|Directed by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Produced by||Gulshan Kumar
|Written by||Robin Bhatt
|Distributed by||Vishesh Films|
|Running time||148 minutes|
Aashiqui is a 1990 Bollywood romantic musical drama film. It was commercially and critically successful particularly because of its music. Even today the film's songs and music are as popular as it was then. The film made the careers of singer Kumar Sanu and composers Nadeem-Shravan. The soundtrack album has been rated the 4th best ever by Planet Bollywood on their "100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks".
Rahul (Rahul Roy) and Anu Verghese (Anu Aggarwal) are held by the police simultaneously on charges of creating a disturbance and running away, respectively. Rahul is angry with his dad for marrying a second time, while his first wife is still alive; Anu ran away from an oppressive girls' hostel run by Arnie Campbell (Tom Alter). They meet and fall in love. Rahul helps Anu in becoming independent and seeking a job. Anu is approached by a talent agent to be a model, an offer which she accepts. Rahul wants to marry Anu but he first must establish himself as a singer-which he does, however; being under the impression that Anu helped him with his career, his ego is hurt. This causes him to harbour a growing resentment toward her. Anu then decides to further her career when Director Padam Singh persuades her to accompany him to Paris. When Rahul comes to stop her from boarding the flight, Anu decides to stay behind to renew their relationship.
- Rahul Roy as Rahul
- Anu Aggarwal as Anu Verghese
- Avtar Gill as Police Inspector Deshpande
- Tom Alter as Arnie Campbell
- Reema Lagoo as Mrs. Vikram Roy
- Homi Wadia as Mr. Padamsee
- Mushtaq Khan as Rafoo Master
- Javed Khan as Uncle Peter
- Deepak Tijori as Balu
- Anang Desai as Mr. Paul
- Veerendra Saxena as Steel Singer
- Sunil Rege as Vikram Roy
- Director - Mahesh Bhatt
- Producer - Gulshan Kumar
- Executive Producer - Mukesh Bhatt
- Music - Nadeem-Shravan
- Sound Engineer - P.K.Mishra
- Lyrics - Sameer, Rani Malik, Madan Pal
- Singers - Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan, Nitin Mukesh
- Audio On: T-Series
- Number of Songs: 9
- Released in: February 1990
The film was a huge commercial success and one of the highest grossing films of 1990 mainly due to its music with the showings running to full houses.
Awards and Nominations
|1991||Nadeem Shravan||Filmfare Award for Best Music Director||Won|
|Kumar Sanu (for "Ab Tere Bin")||Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer||Won|
|Anuradha Paudwal (for "Nazar Ke Saamne")||Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer||Won|
|Sameer (for "Nazar Ke Saamne")||Filmfare Best Lyricist Award||Won|
|Studio album by Nadeem Shravan|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Rakesh Budhu of Planet Bollywood gave the album 9 stars saying, "Aashiqui was a success in its own right. It is truly a beautiful collection of compositions by the Nadeem-Shravan." The soundtrack became very popular upon release, becoming the best selling Bollywood soundtrack of the year by a wide margin.
With 1.5 crore (15 million) copies sold, it is the best selling soundtrack album in India of all time, as well as one of the best selling albums of all time in any genre in India.
|1||"Jaane Jigar Jaaneman"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||05:15|
|2||"Main Duniya Bhula Doonga"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||05:19|
|3||"Ek Sanam Chahiye"||Kumar Sanu||Sameer||06:14|
|4||"Nazar Ke Saamne Jigar Ke"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||05:36|
|5||"Tu Meri Zindagi"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||04:46|
|6||"Dil Ka Aalam"||Kumar Sanu||Madan Pal||05:01|
|7||"Ab Tere Bin"||Kumar Sanu||Sameer||05:46|
|8||"Dheere Dheere Se"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Rani Malik||05:31|
|9||"Mera Dil Tere Liye"||Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||04:36|
|10||"Ek Sanam Chahiye"||Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||06:11|
|11||"Jaane Jigar Jaaneman (I)"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Rani Malik||03:59|
|12||"Dil Ka Aalam (II)"||Nitin Mukesh||Madan Pal||04:40|
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