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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 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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This was the second out of a trilogy of films that Subhash Ghai made which focusing on the Indian NRI abroad, the other two being Pardes (1997) and Yaadein... (2001). 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 »

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Taal Se Taal Mila
(Modern Remix)
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Hariharan and Sukhwinder Singh
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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the loadest taal(beat) in ghais career
11 July 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

a fresh feel, a fresh look, a fresh concept

Taal is a great movie. Great story, great performances, great songs and great look & feel. It should be the utopia of modern Indian cinema and it should represent what all movies should aspire to be like. This can be classed as one of the best, if not the best movie ever made by Subhash Ghai.

The cast is great, including the supporting cast. The star of the show is Ashwaria, whose portrayal of a simple village girl coming to terms with love, hurt and pressures of modern life is excellent. It was probably the role that helped her to shed her Barbie doll image and her acting was very natural, full of character and spot on. It was good to see the transformation from the first half where she is the small town girl, to the second half where she is a reputable icon. Akshaye was great in his role as Manav, a determined, strong headed, love bitten guy. Akshaye always gives sound performances and never lets you down as in this case. Anil Kapoor is fab in this role. His comedic side always hit the right note (best part being the rules of life!!). Alok Nath & Amrish Puri gave good performances and really do support the movie.

The story is simple, to the point and not extra bits added in. Manav sees Mansi and is smitten by her and slowly she develops feelings for him (through some fab songs like Taal and Ishq Bina) and then he goes back to the big city. She follows him and is cast aside by his family. Becoming more determined she pursues a sing job, becomes really good. Her career is helped by Vikrant who also has feelings for her and proposes to her. The climax helps to bring things together.

If one was to think of something bad to say about Taal, then they will be thinking for a long, long time.


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