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Taal (1999)

Not Rated | | Musical, Romance | 13 August 1999 (India)
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Businessman Manav falls for aspiring singer Mansi, but their romance faces an uphill climb when Manav must depart and Mansi's suave manager moves in.

Director:

Subhash Ghai

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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

Manav, the son of a wealthy NRI falls in love with Mansi, the daughter of a poor but respected music teacher. Their relationship is mocked by Manav's family, humiliating Mansi due to her social status. Enters Vikrant Kapoor, a record producer who not only discover Mansi's knack for singing and dancing but helps Mansi climb the ladder of success, eventually becoming a singing sensation throughout India and globally. Manav discovering the ill treatment his family gave to Mansi tries to make amends but is met with two obstacles. One being Mansi ignoring him, and two being Vikrant, who has also developed feelings for her and wants to marry her.

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Don't fall .. rise in love. See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil

Release Date:

13 August 1999 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ritmus See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$591,289, 15 August 1999

Gross USA:

$2,020,532

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,020,532
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mukta Arts See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

"UTHO" by Bubba Sparxxx sampled the song "Ramta Jogi". See more »

Goofs

Mansi leaves Vikram and runs to Manav. While running she holds her long flowing skirt in hand. It should be remembered that a little while ago Mansi's hands were bleeding when she cracked a glass with her bare hands. However when she held her skirt there were no blood stains were left on it. 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

Taal Se Taal Mila
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Chorus
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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Good for apparent reasons
10 August 2004 | by homegnome1See all my reviews

The plot of this film is the usual bollywood fare, poor girl, rich boy, disapproving family. The acting and the script are the usual yada yada. So what makes this movie incredible? It is A MIND BLOWING AUDIO/VISUAL TREAT! At the end of the movie, I was frozen! I could only exhale a modest "WOW". Someone pulled out all the stops for choreography, costuming, scene dressing and location! Your eyes and ears will thank you! The overwhelming beauty of this film together with the fantastic rendering of songs makes you want to get up and dance. Scene after scene make you want to gasp. I highly recommend it. Only Aishwarya Rai could have done this, her eternal beauty with the backdrop of India are the show stoppers. Must see!


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