Aashiq (2001 film)

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Directed by Indra Kumar
Produced by Anil Sharma
Starring Bobby Deol
Karisma Kapoor
Music by Sanjeev Darshan
Cinematography K.K. Mahajan
Edited by Sanjay Sankla
Distributed by Eros Entertainment
Release dates
26 January 2001
Running time
160 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 9 crore (equivalent to 20 crore or US$2.9 million in 2016)[1]
Box office 819.6 million (US$12 million)[2]

Aashiq (English: The Lover) is a 2001 Bollywood movie directed by Indra Kumar. The film stars Bobby Deol and Karisma Kapoor in the lead. This is a remake of Telugu movie Gulabi (film).

The film premiered on 26 January 2001 in Mumbai, Aashiq was declared 'Below Average' at the Indian box-office.[3]


Chander (Bobby) helps his friend marry his lover (Sapna) against Sapna's brother, Mathur's wishes, who is a suspended police officer. Sapna's friend Pooja (Karhisma Kapoor) is with Sapna when Chander helps Sapna run away from home. From that moment Pooja falls madly in love with Chander. Sapna and Chander's friend get married. This enrages Sapna's brother who harbors a grudge against Chander & hence pursues to arrest him at any opportunity.

Pooja lives in a big house with unloving parents. Every time her parents met they argued and fought. Pooja begins calling Chander anonymously on the phone and calls herself "dream girl" and flirts with him, making him happy and curious to find out who she is. Chander's father (Anuphem Kher) is an advocate and loves his only son since only two of them live together in their house, hence their relationship was really good. Chander's father helped him to find out who was "dream girl" by tricking her to come to a wedding of another man named Chander. Chander was happy when he learned that the dream girl is Pooja; from then on they start dating.

When Pooja's parents come to know their relationship, they don't approve and force Pooja to get engaged with somebody else. Chander finds out about her wedding arrangements and goes to her house to speak to her father who starts to abuse Chander and physically assault him, which leads to Chander striking back at him when Pooja arrives. This leads to a misunderstanding between Pooja and Chander that causes them to have a fallout and Chander returns to his home where Pooja calls him to tell him that she learned the truth and wants to meet him. However Chander is enraged and does not want to speak to her. Then Chander's childhood friend Jai takes the call for him and asks her to meet him at a deserted area with Chander, to which she agrees. After Pooja and Jai meet, a gang of men show up who abduct Pooja as per Jai's instructions who tricked her and reveals to have sold her to one of the city's most feared pimps, Baburao. As time passes, Chander misses Pooja after recalling the moments they had on her birthday and decides to go meet her but is intercepted by Mathur and a squad of policemen and is then taken to the police station for interrogation where Pooja's father reveals that she has been missing for 2 days. Mathur and his officers try to assault Chander but he fights back and escapes from the police station. After that, Chander starts searching for Pooja and meets his friend Jai who tells him that he can help him find her. However, Jai contacts Mathur and tries to set Chander up to get him arrested in a dance bar. Chander then figures out in the dance bar after he sees a earring that he had given to Pooja in Jai's glass but Jai manages to escape. Jai goes to the police station and requests inspector Mathur for protection and offers his help in apprehending Chandu so they send Mathur's informer, Badru to give Chander the wrong information about Jai's whereabouts. Chander goes there where it is very dark and kicks Jai down from behind but it turns out to be Mathur in Jai's clothes who reveals to him that Jai is safe in his informer, Badru's house, and Chander is surrounded by many policemen but as Mathur knocks off his hat but it turns out to be one of Chander's friends instead who was disguised as Chander with tall boots and a tape recorder with Chander's voice. He also reveals that Chander now knows where Jai really is from a phone which he had with him. Chander eventually finds Jai and beats him out in the street and makes Jai take him to the brother where he sold her. However Chander gets involved in a fight with Baburau's men outside the brothel and gets stabbed by one of them. It is later also shown that an Arab from Dubai had agreed to purchase Pooja for 50 lakh rupees and wants to take her with him to Dubai. Meanwhile Chander is injured seriously after being stabbed and is being treated to by his father and friends in Sapna's house where Badru finds out about it and informs inspector Mathur about. When Mathur goes along with his constable, Bawander Singh, and other policemen to apprehend Chander, he learns that Chander escaped after Bawander Singh had tipped Chander's friends about the raid, which infuriates Mathur and leads to Bawander resigning from the job due to Mathur's partiality towards his job duties and personal vendetta against Chander.

Chander later finds out that Pooja is being taken by the Arab and goes to the airport to save her where she almost boarded the plane. However, Chander is met with Baburao who gives him a chance to fight him and take Pooja away. After he beats Baburao in a hard fought battle, he turns his attention towards Jai when Baburao gets up and tries to shoot Chander but Chander moves away and the bullet hits Jai's forehead instead and kills him. Baburao tries to shoot Chander once again but is shot from behind by inspector Mathur who seemingly helped Chander and is met with a sincere salute from his constable, Bawander Singh. The movie then ends with Pooja and Chander embracing each other.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Gore Gore Gaal" Alka Yagnik
2 "Aashiq Mujhe Aashiq" Roop Kumar Rathod, Alka Yagnik
3 "Gori Tera Nakhra" Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan
4 "Teri Aankhon Mein" Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan
5 "Tum Kya Jaano" Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan
6 "Chhed Do" Udit Narayan
7 "O Mere Dholna" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal
8 "Charche Hain Hamare" Udit Narayan
9 "Mohabbat Ke Din" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal

Box office[edit]

'Aashiq' worldwide collections breakdown[4]
Territory Territory wise Collections break-up
India Nett Gross:
10.4 crore (US$1.5 million)
Distributor share:
5.9 crore (US$870,000)
Total Gross:
17.5 crore (US$2.6 million)
All Time 81.68 crore (US$12 million)[5]
Budget 9 crore (equivalent to 20 crore or US$2.9 million in 2016)



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