Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

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Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak1.jpg
Directed by Mansoor Khan
Produced by Nasir Hussain
Written by Nasir Hussain
Starring Aamir Khan
Juhi Chawla
Dalip Tahil
Alok Nath
Music by Anand-Milind
Cinematography Kiran Deohans
Editing by Zafar Sultan
Distributed by Nasir Hussain Films
Release dates 29 April 1988[1]
Running time 163 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT (From Doom to Doom) is a 1988 Indian Bollywood romantic drama film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The film's plot hints to be inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The film starred Hussain's nephew, Aamir Khan, along with Juhi Chawla in their first major roles. Upon release, The movie was a major Success and was declared Blockbuster at the boxoffice and shot its leading stars to fame overnight.[2] The film was also the first major hit for the music-director duo of Anand-Milind and singers Udit Narayan. It was also singer Alka Yagnik's first complete album .

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak's music, romantic storyline , and young actors shifted the momentum away from the violent and aging ethos that were prevalent in the films at the time. It also made melodious tunes once again popular over the 80's trend of disco and breakdance influenced soundtracks. Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films.[3]

Plot[edit]

Dhanakpur village farmer, Thakur Jaswant Singh (Alok Nath) and Dhanraj Singh (Dalip Tahil) are brothers. They have a younger sister Madhumati, who was used, made pregnant and ditched by Ratan Singh (played by Arjun), the son of Thakur Raghuveer Singh from a big Rajput family. The family refuses Jaswant Singh's request to get his sister married to Ratan. Ratan's family refuses to accept that he is guilty, as they are interested in their status. Insulted, Jaswant decides to leave the village. Unable to tolerate the events, Madhumati commits suicide. Frustrated, Dhanraj kills Ratan at his wedding and gets imprisoned. The two families are now bitter enemies. Jaswant moves to Delhi, develops his business, and reaches good status; he also raises Dhanraj's kids. Years later, Dhanraj gets released from the prison. Upon release, Dhanraj receives a letter from his son, Raj (Aamir Khan), an ardent music-lover, who completes his education in Rajput College. An emotional Dhanraj sneaks into Raj's college farewell party and is glad to see his son fulfill his dreams.

In a twist of fate, Raj and his buddy go to Dhanakpur to clear his family's land deal. While returning home, Raj falls for Rashmi (Juhi Chawla), a relative of Raghuveer Singh. Raj sneaks into Rashmi's birthday bash. The two meet again at a holiday spot. They become lost in the forest and fall in love while finding a way out together. Raj finds out about Rashmi's family but is unable to tell her the truth. When Randhir Singh, Rashmi's father, finds out about the affair, he immediately arranges Rashmi's wedding. The two lovers take on their families and elope, dreaming of an idyllic life together.

Furious, Randhir hires a contract killer to kill Raj. The lovers have a brief interval of happiness. They stay in a deserted fort, happy in their own paradise. When Randhir gets to know their whereabouts, he goes there to bring Rashmi home and ensure that Raj is killed. Randhir's mother does not wish for this so she goes to Dhanraj and tells him to save them. Raj leaves the fort to bring some wood for their house. While Raj is away, Randhir meets with Rashmi and tells her to come home; he has "accepted their love". Rashmi is overjoyed at her father's words, not knowing the truth. In the forest, Raj is chased by the henchmen.

Dhanraj reaches the fort and repeatedly asks him about his son's whereabouts. They get in a fight and a gunshot is heard. Rashmi leaves the scene to make sure that Raj is okay. He is just about to be shot, but on seeing Rashmi, the henchman shoots her instead. She is shot twice and rolls down the hill. Raj overpowers the henchman and reaches Rashmi's side, crying. They promise never to leave each other. On saying this, Rashmi breathes her last in Raj's arms. A grief-stricken Raj is devastated by Rashmi's death, and says that nothing can separate them. He commits suicide with a dagger given to him by Rashmi, and dies with his head on Rashmi's chest. The final scene is both families running toward them; the lovers are together, never to be separated, as the sun sets behind them.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Studio album by Anand-Milind
Released 1988
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label T-Series
Producer Anand-Milind
Anand-Milind chronology
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
(1989)
Shiv Shakti
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Planet Bollywood 8/10 stars [4]

The film soundtrack contains 5 songs composed by duo Anand-Milind, and won them the Filmfare Best Music Director Award while Udit Narayan won best male playback singer. The music for "Akele Hain To Kya Gum Hai" is copied from the instrumental number "Return to the Alamo" by the band The Shadows.[5]

No. Song Singer(s) Length
1. "Akele Hain To Kya Gum Hai" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 05:57
2. "Ae Mere Humsafar" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 05:58
3. "Gazab Ka Hai Din" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 04:26
4. "Kahe Sataye" Alka Yagnik 02:18
5. "Papa Kehte Hain" Udit Narayan 05:53
6. "Papa Kehte Hain (Sad)" Udit Narayan 03:58

Awards[edit]

The Awards won are shown in bold.

Filmfare Awards
National Film Awards

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak release date". NDTV. 2013-04-28. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Kanwar, Rachna (3 October 2005). "25 Must See Bollywood Movies". Indiatimes movies. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  4. ^ "QSQT Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Karthik, S. "itwofs.com : Anand-Milind". Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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