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Ishq (1997)

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Harbans Rai and Ranjit Rai are two wealthy businessmen who absolutely *loathe* poverty and poor people . As fate would have it , Harbans Rai's daughter Madhu falls for a poor mechanic Raja ... See full summary »

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Raja
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Ajay Rai
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Madhu
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Kajal
Dalip Tahil ...
Harbans Lal
Johnny Lever ...
Ranjit's brother-in-law (as Johny Lever)
Mohan Joshi ...
Kajol's Uncle
Deven Verma ...
Behram
Tiku Talsania ...
Gaitonde
Deepak Shirke ...
Damliya
Shweta Menon ...
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Sadashiv Amrapurkar ...
Ranjit Rai
Sunil Dhawan
Kamaldeep ...
Doctor Sarjan (as Kamal Deep)
Anant Mahadevan ...
Brijesh
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Harbans Rai and Ranjit Rai are two wealthy businessmen who absolutely *loathe* poverty and poor people . As fate would have it , Harbans Rai's daughter Madhu falls for a poor mechanic Raja while Ranjit Rai's son Ajay romances a poor girl Kajal . When Harbans and Ranjit come to know of it they try various ways to separate the lovers . Written by Soumitra

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Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla were a hit screen pair involved in hit films such as Qayamat se Qayamat Tak and Hum Hain Rahin Pyar Ke, but because of a prank Aamir played on her doing the filming of this movie, Juhi refuses to do any more projects with Aaamir Khan. See more »

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Dekho Dekho Jaanam
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Composed by Anu Malik
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Ishq can never be remade
17 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ishq is an excellent film. No wonder why it was one of the biggest blockbusters of 1997 along with Dil To Pagal Hai.

This film has everything working in its favour. A superb cast, awesome music, good storyline and zany humour.

Ishq is the story of four lovers: Ajay (Ajay Devgan), Raja (Aamir Khan), Madhu (Juhi Chawla) and Kajal (Kajol). Ajay and Madhu are the offsprings of wealthy industrialists, Ranjit Rai (Sadashiv Amrapurkar) and Harbanslal (Dalip Tahil) while Raja and Kajal are poor. Ajay and Kajal fall for each other while Raja and Madhu take a rough route before giving their hearts to each other.

The twist in the story comes in the forms of the wealthy fathers who want their children married off to rich spouses. So together, they create a scheme to separate the love birds and then get their children (Ajay and Madhu) to marry each other.

But love always wins and that is the crux of the film.

I liked the casting in this movie. The four actors share a great chemistry with each other and not once do you feel that they are uncomfortable with each other.

Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla provide some light moments in the film and their antics are worth watching. Ajay Devgan and Kajol are likable as the brooding, intense lovers.

Anu Malik had an excellent timing with the music. 'Neend churayee meri' and 'Mr. lova lova' being my favorites in this film. The other songs are also good.

Overall, Ishq is a must watch! It made me miss me the golden era of the 1990s so badly.


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