1942: A Love Story (1994)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 39 mins

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A love story set amid the Quit India agitations in 1942 India, Naren, the wealthy son of a local politician loyal to the British crown, romances Rajjo, the daughter of an Indian freedom fighter. Both become caught up in the increasingly violent revolutionary program when Rajjo's father and her uncle plot to assasinate a sadistic, visiting British general determinted to keep Indian under British rule.
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Cast: Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala

Crew: Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Director), Binod Pradhan (Director of Photography), Rahul Dev Burman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 15 Apr 1994 (India)

Hindi Name: १९४२ अ लव स्टोरी

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Did you know? Madhuri Dixit was the original choice for the role of Rajeshwari "Rajjo" Pathak. In fact, Javed Akhtar wrote the song "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To" keeping Madhuri in mind. However, due to scheduling conflicts she dropped out and was immediately replaced by Manisha Koirala who got the role after auditioning for the second time. Read More
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as Narendra Singh
as Shubhankar
as Rajeshwari Pathak
Special Appearance
as Raghuvir Pathak
Supporting Actor
as Major Hisht
as Chachi
Supporting Actor
as Raj Singh
as Diwan Hari Singh
as Govind Pathak
Supporting Actor
as Munna
Supporting Actor
as Gayatridevi Singh
as Shankar

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Production

Production Company
Production Manager

Distribution

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Art

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Choreographer

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Spoken Languages:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby SR
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
01 
08:01
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Kumar Sanu
02 
04:35
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Kumar Sanu
03 
05:15
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Kavita Krishnamurthy
04 
03:25
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Kumar Sanu
05 
06:06
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Kumar Sanu
06 
05:19
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
07 
05:41
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Shivaji Chattopadyaya
08 
02:06
09 
06:23
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Trivia:
This movie became the first ever to be given a U/A rating while featuring a scene, previously considered inappropriate for young children, showing the actors kissing.

The film received five Filmfare Awards.

This is the first Indian film to use Dolby Stereo.

Anil Kapoor threatened to walk out of the film if the director had not agreed to put a sex scene in the film. However, Manisha Koirala refused to do a sex scene with Anil. Fortunately to relent Anil, Vidhu Vinod Chopra finally succeeded to make Manisha do a kiss scene with Anil in the film.

Madhuri Dixit was the original choice for the role of Rajeshwari "Rajjo" Pathak. In fact, Javed Akhtar wrote the song "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To" keeping Madhuri in mind. However, due to scheduling conflicts she dropped out and was immediately replaced by Manisha Koirala who got the role after auditioning for the second time.

The film is based on the famous Indian historical movement "Quit India" Movement which happened in 1942.

Anil Kapoor requested the director to put a sex scene with him and Manisha Koirala in this film. But Manisha blatantly refused to do the sex scene as she wanted to keep a clean image in Bollywood. However, as Anil was repeatedly insisting on adding a sex scene in the film as he wanted to enjoy Manisha, the director put a kiss scene between the two actors in a song in the film.

Jackie Shroff wanted Shah Rukh Khan to play Munna.

This movie is of historical significance as it is legendary music director R.D. Burman's last work, and was released after his death.

Manisha Koirala failed her initial screen test, but achieved success in her second one, and this movie went on to become the perfect launchpad for her career.