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 the film received positive reviews and emerged as an all-time blockbuster. The soundtrack album has been rated the 4th best ever by Planet Bollywood on their "100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks". Aashiqui Music Unit Sold 1.50 crores, box office collection 2.50 crores & budget 1 Lakh. 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.
Rahul (Rahul Roy) is angry with his dad for marrying his 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 in becoming independent and seeking 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 then 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 decides to stay 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
- 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 On: 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 and its low budget & 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|
Music for Aashiqui was composed by the duo Nadeem-Shravan and lyrics were written by Sameer, Rani Mallik and Madan Pal.
|1||"Jaane Jigar Jaaneman"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||05:15|
|2||"Main Duniya Bhula Doonga"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||05:19|
|3||"Bas Ek Sanam Chaahiye (male)"||Kumar Sanu||Sameer||06:14|
|4||"Nazar Ke Saamne"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||05:36|
|5||"Tuu Meri Zindagi Hain"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||04:46|
|6||"Dil Ka Aalam"||Kumar Sanu||Madan Pal||05:01|
|7||"Ab Tere Bin"||Kumar Sanu||Sameer||05:46|
|8||"Dheere Dheere Se"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Rani Malik||05:31|
|9||"Mera Dil Tere Liye"||Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan||Sameer||04:36|
|10||"Bas Ek Sanam Chaahiye (female)"||Anuradha Paudwal||Sameer||06:11|
|11||"Jaane Jigar Jaaneman (I)"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Rani Malik||03:59|
|12||"Dil Ka Aalam (II)"||Nitin Mukesh||Madan Pal||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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- "Aditya, Shraddha right choice for 'Aashiqui 2': Mohit Suri". The Times Of India. 10 July 2012.
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