Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

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Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak1.jpg
Directed by Mansoor Khan
Produced by Nasir Hussain
Written by Nasir Hussain
Starring Aamir Khan
Juhi Chawla
Dalip Tahil
Alok Nath
Music by Anand-Milind
Cinematography Kiran Deohans
Edited by Zafar Sultan
Distributed by Nasir Hussain Films
Release dates
  • 29 April 1988 (1988-04-29)[1]
Running time
163 mins
Country India
Language Hindi[dubious ]

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT (From Doom to Doom) is a 1988 Indian romantic drama film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The plot hints to be inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The film starred Hussain's nephew, Aamir Khan, with Juhi Chawla in their first major roles. Upon release, the movie was a major success, was declared a blockbuster at the box office, and shot its leading stars to fame overnight.[2] It was also the first major hit for the music-director duo of Anand-Milind and singers Udit Narayan. It was singer Alka Yagnik's first complete album.

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak's music, romantic storyline , and young actors shifted the momentum away from the violent and aging ethos that were prevalent in the films at the time. It made melodious tunes once again popular over the 80's trend of disco- and breakdance-influenced soundtracks. Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the "Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films".[3]


Dhanakpur village farmer Thakur Jaswant Singh (Alok Nath) and Dhanraj Singh (Dalip Tahil) are brothers. They have a younger sister Madhumati, who was used, made pregnant and ditched by Ratan Singh (played by Arjun), the son of Thakur Raghuveer Singh from a big Rajput family. The family refuses Jaswant Singh's request to get his sister married to Ratan. Ratan's family refuses to accept that he is guilty, as they are interested in their status.

Insulted, Jaswant leaves the village. Unable to tolerate the events, Madhumati commits suicide. Frustrated, Dhanraj kills Ratan at his wedding and gets imprisoned. The two families are now bitter enemies. Jaswant moves to Delhi, develops his business, and reaches good status; he also raises Dhanraj's kids. Years later, Dhanraj gets released from the prison. Upon release, Dhanraj receives a letter from his son, Raj (Aamir Khan), an ardent music lover, who completes his education in Rajput College. An emotional Dhanraj sneaks into Raj's college farewell party and is glad to see his son fulfill his dreams.

In a twist of fate, Raj and his buddy go to Dhanakpur to clear his family's land deal. While returning home, Raj falls for Rashmi (Juhi Chawla), a relative of Raghuveer Singh. Raj sneaks into Rashmi's birthday bash. The two meet again at a holiday spot. They become lost in the forest and fall in love while finding a way out. Raj finds out about Rashmi's family but is unable to tell her the truth. When Randhir Singh, Rashmi's father, finds out about the affair, he immediately arranges Rashmi's wedding. The lovers take on their families and elope, dreaming of an idyllic life together.

Furious, Randhir hires a contract killer to kill Raj. The lovers have a brief interval of happiness. They stay in a deserted fort, happy in their own paradise. When Randhir learns their whereabouts, he goes there to bring Rashmi home and ensure that Raj is killed. Randhir's mother does not wish for this so she goes to Dhanraj and tells him to save them. Raj leaves the fort to bring some wood for their house. While Raj is away, Randhir meets with Rashmi and tells her to come home; he has "accepted their love". Rashmi is overjoyed at her father's words, not knowing the truth. In the forest, Raj is chased by the henchmen.

Dhanraj reaches the fort and repeatedly asks about his son's whereabouts. They get in a fight and a gunshot is heard. Rashmi leaves the scene to make sure that Raj is okay. He is about to be shot but, on seeing Rashmi, the henchman shoots her instead. She is shot twice and rolls down the hill. Raj overpowers the henchman and reaches Rashmi's side, crying. They promise never to leave each other. On saying this, Rashmi breathes her last in Raj's arms. A grief-stricken Raj is devastated by Rashmi's death, and says that nothing can separate them. He commits suicide with a dagger given to him by Rashmi and dies with his head on her chest.

The final scene is both families running toward them; the lovers are together, never to be separated, as the sun sets behind them.



Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Studio album by Anand-Milind
Released 1988
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label T-Series
Producer Anand-Milind
Anand-Milind chronology
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Shiv Shakti
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Planet Bollywood 8/10 stars [4]

Pancham (R.D. Burman) was to compose the soundtrack, but director Mansoor Khan wanted a young music director. That's how Anand-Milind, who had worked with him earlier on this tele-film,[which?] secured this project. The soundtrack contains five songs composed by duo Anand-Milind and songs written by veteran Majrooh Sultanpuri. All the tracks were sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. Majroosh saab (as he is fondly known) wrote the song "Papa kehte hai" at the age of 70. Anand-Milind won the Filmfare Best Music Director Award while Udit Narayan won best male playback singer for "Papa kehte hain". The music for "Akele Hain To Kya Gum Hai" is copied from the instrumental number "Return to the Alamo" by the band The Shadows.[5]

The hit "Papa Kehte Hain"

The song "Aye Mere Humsafar" was recreated by Mithoon and sung by Mithoon and Tulsi Kumar for the 2015 film All Is Well. Amitabh Verma wrote additional lyrics for this version.

No. Song Singer(s) Length
1. "Akele Hain To Kya Gum Hai" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 05:57
2. "Ae Mere Humsafar" Udit Narayan Alka Yagnik 05:58
3. "Gazab Ka Hai Din" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 04:26
4. "Kahe Sataye" Alka Yagnik 02:18
5. "Papa Kehte Hain" Udit Narayan 00:00
6. "Papa Kehte Hain (Sad)" Udit Narayan 03:58


34th Filmfare Awards
National Film Awards


The film was remade in Telugu as Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi, which marked the debut for Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi's brother Pawan Kalyan. It was also remade in Bangladesh as Keyamot Theke Keyamot at 1993 marking the debut film for Bangladeshi superstar Salman Shah and Moushumi (Arifa Pervin Moushumi).


  1. ^ "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak release date". NDTV. 2013-04-28. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Domestic Box Office". 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kanwar, Rachna (3 October 2005). "25 Must See Bollywood Movies". Indiatimes movies. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  4. ^ "QSQT Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Karthik, S. " Anand-Milind". Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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