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From Doom Till Doom (1988)

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (original title)
Despite knowing that their respective families are bitter enemies, Raj and Rashmi fall in love with each other and decide to elope.

Director:

Mansoor Khan

Writers:

Nasir Hussain (dialogue) (as Nasir Husain), Nasir Hussain (screenplay) (as Nasir Husain) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Raj
Juhi Chawla ... Rashmi
Goga Kapoor ... Randhir Singh
Dalip Tahil ... Dhanraj Singh (as Dalip Tahhil)
Ravindra Kapoor ... Dharampal Singh
Asha Sharma ... Mrs. Saraswati Singh
Alok Nath ... Jaswant Singh
Raj Zutshi ... Shyam (as Zutshi)
Shehnaz Kudia ... Kavita (as Shehnaz)
Charushila Charushila ... Parvati (as Charu Shila)
Beena Banerjee ... Saroj (Raj's mother)
Reema Lagoo ... Mrs. Kamla Singh
Nandita Thakur ... Indumati
Ahmed Khan ... Bhagwandas (as Ahmed)
Arjun ... Ratan Singh
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Storyline

Both Dhanraj Singh and Randhir Singh are two bitter and old time enemies. They faced a disastrous situation when there children, Raj and Rashmi falls deeply in love. They openly declares there hatred for one another and will do anything in there power even kill but they will not accept there children's choice. But Raj and Rashmi is dedicated to there love and is not willing to accept the fact that there dads are enemies. Written by gAvInDrA (brave_loverboy2004@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Trivia

Aamir Khan was also assistant of his uncle Nasir Hussein"s movies, Manzil Manzil & Zabardast. See more »

Goofs

When the hit-man Brij Gopal is loading his gun, His open bag doesn't show any bullets In It anywhere but in the next his bullets randomly appear in his bag, And he starts loading his gun. See more »

Quotes

Rashmi: When Raj and Rashmi were going back to Dehli, Rashmi says "Tum Dilli Mein Hum Se Milo Ge Naa! Agar Na Milna Ho To Milne Ka Vaada Hi Kar Do, Kam Se Kam Hamein Tuhara Intezar To Rahega" And two tears come out of her eyes.
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Connections

Referenced in Badmaa$h Company (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Papa Kehte Hain (Sad)
Written by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Composed by Anand Chitragupth and Milind Chitragupth
Performed by Udit Narayan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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One Of The Finest Adaptations Of 'Romeo and Juliet'
3 August 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Indian cinema has offered so many 'young love stories' like 'Bobby', 'Dil', 'Tezaab', 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye' etc. However, 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' remains my favorite of the lot. It is a somewhat dramatized but humble adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. There have been numerous adaptations but what really makes this film work are the two leads and the music.

I like how the character's were written. Raj isn't the typical macho hero or a romantic, he's just an ordinary young who joined his father's fabric business. Similarly, Laxmi isn't some damsel in distress or a clichéd spoilt brat rebelling against her parents. She's a strong minded young lady who's ready to sacrifice all for her love.

Aamir Khan makes his entry to Indian cinema as leading man. He does nothing short of a brilliant job as the naive young Raj. The fact that he's a newcomer only adds to the character's childlike personality. Juhi Chawla already shows that she's here to stay. Not only is she naturally vivacious but she, in a wonderfully subtle way, displays Laxmi's innocence, childlikeness and determination. It's no surprise that since then Aamir and Juhi have been popular for their on screen chemistry. The supporting cast is adequate where Alok Nath stands out.

Mansoor Khan's direction also deserves mention as he does not waste much time on unnecessary subplots. He stays mainly focused on the story of the two lovers. Only the beginning, where the conflict between the two families begins, appears a little too dramatic and clichéd. But once Raj is introduced, the film takes off towards a better direction. The background score is irritating most of the time.

This was the time when great soundtracks were making a comeback in the commercial Hindi cinema considering that the 80s were infamous for poorest quality in cinema. The songs are soulful, melodious and memorable. After all, who doesn't know 'Papa Kehte Hain', 'Gazab Ka Hai Din' and 'Ae Mere Humsafar'? This is the album that made singer Udit Narayan an overnight star.

To me, 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' is one of the most memorable tragic love stories on the Hindi cinema screen. What makes this film unique is the incredible chemistry between the two leads and their characterization. Simply great!


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India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

29 April 1988 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

From Doom Till Doom See more »

Filming Locations:

Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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