Papa Kehte Hai

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Papa Kehte Hai
Directed by Mahesh Bhatt
Produced by Mahesh Bhatt
Amit Khanna
Written by Manohar Shyam Joshi
Starring Jugal Hansraj
Mayuri Kango
Music by Rajesh Roshan
Cinematography Rajesh Joshi
Edited by Renu Saluja
Plus Films
Release date
17 May 1996
Country India
Language Hindi

Papa Kehte Hain is a 1996 Indian Hindi romance film directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The film starred Jugal Hansraj, Mayuri Kango in lead roles and Tiku Talsania, Anupam Kher, Alok Nath, Suhasini Mule and Reema Lagoo in supporting roles.


Sweety (Mayuri Kango) lives with her mother (Navni Parihar), maternal grandmother (Suhas Joshi) and grandfather (Tiku Talsania). She is very rebellious, emotional and high-strung, and does not get along well with her classmates in school. All she knows is that she is not permitted to talk about her dad at home. She finds out that he is in Seychelles and runs away there.

When she gets to Seychelles, she can't find her dad, whom she has been so anxious to meet. One link is the death of marine archeologist Mr. Gandhibhai who only knows where her dad is. Coincidentally her dad is in the hotel which she is . He is living with another woman, Swati Sinha, who had divorced another male. Her dad is not at all thrilled to have a teenage daughter come and interrupt his life and affairs. At Seychelles, Sweety meets Rohit Dixit (Jugal Hansraj) and they fall in love with each other. Mr. Anand and Sweety have developed a father-daughter relationship, unknown to the fact that they are related. Later, the story has several twists, which ultimately ends on a happy note.



The music was composed by Rajesh Roshan and lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Ghar Se Nikalte Hi" Udit Narayan
2 "Hum Dulhan Wale" Kumar Sanu, Poornima
3 "Mujhse Naraaz Ho To" Sonu Nigam
4 "Yeh Jo Thode Se" Kumar Sanu
5 "Pehle Pyar Ka Pehla" Kavita Krishnamurthy
6 "Pyar Mein Hota Hai" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik

Box office[edit]

The film was released on 17 May 1996 with huge expectations due to the excellent music and promos. The film started out well, but the collection plunged, declaring the film as a flop. One of the reasons as to why the film flopped was the audience's reaction as they felt that Mahesh Bhatt didn't recreate the magic as his previous films. Also, critics panned the new, fresh pair of Jugal Hansraj and Mayuri Kango as they felt that their chemistry wasn't strong and were not able to perform as Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal did in Aashiqui. However, many acknowledge the fact that Jugal Hansraj's and Anupum Kher's performance was noteworthy. Jugal Hansraj got noticed in this film; however, his breakthrough role came in the hit film Mohabbatein.

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