with Deepak, a successful actor. However, her father, Anupam Kher, is opposed to the marriage since he thinks Deepak is only interested in his property and doesn't cherish his daughter. Consequently, Pooja bolts, boarding a bus to Bangalore, the location where Deepak is filming at the moment. Aamir Khan portrays Raghu Jetley, a journalist on the verge of job loss, whom Pooja encounters. He recognises Pooja in the newspaper's missing ad and promises to help her find Deepak in exchange for an exclusive report about her love life. Following a recent theft of her belongings and money, Pooja agrees.

In an effort to find Pooja, her father hired two private investigators, and from this point on, the two embark on a perilous trip full of mistakes, adventures, and pretending. They try to keep their work arrangements and their love for each other separate, but they can't help but feel a growing attraction. What happens next reveals the outcome of this event.

Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee - ZEE5 (OTTplay Premium)

In the 1990s, the romantic musical Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee gained popularity. Mahesh Bhatt directed the film, which featured Rahul Roy and Pooja Bhatt. The film premiered directly on ZEE TV in 1993.

A woman with a mental illness named Pooja (Pooja Bhatt) becomes Rahul's (Rahul Roy's) love interest in the film. Rahul sends her to an asylum, where she later perishes in a fire. Because he can't seem to move on from her, her memories keep coming back to him.

Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke - Disney+ Hotstar, Prime Video, ShemarooMe (OTTplay Premium)

Mahesh Bhatt directed the 1993 romantic comedy-drama Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, which Tahir Hussain produced. Nadeem-Shravan composed the musical score, while Aamir Khan and Robin Bhatt penned the script. With Sharokh Bharucha and Kunal Kemmu rounding out the cast, Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla take the stage. The critical reception for the film was very good upon its release, with many praising Juhi for her portrayal. The film has also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film—Special Mention.

In the film, it is Rahul's (Aamir Khan) responsibility to raise Sunny (Kunal Kemmu), Vicky (Sharokh Bharucha), and Munni (Ashrafa), his spoilt nephews and a niece. They meet Vyjayanti (Juhi Chawla), a girl who has fled her home after her father forcibly married her, at a fair. They remain united and get along well. Eventually, Rahul and Vyjayanti start to care for one another. Nevertheless, they must deal with those who are attempting to seize their residence and place of business, among other things.

Papa Kehte Hai - JioCinema

Mahesh Bhatt directed the romantic drama Papa Kahte Hain in 1996. Jugal Hansraj and Mayuri Kango were the main stars of the film, with supporting roles played by Tiku Talsania, Anupam Kher, and Alok Nath.

In the film, Sweety (Mayuri Kango) resides with her mom (Navni Parihar) and maternal grandparents (Suhas Joshi and Tiku Talsania). She has a hard time getting along with her classmates since she is so defiant, sensitive, and agitated. As a result, she is confused about her paternity. Besides the rule against bringing up his name at home, that's all she knows about her father. She flees to the Seychelles after learning that her father (Anupam Kher) is in Nairobi, South Africa. Upon arriving in Nairobi, she learns that her long-awaited father is actually living with another lady, Swati Sinha, who is married to another man. Her father is understandably not delighted to have his life and affairs disrupted by her presence, as she is a teenage girl.

Duplicate - Netflix and Prime Video

Mahesh Bhatt directed the action-comedy film Duplicate in 1998. Juhi Chawla and Sonali Bendre play the female leads, and Shah Rukh Khan plays a dual character. His double role features Bablu, a wannabe cook, and Manu, an infamous criminal. This film takes its plot points from the Hollywood film Face/Off.

Aspiring chef Bablu develops a deep affection for Sonia (Juhi Chawla). When Manu, a recently released prisoner, finds out that his lookalike, Bablu, exists, everything changes. So that he may exact his vengeance while appearing as an innocent civilian, Manu intends to kill Bablu.

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