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Chandni (1989)

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A classic Yash Chopra love story - the story of how love takes the lives of three people and weaves them together - softly lyrical, throbbingly beautiful and filled with the sound of three hearts hopelessly in love...

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinod Khanna ...
Lalit Khanna
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Rohit Gupta
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Chandni Mathur
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Mrs. Khanna
Sushma Seth ...
Mrs. Gupta
Achala Sachdev ...
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Beena Banerjee ...
Pooja (as Bina)
Manohar Singh
Renu Arya
Mita Vasisht ...
Kiran Mathur (as Meeta Vasisht)
Asha Sharma
Anant Mahadevan
Manju Maini
Shyam Arora
Ram Gopal Bajaj ...
Shiv Prasad Mathur
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Love comes to Chandni (Sridevi) and Rohit (Rishi Kapoor) in one breathless moment as if time and hearts have stopped. They plan the happiness of the shared future. But life has other plans. In one cruel stroke of fate, Chandni faces life alone, her heart and her dreams shattered. Then she meets Lalit (Vinod Khanna). Lalit, whose eyes are dark with the shadows of the tragic memories of his first love. But in Chandni's smile he sees a wonderful radiance that for the first time chases those shadows away. Lalit's affecton gives a new direction to Chandni's life, till one day, she meets Rohit again. Now all three stand at the crossroads of love, pawns with the game that love plays with life. Who will win? Life or love? Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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14 September 1989 (India)  »

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Yash Chopra's Moonlight  »

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Director Yash Chopra took his son Aditya Chopra on as assistant director. This began Aditya Chopra's foray into filmmaking and would provide him with valuable experience and knowledge for the making of his blockbuster Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). See more »

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Chandni O Meri
Sung by Sridevi and Jolly Mukherjee
Composed by Shiv Kumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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A Sridevi classic at the peak of her career.
8 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A remarkable film with Sridevi as the winner. She is just amazing. This movie showed her acting skills at its paramount. Be it a village belle, a westernized dancing girl, a assertive young women handling opponents as a matured adult, she took the film acting at a different level. This is a movie about three people, Chandni ( Sridevi), Rohit ( Rishi Kapoor ) and Lalit ( Vonod Khanna ) entangled in a triangular love story. Yash Chopra, famous film maker and younger brother of the legendary B.R. Chopra created a masterpiece of a love story surrounding these three human beings. Both Chandni and Rohit's encounter at the beginning of the movie kept us entertained with some good songs and frolics of two young lovers, the story took the turn to more serious situations with Rohits accident and eventual separation from Chandni. Sridevi showed some magnificent dance performance specially the one in white clothing in the open field without any song. That was a super show. The movie has quite a few songs but they were all very well placed in the story and performed very well both in playback and actual playing. Rishi Kapoor showed a lot of enthusiasm and zeal in portraying young Rohit as also Vinod Khanna in his more serious role. Sridevi expressed her self so well in all the different moods specially when she meets Rishi Kapoor at the door of her house first time after their separation, she expressed her surprise and emotions extremely well. It was a special surprise to see Waheeda Rehman as the mother of Vinod Khanna in a very well deserved role. Overall this a great movie of the late eighties Bollywood and it is a must see for all Sridevi fans. I gave it a nine out of ten.


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