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Chaahat (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 1996 (India)
Roop and his father come to the city for medical treatment where Reshma falls in love with Roop. However, Roop loves Pooja but when Reshma threatens to kill herself, Roop agrees to marry her.


Mahesh Bhatt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Ajay Narang
Shah Rukh Khan ... Roop Singh Rathod
Pooja Bhatt ... Pooja
Anupam Kher ... Shambunath Singh Rathod
Ramya Krishnan ... Reshma Narang (as Ramyah)
Avtar Gill ... Pooja's uncle 'Mama'
Mushtaq Khan ... Anna
Tiku Talsania ... Traffic cop
Pankaj Berry Pankaj Berry ... Raja
Anant Jog ... Minister K.K. Singh
Razak Khan ... Pooja's Brother
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... Patel (as Srivallabh Vyas)
Charlie ... Pooja's Brother
Rajni Bala Rajni Bala ... (as Rajani Bala)
Nilofar Nilofar ... (as Nilofer)
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Street-wise musician Roop Singh Rathod must take his father, Shambunath to Mumbai in order to seek medical treatment for a throat ailment. Once in Mumbai Roop takes up a job as a singer in a wealthy business-man Ajay Narang's hotel. Roop's life takes a new turn when Ajay's only sister, Reshma fascinates him; unknown to her that Roop is in love with Pooja,who is a doctor by profession. When Reshma gets aware of this; she informs Ajay who will go to any length for his sister's happiness - even kill Roop. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Chaahat and Ghatak both released in 1996 had one common thing in the story.The hero both the films get their father to Bombay for treatment of cancer.Later the hero of both the films is seen fighting with the powerful villain and also trying to save their father's life. See more »


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20 November 2009 | by Peter_YoungSee all my reviews

I quite enjoyed Chaahat. It is obviously one of Mahesh Bhatt's worst commercial films, not because it is a very bad film but more because this director was responsible for some films which rank amongst the best of Hindi cinema and this one really pales in comparison, which is inevitable. Anyway, the film is pretty watchable, much more when one does not tend to take it too seriously. For the most part, the film flows very well and has its moments, but it gradually goes down as the writing gets more exaggerated. The film stars Shahrukh Khan as Roop, a guy who becomes the love interest of his cruel employer Ajay's young sister, named Reshma. She gets completely obsessed with him while he plans to marry Pooja, a simple nurse who looks after his ill father. The main problem is with Ajay, who warns Roop that he will go to any extents to make his sister happy. Yeh, quite a fairytale, but it's not that bad. Shahrukh Khan is brilliant as Roop as he was in most of his films of that time. Pooja Bhatt is charming and cute, Naseer is excellent as always in this ultra-negative role, and Ramya Krishna is absolutely beautiful and damn too hot to ignore. The music is nice and the title track "Chaahat Na Hoti" is very melodious. Chaahat must have had a wider message to it which for some reason I did not manage to understand (or maybe I just did not try to), but it was pretty engaging nonetheless. The last 15 minutes of the film with Khan going all mad and supernatural are ridiculous and plain embarrassing, but let it be, it is a nice Hindi entertainer and should provide a good time-pass for Shahrukh fans.

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