Terrible breakup? Walking around all day with a lump in your throat? You’re afraid that the tears may spill out like the biblical floods at the slightest mention of something as idiotic as mushrooms? Because, you know, he or she used to hate/love mushrooms. So you push yourself through the day, work plus gym (although let’s be honest… you have no motivation to work out). At some point in the evening you finally find a little alone time to ball your eyes out, but ironically, all you have to give is a miserable tear or two till you look in the mirror and realize you don’t look half as pretty as Rani Mukherjee in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, so you decide you’re going to fake it till you make it. Don’t!
A hearty crying session can be depressing, but also amazingly therapeutic. So before you decide to just shake it off, movie marathon the shit out of these movies (a nice bottle of vino can’t hurt!). I promise you, you’ll be crying till your face turns red as a tomato. Gets me every single time!
WARNING: Please turn your phone off and put it away in case you end up texting your ex! (That would kind of defeat the purpose of this therapy.)
1. Ashiqui 2
I mean, just everything from Tum Hi Ho to Aditya Roy Kapur’s brooding, alcoholic behavior triggers the waterworks. And did we mention, Shraddha Kapoor’s angelic face when she sings love ballads to her one true love? Trust us, this one’s going down as a classic.
2. Veer Zaara
Yeah, I know, very cheesy. But don’t tell me it doesn’t make you weep. My thoughts before, during, and post this movie are usually along the lines of ‘why doesn’t this kind of love exist anymore?!’ That followed by a whole lot of ugly sobbing. Are you feeling me?
Some like it and some don’t. But, you’ve got to admit, there is something so beautifully tragic about a guy who falls in love with a blind girl, leaves her because he’s a terrorist (don’t roll your eyes), she gets her eyesight back, and they meet again! Oh, but surprise: she also has a child from their one night of lovemaking. Boom! And so the story unfolds…
4. Kal Ho Na Ho
Dude, the less I say the better. Shah Rukh Khan dies! There are very few things at par with that kind of catastrophic loss. Am I right or am I right?
Okay, this was that movie, after which everyone started taking Emraan Hashmi way more seriously. A heartless gangster loses the love of his life, it changes him forever, and he vows to right all his wrongs. This is guaranteed to melt the coldest of hearts.
6. DDLJ (I Had To)
I know it’s mostly a feel good, happy rom-com. But girls, and I’m speaking directly to you, doesn’t everything about SRK’s adorable “señorita… bade bade shaheron mein aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hai” act have you pleading “WHERE IS MY RAJ?” I know I can’t be the only one! Oh god, the mere thought is enough to bring me to tears.
Got any of your own suggestion for the list? Let us know in the comments below!