week BollyCurry brings to you a Retro Review of a movie that enlightens the core
of every Bolly-fanatic's heart - Maine Pyar
. The movie explored the journey of two friends of the opposite
gender who eventually fall in love, however much they initially resist
it, and also set the benchmark for future films set around the same
Maine Pyar Kiya,
on 29 December, 1989, was
directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya and produced by
Tarachand Barjatya under the Rajshri Productions banner. The star-cast
included Salman Khan
, Bhagyashree, Alok Nath
, Reema Lagoo
Berde, Mohnish Behl
and many more supporting members. The film marked the
debut of one of the most
popular actors of Bollywood, Salman Khan
. It was also the debut of
Bhagyashree who sadly did not garner much in the industry despite the
story of the film is about about two childhood friends, Kishan (Rajeev
Verma) and Karan (Alok
Nath) who grow up to be a successful businessman and an ordinary
respectively. Leaving the country for work, Karan requests Kishan to let
his daughter Suman (Bhagyashree) live at the latter's house whereby she
meets Kishan's son, Prem (Salman Khan
), and the two become best friends.
Gradually, the duo fall in love with the blessing of Prem's mother,
Kaushalya (Reema Lagoo
). However, Kishan comprehends the relationship,
absconding it as a method to
trap his son for his money. He insults Karan and Suman and throws them
his house. The movie then proceeds as to how Prem convinces their
his true love. Ranjeet (Ajit Vachani), Kishan's business
partner-cum-friend; Seema (Parvin Dastur), Ranjeet's daughter who
interested in Prem; and Jeevan (Mohnish
Behl), Seema's cousin, all act as an opposing force towards Prem and
movie was nominated for a total of 12 Filmfare awards that year, out of which
it won six: Best Film, Best Male Debut, Best Female Debut, Best Music Director, Best
Male Playback Singer and Best Lyricist.
- The movie was the highest grosser
not only of 1989 (the year in which it released) but the biggest
hit of the 1980s as well.
- It was declared an 'all-time blockbuster', despite of the hero and the heroine being
- Sooraj R. Barjatya's dialogue "ek ladka aur ladki kabhi dost nahi ho sakte"
is immensely popular till date.
- The movie was dubbed in English as
When Love Calls,in Spanish as Te Amo,in Telugu as Prema Paavuraalu, in Tamil as Kaadhal Oru Kavithai and in Malayalam as
Maine Pyar Kiya is a must watch for all Bollywood
fans and an all time favourite of millions. If you are one of the few
who have not watched it yet, do not forget to put it on top of your
'Must Watch Movies' list soon! Until the, BollyCurry
leaves you to pen down the things that made this movie a hit for you.
Editors: Khushi P. & Komal P.
Graphics: Saraa K.
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