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Chandni (1989)

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Fate leaves Chandni shattered as her love Rohit disappears from her life. She meets Lalit and they befriend each other until Rohit knocks on her door.

Director:

Yash Chopra

Writers:

Kamna Chandra (story) (as Mrs. Kamna Chandra), Umesh Kalbagh (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sridevi ... Chandni Mathur
Rishi Kapoor ... Rohit Gupta
Vinod Khanna ... Lalit Khanna
Waheeda Rehman ... Mrs. Khanna
Anupam Kher ... Ramesh (Guest Appearance)
Sushma Seth ... Mrs. Gupta
Achala Sachdev ... (as Achla Sachdev)
Beena Banerjee ... Pooja (as Bina)
Manohar Singh
Renu Arya Renu Arya
Mita Vasisht ... Kiran Mathur (as Meeta Vasisht)
Asha Sharma
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ... (as Anant Mahadevan)
Manju Maini Manju Maini
Shyam Arora Shyam Arora
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Storyline

In one cruel stroke of fate, Chandni (Sridevi) faces life alone, her heart and her dreams shattered as Rohit (Rishi Kapoor) disappears from her life. When she meets Lalit (Vinod Khanna) who is fighting the demons of tragic memories, they both find solace in this new friendship. Lalit's affection gives a new direction to Chandni's life, but Lalit is falling for her and Chandni resigns to destiny, till one day, Rohit knocks on her door. CHANDNI is a classic Yash Chopra love story, softly lyrical, throbbingly beautiful and filled with exquisite locales, lilting melodies and the sound of three hearts hopelessly in love. Written by Official Source

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Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

An instrumental tune in the film went on to become the song "Kabhi Main Kahoon" in Yash Chopra's next film Lamhe (1991). See more »

Goofs

After the accident of Rishi kapoor, Chandni starts living at his house to take care of him, where her in-laws taunt her for living at his fiancé's house.Though they are shown to be honeymooning in Switzerland before the accident. See more »

Quotes

Chandni Mathur: I have nowadays learned to be wary of happiness. It is said that moonlight only lasts for a few days.
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Crazy Credits

The Yash Raj Films logo is colored silver-blue, the color of moonlight ("chandni"). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Mere Haathon Mein
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Shiv Kumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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Terrific Sridevi in standard Bollywood love triangle
28 February 2009 | by long-fordSee all my reviews

Chandni is probably Sridevi's most popular film and it's easy to see why. Sridevi is positively luminescent and makes you want to fall in love with her. Her co-stars Rish Kapoor and Vinod Khanna pale in comparison. The songs composed by Shiv-Hari are quite good and there's some terrific dancing by Sridevi, specially in the number "Mere Haathon Mein". The plot is a standard Bollywood love triangle but Yash Chopra manages to make it feel fresh. The second half tends to drag though. The film is very long and could have been better edited. 'Chandni' is worth watching for lovers of Hindi film romances and specially for fans of Sridevi.

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Official Sites:

Yash Raj Films

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

14 September 1989 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Yash Chopra's Moonlight See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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