Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh starrer Phillauri might be releasing soon but we are very excited to watch the spooky movie! But, Phillauri isn't the first romantic film which stars a ghost! So, for you to enjoy this Holi weekend, we jot down a list of films where the ghost gets romantically connected before Phillauri releases:
Perhaps the most popular movie franchise among movie lovers, Twilight’s main leads Robert Pattinson and Kristen Steward became the hottest pair in town. The twilight movie saga, which comprised of 5 films in total, is a romantic fantasy saga focusing on a blooming relationship between Bella (Kristen Stewart) and not so human vampire Edward Cullen(Robert Pattinson). The movies soon became a cult reference amongst crowds and is still remembered as one of the most popular Hollywood films.
Seems like Diljit Dosanjh isn’t too far from friendly spirits! Before Phillauri, Dosanjh acted in the highly successful Sardar Ji, which had the highest ever opening for a Punjabi movie. The movie saw Diljit as a young ghost hunter who tries to trap spirits in bottles. Ha!
The Amol Palekar directorial, originally called Ghost ka Dost starred Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji. Shah Rukh had a dual role, one as a haunting ghost who falls in love with newly-wed Rani Mukerji and follows her around, disguised as her husband. Although, the movie was an okay success at the Indian box office, Paheli was India’s official Oscar entry in the Best movie in a Foreign Language category.
Khamoshiyan, starring Sapna Pabbi and Ali Fazal is an erotic love story which released in 2015. The movie, which fizzled at the time of its release made more news for its saucy trailer but the storyline saw some surprise appreciation. Definitely worth a watch!
Johnny Depp starrer Corpse Bride has been in the news ever since curious movie watchers started drawing comparisons between Phillauri and Corpse Bride. The movie had a rather interesting storyline where Johnny Depp mistakenly places an engagement ring on of a tree’s roots, which was spooked. While Corpse Bride is slightly dark and twisted, Phillauri is more on the lighter side. Still, it would make for an ideal movie to watch on your extended weekend!
Bride of Chucky
Last but not the least on our list is 1998 hit, Bride of Chucky. While there might be many horror films in the Hollywood library, this one is our personal favorite! Also, a part of a franchise series, Bride of Chucky is a form of horror parody. In the film, the doll, Chucky is possessed by a spirit who then sets out to kill and revive another doll. Quite spooky, yet high on the comic scale!