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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.

Director:

Mahesh Bhatt

Writers:

Robin Bhatt (dialogue), Robin Bhatt (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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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 ... Vikram Roy
Virendra Saxena ... Street Singer (as Veerendra Saxena)
Sajjan Choudhary Sajjan Choudhary ... (as Sajjan Chowdhry)
Deepa Mehta
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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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The cast and the characters credits played at end, shows under Playback Singers Anuradha Paudwal Kumar Sanu Nitin Mukesh. Nitin Mukesh didn't not sing an single song in the movie, beside male single Kumar Sanu only other singer sung in this movie is Udit Narayan- Mera Dil Tere Liye Dakhak ta hai. Udit Narayan name suppose to be on end credits names instead of Nitin Mukesh name. How they can make such a big mistake or may be T-Series don't like Udit Narayan back then. T-Series still a Bollywood nepotism as they were back in 90s. See more »

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Referenced in Spectacle (2015) See more »

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Jaan-E-Jigar Jaaneman (part 1)
Written by Sameer
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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The legends called Nadeem-Shravan
21 May 2010 | by chetan_r411See all my reviews

For a six year old child it is very difficult to remember about movies and songs. However there are movies, their music and there was Aashiqui. It was not just another movie with hit music. It was a phenomenon. The sale of music players was increased dramatically in those days. Practically every home in India had a audio cassette(today's CD/DVD wielding kids would probably never know of them!!) of Aashiqui in their home. It is not very common to come across albums with almost all the songs being awesome. However in this case, the word "almost" can be easily dropped. Each and every song of this movie is timeless. Nadeem-Shravan may not be creative and experimental like A. R. Rehman, but it is true that if "melody" had a second name it would be Nadeem-Shravan. "Aashiqui", "Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin","Sadak", "Saajan", "Deewana", "Dil Ka Kya Qusoor", "Salami", "Damini", "Dil Wale", "Raja Hindustani", "Jeet", "Pardes" are examples of this genius combination. Mahesh Bhatt is one of the finest filmmakers we had, but it is sad that his biggest commercial success is probably his weakest work as a director, or probably got overshadowed by the lovable music. The acting in this movie is anything but good. Rahul Roy caught the fancy of many young girls in those days and his hair style was an instant rage, however the guy just couldn't act and sadly it was clearly visible in the movie too. Recently in a TV show, Kareena Kapoor admitted, she has a poster of Salman in her room, which she replaced with Rahul's when Aqshiqui released. However anybody who had seen this movie can easily predict that Rahul lacked the charisma to be a major star. Anu Agarwal showed the signs of things to come. Apart from acting in B-Grade Hollywood soft porn, the girl couldn't achieve anything. It is common for an actor to pull off a movie single handedly despite of shoddy script and bad music. In some cases even some directors have pulled off a movie by tight narration despite unconvincing performance. Aqshiqui is one of the rare cases, where Music alone pulled off a movie.


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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 July 1990 (India) See more »

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$2,858,950
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