Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage

Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (transl.  “I have started to like you”) is a 2002 Indian Hindi romance action drama film directed by Vikram Bhatt, starring Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel. To date, it is the only film in which Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel appear together after their debut in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai.[1]

Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage
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Indian Drama Film
आप मुजे अचे लगने लगे
Directed byVikram Bhatt
Produced byMohan Kumar
(presenter)
Gautam Kumar
Rohit Kumar
Written byGirish Dhamija (dialogue)
Screenplay byRobin Bhatt
Story bySanjeev Duggal
StarringHrithik Roshan
Ameesha Patel
Music byRajesh Roshan
CinematographyPravin Bhatt
Edited byAmit Saxena
Production
company
Emkay Films
Release date
  • 19 April 2002 (2002-04-19)
Running time
3 Hours
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget110 million (US$1.5 million)[1]
Box office879.27 million (US$12 million)[1]

PlotEdit

Sapna is the only daughter of a wealthy underworld Don, Pratap Dholakia. She lives in terror of her father and brother Raman's tyranny, violence, and dangerous gang associations. Due to their numerous enemies, they have kept Sapna confined at home all her life with only her sister-in-law, Nisha, for company and comfort. Highly sheltered, naïve, and lonely, Sapna longs to break free.

One night Sapna attends her childhood friend's wedding without her father's permission, and on the drive home is attacked by Pratap's rival gang. Rohit, a local college student, witnesses the attack and protects Sapna. They immediately fall in love with each other, but before they can introduce themselves she is rescued by Pratap's men. Livid, Pratap forbids Sapna from ever leaving the house again.

The next morning, Rohit obtains Sapna's name from a newspaper article about the incident. He and his friends manage to enter her home as a musical band, performing for the Navaratri dance celebrations. Sparks fly between him and Sapna over the nine nights of Navaratri and they start meeting secretly. Although Raman is suspicious, Rohit charms Pratap and earns his trust when Sapna explains that he was the one who had saved her on the night of the gang attack. Rohit sneaks Sapna out for excursions around town and takes her home to meet his parents, who receive her lovingly. Nisha discovers their relationship, warning Sapna of Pratap's cruelty and what he and Raman would do to Rohit if they found out. In the meantime, Pratap, thinking that Sapna would be safest abroad, arranges for her to marry the son of a wealthy friend who lives in London. He announces their engagement on the last night of Navaratri in front of all guests, shocking both Sapna and Rohit.

Sapna ends her relationship with Rohit to protect him from her father and brother. Nisha secretly visits Rohit at his boys’ college to explain, begging him to forget Sapna. Undeterred, on the night of Sapna's engagement party, Rohit whisks her away to his hostel, reasoning that it would be the last place Pratap would search for her. With the help of his friends (and, soon, all the boys in the college), Sapna is disguised as a male student and settles in happily, tasting freedom for the first time. Meanwhile, Pratap assumes that Sapna has been abducted by his rival, Kania Pathan, and Raman executes a violent search for her, mercilessly attacking Kania Pathan's men and territory. When this proves futile, Pratap has his telephone bill checked and notices frequent calls to and from an unfamiliar phone number, which happens to be Rohit's.

Raman and his men arrive at Rohit's hostel, intending to retrieve Sapna by force. In defense, a hundred of Rohit's peers arrive carrying sticks and bats, showing solidarity with Rohit and Sapna. Before a fight can ensue, Pratap appears and publicly berates Raman for coming to the hostel without his permission. He earnestly displays fatherly concern, declaring his approval of Rohit and Sapna's relationship and convincing Sapna to return home with him to prepare for her wedding to Rohit.

Bursting with joy, Sapna arrives back home and tells Nisha of her father's acceptance. Dismayed, Nisha reveals that Pratap deceived Sapna to avoid creating a scene at the hostel, and that her father's pride is more valuable to him than Sapna's happiness. Heartbroken, Sapna pleads with Pratap, who furiously informs her that she is to fly to London that very night. Under the guise of peace, Pratap summons Rohit to his factory, revealing his true intentions. When Rohit refuses to give up Sapna, Pratap orders Raman and his men to kill Rohit. They brutally beat Rohit and toss him in a gully, thinking that he was dead. Sapna overhears Pratap speaking of Rohit's death and overdoses on pills, intending to kill herself. She leaves a suicide note in her room and, before leaving for the airport, informs her father that he has crushed her so much that she wishes to go to be with her (long deceased) mother. After Sapna leaves, Nisha finds her suicide note and throws it at Pratap, screaming at him for selfishly killing his own daughter.

As Raman and his men escort Sapna to the airport, Rohit appears, bloodied and enraged. With renewed strength, he fights them off just as Sapna starts coughing up blood, succumbing to her overdose. He professes his love for her and gets her to a hospital, where she is treated and stabilized. The film concludes with Pratap, emotional and humbled, silently hugging Rohit for saving Sapna's life again and giving the couple his blessing.

CastEdit

MusicEdit

Music composer Anu Malik was signed to score the music of the film. However, he was replaced by Rajesh Roshan. Lyrics were provided by Dev Kohli and Ibrahim Ashq.[citation needed]

Track ListingsEdit

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage"Ibrahim AshqAbhijeet Bhattacharya, Alka Yagnik7:05
2."Hawaaon Ne Yeh Kaha"Dev KohliUdit Narayan5.19
3."O Re Gori"Dev KohliUdit Narayan, Pamela Chopra8:15
4."Kuchh Hum Mein Aisi Baatein"Ibrahim AshqSonu Nigam5:32
5."We Wish You A Great Life"Dev KohliJack, Alka Yagnik, K.K., Chorus6:43
6."Meri Jaan"Dev KohliK.K., Alka Yagnik4:54
7."Tum To Sagar Jaise (Deleted Song)"Dev KohliAbhijeet Bhattacharya, Alka Yagnik6:03
8."Theme"  0:59
Total length:48:24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage – Movie – Box Office India". www.boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

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