What draws us to reading romance? For me it’s about the chemistry, the moment, the passion. It’s the shared joy of watching two characters give in to an attraction they’ve been fighting too long, or admitting that this person, the one who’s been there all along, is The One.
That sense of swoon, the breathlessness, the roller-coaster dip might get embodied in a whole written scene in a novel — but in a movie, that vital moment is that first kiss. And I admit I’m an addict.
I don’t know about you, but I could spend hours studying the results on a “romantic kiss” image search, and when I find a movie with a good romantic scene, I watch it again and again before I put the DVD away.
I thought I’d ask some awesome authors for their favorite cinema kisses, and what great answers they came up with!
As for me, there are tons, but I’ll start with that perfect kiss in The Bollywood Affair? I highly recommend this title (one of the best debut novels I can ever remember, and which was also nominated for a Rita) and cant wait for her upcoming title, The Bollywood Bride I thought it would be fun to get a Bollywood perspective on the film kisses idea and she sent in such a wonderful answer!
Sonali Dev Kissing didn’t become mainstream in Bollywood until a few years ago. So, it would be fair to say I grew up in an onscreen kissing drought made worse by some seriously uninspired symbolism. Imagine the hero and the heroine in this intensely romantic scene approaching lip lock, when two parakeets suddenly appear on screen and start playing beak tap. And this went on until I was well into my teens when kissing was finally ‘allowed.’ But for almost a decade after that it was all so awkward and creepy that it almost made one long for the parakeets. So, naturally, my personal favorite Bollywood kiss is the first one that didn’t just not gross me out but actually made me want to be kissed that way. Badly. It was from this adorable little-known romcom called, about a girl next door who has a crush on a super model and uses her grandmother’s rules for hooking men to, well, hook him. The kiss happens when she’s lecturing him about what men want, and he says, “You know what I want?” and then shows her. It’s one of those hard kiss followed by soft kiss scenes. Where the first one is angry and quick and it leads to the gentlest, hottest, most sensuous kiss that goes on for a whole minute. In true Bollywood style they’re on a snowy mountain top and the camera spins is circles as they go at it in full open mouthed glory. And yet it’s all that tender face stroking and hair tangling that makes you hit the replay button over and over again.
So do tell, what are some of yours?
Bobbi Dumas is a freelance writer, reviewer and essayist loves books who celebrates and advocates for romance on various platforms, including NPR and Kirkus.success wishes trump success bicornuate uterus pregnancy success connect for success internet success system lpr success stories measuring success quotes school success success visualization tattoo for success 16/8 intermittent fasting success stories best books for success business success quotes condom success rate customer success manager interview questions deep work: rules for focused success in a distracted world dress for success denver failure and success quotes family success centers nj great quotes about success iui success tips keys to success medmen lake success songs about hard work and success steps to success strategies for success success factors com crystals for luck and success eft the key to success heart ablation success rate iui success story ivf success rates under 35 pregnancy at 44 success stories quotes of success success rate of morning after pill during ovulation customer success manager job description define success heart transplant success rate kidney transplant success rates low fetal heart rate success stories metformin weight loss success stories 2019 money is the anthem of success morning affirmations for success no heartbeat at 8 weeks success stories picture of success purdue success factors sales success success academy charter school success day quotes success in latin success is the best revenge best success books car t cell therapy success rate college measured success continued success dress for success donations etsy success story fresh success marketing group journey to success keller williams success realty launching success measure of success national society for leadership and success palmers skin success fade cream podcast success skin success by palmers songs about success success academy calendar success books success factors bcm success inspirational motivational quotes success mindset motivational quotes success pictures success rate of bar rescue the success principles what to do after embryo transfer to increase success zoloft success stories 30 day success formula review 4 follicles ivf success rate a miner success ffxiv animal mating success horse bar rescue success rate best morning routine for success best morning routine for success cardiac ablation success rate cdc ivf success rates celebrate success quote coming off antidepressants success stories customer success metrics day trading success rate dress for success houston grace stirs up success great success hip labral tear surgery success rate how to measure success immunotherapy success rate increase implantation success innovative success systems reviews inspiring quotes about success is competition necessary for success ivf success rates by age john wooden pyramid of success poster kidney transplant success rates latin words for success letrozole success stories 2020 lexapro success stories lichen planopilaris success stories lipotropic injections success stories metrics for success metrics of success movies about success national society of leadership and success reviews natural pregnancy after 40 success stories optavia success stories overnight success path to success plan b success rate preseed success rate recipe for success road to success quote sacroiliac joint injection success rate societal messages suggest that which of the following is a roadblock to a female's social success? steps to success success coach success coaching success factors purdue success factors wellstar success leasing success meme success mortgage partners success persons success virtual learning center the five rules of success what does success mean to you what is customer success what is the success rate of urolift what success looks like winston churchill success quote dress for success for men glucomannan weight loss success stories hard work success quotes iui success rate by age la fitness lake success lichen planopilaris success stories maca root fertility success stories medmen lake success project success prp hair treatment success rate quest for success quotes about success and achievement rotator cuff surgery success rate spelling success success factors bcm success is not final quote words for success a miner success ffxiv cerebral success shark tank congratulations quotes for success continued success customer success engineer dress for success charlotte herniated disc surgery success rate iui success on first try laser treatment for toenail fungus success rate 2020 lipotropic injections success stories lmt success group measure success quotes meru the success motivational speeches for success my 600 lb life success stories quote about success ralph waldo emerson success poem