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Aashiqui (1990)

Not Rated | | Musical, Drama, Romance | 23 July 1990 (India)
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Rahul and Anu fall in love with each other, but before they unite, they have their own problems to deal with.

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Mahesh Bhatt

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Robin Bhatt (dialogue), Robin Bhatt (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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The third installment of the musical Aashiqui franchise.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rahul Roy ... Rahul Roy
Anu Agrawal ... Anu Verghese (as Anu Agarwal)
Avtar Gill ... Police Inspector Deshpande
Tom Alter ... Arnie Campbell
Reema Lagoo ... Mrs. Vikram Roy
Homi Wadia Homi Wadia ... Mr. Padamsee
Anang Desai ... Mr. Paul
Mushtaq Khan ... Rafoo Master (as Mustaque Khan)
Javed Khan ... Uncle Peter
Deepak Tijori ... Balu (as Depak Tijori)
Sunil Rege Sunil Rege ... Vikram Roy
Virendra Saxena ... Street Singer (as Veerendra Saxena)
Sajjan Choudhary Sajjan Choudhary ... (as Sajjan Chowdhry)
Deepa Mehta
Glen Glen
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Storyline

Things are not nice for both Rahul and Anu Verghese; with Rahul having a stressful family life to deal with and Anu; often being ill-treated by her hostel supervisor Arnie Campbell which makes her run away time and again. Both meet with each other and fall in love only to get married; but even after marriage things once again turn sour which eventually made the couple split up. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Love Makes Life Live

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Musical | Drama | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 July 1990 (India) See more »

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The music of the film was such a big hit that even after 25 years of its release its still alive in hearts of people. See more »

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References Aitbaar (1985) See more »

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Nazar Ke Samne Jigar Ke Paas
Written by Sameer Anjaan
Composed by Nadeem Saifi and Shravan Rathod
Performed by Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A sweet, pure, passionate romantic fantasy
2 May 2014 | by smoky_circlesSee all my reviews

I love Bollywood romances, and I absolutely loved this! The songs are beautiful (especially Dheere dheere). What I found just as moving as the songs is the depiction of a fantastically pure, innocent and passionate romance between the couple. It's so beautiful in its earnestness and intensity (which the less romantic among us will find very silly) that it's almost haunting.

A sensitive but impetuous young man falls in love with a withdrawn and shy orphan girl. Their love comes across all sorts of obstacles and, of course, overcomes them all. There are good themes about women empowerment, valuing love and relationships, and good winning over evil.

What I found really attractive throughout the movie is the haunting, yearning, love-filled gaze the couple has for each other. There are several scenes where they just gaze into each others eyes with such longing and tenderness that anyone who has ever loved will feel their passion themselves. Anu Aggarwal has these beautiful eyes that communicate both the ecstasy and pain of her love, and Rahul Roy has a soft-hearted passion in his tone.

Yes, there are mannnnyyyy deux-ex-machinas. The tears are always rolling. The bad guys are really bad, and the good guys are really good. But the movie recognizes and even indulges in its silly passion. Towards the end there is a line spoken to one who doesn't understand, perhaps also spoken to those who have groaned and winced and rolled their eyes through the whole movie -- "Yeh tu nahi samjhega. Yeh love story hai. Aashiqui." (You won't understand -- it's a love story. It's passion). It's a fantasy, and for that it's really beautiful -- a fantasy where goodness and badness exist only in purity; where love is good, and good conquers all.


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