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Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998)

Sanjana was Rahul's fiancé. When Rahul was gone to India for official trip He is attracted to Nisha, and announces that he will be marrying her soon. Sanjana does not take kindly to this, ... See full summary »

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Sanjana
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Rahul Bajaj
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Nisha
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Kumar Mangat (as Tikku Talsania)
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Babhi - Shekhar's Sister-in-law
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Rahul & Sanjana's Boss
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Shekhar's Father
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Inspector Khan
Remo Fernandes ...
Himself - title song
Jaspinder Narula ...
Herself - title song (as Jaspinder Nirula)
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John (as Mushtaque Khan)
Ghanshyam Rohera ...
Ram Singh (as Ghanshyam)
Ashish Balram Nagpal ...
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Sanjana was Rahul's fiancé. When Rahul was gone to India for official trip He is attracted to Nisha, and announces that he will be marrying her soon. Sanjana does not take kindly to this, and in her heart hopes to make Rahul change his mind. She hires Shekhar to be her lover/boyfriend, and go out with her, so as to make Rahul jealous. Shekhar finds himself falling in love with Sanjana. Sanjana finds herself getting attracted to Shekhar, only to find out that the police, especially Inspector Khan, would like to arrest Shekhar for criminal activities. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Pyaar to hona hi tha - Intialainen suudelma  »

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The last super hit film of Ajay and Kajol together and this also was their last film before marriage, Their next film was Dil Kya Kare which released after their marriage. See more »

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Version of De Dana Dan (2009) See more »

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Nice remake of "French Kiss"
26 February 2004 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Pyaar to hona hi tha ("Love had to happen") is a well-done, very close remake of Lawrence Kasdan's French Kiss for an Indian audience. As such, it's an enjoyable, lightweight, fluffy, if inconsequential comedy which, despite its sometimes garish use of colours certainly has its moments and is at times even better than the original.

Ajay Devgan and Kajol share much better chemistry than Kevin Kline and Meg Ryan (they got married pretty soon afterwards). Devgan's thug is a lot slicker than Kline's, and his moustache is much superior. Meg Ryan played her character in a cute, whiny, bratty way, whereas Kajol is equally cute in a more wacky, goofy way. Jean Reno was pretty good as the police officer, but Om Puri is even better.

Whereas casting and character interplay are actually better in this remake, technically the American original is, of course, much superior. Some of the continuity problems and location inconsistencies are downright annoying. I also don't find the slapstick scenes (like the airplane scene) too funny, but thankfully there's only a few of them.

Overall a very enjoyable movie, especially if compared to the original.


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