Taal (1999)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 5 mins

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This touching and soulful romantic tale follows Manav (Akshaye Khanna), who comes to visit India with his wealthy father Jagmohan Mehta (Amrish Puri), his aunt and uncle, and his father's employees. In Chamba he meets Mansi (Aishwarya Rai), the beautiful daughter of a spiritual singer named Tara Babu (Alok Nath); their families meet, Jagmohan and Tara Babu, get acquainted and become friendly toward each other. Meanwhile, Manav and Mansi fall in love, However, when the couple go to Mumbai to spend time with Manav's family, they are summarily ill-treated and insulted by Jagmohan and his family. When Manav himself raises his voice against Mansi's father, it turns out to be the last straw and the couple breakup. Mansi soon meets Vikrant Kapoor (Anil Kapoor), a successful and famous music producer/director, who happens to be a fan of Tara Babu's work. She signs a three-year contract with Vikrant, and becomes an international singing sensation. In course of time Vikrant finds himself falling in love with Mansi, and expresses his wish to marry her. Will Mansi agree? Can she forget the past and get over her love for Manav? Will Manav and his family realise their folly and return to make amends?
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Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor

Crew: Subhash Ghai (Director), Kabir Lal (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 13 Aug 1999 (India)

Tagline: Don't fall .. rise in love.

Hindi Name: ताल

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Did you know? Mahima Chaudhry was supposed to enact the role of Manasi, However, Subhash Ghai removed her for breaking her contractual agreement, that forbade her from working with any other producer until her three film contract ended with Mukta Arts. Read More
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as Manav Mehta
as Vikrant Kapoor
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
Supporting Actor
as Tara Babu
as Jagmohan Mehta
Supporting Actor
as Santram
as Prabha Shankar
as Rambhajan
Supporting Actor
as Deep Mohan Mehta
as Shaukat
as Brij Mohan Mehta
as Banerjee
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Shakku Mehta
as Nani
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor

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Assistant Director

Production

Producer
Executive Producer
Production Manager

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Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Tips Music
Music Director: AR Rahman
01 
07:40
02 
06:13
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
03 
05:58
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Sukhwinder Singh
04 
07:07
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Aditya Narayan Jha
05 
04:29
06 
06:13
08 
07:10
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Sukhwinder Singh, Alka Yagnik
09 
02:29
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Sukhwinder Singh
12 
02:27
Taglines:
Don't fall .. rise in love.
The Beat of Passion
Goofs:
Continuity
Mansi leaves Vikram and runs to Manav. While running she holds her long flowing skirt in hand. It should be remembered that a little while ago Mansi's hands were bleeding when she cracked a glass with her bare hands. However when she held her skirt there were no blood stains were left on it.
Trivia:
This movie was a grand success outside of India, making list of the top ten grossing films in the United Kingdom that year. It was also screened at the Chicago International Film Festival and selected by Roger Ebert for his 2005 Overlooked Film Festival.

Shahid Kapoor worked in this movie as a background dancer, for the song "Kahin Aag Lage"

This was the first Hindi motion picture to appear in the Top 20 Box Office Charts in the USA.

This was the second out of a trilogy of films that Subhash Ghai made which focusing on the NRIs settled abroad, the other two being Pardes (1997) and Yaadein... (2001).

Govinda was the first choice for the role of Vikrant Kapoor. When Anil Kapoor was approached to do the role, he suggested to Subhash Ghai that only Kamal Hassan could do the role, but finally accepted the offer.

Mahima Chaudhry was supposed to enact the role of Manasi, However, Subhash Ghai removed her for breaking her contractual agreement, that forbade her from working with any other producer until her three film contract ended with Mukta Arts.