Maine Pyar Kiya

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Maine Pyar Kiya
Maine Pyar Kiya.jpg
Promotional Poster
Directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya
Produced by Tarachand Barjatya
Written by Sooraj R. Barjatya
Starring Salman Khan
Bhagyashree Patwardhan
Laxmikant Berde
Alok Nath
Reema Lagoo
Mohnish Behl
Music by Raamlaxman
Cinematography Aravind Laad
Edited by Mukhtar Ahmed
Production
company
Distributed by Rajshri Productions
Release dates 29 December 1989
Running time 184 minutes[a]
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR20 million (US$330,000)
Box office INR156 million (US$2.6 million) (nett gross, 1989)

Maine Pyar Kiya (English: I Have Loved) is a 1989 Indian musical romantic film, written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya in his directorial debut. Starring Salman Khan and Bhagyashree in the lead roles, it was produced by Rajshri Productions. Maine Pyar Kiya tells the story of the two friends Prem and Suman, who gradually fall in love with each other. It is the debut of Khan in a leading role after he has appeared in Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988) in a supporting role.

Earning over INR156 million (US$2.6 million), the film was declared an "All-time Blockbuster" and became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year. The film counted among the top 10 successful films of India.[2] It became the instant blockbuster of the decade and launched several careers. IBOS Network portal gave the rating as A111 underlining the film has done the business equal to 20 Golden Jubilee's.[3] The soundtrack to the film became very popular after its release. At the 35th Filmfare Awards held in 1990, it received seven Filmfare Awards from thirteen nominations, including wins for Best Film, Best Music Director, Best Male Debut, Best Female Debut, Best Music Director, Best Male Playback Singer and Best Lyricist.

Plot[edit]

Karan (Alok Nath) is a poor mechanic who lives in the countryside with his only daughter, Suman (Bhagyashree). He decides to travel overseas in Dubai so that he can accumulate enough wealth to get his daughter married. He decides to leave his daughter with his family like friend Kishan (Rajeev Verma). Kishan lets Karan's daughter Suman stay at his house as he cannot turn down his old friend's request and Suman comes to live with his family. Suman is befriended by Kishan's son Prem (Salman Khan), who assures that a boy and a girl can be platonic friends.

Prem takes Suman to a party organised by Seema (Pervin Dastur) who is the only daughter of Kishan's business partner, Ranjeet (Ajit Vachani). Jeevan (Mohnish Behl) son of Ranjeet, humiliate Suman and Prem and accuse both for their false claim of being friends. Suman leaves in tears and distances herself from Prem. At that point, Prem and Suman both realises that they have fallen in love with each other. Kaushalya (Reema Lagoo) finds out about Prem and Suman's relationship and approve of Suman as her daughter-in-law, but Kishan is quite unhappy with the relationship asks her to get out of his house and life, as he feels that she has taken advantage of his hospitality. Karan returns from abroad and is enraged at Kishan's behaviour. Kishan accuses him of plotting to set up Prem and Suman. Karan and Kishan quarrel, and eventually Karan and Suman return to their village humiliated.

Prem refuses to accept the separation. He goes to Suman's village and begs to be allowed to marry her. Karan, angered by Kishan's accusations, says that he will allow the marriage on one condition: Prem must prove that he can support his wife by his own efforts. Prem then works as a truck driver and laborer in the nearby quarry.

At the end of the month, when Prem is ready with the required money and comes to win over his lady's father, he is ambushed by his enemies. They nearly succeed in killing him, but he survives. Karan harshly dismisses Prem's efforts, but Prem's stoic determination melts his heart, and he agrees to let Suman marry Prem. When Kishan arrives at Karan's village, Prem confronts Jeevan. Prem, Karan, and Kishan kill all of Prem's enemies, thus saving Suman. By the end, the estrangement between Karan and Kishan has ended, too.

Cast[edit]

Additional minor parts were portrayed by: Harish Patel as Rahim and Huma Khan as Gulabiya.

Production[edit]

Director/writer Sooraj Barjatya's father Rajkumar Barjatya suggested the story of Maine Pyar Kiya. Barjatya devoted ten months to write Maine Pyar Kiya screenplay. He took six months to write the first half and four months to write the second half.[4]

The casting of lead actor became complex.[4] Barjatya tested Shabina Dutt for the lead actress role. Dutt failed the screen test and Barjatya asked her if she could suggest any actor for the lead.[4] She suggested Salman Khan with whom, she had done an ad film. Salman Khan who initially was not really interested because of the soft nature of the film. Barjatya eventually convinced him to do it, and Khan has since then expressed his gratitude to Barjatya for making him a star.[5] Barjatya then cast Bhagyashree to star opposite Salman Khan.[4] Barjatya picked Perveen from English stage to play the negative role.[4]

The first sequence filmed was of the office scene where Rajiv Verma tells Salman that you have to go.[4] Barjatya had huge sets in film city, Mumbai where filming took place continuously over 5-6 months. Outdoor session of the film was done in Ooty.[6] Additional production credits include: Jay Borade – dance choreographer, Art - Bijon Das Gupta, Action - Shamim Azim and Editor - Mukhtar Ahmed.[7]

Release[edit]

Maine Pyar Kiya premiered on 29 December 1989 across India. The film saw a very limited release, with only 29 prints total.[8] The film was the biggest grossers of 1989 and one of India's highest grossing films.[9] Made on a budget of around INR20 million (US$330,000), it went on to collect INR180 million (US$3.0 million) in India.[10] Adjusted for inflation, the film has grossed over INR660 million (US$11 million).[11] The film was immensely popular, becoming the highest-earning film made up to that point, and retained the record for over a quarter of a decade. It conceived to be a film of global significance and a trendsetter in Indian cinema. Box Office India described it as "all time blockbuster".

Maine Pyar Kiya was dubbed in English as When Love Calls,[12] a 125-minute version, was the biggest hit in the Caribbean market at Guyana and also dominated the box-office collections at Trinidad and Tobago.[13] The Telugu version Prema Paavuraalu ran for 25 weeks at Visakhapatnam and had 100 plus day run at six centres in Andhra Pradesh.[14] It was dubbed in Tamil language as Kaadhal Oru Kavithai and in Malayalam as Ina Praavukal. Maine Pyar Kiya had also been dubbed in Spanish as Te Amo. The film also proved its universal appeal with a glorious 10-week premiere run at Lima.[13]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack album and musical score were composed by Raamlaxman, while the lyrics were written by Dev Kohli and Assad Bhopali. It was produced under the Sa Re Ga Ma label and featured eminent singers such as Lata Mangeshkar, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Sharda Sinha. The soundtrack consists of 11 songs including, the "Antakshri" (excerpts from different Bollywood songs), that was used when the characters play a game. The soundtrack was very successful upon release, becoming the best-selling Bollywood soundtrack of the decade.[15] It was listed by Planet Bollywood as number 5 on their list of 100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks.[16] The song "Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali" samples the song "The Final Countdown" by the Swedish band Europe.[17]

Maine Pyar Kiya track listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Aate Jaate"   Dev Kohli S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Lata Mangeshkar 03:29
2. "Kabootar Ja Ja Ja"   Dev Kohli S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Lata Mangeshkar 08:24
3. "Aaja Shaam Hone Aayi"   Dev Kohli S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Lata Mangeshkar 05:14
4. "Antakshri"   (excerpts from different Bollywood songs) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Lata Mangeshkar 09:08
5. "Dil Deewana (Female)"   Asad Bhopali Lata Mangeshkar 05:55
6. "Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali"   Dev Kohli S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 06:46
7. "Dil Deewana (Male)"   Asad Bhopali S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 05:22
8. "Maine Pyar Kiya"   Dev Kohli S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Lata Mangeshkar 06:55
9. "Kahe Toh Se Sajna"   Dev Kohli Sharda Sinha 05:28
10. "Dil Deewana"   Asad Bhopali S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Lata Mangeshkar 01:03
11. "Aaya Mausam Dosti Ka"   Asad Bhopali S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Shailendra Singh 06:47
Total length:
1:01:01

Accolades[edit]

Maine Pyar Kiya set the record at its time for the most Filmfare awards won by a single film with seven, from thirteen nominations. It was also the first film to win the three major awards in music category (Best Music Director, Male Playback Singer, Best Lyricist).[18]

Filmfare Awards
Won
Nominated[23]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ It could also be 125 or 173 minutes, depending on the version.[1]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Tejaswini Ganti (5 March 2013). Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema. Routledge. p. 227. ISBN 978-1-136-84929-9. 
  3. ^ "Maine Pyar Kiya". ibosnetwork. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "'Maine Pyaar Kiya': 22 years and counting". CNN-IBN (CNN). Network18. May 16, 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya in a conversation.". https://www.youtube.com. You Tube. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Salman Khan & Sooraj Barjatya interview". http://www.youtube.com/. You Tube. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cast & Crew". http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/. Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Barjatya explores a brave new world". Hindustan Times. December 23, 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Birthday Special: The Rise AND Rise Of Salman Khan". Sukanya Verma. Rediff. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Bamzai, Kaveree (July 7, 2003). "Sooraj Barjatya: Bollywood's most profitable filmmaker steps out of the comfort zone". India Today. India Today Group. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Top Earners 1980-1989". http://boxofficeindia.com. Box Office India. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "When Love Calls". https://www.youtube.com. You Tube. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "About Salman Khan". MTV India. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Top films of Bollywood.". India Today. India Today Group. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Music Hits 1980-1989". Box Office India. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks Ever". Planet Bollywood. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  17. ^ Gregory D. Booth, Bradley Shope (2014). More Than Bollywood: Studies in Indian Popular Music. Oxford University Press. pp. 106–108. 
  18. ^ a b c d "Filmfare awards, 1990". http://awardsandwinners.com/. Awards winners and nominations news portal. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "Most Sensational Debut of the Year, Filmfare awards, 1990". http://awardsandwinners.com/. Awards winners and nominations news portal. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Best Film, Filmfare awards, 1990". http://awardsandwinners.com/. Awards winners and nominations news portal. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Best Male Debut, Filmfare awards, 1990". http://awardsandwinners.com/. Awards winners and nominations news portal. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "Best Female Debut, Filmfare awards, 1990". http://awardsandwinners.com/. Awards winners and nominations news portal. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "List of nomination at Filmfare". Times of India. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 

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