Maine Pyar Kiya
|Maine Pyar Kiya|
|Directed by||Sooraj R. Barjatya|
|Produced by||Tarachand Barjatya|
|Written by||Sooraj R. Barjatya|
|Edited by||Mukhtar Ahmed|
|Distributed by||Rajshri Productions|
|Release date(s)||29 December 1989|
|Running time||184 minutes[a]|
|Budget||20 million (US$330,000)|
|Box office||156 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 156 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. 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. 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.
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.
- Salman Khan as Prem
- Bhagyashree as Suman
- Alok Nath as Karan
- Rajeev Verma as Kishan
- Reema Lagoo as Kaushalya
- Laxmikant Berde as Manohar
- Ajit Vachani as Ranjeet
- Pervin Dastur as Seema
- Mohnish Behl as Jeevan
Additional minor parts were portrayed by: Harish Patel as Rahim and Huma Khan as Gulabiya.
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.
The casting of lead actor became complex. 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. 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. Barjatya then cast Bhagyashree to star opposite Salman Khan. Barjatya picked Perveen from English stage to play the negative role.
The first sequence filmed was of the office scene where Rajiv Verma tells Salman that you have to go. 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. Additional production credits include: Jay Borade – dance choreographer, Art - Bijon Das Gupta, Action - Shamim Azim and Editor - Mukhtar Ahmed.
Maine Pyar Kiya premiered on 29 December 1989 across India. The film saw a very limited release, with only 29 prints total. The film was the biggest grossers of 1989 and one of India's highest grossing films. Made on a budget of around 20 million (US$330,000), it went on to collect 180 million (US$3.0 million) in India. Adjusted for inflation, the film has grossed over 660 million (US$11 million). 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, 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. The Telugu version Prema Paavuraalu ran for 25 weeks at Visakhapatnam and had 100 plus day run at six centres in Andhra Pradesh. 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.
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. It was listed by Planet Bollywood as number 5 on their list of 100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks. The song "Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali" samples the song "The Final Countdown" by the Swedish band Europe.
|Maine Pyar Kiya track listing|
|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|
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).
- Most Sensational Debut of the Year - Sooraj Barjatya
- Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tarachand Barjatya
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – Salman Khan
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – Bhagyashree
- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Raam Laxman
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer ("Dil Deewana") – S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
- Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist ("Dil Deewana") – Asad Bhopali
- Filmfare Award for Best Director – Sooraj R. Barjatya
- Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Salman Khan
- Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Bhagyashree
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Reema Lagoo
- Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role – Laxmikant Berde
- Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Dev Kholi ("Aate Jaate Hanste Gaate")
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