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Young and attractive Niloufer is swept off her feet when foreign returned business magnate, Wasim Ahmed, proposes to her, and she accepts. She is flattered by the attention and love that is... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Afaque Haider Siddiqui / Badruddin Kamaluddin Haider
Deepak Parashar ...
Wasim Ahmed (as Deepak Prashar)
Asrani ...
Saif
Heena Kausar ...
Wasim's sister (as Hina Kausar)
Iftekhar ...
Jumman Chacha
Chandrashekhar ...
Mr. Kaleem Ahmed (Wasim's father) (as Chander Shekher)
Urmila Bhatt ...
Mrs. Ahmed (Wasim's mother)
Ashalata Wabgaonkar ...
Mrs. Siddiqui - Afaque's mom
Yunus Parvez ...
Qazi Sahab (Guest Appearance)
Anu Dhawan ...
(Guest Appearance)
Salma Agha ...
Niloufer Bano / Habiba Shabnam Rehmani
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Young and attractive Niloufer is swept off her feet when foreign returned business magnate, Wasim Ahmed, proposes to her, and she accepts. She is flattered by the attention and love that is showered upon her by Wasim, and things could not be better. But when Wasim decides to spend more and more time at work, is unable to keep appointments with her, and is always late, she get disappointed. Wasim is unable to even recollect their first wedding anniversary on October 18th, and is very late for the party later that day. Quarrels and arguments result, and Wasim divorces her by saying "Talaq" three times. A heartbroken Niloufer leaves his house, goes to stay in a Girls' Hostel, meets with an newspaper editor, Afaque Siddiqui, and gets married. It is during their marriage ceremony that Wasim makes his first appearance. For he is convinced that Niloufer still loves him, and will eventually divorce Afaque, and re-marry him. He is aware that according to the Shaririat and Islamic Law a Muslim ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Salma Agha's voice was rejected by the music director, Ravi. However, B.R. Chopra convinced him to alter the composition and scale of the film music to suit her voice. See more »

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Chupke Chupke raat Din Ansoo Bahana Yaad Hai
Sung by Ghulam Ali
Music composed by Ghulam Ali
Lyrics by Hasrat Mohani
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Stereotyped Love Triangle in Muslim background.
18 March 2004 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

DISCLAIMER Even though the movie is based on a work or literature (Dr. Achla Nagar - daughter or famous hindi novelist and story-writer Amrit Lal Nagar) the story is an old fashioned love triangle. The backdrop is different but for the story is rehash of many old classics. The urdu poet in this movie is also rehash of many reknowned Urdu poets who for obvious reasons are not credited.

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Haider (Raj Babbar) and Nilofar (Salma Agha) are students in same college. Haider is a poet, who falls in love with Nilofar. (Lifts a couplet of Jan-Nisar Akhtar - father of Writer Javed Akhtar "Ab ke hum bichhre to shayad kabhi khwabon main mile, Jis tarah sukhe hue phool kitabon main mile"). This part reminded me of college scenes from "Mere Mehboob" (1962 - Rajendra Kumar - Sadhana).

Nilofar is engaged to Wasim (Deepak Prashar), who is a businessman and is married to him soon. Wasim is more into his work and when Nilofar wants his attention - she instead gets Triple Talaq - divorce.

Nilofar is now looking for a job and gets it in press of News paper run by Haider, who is still looking for her. They get married. But, when Haider reads that "first love can not be easily forgotten". He also finds that Wasim is still in love with Nilofar he offers to sacrifice. (The scene that follows reminds me the famous scene from Sangam when Vaijayanti Mala tells Raj Kapoor and Rajendra Kumar - the man they think about themselves, had any of the thought about her?")

DIRECTION AND ACTING The direction is good. BR Chopra weaves the songs too well into the story that they become integral part of the story. The language is very polished (thanks to Dr. Achla Nagar). Everyone stands out in this story!

MUSIC It could not have been any better. Every song is a treat by itself. Salma Agha ("Fiza bhi hai Jawan Jawan...", "Dil ke Arman Aansuon mai bah gaye...", "Dil Ki yeh Arzoo thi koi dilruba mile...") is at her best and Mahendra Kapoor is meets his vintage glory ("Dil Ki yeh Arzoo thi koi dilruba mile...", "Beete Huye lamhon ki kasak yaad to hogi...")! Mehadi Hasan's Gazal "Chupke Chupke Raat Din Ansu Bahana Yaad hai..." is controversially in this movie. Wisely Mr. Chopra did not make Deepak Parashar to sing on the Gazal and the impact is great. Not to forget mandatory qawali ("Chehra Chhupa liya hai kisi ne hizab main..") picturised on Asrani and Hina Kausar (I guess so).

TRIVIA Mehadi Hasan's Gazal "Chupke Chupke Raat Din Ansu Bahana Yaad hai..." was lifted without his permission.

OVERALL Despite oft-repeated story 8.5/10, thanks to music, direction, screen-play and acting.


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