4 Movies About Unrequited Love That Will Leave Your Heart In Knots

If you want to know ek tarfa pyaar ki keemat, then these four movies are a must-watch!

Mahima Maniar

October 9, 2020


3 min


One experiences a different kind of ache at the mention of unrequited love. These heartbreaking films talk about love that was never meant to be. It is a gut-wrenching feeling to fall in love and not have the same feeling reciprocated or when situations deter individuals from being together.

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Let us take a look at four movies that touch the delicate nerve of unrequited love.


Cocktail portrays a love triangle among Veronica (Deepika Padukone), Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) and Meera (Diana Penty). The three of them lived together and had the time of their lives. But love messes with their compatibility, ruining their friendship. Veronica’s boyfriend Gautam falls for Meera. While she also harbours feelings for him, her heart does not allow her to betray her friend. Ultimately, it is Veronica who sacrifices her feelings and unites the duo.

Anjaana Anjaani

Heartbroken Kiara (Priyanka Chopra) and bankrupt Akash (Ranbir Kapoor) are both suicidal and try to end their lives, but keep failing. They make a pact to kill themselves on December 31. Until then, the duo sets out on an adventure, ticking off things from their bucket list. Akash realises he loves her but he gets to know that Kiara is still in love with her ex-boyfriend Kunal. He reunites them. Kiara realises that she too has fallen for Akash and Kunal, despite his love for her, lets her go. Anjaana Anjaani is a tale of love lost and love won.

English Vinglish

Sridevi (Shashi ) essays the role of an Indian housewife and mother in English Vinglish. She is taken for granted by her family and is often ridiculed for not being able to speak English. When she moves to New York for a week, she enrols herself in English classes and forms a close friendship with Laurent. They speak in their native languages to express their feelings. There is an under tide of love between the two. When Laurent tries to kiss her, she moves away. In the end, she prioritises her family over others.


Childhood friends Devdas and Paro form an unlikely friendship. As they belong to a different classes of society, they could never explicitly confess their love for each other. When Paro gets married to a wealthy zamindar, Devdas is heartbroken and takes to alcoholism. It is then that he meets Chandramukhi, who is a courtesan. She gets immediately besotted by Devdas and he, by her beauty, but this love story was also not meant to be. Till date, Devdas is regarded as a classic tale of unrequited love.

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