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Madhu
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Kajal
Dalip Tahil ...
Harbans Lal
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Mohan Joshi ...
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Deven Verma ...
Behram
Tiku Talsania ...
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Deepak Shirke ...
Damliya
Shweta Menon ...
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Sadashiv Amrapurkar ...
Ranjit Rai
Sunil Dhawan
Kamaldeep ...
Doctor Sarjan (as Kamal Deep)
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ...
Brijesh (as Anant Mahadevan)
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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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Amitabh Bachchan was to star in the film. His role was to start after the intermission. He was to play a key character who helps bring the couple's together. Meanwhile the director Indra Kumar launched another film titled " Rishta" to be co produced with ABCL. (Amitabh's production house). Amitabh and Indra Kumar had some personal problems regarding the financial matter of Rishta. This caused Amitabh to shelve the film. Inder Kumar then decided it would be best to drop Amitabh's character from the movie Ishq. A song was already recorded by Sudesh Bhosle called "Mr Lova Lova", in his style of Amitabh's voice. Indra Kumar then decided to picturise the song with Johny Lever wearing different get ups from Amitabh's older films. See more »

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Kaise Kahoon Kaise Ho Tum
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Anu Malik
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Benign Chaos
15 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Ishq' is a wacky, off-the-wall, illogical romantic-comedy-cum-drama. It stands out purely because of the awesome cast assembled by Indra Kumar. Substitute any other actors in their parts and the film loses its appeal- substantially. Aamir Khan leads the cast with great gusto and charm typical of his naughtier-than-naughty streetsmart roles. Ajay Devgan provides a somber balance to Khan's antics, and he comes in strong in the second half when things go awry between the bosom foursome. Kajol is competent in her part, never really exciting to watch but gratefully present- her character is one of the plot points of the film. It is Juhi Chawla, however, who steals the show with her high voltage comic delivery that is, appropriately, screamingly funny. Even in the parts when Indra Kumar has seemingly asked her to 'stretch' to be funny, she carries the scenes off with aplomb and skill. Her chemistry with Aamir is undeniable and the most memorable portions of the film revolve around their I-Hate-You-But-I-Love-You relationship. It's kinda sad to say but there really is no other comic beauty in India currently. Juhi Chawla was, for the time being at least, the last.


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