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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 ...
(as Achla Sachdev)
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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Trivia

Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya was initially hired, but after the first shooting schedule, she left the film due to ego clashes with director Yash Chopra. Leena Daru was brought in to replace her. See more »

Goofs

After the accident of Rishi kapoor, Chandni starts living at his house to take care of him, where her in-laws taunt her for living at his fiancé's house.Though they are shown to be honeymooning in Switzerland before the accident. See more »

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Referenced in Ramchand Pakistani (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Mere Haathon Mein
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Shiv Kumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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Chandni Meri Chandni
26 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The 80's was by far the worst decade for Yash Chopra, none of his movies did well(Mashaal,Vijay,Faasle even Silsila flopped on release and made money through reruns). Then suddenly in 89 came Chandni and became a massive blockbuster and resurrected Yash Chopra's career. The plot follows Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi who meet and fall in love much to his parents disapproval and get married. Everything is going well until Rishi Kapoor severely injures himself and becomes disabled. Worried of becoming a burden on his wife he divorces her. Heartbroken Sridevi starts a new life and then Vinod Khanna comes into her life who immediately takes a shine to her. They eventually decide to get married. Before they get married Vinod Khanna bumps into Rishi Kapoor(who is now fully recovered)and they become friends. Naturally Rishi Kapoor finds out who his friend is marrying. Who will Sridevi choose,Vinod Khanna or Rishi Kapoor?(I am not telling, watch movie to find out). The real attraction is not the cast nor is in the storyline but is the magnificent songs. Mere Haaton Mein Nau Nau became an instant chartbuster and is a favourite at weddings. My personal favourite is Laagi Aaj Sawan(sung by Suresh Wadkar). Chandni reminds me of a more simpler time where movies with real soul and great music ruled the box office and when I look at the stuff Bollywood is mass producing these days it makes me so sad.


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