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Why Be Afraid of Love (1998)

Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (original title)
Muskaan (Kajol) is an orphan girl living on a farm run by her overly-protective older brother, Vishal (Arbaaz Khan) and their 'Chachu' (Dharmendra). Muskaan's childhood friend, Ujaala (... See full summary »


Sohail Khan


Sanjeev Duggal (dialogue), Sohail Khan (story and screenplay)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Salman Khan ... Suraj Khanna
Kajol ... Muskaan Thakur
Arbaaz Khan ... Vishal Thakur
Anjala Zaveri ... Ujala
Dharmendra ... Thakur Ajay Singh (Chacha)
Kiran Kumar ... Akash Khanna
Kunickaa Sadanand ... Mrs. Khanna (as Kunika)
Aasif Sheikh ... Brother of Thakur Vijay Singh (as Asif Shaikh)
Nirmal Pandey ... Thakur Vijay Singh
Tiku Talsania ... Principal (as Tikku Talsania)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anand Balraj ... Balvinder
Dinesh Hingoo ... Balvinder's Dad (as Dinesh Hingo)
Razak Khan
Ashish Balram Nagpal Ashish Balram Nagpal
Harpal Singh Pali Harpal Singh Pali ... (as Harpal)


Muskaan (Kajol) is an orphan girl living on a farm run by her overly-protective older brother, Vishal (Arbaaz Khan) and their 'Chachu' (Dharmendra). Muskaan's childhood friend, Ujaala (Anjala Zhaveri), has been carrying a torch for the brooding Vishal since childhood, but he won't give her the time of day. Later on Muskaan decides she wants to go to university in the big city and has to persuade her brother to let her go. Once in the big city Muskaan falls for Suraj (Salman Khan). Vishal does not support this, because his terms and conditions of his future brother-in-law are very strenuous physically. And he decides to bring Muskaan back on the farm. Suraj obviously pursues her and starts working on the farm as a stable boy after a chance meeting with 'Chachu'. And then Vishaul decides to put him to the test, and he is rejected. Vishaal wants Muskaan to marry the brother of Thakur Vijay Singh (Nirmal Pandey), not knowing that Thakur Vijay Singh is doing this to merely extract ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The first film to star Salman and Arbaaz Khan together. See more »


Referenced in Kick (2014) See more »


Odh Li Chunariya Tere Naam Ki
Music by Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics by Sudhakar Sharma
Performed by Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
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Sweet and Innocent Romantic Comedy
8 June 2019 | by sulemanashiq2See all my reviews

It was the year 2006 when I watched this innocent world of"Pyar Kiya Tu Darna Kya" created by Sohail Khan. Being a 4th standard student, the movie was a loveable and pure adventure from the start to end. As the year passed, Salman gets older with time and taste of the audience got changed. His selection of movies changes and grass-root of Indian Cinema changed. But still, films like Pyar Kiya Tu Darna Kiya rules the heart of people like me, who wants to smile and escape realities for a few moments.

I had watched this film more than 10 times, so I can analyze the awesomeness of every scene in it + I have steerable memories attached to it.

Film open up with a beautiful instrumental title credit number and with each and every scene taking the story forward, the film gets funny, Sweet, Cute, romantic and emotional. A boy tried his level best to impress the brother of his beloved in Soothing Hilly areas. The story is Simple. The College Life of the 1990s was charming, Social Media wasn't the phenomenon, Friendships were real and they had real fun during the sport days and trips.

Salman Khan entrance in the "O O Jane Jana" number is iconic. In this film he has a childlike innocence, he makes you smile, laugh hard to forget about your real-life worries. He's your psychotherapist, relieving the every day tensions. Kajol is the real definition of Asian Beauty. Her wardrobe was simple yet charming. Anyone can fall in love with her eyes and voice. Arbaz Khan was good in his limited addition role as "Bade Bhaiyyya", his scenes with Salman Khan were extremely funny. Looks like, Salman got revenge in Dabbang after beating him up. Dharmendra is my All-time favorite and I loved his role as "Chachu". A loveable elder of the family. His scenes with Salman Khan were best. I want to see him with Salman in the latter half of the career but that couldn't happen. Salman Khan Friendship pack did great. They were innocent and great. They played some Awesome cricket while defending 11 runs. Tiku Talsania as Principle was funny and Razak Khan as Tongawala was best with the dialogue "Saala Deewana". Asif Sheikh and Nirmal Pandey justified to their roles so did Anjala Zaveri.

Music from Jatin Lalit is classic and audible. Songs like O O Jane Jana, Deewana Main Chala are still used in Transport buses, Rickshaws and even loved in School, College, and Universities.

Location is the core of this Film and Sohail Khan direction beautifully captures the innocence and beauty of that era. He successfully created an innocent world which we seek when we're done with reality.

Pyar Kiya to Darna Kiya is an epic sweet and Innocent romantic comedy of late 1990's era with memorable music. Watch it with your family and create some memories.

It was released on 27 March 1998. So, I considered it a birthday gift from Salman Khan.

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Release Date:

27 March 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Why Be Afraid of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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G.S. Entertainment See more »
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2.35 : 1
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