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Lamhe (1991)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 21 November 1991 (India)
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Yash Chopra's most cherished film with soul-stirring music is a story of moments - moments of passion, of ecstasy and of life-changing love.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anil Kapoor ... Virendra Pratap Singh
Sridevi ... Pallavi / Pooja Bhatnagar
Anupam Kher ... Prem Anand
Waheeda Rehman ... Dai Jaa
Deepak Malhotra Deepak Malhotra ... Siddharth Kumar Bhatnagar
Dippy Sagoo Dippy Sagoo ... Anita
Lalit Tiwari Lalit Tiwari ... Sudeshwar Narayan Tiwari
Ila Arun
Raj Hans Raj Hans
Manju Mishra Manju Mishra
Manohar Singh Manohar Singh
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Storyline

LAMHE is the story of moments, moments of passion - moments of ecstasy - moments of love moments that change lives. When the young Viren (Anil Kapoor - Slumdog Millionaire and 24) comes to India for the first time, he is captivated by Pallavi (Sridevi). When he learns she is already spoken for, he returns to London a broken man. When he gets the news of Pallavi and her husband dying and leaving their daughter Pooja (Sridevi) behind, Viren ensures that she is taken care of. Now some 20 years on, Viren comes back to India and sees Pooja for the first time - a spitting image of her mother. Viren feels that destiny is playing a cruel game with him when Pooja confesses she is in Love with him - yet another moment that changes his life - forever. LAMHE is Yash Chopra's most cherished film with soul stirring music composed by internationally acclaimed Classical Maestros Shiv-Hari. Written by Official Source

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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Official Sites:

Yash Raj Films

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 November 1991 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Lamhen See more »

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Yash Raj Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Yash Chopra's favorite film. See more »

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The Yash Raj Films logo appears from the sun. See more »

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References Kabhie Kabhie (1976) See more »

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Yaad Nahin Bhool Gaya
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Suresh Wadkar
Composed by Shiv Kumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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A break from tradition
2 July 2003 | by junglekingSee all my reviews

Lamhe. A great movie released in the wrong generation. It was a daring move for Yash Chopra to tackle a taboo topic such as this in a professional mainstream manner. This movie bombed at box office all too unjustly because the audience could not handle the subject matter - a love that ignores the boundaries of age. Does it not happen in real life?

The show stealer in Lamhe is no doubt Waheeda Rehman, who is on par as Dai Jee (nanny) and does a fab role and looks good reciting her yesteryear song in the medley section. Anil Kapoor give a sound performance about a man maturing with age and views, but still bearing the pain of the lost love. Sridevi is good in her double performance, though a fan of Sridevi - she was a bit shrieky in the younger role. Anupam Kher was excellent in his sidekick role and was a good break from time to time.

Yash Chopra did a good job on a whole on this movie, scenery and songs were good as expected from him. His tackling of the subject matter was brave and very professional and stopped the movie turning into a tacky melodramatic memory. It was a starting point for a generation of movies that would go beyond the boy meets girls and over comes issues and lives happily ever after.


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