Sunday, March 27, 2011

Top 5 Onscreen Bollywood Couples?

Some time ago, Bollywood Mantra published an article naming the top 5 onscreen couples of B-Town. Here's their list:

1. Raj Kapoor and Nargis
2. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha
3. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol
4. Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif
5. Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

While I personally feel that SRK and Kajol should have won that top spot, I can see the "old is gold" mentality here, so I won't argue too much. But, sorry Bollywood Mantra, I have a real problem with the rest of the list.

Akshay and Katrina? Really? Really?! Just because they have about a thousand movies together, do they really deserve to be on this list? And correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't both parties at least have some artistic talent (I'm looking at you, Kat) in order to be named one of the best onscreen couples of all time? Ok, sorry for all the rhetorical questions but this one just perplexes me.

Then there's Hrithik and Aish--who've done a grand total of three movies together and still landed on this list. And one of those three films was a total disaster (Sunehri, like, made me wanna cut my ears off). On top of that, I don't really feel they had much chemistry between them in their films.

Here are some couples that I feel were shafted from the list:

* Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla
* Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherji
* Govinda and Karishma Kapoor
* Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor
* Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit

Who do you think should've been included?



  1. I am one of that cursed minority who does not see Kajol/SRK chemistry (and it really makes me sad). My own personal favourite jodis are

    1. Madhuri/SRK
    2. Aamir/Juhi
    3. Rekha/Amitabh
    4. Aishwarya/Hrithik
    5. Abshishek/Rani

    But if we go by "usually" selected jodis, I think Madhuri and Anil Kapoor definitely deserve a mention.

  2. Hey, you stole my thought! ... Ok, no, but that's just what I thought when I read the five couples... Kat & Akshay? Hrithik & Ash? WT-?
    First of all, Abhishek and John should definetely be on the list :).
    I totally agree with your suggestions (except for Karishma & Govinda - never seen them together...
    And we also need: Saif and Preity (<3), Shahid and Amrita, John and Bipasha...

  3. Akshay and Kat? Yeaaaah... That totally makes sense. LOL

    And I agree with you, SRKajol should top this list. I mean, they are one of those jodis which can bring millions of people to watch their films on their names alone...

    My personal list would be:
    1. SRK/Kajol
    2. Abhishek/Rani
    3. SRK/Madhuri
    4. Dilip Kumar/Madhubala
    5. Raj Kapoor/Nargis


  4. I completely forgot about Saif and Preity! Yes, the definitely deserve a spot. Madz and Anil is a good pick too.

    Lime-- try to check out some Govinda-Karishma flicks whenever you get a chance. They're a ton of fun!

  5. (1) Rishi Kapoor - Neetu Singh
    (2) Jeetendra - Sridevi (20+ movies)
    (3) Dharmendra - Hema Malini (25+ movies)
    (4) Govinda - Karishma Kapoor
    (5) Anil Kapoor - Madhuri Dixit (Tezaab, Ram Lakhan, Parinda, Jeevan Ek Sunghursh, Jamai Raja, Khel, Beta, Pukar)
    (6) Dilip Kumar - Vyjayanthimala (Devdas, Madhumati, Paigham, Leader, Sunghursh)
    (7) Rajesh Khanna - Mumtaz (Do Raaste, Bandhan, Apna Desh, Aap Ki Kasam, Roti, Aaina, Sachha Jhutha, Dushman, Prem Kahani)
    (8) Rajesh Khanna - Sharmila Tagore (Aradhana, Safar, Chhoti Bahu, Aavishkar, Daag, Amar Prem)
    (9) Amitabh - Jayaprada (10+ movies)
    (10) Govinda - Neelam (7-8 movies)
    (11) Sanjay Dutt - Madhuri Dixit (Kanoon Apna Apna, Saajan, Sahiban, Khalnayak, Mahanta)
    (12) Amitabh - Zeenat Aman (Don, The Great Gambler, Dostana, Pukar, Mahaan, Laawaris)
    (13) Amitabh - Parveen Babi (Majboor, Kaalia, Shaan, Khud-daar, Mahaan, Desh Premee, Namak Halaal, Do Aur Do Paanch, Suhaag, Amar Akbar Anthony)

  6. Govinda and Neelam or Govinda and Lolo should TOTALLY be on the list! Plus I'll echo Anon's picks of Dharam and Hema, and Jeetu and Sridevi!

  7. Definitely Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. She gorgeous, and I would love to steal her nose!

  8. Alright darling...I've been thinking about screen chemistry - where I believe they want to do it...
    1. SRK /Juhi
    2. SRK /Kajol
    3. Hrithik /Aishwarya
    4. Shahid / Kareena
    5. SRK / Madhuri
    Biased...? 'not at all!' she said!

  9. Hrithik & Aishwarya for sure are my favourites <3
    1. Hrithik & Aishwarya
    2. SRK & Kajol
    3. Shahid & Amrita

    Hrithik & Aish are an awesome Bollywood couple !!!

  10. Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

  11. I am one of those who don't see or feel the chemistry between Kajol/SRK (too bad some would say, but well..) so my own personal favourite jodis are

    1. SRK/Rani
    2. Aamir/Rani
    3. Ashkay/Priyanka
    4. Aishwarya/Hrithik
    5. Abshishek/Rani

  12. Akshay and Priyanka is definitely one I hadn't thought of before, so it's a good contender!

    @Bellegram I can't believe I overlooked SRK/Juhi--my absolute FAVORITE jodi!!!!

  13. govinda neelam
    govinda neelam
    govinda neelam