Romantic comedies make for fulfilling literature: there is conflict, emotion, drama and a happily-ever-after. The genre, probably one of the most widely written and read has seen both tradition and innovation, clichés and novelty, and appeal and ridicule. Rom-coms could probably tie with religious texts for speaking also a history of literature.
At its heart, each rom-com is just a retelling of what love is and how it affects us. The politics of a rom-com intersect with the politics of storytelling and the politics of love. Of late, queer rom-coms have gained much visibility, while rom-coms mentioning inter-caste couples still remain elusive in mainstream literature.
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