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Taal (1999)

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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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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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Don't fall .. rise in love. See more »

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Release Date:

13 August 1999 (India)  »

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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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Trivia

Mahima Chaudhry was supposed to enact the role of Manasi, however, Subhash Ghai dropped her after she broke the rule where she was not allowed to act for any other producer until her three film contract ended with Mukta Arts. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) 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 delight to the senses.
24 December 1999 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

In short, the story is not unique nor very clever. However, the cinematography is fabulous. In particular, the opening scenes highlight Subhash Ghai's talented team. The music of A.R. Rahman with lyrics by legendary Anand Bakshi is the best I have heard in the last 5 years.

The acting is clearly lacking. Akshaye Khanna at times makes funny facial expressions (he's no Jim Carry). Aishwarya Rai's acting is at par but nothing spectacular. Anil Kapoor clearly takes the ball and runs with it. He has the best dialogue and most emotions. Amrish Puri again plays his usual stern self.

Overall, the cinematography, music and lyrics overshadow the acting and it delights the senses. Highly recommended for pure entertainment value.


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