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Aarzoo (1999)

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Dayashankar (Amrish Puri) is a wealthy NRI living in London. His daughter Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) is the apple of his eye and his life revolves around her and his wife Parvati (Reema Lagoo). ... See full summary »

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Pooja Nath
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Vijay Khanna
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Amar
Paresh Rawal ...
Kailash Nath
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Dayashankar
Yunus Parvez ...
Fisherman
Ranjan Kaushal
Anil Nagrath ...
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Tarana
Arun Kumar
Baby Sadat
Baby Gazala ...
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Baby Sundas
Mohan Joshi ...
Rajpal
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Dayashankar (Amrish Puri) is a wealthy NRI living in London. His daughter Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) is the apple of his eye and his life revolves around her and his wife Parvati (Reema Lagoo). Dayashankar also takes care of his deceased friends son Aman (Saif Ali Khan). Amar and Pooja have grown with each other and he has developed a love for her. Studying in Edinburgh, he is overjoyed when he is called to come stay with the family in London. He eagerly prepares for his meeting with Pooja and plans to ask her father for her hand in marriage. However Pooja has fallen in love with Vijay Khanna (Akshay Kumar) who is a pilot. Her father is bitterly opposed with their intention of marriage as he has already promised Aman that he will marry Pooja. After some convincing from Aman and Parvati, Dayashankar succumbs to his daughter's wishes. Aman is heartbroken but puts on a brave face at the engagement. However tragedy strikes when Vijay is killed while piloting a plane. Pooja goes into depression... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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During the fight scene in the bar, when Akshay Kumar goes in alone to beat the mob, a song from his earlier film is playing in the background. When Saif goes in alone to beat them after that, his song "Ole Ole" is being played in the background. The third time when they both go inside to beat them together,a song from a previous movie in which both Akshay and Saif were there is playing in the background. The last song is "Mai khiladi tu anari". See more »

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Dosti Karte Nahin
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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Desires gone wrong
21 November 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Aarzoo is an awful film. It is terribly made and more terribly written. The entire idea of the film is one old cliché, and the amateurish dialogues do not really help to elevate its level. The story follows a typical love triangle affected from past incidents (blah blah blah...), and the film takes inspiration from different Hindi films, for instance Sangam. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Madhuri Dixit and Saif Ali Khan, all of whom get let down by the poor and overly melodramatic script. I really wanted to see Kumar and Dixit working together, as they worked before partially in Yash Chopra's bright musical Dil To Pagal Hai and both were good, but here - their romance is unconvincing although it started well at the beginning. I also expected to see Akshay and Saif, who had played brothers or good friends many times in such entertaining films as Yeh Dillagi and Main Khiladi Tu Anari. Ironically there was an action scene in this one in which they fight with some gangsters in a club and you could here the famous tunes of both these films in the background. Anyway, all the actors fail here, though Madhuri does do a good job for the most part. The film's second half is simply unwatchable, and the final sequences are boring, cheesy and ridiculous. Aarzoo means "Wish", and I really wish I had not seen this one.


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