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4 Best Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor Movies

  • Raqes Singh
  • Deepika and Ranbir’s movie list isn’t long drawn out but each and every movie on that list was widely accepted by audiences and critics alike

    Once a couple, now friends who go on double dates with their spouses, Ranbir and Deepika have been in each other’s lives for close to fifteen years now! It is a fascinating fact that the duo made their Bollywood debuts in the same year, 2007, Deepika with Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’, alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Sawariya’, paired opposite Sonam Kapoor. However, Deepika’s entry into the world of cinema began in 2006 with the Kannada movie ‘Aishwarya’.

    Their individual career trajectory has been filled with some lows but mostly highs and massive love from the audience. Deepika was last seen in the film that broke every record for a Hindi movie, Pathaan, and Ranbir’s last movie ‘Tu Jhooti Main Makkaar’ brought back the actor’s charm, his lively and fun-loving side as an actor after a long time! 

    Let’s look at the list of movies in which they were paired opposite each other:

    1. Bachna Ae Haseeno

    GenreRom-com
    Directed bySiddharth Anand
    Produced byAditya Chopra 
    IMDb rating6.1/10
    Running time155 minutes 
    Budget₹12 crores
    Box office collection₹79 crores
    Release date15 August 2008

    The first movie when the world witnessed the magic Deepika and Ranbir are capable of creating on screen. It is a well-known fact that they were dating during the filming of this movie and while that may backfire for some couples in terms of their off-screen chemistry taking away from their on-screen chemistry, it played out beautifully for them on-screen.

    ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ was the 8th highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2008. It is the story of Raj Sharma, played by Ranbir Kapoor. Raj is a casanova who dates and forgets not worrying about the girl that’s left behind. His life is going well until he meets Gayatri, played by Deepika Padukone, and falls madly in love with her. However as they say karma is a bitch, this time, Gayatri wasn’t interested in getting together with him.

    Gayatri’s rejection took Raj on a guilt trip thinking about his past actions and he decides to apologize to every girl he has ever hurt! Will his efforts go in vain or will they melt Gayatri’s heart? 

    2. Bombay Talkies

    GenreAnthology 
    Directed byZoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap 
    Produced byAshi Dua
    IMDb rating6.6/1
    Running time128 minutes 
    Budget₹30 crores 
    Box office collection₹150 crores
    Release date30 May 2013

    Bombay Talkies celebrated the 100 years of Indian Cinema with a beautiful concept of telling four different stories of how Bollywood impacted common lives. These four stories were told by four different directors and put together as one film, ‘Bombay Talkies’.

    Though Deepika and Ranbir didn’t have full-fledged roles in the movie and they didn’t even share screen space together! Ranbir played himself and Deepika has a special appearance in the song “Apna Bombay Talkies”. Alas! they played a part in the same film so that had to be on our list.

    3. Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani

    GenreRom-Com
    Directed byAyan Mukherjee 
    Produced byHiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar 
    IMDb rating7.2/10
    Running time160 minutes 
    Budget₹40 crores
    Box office collection₹319 crores
    Release date31 May 2013

    YJHD is rightly said as this generation’s DDLJ!! It’s not just a movie It’s an emotion. Deepika essayed the role of Naina, a nerd who went on a trek to Manali to overcome her fomo of never having fun in life. 

    On the other hand, Ranbir played the role of Kabir, an extremely passionate young man who doesn’t think twice before doing as he wishes. Naina reunites with Aditi, Kabir, and Avi, her old classmates, on the trek to Manali and they go on to become life-long friends. 

    Ranbir wishes to travel the world and actually goes on to do that leaving his friends behind! The quadruple again cross paths at Aditi’s wedding! You will witness love being rekindled and broken friendship being mended in one of the finest movies of Ranbir and Deepika. 

    4. Tamasha

    GenreDrama, Romance, Comedy
    Directed byImtiaz Ali 
    Produced bySajid Nadiadwala 
    IMDb rating7.3/1
    Running time140 minutes 
    Budget₹87 crores
    Box office collection₹137 crores
    Release date27 November 2015

    Tamasha is one such movie that is touted to be way ahead of its time! It spoke of mental illness and its effects on people’s lives in a subtle at a time when such conversations were still taboo in most parts of the country. It is the story of Ved and Tara. 

    The story highlights three stages in Ved’s life when he was a 9-year-old kid, a 19-year-old teenager, and a 30-year-old adult. Moving through the beats of Ved’s life the movie throws light on Ved being someone who has led his entire life trying to follow society’s acceptable conventions and has lost a sense of himself over the years. 

    Life takes an unanticipated turn for Ved when he meets Tara on a trip to Corsica and has the best time of his life. They meet each other with fake identities. Ved also puts up the other side that he seems to hide well irl. What happens when they meet in India and Tara witnesses the real Ved?

    Upcoming movies:

    If we are to go by the reports, then Deepika can be paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Luv Ranjan’s next film also starring Ajay Devgn.

    There was some buzz about Ranbir and Deepika being chosen as main leads in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Baiju Bawra’. However, things didn’t go as planned and their respective partners were finalized for the movie.

    Well, Ranbir and Deepika’s fans have been waiting breathlessly since 2015 for a full-feature film starring the duo to go on floors!

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