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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Manav Mehta
... Vikrant Kapoor
... Mansi (as Aishwarya Rai)
... Tara Babu
... Jagmohan Mehta
... Nani
... Prabha Shankar (as Mita Vashist)
... Banerjee (as Saurab Shukla)
Jividha Sharma ... Illa
Tanya Mukherjee ... Shanno
... Shakku Mehta
Prithvi Zutshi ... Deep Mohan Mehta
... Santram
Rajesh Khera ... Brij Mohan Mehta
Mithilesh Chaturvedi ... Rambhajan
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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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Young Shahid Kapur made an appearance in the song Kahi Aag Lage as a background dancer as he was part of Shaimak Davar's troupe. See more »

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

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Vikrant Kapoor: To become rich it is important to have greed.
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Ishq Bina - Remix
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Sujatha, Anuradha Sriram, Sonu Nigam and A.R. Rahman
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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Hopeless Bollywood Melodrama
22 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

If the movie had finished 40 minutes earlier, I would give a rating of 9 for its stunning music & lyrics, original presentation and the brilliant performance of Anil Kapoor. Aishwarya also exhibited her decent (and evolving) acting talent as well as graceful dancing skills. Alas, all these attributes are ruthlessly ruined by the true-Indian-girl-goes-back-to-her-first-love stereotype. Should the storyline tilt audience's mood from one extreme of love to the other extreme of hate? What an arrogant, despicable cliche! The script writers are doomed for wasting great talents of veteran actors and the shinning beauty in the eyes of Aishwarya Rai.

Rating 2 of 10, 1 for the music and 1 for Anil Kapoor.


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