Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Produced by||Gulshan Kumar
|Written by||Robin Bhatt
|Distributed by||Vishesh Films|
Aashiqui (translation: Love) is a 1990 Bollywood musical romance film directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Rahul Roy, Anu Aggarwal, and Deepak Tijori in pivotal roles. The film made the careers of singer Kumar Sanu and composers Nadeem-Shravan. Upon release it received positive reviews and emerged as an all-time blockbuster. The soundtrack album has been rated the fourth best ever by Planet Bollywood on their "100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks".
Rahul (Rahul Roy) is angry with his dad for marrying a second wife, while his first wife is still alive; meanwhile Anu (Anu Aggarwal) runs away from an oppressive girls' hostel run by Arnie Campbell (Tom Alter). Rahul and Anu are caught up in a disturbance and end up meeting and falling in love.
Rahul helps Anu become independent and seek a job. Anu is approached by a talent agent to be a model, an offer which she accepts. Rahul wants to marry Anu, but he first must establish himself as a singer, which he does. However, being under the impression that Anu helped him with his career, his ego is hurt. This causes him to harbour a growing resentment toward her.
Anu decides to further her career when the director Padamsee (Homi Wadia) persuades her to accompany him to Paris. When Rahul comes to stop her from boarding the flight, Anu stays behind to renew their relationship.
- Rahul Roy as Rahul Roy
- Anu Aggarwal as Anu Verghese
- Avtar Gill as Police Inspector Deshpande
- Tom Alter as Arnie Campbell
- Reema Lagoo as Mrs. Vikram Roy
- Homi Wadia as Mr. Padamsee
- Mushtaq Khan as Rafoo Master
- Javed Khan as Uncle Peter
- Deepak Tijori as Ballu
- Anang Desai as Mr. Paul
- Veerendra Saxena as Street Singer
- Sunil Rege as Vikram Roy
- Aamna Shariff Act for Song "Dil Ka Aalam"
- Rohit Kumar Act for Song "Dil Ka Aalam"
- Director: Mahesh Bhatt
- Producer: Gulshan Kumar
- Executive Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
- Art Director: M.S.Shinde
- Music: Nadeem-Shravan
- Lyrics: Sameer, Rani Malik, Madan Pal
- Singers: Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan, Nitin Mukesh
- Sound Engineer: P.K. Mishra
- Audio: T-Series
- Number of Songs: 9
- Album in: 1989
- Film in: 1990
Aashiqui was an all-time blockbuster at the box office in 1990 mainly due to its music, its low budget and collection high gross with the showings running to full houses.
Awards and nominations
|1991||Nadeem Shravan||Filmfare Award for Best Music Director||Won|
|Kumar Sanu (for "Ab Tere Bin")||Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer||Won|
|Anuradha Paudwal (for "Nazar Ke Saamne")||Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer||Won|
|Sameer (for "Nazar Ke Saamne")||Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist||Won|
|Soundtrack album by Nadeem Shravan|
|Released||June 12, 1990|
|Studio||Sudeep Studios Pvt. Ltd.|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Nadeem Shravan chronology|
The music for Aashiqui was composed by the duo Nadeem-Shravan and lyrics were written by Sameer, Ravi Mallik and Madan Pal.
|1||"Jaane Jigar Jaaneman"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal||05:15|
|2||"Main Duniya Bhula Doonga"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal||05:19|
|3||"Bas Ek Sanam Chaahiye (male)"||Kumar Sanu||Sameer||Rahul Roy||06:14|
|4||"Nazar Ke Saamne"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal||05:36|
|5||"Tuu Meri Zindagi Hain"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal||04:46|
|6||"Dil Ka Aalam"||Kumar Sanu||Madan Pal||Aamna Shariff, Rohit Kumar||05:01|
|7||"Ab Tere Bin"||Kumar Sanu||Sameer||Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal||05:46|
|8||"Dheere Dheere Se"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Rani Malik||Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal||05:31|
|9||"Mera Dil Tere Liye"||Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan||Sameer||Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal||04:36|
|10||"Bas Ek Sanam Chaahiye (female)"||Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||Anu Agarwal||06:11|
|11||"Jaane Jigar Jaaneman (I)"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Rani Malik||Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal||03:59|
|12||"Dil Ka Aalam (II)"||Nitin Mukesh||Madan Pal||Aamna Shariff, Rohit Kumar||04:40|
Rakesh Bandhu of Planet Bollywood gave the album 9 stars saying, "Aashiqui was a success in its own right. It is truly a beautiful collection of compositions by the Nadeem-Shravan." The soundtrack became very popular upon release, becoming the best selling Bollywood soundtrack of the year by a wide margin.
With 1.50 crore (15 million) copies sold, it is the best selling soundtrack album in India of all time, as well as one of the best selling albums of all time in any genre in India.
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