It’s unconditional, it’s realistic and it’s full of quirks. That is bromance. While romance has dominated Hindi cinema for as long as one can remember, bromance is clearly not behind. Be it Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Satte Pe Satta or Sholay to Andaz Apna Apna, Dil Chahta Hai, Rang De Basanti and more, quintessential bromance has won our hearts time and again.

Here’s our list of films where bromance definitely wins over romance!

Sholay

Still from Sholay

Still from Sholay

Theirs was a friendship that has gone down the history of the Hindi film industry. No mention of bromance can be complete without the iconic pair of Jay and Veeru. The level-headed Jay and the playful Veeru are poles apart, yet beautifully compliment each other. The movie captures their brotherhood and unconditional love in several ways, making them a symbol of bromance for Bollywood.

3 Idiots

3 idiots

3 idiots

In college, Farhan and Raju form a great bond with Rancho due to his refreshing outlook. Years later, a bet gives them a chance to look for their long-lost friend whose existence seems rather elusive. Sharman Joshi, R Madhavan and Aamir Khan are a fitting ensemble for the film and portray memorable emotional chemistry that is pure and boundless.This bromance went down the history of Indian cinema.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama

pyaar ka punchnama

Pyaar ka punchnama

Relationship woes trouble three unsuspecting men who give up their bachelor lifestyles for true love. Kartik Aaryan, Raayo Bikharta and Divyendu Sharma share not just impeccable chemistry, but perfectly compliment each other with their comic timing. This hilarious group of friends have proved to us that nothing brews better than bromance.

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

A bachelor trip to Spain turns into an opportunity to mend fences, heal wounds, fall in love with life and combat their worst fears. What makes the bromance between Arjun (Hrithik Roshan), Kabir (Abhay Deol) and Imraan (Farhan Akhtar) relatable and heartwarming is the realistic portrayal of the ups and downs that every friendship witnesses. A lovely story where bromance scored over romance!

Dil Chahta Hai

Still from Dil Chahta hai

Dil Chahta Hai

Friendships are not only about the good times but equally or more about the bad times. And it is in these bad times that true friends stand by your side. This was beautifully portrayed in Farhan Aktar’s directorial debut which became a cult for bromance in the Hindi cinema. It highlighted the way of living of the current generation, their issues, their relationships and more. In fact, Dil Chahta Hai was the breath of fresh air that Bollywood needed and the bromance between Aakash, Sameer and Sid is still sworn upon.

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Golmaal series

Still from Golmaal

Still from Golmaal

Four crazy friends and a bag full of antics best describes the Golmaal series. Each film in the series is an apt example of how different personalities come together to form the most memorable friendships. Rohit Shetty’s comedy franchise takes you on a journey of bromance replete with laughter but what stands above the rest is the love they have between each other. From troubling one another to standing up for each other, this is what bromance is all about. 

Fun Fact – The name of the movie is derived from the initials of each character‘s name.
Go-Gopal
L-Lucky
Ma-Madhav
L-Laxman

And while bromance has formed the basis of many a stories in Hindi cinema, the Internet is not far behind, with several web series riding on the wave of bromance.

Pitchers

Still from TVF Pitchers

TVF Pitchers

Four friends, business and beer. What could be more synonymous to bromance? This super hit web series a pioneer in the YouTube spectrum and also set the ball rolling for bromance on the Internet. The four friends lead the series with a spirit of entrepreneurship and the general angst of today’s Indian youth, which makes it relatable and entertaining.

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Baked

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Baked

Baked is India’s most ambitious original fiction web-series which chronicles the misadventures of three university flatmates who decide to start a midnight food delivery service. This genre-bending series takes you on a roller coaster ride as our odd ball trio juggle student life with business, and invariably manage to land themselves into trouble!

Shaadi Boys

Still from shaadi boys

Still from Shaadi Boys

Neil Nitin and Mukesh are three Bollywood junkies, who tried making it in their respective fields but failed to make a mark in Mumbai. By a stroke of luck, they discovered the perfect place to ‘showcase’ their talent, make big bucks and score ‘chicks’ – The Big Fat Indian Wedding Scenario! Three male friends trying their luck in the wedding scene comes with its share of laughter, fun and bromance.

Life Sahi Hai

Life Sahi hai

Life Sahi hai

Life Sahi Hai is yet another web series that revolves around four male friends. Seeking an independent life for the first time, they move to Delhi. With a number of things to deal with including bosses, girlfriends and each other, their bromance is what stands out as the winner. And the essence of good friendship is retained throughout the series!

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