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For the 2015 film, see Aashiqui (2015 film).
Aashiqui 1.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mahesh Bhatt
Produced by Gulshan Kumar
Mukesh Bhatt
Written by Robin Bhatt
Akash Khurana
Starring Rahul Roy
Anu Aggarwal
Deepak Tijori
Music by Nadeem-Shravan
Cinematography Praveen Bhatt
Distributed by Vishesh Films
Release dates
  • 17 August 1990 (1990-08-17)
Running time
148 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

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".[1]

A sequel, Aashiqui 2, with a completely new theme, directed by Mohit Suri with Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, was released on 26 April 2013.[2]


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.



Super Cassettes Industries Limited & Vishesh Films produced


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[edit]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
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
Recorded 1989
Studio Sudeep Studios Pvt. Ltd.
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 58:13
Language Hindi
Label T-Series
Director Mahesh Bhatt
Producer Gulshan Kumar
Nadeem Shravan chronology
Pyar Pyar
Apmaan Ki Aag

The music for Aashiqui was composed by the duo Nadeem-Shravan and lyrics were written by Sameer, Ravi Mallik and Madan Pal.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Planet Bollywood 9/10 stars [3]

The songs in Aashiqui were recorded to make an album in 1989, but when Mahesh Bhatt heard them, he decided to make a film and he asked Gulshan Kumar for the same.

Track listing[edit]

Track # Title Singer(s) Lyricist Starring Length
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."[3] The soundtrack became very popular upon release, becoming the best selling Bollywood soundtrack of the year by a wide margin.[4]

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.[5]

See also[edit]

Indian Music Industry


  1. ^ "Aashiqui fourth best album". Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Aditya, Shraddha right choice for 'Aashiqui 2': Mohit Suri". The Times Of India. 10 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Aashiqui Music Review". Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2009-01-22. Archived from the original on 2008-02-15. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  5. ^ "Top 10 Bollywood songs album of all time by units sold". 27 July 2013. 

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