The alerts of heavy rainfall and water-logging outside our houses is making this monsoon gloomier with every passing day. But there is another side to the season, too, that’s more hopeful, passionate and romantic. Makes sense then, that Bollywood has frequently used monsoon as a theme in several movies. And honestly, there’s no better time to cosy up with a movie than when it’s pouring outside. I mean, what else will you do?

Jab We Met 

This much-loved movie is a romantic drama, featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor as Geet and Aditya, respectively. While it won many hearts when it released in 2007, the light and easy watch is perfect for a re-run in this weather.  

Wake Up Sid 

Rain is an important element in this iconic film, given that it features in the climax. Another romantic movie, Wake Up Sid, is like a love letter to the city of Mumbai and so of course, it features on this list.  

Chameli  

Following the lives of Chameli and Aman, essayed by Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rahul Bose respectively, this movie also draws heavily from rain-drenched themes and plays with the moods of monsoon. The story revolves around a sex worker and a man struggling with mental health issues after his wife’s demise. While a little heavy, it’s a good watch, too.

Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India 

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For the uninitiated, Lagaan’s entire premise is hinged on rains as it revolves around the lives of a few individuals fighting the tax regime in a village in British India, after years of drought rendered their agriculture moot. A winning classic, personally we can rewatch this one without any qualms.

Taal 

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With a gorgeous OST, Taal is an artsy little number from the ’90s, featuring by director, Shubhash Ghai. Taal Se Taal Mila is an iconic rainy song for many, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s splendid performance only makes it better. Go grab a big cup of chai, and hit play on this one.   

Raavan 

Starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, this Mani Ratnam classic revolves around a bandit who falls in love with his hostage. With plenty of waterfalls, rain and wind depicted through the 2 hours and 10 minutes of the movie, it’s a bonafide mood setter this rainy season.

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