Live-in is definitely a concept not made in India , yet our filmmakers have dared to explore this theme and platter it in front of the not-so-artistic audience. The response was quite overwhelming and now this term is not foreign . That’s the magic of the film and the power it prohibits on the public sphere.
1- Pyaar Ka Punchnama
It’s a film on three flatmates and how they share a good bonding until one of them falls in love with a girl and shifts with her in a new flat. Their early romantic life ends and it then shifts to a narrative where they have more often heated arguments and the other two flatmates too were busy with their love lives and even they had a topsy-turvy experience. This was the one of the first films to introduce the concept of Live-in in bollywood.
2- Salam Namaste
The film starred Saif Ali Khan and Preety Zinta and they first come together as flat mates and as they spend more time with each other, they end up as lovers and the live-in starts. The film also showed pregnancy before marriage and how they both handled it with some emotional troubles they faced in the journey.
3- Shudh Desi Romance
The film starts with the broom running away from his marriage and then he takes up a live-in relationship which soon ends as his bride runs away and then more chaos and more confusion follows.
4- Lukka Chuppi-
The film not only shows live-in but also starts with explaining the concept of live-in and why it is necessary in today’s times. The film is based on middle class families and live-in is an alien concept but the protagonists went for it anyways and end up getting married.
5- OK Jaanu
This film too explores the concept among the college going youngsters,and how their understanding for each other grew over a period of time. Their love blossomed in that span of time.