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Taal (1999)

Not Rated | | Musical, Romance | 13 August 1999 (India)
On a sight-seeing road trip of India, U.K. based Manav Mehta meets Mansi, the daughter of a singer, Tarababu. He is attracted to her, and makes his attraction known. She also is attracted ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vikrant Kapoor
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Manav Mehta
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Mansi (as Aishwarya Rai)
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Tara Babu
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Jagmohan Mehta
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Nani
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Prabha Shankar (as Mita Vashist)
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Banerjee (as Saurab Shukla)
Jividha Sharma ...
Illa
Tanya Mukherjee ...
Shanno
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Shakku Mehta
Prithvi Zutshi ...
Deep Mohan Mehta
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Santram
Rajesh Khera ...
Brij Mohan Mehta
Mithilesh Chaturvedi ...
Rambhajan
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Storyline

On a sight-seeing road trip of India, U.K. based Manav Mehta meets Mansi, the daughter of a singer, Tarababu. He is attracted to her, and makes his attraction known. She also is attracted to him eventually. Her dad approves of Manav, and both go to Bombay to meet his family. On their arrival itself, they are shunned and treated as second class citizens, and this lasts throughout the day, with the treatment getting worst at every point. Both decide to leave. Mansi decides to improve her career, leaving the past behind, and meets with Vikrant Kapoor, who helps her get started. Both see each other regularly, and soon decide to get married. In the meantime, Manav has not given up hope to marry Mansi, despite opposition from his and her families. Manav relentlessly purses his dream of marrying Mansi, even on the day of her marriage to Vikrant. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Box Office

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£101,590 (UK) (15 August 1999)
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Trivia

Sukh Knight song "Nasha Experience - Clotted Cream" sampled the song "Ishq Bina Ishq Bina". See more »

Goofs

Mansi leaves Vikram and runs to Manav. While running she holds her long flowing skirt in hand. It should be remembered that a little while ago Mansi's hands were bleeding when she cracked a glass with her bare hands. However when she held her skirt there were no blood stains were left on it. See more »

Quotes

Vikrant Kapoor: To become rich it is important to have greed.
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Connections

Features Pardes (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Ishq Bina
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Sujatha, Anuradha Sriram, Sonu Nigam and A.R. Rahman
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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A musical treaty to Hindi Speakers.
2 April 2010 | by (New Delhi) – See all my reviews

I just watched the movie, after 11 years of its release; got totally involved in the movie. It was stunning, especially considering the fact that I already knew the story. Although any bollywood fan can predict the story, but interesting part is its execution, its flow. One thing that may disappoint you is one of the metaphor used for love(sharing cold drink). I am not a great fan of love at first sight, but in this case simplicity of characters and naturalism of dialogues/thoughts will force you to digest that. Apart from being wonderfully musical it seems to me the most romantic movie of the decade, rich in family values, close to reality in many aspects. I would say it is must watch for any romantic musical person. I am gonna buy the DVD as soon as my pocket allows me.


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