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Chaahat (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 1996 (India)
Roop and his father come to the city for medical treatment where Reshma falls in love with Roop. However, Roop loves Pooja but when Reshma threatens to kill herself, Roop agrees to marry her.


Mahesh Bhatt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Ajay Narang
Shah Rukh Khan ... Roop Singh Rathod
Pooja Bhatt ... Pooja
Anupam Kher ... Shambunath Singh Rathod
Ramya Krishnan ... Reshma Narang (as Ramyah)
Avtar Gill ... Pooja's uncle 'Mama'
Mushtaq Khan ... Anna
Tiku Talsania ... Traffic cop
Pankaj Berry ... Raja
Anant Jog ... Minister K.K. Singh
Razak Khan ... Pooja's Brother
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... Patel (as Srivallabh Vyas)
Sharad Sankla ... Pooja's Brother (as Charlie)
Rajni Bala Rajni Bala ... (as Rajani Bala)
Nilofar Nilofar ... (as Nilofer)

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Street-wise musician Roop Singh Rathod must take his father, Shambunath to Mumbai in order to seek medical treatment for a throat ailment. Once in Mumbai Roop takes up a job as a singer in a wealthy business-man Ajay Narang's hotel. Roop's life takes a new turn when Ajay's only sister, Reshma fascinates him; unknown to her that Roop is in love with Pooja,who is a doctor by profession. When Reshma gets aware of this; she informs Ajay who will go to any length for his sister's happiness - even kill Roop. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Naseeruddin Shah played a villain for the first time in a Srk film. See more »

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Kabhi DIl Se Kam Mohabbat
Performed by Kumar Sanu and Sadhana Sargam
Composed by Anu Malik
Written by Nida Fazli
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Ramyah was its only saving grace.
1 November 2020 | by nadkarnisumeetSee all my reviews

Chaahat review :

The only film to pair Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) and Pooja Bhatt together; Chaahat became memorable for its music score by Anu Malik and Ramyah Krishnan who stole the show.

SRK and his daddy cool Anupam Kher are singer duo from Rajasthan who travel to Mumbai for baapu's cancer treatment. SRK falls for the attending nurse Pooja while his employer Ramyah lusts for him. Naseeruddin Shah plays Ramyah's over- protective brother who virtually controls the entire city.

Director Mahesh Bhatt's touch is visible in few scenes like the party scene where Naseer beats up a politician (Anant Jog) misbehaving with his sis. The title track is also well choreographed.

The film however, falters in its screenplay which encourages over the top act and most actors - SRK and Naseer included- ham it up specially the finale where SRK keeps shouting "Nahin Lagta mujhe..aur maar. Nahin lagta" is ridiculous. SRK- Pooja chemistry is also quite pheeka.

Finally, it is Ramyah Krishnan who delivers a believable performance as the libidinous lady who literally pounces on SRK in one scene. Moreover, she looks more beautiful and charming than Pooja which makes you wonder why SRK chose Pooja over her in the first place. A question only Mr. Bhatt can answer!!!

Regards, Sumeet Nadkarni.

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6 June 1996 (India) See more »

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'Nab' school for blinds, India See more »

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