Mann (film)

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Mann
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Directed by Indra Kumar
Produced by Indra Kumar
Ashok Thakeria
Screenplay by Aatish Kapadia
Starring Aamir Khan
Manisha Koirala
Sharmila Tagore
Neeraj Vora
Rani Mukerji
(Special Appearance)
Music by Sanjeev Darshan
Cinematography Basha Lal
Edited by Hussain Burmawala
Distributed by Maruti International
Release date(s) July 9, 1999
Running time 160 min.
Language Hindi
Box office INR21 crore (US$3.5 million)[1]

Mann (English: Mind, Hindi: मन, Urdu: من) is a 1999 Indian Hindi romantic drama film directed by Indra Kumar. The film stars popular actors Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala and Anil Kapoor. Rani Mukerji also makes a special appearance in the movie. It is a scene by scene copy of "An Affair To Remember", (though it was uncredited). The story is somewhat similar to old classic 'Bheegi Raat' starring Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari and Pradeep Kumar. Many scenes are similar to that movie. This is Aamir and Manisha's second movie together after Akele Hum Akele Tum.

Plot[edit]

Dev Karan Singh (Aamir Khan), a casanova and ambitious painter deep in debt, agrees to marry Anita (Deepti Bhatnagar), the daughter of Singhania (Dalip Tahil), a rich tycoon. Priya (Manisha Koirala), a music teacher for children, is engaged to Raj (Anil Kapoor), whom she has agreed to marry because he had helped her when she was in need. Priya and Dev meet on a cruise and fall in love. However, due to their already being engaged to other people, they agree to work everything out and meet in 6 months on Valentine's Day to get married.

During the 6 months, Dev breaks off his engagement with Anita and starts working hard. Driven by his love, he creates and auctions beautiful paintings, and becomes very successful. On the other hand, Priya realizes that leaving Raj will be wrong and sadly writes a letter to Dev, explaining everything. When Raj gets the letter instead, he supports Priya and convinces her to go to Dev. Things take a bad turn when, on her way to meet him, Priya gets hit by a car and gets her legs amputated. Dev, who waited all night for Priya, believes she has rejected him, as he does not know of her accident. Priya forbids Raj from telling Dev, not wanting to become a burden on him. However, both Dev and Priya still love and pine for each other.

Though heartbroken, Dev continues his career and goes on to become a famous painter. One day, Priya attends his art exhibition and wishes to buy a painting of his, a sentimental picture of her speaking to his beloved grandmother, whom Dev had introduced to her during the cruise. Dev had said that he would not sell the painting as it was only for Priya, but upon hearing that the girl who wanted it understands the emotion behind the picture and is disabled, he tells the host of the exhibition to give the painting to her for free.

One day, he visits Priya to give her an anklet that his grandmother, who recently died, had wished for Priya to have when she became Dev's bride. Initially unaware of Priya's condition, Dev realizes the truth when he sees the painting in another room. The two embrace tearfully and he assures Priya that he will love her no matter what. Dev and Priya then get married and live happily ever after.

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Box Office[edit]

It opened Good, but according to Box Office India it was declared 'Below Average', Though it has a good cult following of both the film and its music.

Casting[edit]

Originally, Aishwarya Rai was offered the lead role of Priya and after she had declined due to prior date commitments, Manisha Koirala was roped in. Interestingly, the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam starring Aishwarya was released at the same time and became an unexpected hit.

Soundtrack[edit]

The music for the movie was composed by the composer duo Sanjeev Darshan while lyrics were by Sameer.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Singer(s) Note(s)
1 "Chaha Hai Tujhko" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal Lifted from song 'Etho Oru Paattu' from the Tamil movie 'Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen'(1998)
2 "Kehna Hai Tumse" Udit Narayan, Hema Sardesai Lifted from song 'Liquid' by Jars of Clay (1995)
3 "Kali Nagin Ke Jaisi" Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy Stolen from song 'Ya Rayah' by Algerian singer Rachid Taha (1997).
4 "Khushiyan Aur Gham" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal Lifted from song 'Come Vorrei' by Italian pop group Ricchi & Poveri (1981)
5 "Kyon Chhupate Ho" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal
6 "Mera Mann" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
7 "Nasha Yeh Pyar Ka" Udit Narayan Tune stolen from the 1983 Italian pop song L'Italiano by Toto Cutugno.
8 "Tinak Tin Tana" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Lifted from song 'Yang sedang sedang saja' by Malaysia singer Iwan
9 "Tumhare Baghair Jeena Kya (Dialogue)" Aamir Khan Dialogue

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