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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

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Vikrant Kapoor
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Manav Mehta
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Mansi (as Aishwarya Rai)
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Tara Babu
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Jagmohan Mehta
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Nani
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Prabha Shankar (as Mita Vashist)
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Banerjee (as Saurab Shukla)
Jividha Sharma ...
Illa
Tanya Mukherjee ...
Shanno
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Shakku Mehta
Prithvi Zutshi ...
Deep Mohan Mehta
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Santram
Rajesh Khera ...
Brij Mohan Mehta
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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Don't fall .. rise in love. See more »

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Musical | Romance

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£101,590 (UK) (15 August 1999)
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Trivia

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 »

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: To become rich it is important to have greed.
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Connections

Referenced in Bollywood Bound (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Kya Dekh Rahe Ho Tum
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Madhushree, Vaishali and Sujatha
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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Good for apparent reasons
10 August 2004 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See 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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