Tere Mere Sapne (1996 film)

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Tere Mere Sapne
Tere Mere Sapne DVD cover.jpg
Directed by Joy Augustine
Produced by Amitabh Bachchan
Written by Tigmanshu Dhulia
Ranjit Kapoor
Bharat Rungachary
Screenplay by Joy Augustine
Starring Chandrachur Singh
Arshad Warsi
Priya Gill
Simran Bagga
Narrated by Amitabh Bachchan
Music by Viju Shah
Distributed by ABCL Corp. Ltd.
Release dates 6 December 1996
Country India
Language Hindi

Tere Mere Sapne (Our Dreams) is a 1996 Hindi film produced by Amitabh Bachchan's production company A.B.C.L. and directed by Joy Augustine. The film had a cast of newcomer actors consisting of Chandrachur Singh, Arshad Warsi, Priya Gill and Simran.[1]

Plot[edit]

The plot of the movie is broadly similar to Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. Two boys are born on the same day. One is Rahul Mehta (Chandrachur Singh), born with a silver spoon in his mouth to a rich family in England; another is Baalu (Arshad Warsi), born in a middle-class Brahmin family somewhere in Mumbai. Both grow up until they are destined to exchange places on their 22nd birthday.

Rahul's parents died when he was young, and he lives with his grandfather Shambunath Mehta (Pran). He wants to visit India to see his parents' graves though his grandfather doesen't want him to go. He is afraid Rahul may fall in love and ruin himself like his parents did. With much persuasion, he comes to India and manages to escape his guardians, Ram Singh (Bal Dhuri) and detective Mirchandani (Manoj Pahwa), at the airport and catches a taxi.

The driver of the taxi is none other than Baalu who, not knowing Rahul's true identity, keeps cursing the rich guy for being born on the same day him and enjoying the wealthy life. Later, Rahul discloses his identity and Baalu feels ashamed, but both become good friends.

Rahul does not want to go back to his wealth-ridden world, so he asks Baalu to take his place and let him take Baalu's place. So Rahul becomes the taxi driver and informs Ram Singh that someone will be coming to them in his place. Baalu reaches the hotel, and Ram Singh has a tough time grooming Baalu to behave like a rich guy.

Rahul goes to Baalu's place where he finds Baalu's sister Paro (Priya Gill) and falls in love with her. Baalu , while attending a meeting with one V.P. Mathur (Suresh Malhotra), who is the caretaker of Mehta Industries in India, meets Mathur's daughter Pooja (Simran) and falls in love with her.

Mehta industries is in shambles because of corrupt managers. The union leader Dattabhau (A.K. Hangal) explains this to Baalu (disguised as Rahul). Baalu takes care of this and reopens the company, declaring equal profit sharing among labourers.

At the Shastri's place, Paro's father P.V. Shastri (K.D. Chandran) comes to know of Rahul and Paro's love affair and is enraged since Rahul is a Christian. Baalu comes into the picture and pacifies the situation. Rahul decides to turn into a Brahmin so that he can marry Paro.

Rahul's grandfather in England learns what is happening with Rahul and comes to India to control the situation. However, since the control of Mehta Industries has gone out of the Mathurs' hands, they decide to kill Rahul and Shambhunath. Rahul and Baalu fight to save Shambhuath from the gangster hired by the Mathurs to kill him.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Mera Dil Gaya" Alka Yagnik & Udit Narayan
2 "Aankh Mare" Kumar Sanu & Kavita Krishnamurthy
3 "Tere Mere Sapne" Udit Narayan, Vinod Rathod & Hema Sardesai
4 "Kuch Mere Dilne Kaha" Hariharan & Sadhana Sargam
5 "Rama Rama" Udit Narayan
6 "Mere Piya" Udit Narayan & Sadhana Sargam

Reception[edit]

The film, upon release, gained highly positive reviews not only for its script but also for its performances and music.[2] Though made on a modest budget and with newcomers, the film raked well at the box office and was declared as a 'HIT' by Box Office India.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chopra, Anupama (31 December 1996). "A prince and pauper tale". India Today (Living Media). Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. ^ User comments on this film at IMDB

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