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Passion (1997)

Ishq (original title)
Harbans Rai and Ranjit Rai are two wealthy businessmen who absolutely *loathe* poverty and poor people . As fate would have it , Harbans Rai's daughter Madhu falls for a poor mechanic Raja ... See full summary »

Director:

Indra Kumar

Writers:

Rajeev Kaul (screenplay), Rajeev Kaul (story) | 4 more credits »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Raja
Ajay Devgn ... Ajay Rai
Juhi Chawla ... Madhu
Kajol ... Kajal
Dalip Tahil ... Harbans Lal
Johnny Lever ... Ranjit's brother-in-law (as Johny Lever)
Mohan Joshi ... Kajol's Uncle
Deven Verma ... Behram
Tiku Talsania ... Gaitonde
Deepak Shirke ... Damliya
Shweta Menon ... Dancer
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ... Ranjit Rai
Sunil Dhawan
Kamaldeep ... Doctor Sarjan (as Kamal Deep)
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ... Brijesh (as Anant Mahadevan)
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Harbans Rai and Ranjit Rai are two wealthy businessmen who absolutely *loathe* poverty and poor people . As fate would have it , Harbans Rai's daughter Madhu falls for a poor mechanic Raja while Ranjit Rai's son Ajay romances a poor girl Kajal . When Harbans and Ranjit come to know of it they try various ways to separate the lovers . Written by Soumitra

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Romancing with music


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Trivia

The role of Kajol was first offered to Manisha,then to Karishma, Ajay devgan influenced director Indra Kumar and got Kajol in the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, for the film's original theatrical and home entertainment releases a pre-cut version was used. However, upon a later re-submission to the BBFC for a DVD re-release the original unedited version was submitted to the BBFC for formal classification. Upon this submission cuts were required to two scenes of violence (slash to face with pitchfork, kick to crotch) to bring this version in line with earlier pre-cut version which was passed PG. These cuts made in accordance with former BBFC policy still used at the time of submission on different video versions of the same work. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Neend Churai Meri
Written by Rahat Indori
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan and Kavita Krishnamurthy
Courtesy of Baba Music
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A movie for the entire family
25 July 2006 | by PgoelSee all my reviews

I have watched this movie to the point where I have memorized it and am still enjoying it, which is surprising given how I feel about comedies. This is a Romance film, comedy film, a film about true friendship and family. In this one case, trust friends over family. Trust love and heart over bonds of birth.

Ishq is the story of 2 sets of friends Ajay (Ajay Devgan) and Raja (Aamir Khan) as well as Kajal (Kajol) and Madhu (Juhi Chawla). Ajay and Madhu are rich, whereas Kajal and Raja are poor. To complicate matters Ajay and Madhu's fathers hate poor people. They play dirty tricks to break the couples up and get Ajay and Madhu married.

The acting is heartwarming, it is rare to see a film with so many big names in it where egos do not come into play. Aamir and Juhi provide most of the comedy, with Ajay showing that he does have comic talent. Kajol, however, keeps the movie from devolving and the plot on track.

Great watch!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

28 November 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Passion See more »

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Baba Films See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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