Valentine’s Day depicts the day when St. Valentine was martyred by the Roman Emperor. His crime? He married the Roman soldiers, who were forbidden to marry as per the law of the land, to their lovers. Today, Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a day when lovers exchange gifts. Some of them may even propose to a would-be spouse. However, this day is not necessarily for lovers alone. The love for one’s parents, grandparents, sister, brother, friends, animals, etc. can be expressed on this day.
Bollywood and Valentine’s Day:
Usko nahin dekha humne kabhi… Daadi Maa (1966) Mother’s love.
Sun sun Didi tere liye ik… Khoobsoorat (1980) Sisters’ love.
Meri pyari behenia… Sachcha-Jhoota (1970) brother-sister bonding.
Dadi Amma Dadi Amma maan jao… Gharana (1961) Love for grandparents.
Saat ajube is duniya mein… Dharam-Veer (1977) Friendship and love.
Wah wah Ramji jodi kya banayi… Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994) This song depicts the brother-in-law and sister-in-law connect.
Chal chal chal mere sathi… Hathi Mere Sathi (1971) Bonding between human and animal.
Yeh haseen vadiyan… Roja (1993) Love between a married couple.
Khullam khulla pyar karenge hum dono… Khel Khel Mein (1975) Though this is a retro song, it depicts the attitude of the current generation!