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For the 2015 film, see Aashiqui (2015 film).
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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: Lover) 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 a all time blockbuster. The soundtrack album has been rated the 4th best ever by Planet Bollywood on their "100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks".[1] 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.[2]


Rahul is angry with his dad for marrying another lady, while his first wife is still alive;and on the other side Anu ran away from an oppressive girls' hostel run by Arnie Campbell (Tom Alter). They meet and fall 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 Director Padam Singh 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. Film ends with a happy ending.



Super Cassettes Industries Limited & Vishesh Films produced


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[edit]

Year Recipient/Nominated 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


Studio album by Nadeem Shravan
Released 1989
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 58:13
Label T-Series
Producer Gulshan Kumar
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Planet Bollywood 9/10 stars [3]

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]

Track # Title Singer(s) Lyricist Length
1 "Jaane Jigar Jaaneman" Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal Sameer 05:15
2 "Main Duniya Bhula Doonga, Teri Chaahat Mein" Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal Sameer 05:19
3 "Ek Sanam Chahiye (male)" Kumar Sanu Sameer 06:14
4 "Nazar Ke Saamne Jigar Ke Paas" Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal Sameer 05:36
5 "Tu 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 "Ek Sanam Chahiye (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


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

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 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  5. ^ "Top 10 Bollywood songs album of all time by units sold". 27 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Mahesh Bhatt