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18 June 1999 (India) See more »
In this world... where desire rules the heart, you will discover... love is the flame that lights up the soul See more »
Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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26 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Salman Khan ... Sameer Rafilini

Ajay Devgn ... Vanraj

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Nandini (as Aishwarya Rai)
Zohra Segal ... Dadi (as Zohra Sehgal)
Vikram Gokhale ... Pundit Darbar
Smita Jaykar ... Amrita
Rekha Rao ... Kamna Pui
Rajeev Verma ... Vikramjeet (Vanraj's dad)
Keneth Desai ... Bhairav (as Kenneth Desai)
Ghanshyam Nayak ... Vitthal Kaka (as Ghanshyam Naik)

Vinay Pathak ... Tarun

Sheeba Chaddha ... Anupama
Meenakshi Verma ... Pushpa
Preeti Koppikar ... Radha
Divya Jagdale ... Sanjukta
Kanu Gill ... Vanraj's mother
Ehsan Khan ... Nilesh (as Ahsan Khan)
Atul Kumar Mittal ... Kamlesh
Paresh Mokashi ... Paresh
Jameel Khan ... Nimesh
Dimple Inamdar ... Shilpa
Canny Singh ... Parul
Archana Gokhale ... Kaushalya
Harry Paintal ... Haresh
Akash Karnataki ... Bharat
Amrik Gill ... Panditji
Milind Ukey ... Indian Musician
Helen ... Mrs. Rafilini (Sameer's mom (special appearance)
István Wohlmuth ... Photographer (as István Wohimuth)
Balázs Görgényl ... Waiter
István Fekete ... TC - 1
János Szentrimai ... TC - 2
Magda Scheer ... Teacher
Péter Pálfai ... Bartender
Csilla Szabó ... Fighting couple
János Perjés ... Fighting couple
Coralie Roy ... Doctor

Directed by
Sanjay Leela Bhansali 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali  writer
Amrik Gill  dialogue
Pratap Karvat  story
Kenneth Phillips  writer

Produced by
Sanjay Leela Bhansali .... producer
Ibrahim Desai .... executive producer
Jhamu Sughand .... producer
André Szöts .... executive producer: Hungary
Original Music by
Anjan Biswas 
Ismail Darbar 
Cinematography by
Anil Mehta 
Film Editing by
Bela Segal 
Art Direction by
Nitin Chandrakant Desai  (as Nitin Desai)
Costume Design by
Shabina Khan 
Neeta Lulla 
Makeup Department
Harish Wadhone .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Miklós Tóth .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sumit Kumar .... assistant director
Vikramaditya Motwane .... assistant director
Judit Soltész .... assistant director: Hungary
Milind Ukey .... associate director
Art Department
Sajid Khan .... assistant art director
Dhananjay Thorat .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Jitendra Chaudhary .... sound designer
Tanay Gajjar .... sound editor
Ramesh Inamati .... location recordist
Suresh Kathuria .... sound re-recording engineer
Parikshit Lalwani .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Acharya Jitendra .... special effects
Ramesh Meer .... special effects
Sándor Boros .... stunt driver
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunts
Péter Katona .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Istvan Bolla .... gaffer: Hungary
R.J. Gururaj .... assistant camera
János Kiss .... dolly grip
K.U. Mohanan .... additional cinematography
Location Management
Gabor Csoge .... location manager (as Gábor Csöge)
Music Department
Bishwadeep Chatterjee .... song mixing engineer
Bardai Damayanti .... playback singer
Jyotsna Hardikar .... playback singer
Hariharan .... playback singer
Kay Kay .... playback singer
Ustad Sultan Khan .... musician
Kavita Krishnamurthy .... playback singer
Shankar Mahadevan .... playback singer
Udit Narayan .... playback singer
Vinod Rathod .... playback singer
Kumar Sanu .... playback singer
Karsan Sargathiya .... playback singer
K.J. Singh .... recording engineer
Alka Yagnik .... playback singer
Other crew
Nabeel Abbas .... marketing and promotions
Murli Chhatwani .... distribution
Géza Jánossy .... caterer (1999)
Saroj Khan .... choreographer
Natbar Maharana .... choreographer
Peter Martis .... public relations officer
Alnoor Merchant .... website design
M. Riaz .... segment coordinator
Dylan Gray .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Straight from the Heart" - USA (English title) (literal English title)
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UK:188 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Since it wasn't possible that Kareena Kapoor could play the lead in Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Sanjay Leela Bhansali offered her the role of Nandini in this movie.See more »
Factual errors: Universal health care is offered in Italy to all citizens and visitors: a hospital there would not have refused to treat Nadini over lack of funds after she had been shot.See more »
Vanraj:Can I say something?
Vanraj:I cannot live without you
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Chashme Baddoor (2013)See more »
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
I really enjoyed it, 8 September 1999
Author: starlite-3 from Canada

This is a superb movie that everyone has got to see. In my opinion, Aishwarya Rai has given her best performance till now. The movie has captured the breathtaking beauty of Rajhasthan and Gujarat and you can also view the cultural settings of India. Everyone is decked in elaborate clothes and jewellery and it's huge family living in a mansion. The story begins with a famous classical singer and his family all living in this huge mansion. He has a student coming from Italy named Sameer (Salman Khan) to learn classical music from him. Sameer meets and falls in love with his beautiful and talented daughter Nandini (Aishwarya Rai). Soon, her father finds out about this affair and orders Sameer to leave and as part of his 'gurudakshina', never to see Nandini again. He leaves and Nandini becomes really depressed. Her parents arrange her marriage with a family friend whose son Vanraj (Ajay Devgan) is a lawyer. Nandini is 'cold' to her new husband and he soon finds out why when he reads Sameer's letters to Nandini. He becomes angry but soon realizes that in order to make his wife happy, he's going to have to find Sameer. He therefore sacrifices his love for her and takes her to Italy in search for Sameer which becomes tough because Nandini doesn't have a picture of Sameer. While they are searching, Nandini gets shot by theives who take all their money and jewellery. Vanraj takes good care of her. While Nandini is in the hospital, Vanraj meets Sameer but he doesn't realize that this is the guy they are looking for. Soon, they become friends. Finally, Nandini has a chance to meet Sameer but she realizes that her feelings for him have changed. So, whom will Nandini chose? To know, you've got to watch the movie! Ajay Devgan has given one of his best performances ever. It is definitely a movie worth watching. Ash looks stunningly beautiful decked in traditional Indian clothes. The songs are also extremely good.

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