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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)
Alok Nath ...
Tara Babu
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Jagmohan Mehta
Sushma Seth ...
Nani
Mita Vasisht ...
Prabha Shankar (as Mita Vashist)
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Banerjee (as Saurab Shukla)
Jividha Sharma ...
Illa
Tanya Mukherjee ...
Shanno
Supriya Karnik ...
Shakku Mehta
Prithvi Zutshi ...
Deep Mohan Mehta
Manoj Pahwa ...
Santram
Rajesh Khera ...
Brij Mohan Mehta
Mithilesh Chaturvedi ...
Rambhajan
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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

Opening Weekend:

£101,590 (UK) (13 August 1999)

Gross:

£331,453 (UK) (27 August 1999)
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When Anil Kapoor was approached his role he suggested to Subhash Ghai that only Kamal Hassan could do the role. See more »

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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 »

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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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One of the most romantic movie of the decade
17 March 2005 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

This is one of my the most favorite Hindi movies and I had seen this masterpiece over 10-15 times.The main cause of that, even before the movie itself is,Aishwarya Rai.Before the movie released I saw Aish in couple of movies like-Aa Ab Laut Chalen and Aur Pyar Ho Gaya...but I have to admit,i was disappointed with her acting and the roles she played.To my opinion that time she was all beauty no talent.But all of my opinions and likes/dislikes about her changes upside down after I saw this movie-I was stunned!She gave a groundbreaking performance which easily topped over last few years' almost every performance.She looked SO Beautiful and Wonderful and Glamorous and....I have no words for that!She blend her character Mansi so well that I had hard times to remind me that this is only a movie character,not a real person.Her acting was simply natural,as though she had acted like this for years.I was very sad when she didn't get the filmfare award for Taal the next year(though she got the award for another film 'Hum De Chuke Sanam' that year from two nominations).This film was a total turnaround for her career.

Besides Aishwarya,Anil Kapoor was also simply brilliant with his arrogant and egoistic character and delivered a knockout performance(he won the best supporting actor filmfare award for this film). Akshaye Khanna also gave a good performance,though I think he is been batter in his later movies like Humraaz,Deewangee,Dil ChahtaHai ...I wish he worked out his hairstyle in this film,his hair looked horrible.

About the direction,the cinematography,the music,the choreography,the editing all are simply perfect...too perfect.The director is none other than Subhash Ghai,that name speaks all.The best thing about this movie(besides the acting)is it's award winning cinematography.The parts in village (including the rain song and wedding song)are fabulous!The music direction was given by the maestro A.R. Rahman and the lyrics were written by the living legend Javed Akhter(both won filmfare in their categories),together they made some unforgettable tune and songs that will lasted forever.Oh, and also about the choreography...which name would you think can only match with these two?Saroj Khan.

So,this is in my opinion, one of the most romantic movies of the decade and it is perfect from all angles...technical or acting.I recommend it to anyone who wants to watch a truly beautiful emotional romantic movie. 10/10


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