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Pyaar to Hona Hi Tha (1998)

Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (original title)
Sanjana was Rahul's fiancé. When Rahul was gone to India for official trip He is attracted to Nisha, and announces that he will be marrying her soon. Sanjana does not take kindly to this, ... See full summary »


Anees Bazmee


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Shekhar
Kajol ... Sanjana
Bijay Anand Bijay Anand ... Rahul Bajaj
Kashmira Shah ... Nisha
Tiku Talsania ... Kumar Mangat (as Tikku Talsania)
Reema Lagoo ... Babhi - Shekhar's Sister-in-law
Harish Patel ... Rahul & Sanjana's Boss
Anjan Srivastav ... Shekhar's Father
Om Puri ... Inspector Khan
Remo Fernandes ... Himself - title song
Jaspinder Narula Jaspinder Narula ... Herself - title song (as Jaspinder Nirula)
Mushtaq Khan ... John (as Mushtaque Khan)
Ghanshyam Rohera ... Ram Singh (as Ghanshyam)
Ashish Balram Nagpal Ashish Balram Nagpal ... (as Ashish Nagpal)
Adi Irani ... Receptionist


Sanjana was Rahul's fiancé. When Rahul was gone to India for official trip He is attracted to Nisha, and announces that he will be marrying her soon. Sanjana does not take kindly to this, and in her heart hopes to make Rahul change his mind. She hires Shekhar to be her lover/boyfriend, and go out with her, so as to make Rahul jealous. Shekhar finds himself falling in love with Sanjana. Sanjana finds herself getting attracted to Shekhar, only to find out that the police, especially Inspector Khan, would like to arrest Shekhar for criminal activities. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

15 July 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Baba Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


The last super hit film of Ajay and Kajol together and this also was their last film before marriage, Their next film was Dil Kya Kare which released after their marriage. See more »


Sanjana & Rahul are in France, driving to supposedly their dream house. Rahul is shown at the wheel and the car is a right-hand drive. Across Europe (except for UK), everywhere cars are left-hand drive vehicles. See more »


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Jab Kisi Ki Taraf Dil
Sung by Kumar Sanu
Music by Jatin Pandit & Lalit Pandit
Lyrics by Vinu Mahendra
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French Kiss Ko Copy Karna Hi Tha Kya?
13 March 2011 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Anees Bazmee is one of Bollywood's terrible directors. Unfortunately, his even remotely watchable movies are ripoffs. Such is the case with 'Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha' which pretty much replicates every single frame of the delightful romantic comedy 'French Kiss'. It's funny how Bazmee managed to make the Indian and Swiss landscape look like the ones in 'French Kiss's France. The Bollywoodish additions, such as the hostage sequence, the comedy and the dragged out ending are dreadfully cheesy and give the movie a B-grade quality.

Jatin Lalit's music is pleasant to the ears. Most of the songs are visualized well but some of the tunes are ripped off from American songs. The sad version of the title song is snooze inducing. The title song during the opening credits and the two Asha Bhosle-Udit Narayan tracks are the best of the lot.

Where performances are concerned, Ajay Devgan does a decent job. Kajol is superb in most of the movie. One particular scene that stood out to me was when, at Nisha's party, a tipsy Sanjana expresses her defeat to Shekhar with a sad smile and her eyes filling up with tears. She does tend to go a bit over the top with the quirkiness and comedy (unlike Meg Ryan who does it more naturally). Om Puri lacks the slickness that Jean Reno brought to the character. Kashmira Shah is wonderful.

The execution is quite amateurish as Bazmee merely copies Lawrence Kasdan's film. The editing is quite abysmal and what the hell was Bazmee thinking in including the atrocious action sequences? The cinematography in the song sequences is adequate.

That's about it. 'Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha' is just another lousy ripoff on a tall pile of Bollywood's unauthorized miserable remakes.

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