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Taal (1999)

Not Rated | | Musical, Romance | 13 August 1999 (India)
On a sight-seeing road trip of India, U.K. based Manav Mehta meets Mansi, the daughter of a singer, Tarababu. He is attracted to her, and makes his attraction known. She also is attracted ... See full summary »

Director:

Subhash Ghai

Writers:

H. Banerjee (Subtitles), Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshaye Khanna ... Manav Mehta
Anil Kapoor ... Vikrant Kapoor
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Mansi (as Aishwarya Rai)
Alok Nath ... Tara Babu
Amrish Puri ... Jagmohan Mehta
Sushma Seth ... Nani
Mita Vasisht ... Prabha Shankar (as Mita Vashist)
Saurabh Shukla ... Banerjee (as Saurab Shukla)
Jividha Sharma Jividha Sharma ... Illa
Tanya Mukherjee Tanya Mukherjee ... Shanno
Supriya Karnik ... Shakku Mehta
Prithvi Zutshi Prithvi Zutshi ... Deep Mohan Mehta
Manoj Pahwa ... Santram
Rajesh Khera Rajesh Khera ... Brij Mohan Mehta
Mithilesh Chaturvedi Mithilesh Chaturvedi ... Rambhajan
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Storyline

On a sight-seeing road trip of India, U.K. based Manav Mehta meets Mansi, the daughter of a singer, Tarababu. He is attracted to her, and makes his attraction known. She also is attracted to him eventually. Her dad approves of Manav, and both go to Bombay to meet his family. On their arrival itself, they are shunned and treated as second class citizens, and this lasts throughout the day, with the treatment getting worst at every point. Both decide to leave. Mansi decides to improve her career, leaving the past behind, and meets with Vikrant Kapoor, who helps her get started. Both see each other regularly, and soon decide to get married. In the meantime, Manav has not given up hope to marry Mansi, despite opposition from his and her families. Manav relentlessly purses his dream of marrying Mansi, even on the day of her marriage to Vikrant. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The Beat of Passion See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil

Release Date:

13 August 1999 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ritmus See more »

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Trivia

Govinda was the first choice for the role of Vikrant Kapoor. See more »

Goofs

When Aishwarya leaves Akshaye's house she has no earrings but later she has earrings.. See more »

Quotes

Vikrant Kapoor: We sell pain, we don't buy it.
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Connections

Referenced in American Desi (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Kariye Na
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh and Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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A musical treaty to Hindi Speakers.
2 April 2010 | by RajnishDahiyaSee all my reviews

I just watched the movie, after 11 years of its release; got totally involved in the movie. It was stunning, especially considering the fact that I already knew the story. Although any bollywood fan can predict the story, but interesting part is its execution, its flow. One thing that may disappoint you is one of the metaphor used for love(sharing cold drink). I am not a great fan of love at first sight, but in this case simplicity of characters and naturalism of dialogues/thoughts will force you to digest that. Apart from being wonderfully musical it seems to me the most romantic movie of the decade, rich in family values, close to reality in many aspects. I would say it is must watch for any romantic musical person. I am gonna buy the DVD as soon as my pocket allows me.


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