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Mela (2000)

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Roopa, a beautiful young village belle is much loved by the villagers of Chandanpur. Chandanpur celebrates a huge Mela every year and this year, they invite a Minister to inaugurate it. In ... See full summary »

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Kishan Pyare
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Faisal Khan ...
Shankar Shane
Johnny Lever ...
Insp. Pakkad Singh (as Johny Lever)
Navneet Nishan ...
Bulbul, the post woman
Veeru Krishnan ...
Ghungroo, the dance master
Asrani ...
Banwari Baniya aka 'Kaka'
Tiku Talsania ...
Murari, Sarpanch
Archana Puran Singh ...
Vidyavati, the village flirt
Tanvi Azmi ...
Roopa's mom
Ayub Khan ...
Ram Singh, Roopa's brother (special appearance)
Master Omkar Kapoor ...
Gopal (as Omkar Kapoor)
Parmeet Sethi ...
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Mantri (Minister)
Tinnu Verma ...
Gujjar Singh
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Roopa, a beautiful young village belle is much loved by the villagers of Chandanpur. Chandanpur celebrates a huge Mela every year and this year, they invite a Minister to inaugurate it. In an assassination attempt that follows, a massacre takes place. Chandanpur is devastated and Roopa's family gets wiped out. She vows revenge. Into her life enter two men, the gregarious Kishan and the volatile Shankar, causing much upheaval in their relationship. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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$138,261 (USA) (7 January 2000)

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$138,261 (USA) (7 January 2000)
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Karisma Kapoor was the other choice for the role of Roopa. Dharmesh Darshan chose Twinkle Khanna because he thought she fit the role better. Ironically, critics and audiences panned Twinkle endlessly in this movie. See more »

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References Sholay (1975) See more »

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Not so bad, really.
14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gee whiz! So many people I've spoken with are so hard on this movie! I saw this movie and really enjoyed it. Of course, Aamir Khan was great and he did carry a lot of the movie, but every movie I've seen with him he tends to outshine everyone else.

Am I so alone? Was there ANYONE else out there that enjoyed this film? I really thought Faisal was a good fit for the character he played. Clue me in - why is everyone so harsh on this film? Is it because they can't see past Sholay?

I would like to see more movies in this style; of course, there are so many Bollywood movies I might die before I am about to see 1/5 of them, but I always remember to turn off my brain and try to see the film as the directors meant it to be seen; and not to make comparisons. If we tried to compare every actor to Aamir, they'd all be found wanting.

All the Best to everyone; and chin up, Faisal! Someone out here thinks you are a success at what you do. I loved Shankar.


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