1. Priyamvada and Jeetendra from Badhaai Ho
Zee Marathi’s Agga Bai Sasubai tells the story of a widow Asawari, who finds love again in celebrity chef Abhijeet Raje. This is a one of a kind show that highlights a love story between an elderly couple. However, the angle has been explored previously in several Bollywood and Marathi films. We list out some popular on-screen couples that Asawari and Abhijeet can get inspired by, for their own relationship.
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We start the list with Badhaai Ho, which is a story about an elderly couple Priyamvada (Neena Gupta) and Gajraj Rao (Jeetendra), who face a crisis when the wife discovers that she is pregnant! Though the couple is happy about this sudden development, their kids are embarrassed, as they have to deal with fact that their parents are pregnant at such an old age. The film attempts to break the stigma and stereotype surrounding the topic. Priyamvada and Jeetendra are goals as they stick by one another through thick and thin. They never give up on one another and this is a quality that Asawari and Abhijeet can certainly imbibe.
2. Tu Tithe Mee
This Marathi film starring Mohan Joshi and Suhasini Joshi, revolves around an elderly couple Nanasaheb and his wife, who have to bear the brunt of hasty and insensitive decisions, taken by their children. The couple is forced to live separately when their kids decide that the parents should split their time, staying with the children. The film inspired the popular Bollywood movie Baghban starring Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan. You can see the romance alive between Nanasaheb and his wife, in this film. Asawari and Abhijeet can surely learn how to keep the spark going from these two!
3. Life In A Metro
This Hindi film has a multi-star cast and showcases several plot lines. One of these include a romance between an aged couple. Starring Dharmendra and Nafisa Ali, this film depicts a love story between Amol and Shivani who come together after several years of pining for one another. From painting the town red, to behaving like two teenagers in love, this couple sets some solid goals with their heartfelt and touching story in the film. Here’s a cue for Asawari and Abhijeet to follow!
4. Family Katta
This is a feel-good Marathi comedy drama film starring Dilip Prabhavalkar and Vandana Gupte. The film tells the story about Madhukar and Malati, who for their 50th wedding anniversary, decide to invite their kids and grand kids for a reunion. The two are hoping to resolve the differences between them. This couple teaches us how to live a life filled with simplicity, care and love. They prove that all they need is one another to go on. How great would it be to see such love and warmth between Abhijeet and Asawari too, someday right?
Starring Shivaji Satam and Neena Kulkarni, this Marathi film tells the story of Raghu, a widower, who returns to his hometown and meets an old friend Durgi. They realise they that they have feelings for each other but due to societal pressures, can’t be together. And yet, they fight for each other. Raghu and Durgi represent the butterflies and sparks two people feel during the beginning of a relationship. This film signifies that such feelings aren’t just present between young lovers but two people in love, irrespective of their age, religion or caste.
Asawari is hesitant to tale the plunge with Abhijeet. But she can certainly borrow a leaf out of Raghu and Durgi’s inspiring love story.
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