Subhash Ghai (1999)

U Certificate


Our Score
This masala melodrama has the distinction of being the first Bollywood production to make it into the top 20 of the US box office. It features Akshaye Khanna as a millionaire's son who vies with music tycoon Anil Kapoor to defy class prejudice and the ruthless materialism of modern society in order to win the heart of folk singer Aishwarya Rai (who won the 1994 Miss World contest). Previously best known for Pardes (1997), director Subhash Ghai borrows liberally from such blockbusters as Dil Se, Bombay and Dil To Pagal Hai to fashion this delightful star-crossed romance.


A wealthy man falls in love with a woman from a poor background. When he takes her to his home city of Bombay, the cruel treatment she receives from the locals drives her away. She meets a man who helps her improve her career and romance develops - but her first lover is not prepared to give up on her. Romantic musical, with Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai and Anil Kapoor.

Cast & Crew

Vikrant Kapoor / Kapu Anil Kapoor
Manasi Aishwarya Rai
Manav Mehta Akshaye Khanna
Tara Babu Alok Nath
Jagmohan Amrish Puri
Director Subhash Ghai
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Other Information

Language: Hindi +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Melody International LtdAvailable on: video and DVD