Barsaat (1995 film)

Barsaat (transl. Rain) is a 1995 Indian Hindi-language romantic action film, which was the debut of Bobby Deol (son of veteran actor Dharmendra) and Twinkle Khanna (daughter of late actor Rajesh Khanna). The film was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The movie was initially titled Jaan, later changed to Meri Jeet, then Jeet and then Satwa Asmaan, before the Deols settled on Barsaat.

Barsaat
बरसात
Directed byRajkumar Santoshi
Written byShyam Gupta
Rajkumar Santoshi
Produced byDharmendra
StarringBobby Deol
Twinkle Khanna
Raj Babbar
Mukesh Khanna
Danny Denzongpa
CinematographySantosh Sivan
Edited byV. N. Mayekar
Music bySongs:
Nadeem-Shravan
Score:
Louis Banks
Distributed byVijayta Films
Release date
  • 29 September 1995 (1995-09-29)
Running time
170 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget8,25 crore[1]
Box office34 crore[1]

Both Deol and Khanna won the Filmfare Awards in the Best Debut categories. Incidentally, after 10 years, Deol worked in a 2005 film of the same name.

PlotEdit

Badal (Bobby Deol) is a naive but intelligent young man who comes from a small village to the big city to attend college. He is introduced to city life by his former villager Damru (Harish Patel), who calls himself Danny. When Badal attends college, he meets pretty and precocious Tina Oberoi (Twinkle Khanna) and, after a few misunderstandings and misadventures, they fall in love.

This relationship is not approved of by Tina's wealthy widower step-dad Dinesh Oberoi (Raj Babbar), who hopes to takes all her wealth. He is waiting for Tina To turn eighteen. His friend (Bharat Kapoor) wants his son to marry Tina and divide the whole wealth. Once his son finds out about love of Tina and Badal, he complains to the college principal (Vijay Kashyap), that Badal has been responsible for sexually harassing a girl at the college one night, but Tina testifies in favour of Badal and insists he's innocent. Dinesh then asks a corrupt cop, Negi, (Danny Denzongpa) the city's assistant commissioner of police, for assistance.

Negi arrests Badal on trumped-up charges and imprisons him. Badal's widowed dad Bhairon (Mukesh Khanna) comes to the big city to try to make sense of why Badal is in prison. Dinesh gives a contract to Negi to have Badal killed. Negi agrees and hires a gang of ruthless outlaws to hunt and kill Badal. Both of them run away to Badal’s village. However, Negi reaches there and threatens the villagers. To save the villagers, Badal gives Tina sleeping tablets by lying to her that both of them are committing suicide. He then surrenders himself to Negi.

When Tina wakes up, she finds herself in the custody of her step dad who tries to kills her by giving her poison, but her friend tells her the truth as now he realises the true intention of Dinesh who never wanted Tina to marry his son. She is obviously shocked to find the truth and run in car.

By this time, Badal and Negi had a face off where Negi is killed (as shown) by Badal and now he comes to save Tina from Dinesh who is behind her to kill him. Both of them are fighting on the hill where Tina pleads Badal not to kill Dinesh as she considers him her father. However, Negi again comes to kill Badal and saved by Dinesh. Negi is finally killed by Bhairon and two others. At last, Tina and Badal unite with the dying Dinesh, approving their match and apologising for his deeds.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Initially, Shekar Kapur was set to direct this film and had shot a scene with Deol.[2] However, he left the film for Bandit Queen and Rajkumar Santoshi took over as director. He had both the lead actors attend workshops. While shooting a scene in London, Deol suffered a leg injury and had to use crutches for over a year. He continued shooting for the film Gupt: The Hidden Truth with his injured leg.[3] A few scenes were shot at Rohtang Pass near Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Khanna fainted once while filming there. Reportedly both the lead actors did not go along well during the shooting. Deol irritated Khanna on many occasions and the latter found it "obnoxious".[4]

Box officeEdit

Its total net gross collection was 29 crores and it was declared a "Super Hit" grosser by Box Office India. It was also the 5th highest-grossing movie of the year.[5]

SoundtrackEdit

Barsaat
Studio album by
Released1995
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length58:55
LabelTips Industries
ProducerNadeem Shravan
Nadeem Shravan chronology
Saajan Ki Baahon Mein
(1995)
Barsaat
(1995)
Anokha Andaaz
(1995)

The film score of Barsaat was composed by Louis Banks while the songs were composed by Nadeem Shravan with lyrics penned by Sameer.

Track # Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Humko Sirf Tumse Pyar Hai" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 06:49
2 "Love Tujhe Love Main" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 05:46
3 "Dil Pagal Deewana Hai" Kumar Sanu 05:49
4 "Nahin Yeh Ho Nahin Sakta" Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam 06:04
5 "Humko Padhaai Se" Kumar Sanu 06:41
6 "Ek Haseena Ladki Se" Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik 08:34
7 "Ishq Mein Ek Pal" Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthy 08:16
8 "Humko Sirf Tumse Pyar Hai" (Instrumental) 05:44
9 "Love Tujhe Love Main" (Instrumental) 05:12
10 "Dil Pagal Deewana Hai" Sonu Nigam 05:49

The songs of the film are popular even in 2020, especially "Humko Sirf Tumse Pyaar Hai" and "Nahin Yeh Ho Nahin Sakta".[6][7] Hindustan Times called the latter song "the definition of the lovelorn ‘90s" and "[s]till the most played song on every desi diljala aashiq’s list".[8]

ReceptionEdit

Barsaat was a "hugely-anticipated film".[7] Writing for Rediff.com, Sukanya Verma called it "not a great movie" but was appreciative of Santosh Sivan's cinematography, especially during the song "Nahi Yeh Ho Nahi Sakta", noting that the "freshness enveloping Sivan’s visuals in the song ... choreographed by Farah Khan, continues to satisfy" and "I love the luminously lit frames, the use of fresh paint and mirrors and a gorgeous play of pristine white and bright yellow."[9] A review in India Today noted that the film lacked a script and is "yet another collection of cliches". It found the songs "mediocre" and concluded with "[t]he best part is that two stars are born".[10]

Filmfare AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Barsaat – Movie". Box Office India.
  2. ^ Vijayakar, Rajeev (1 March 2020). "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Rangeela and more: 1995 was an exceptional year". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  3. ^ Lohana, Avinash (18 December 2019). "First Day, First Shot: Bobby Deol recounts the first time he faced the camera for Barsaat". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Bobby Deol talks about rumours of Twinkle Khanna and him sunbathing together". The Times of India. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Box Office 1995". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Happy birthday Bobby Deol: From Soldier Soldier to Humko Sirf Tumse Pyaar Hai, 5 songs of the actor that every 90's kid swears by". Pune Mirror. 26 January 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  7. ^ a b Roy, Gitanjali (18 February 2015). "Twinkle Khanna Flashback: 5 Songs From Her Past Life as an Actress". NDTV. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Before Race 3, five songs to remind you Bobby Deol was cooler than what we give him credit for". Hindustan Times. 13 June 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  9. ^ Verma, Sukanya (1 August 2016). "Barsaat on my mind". Rediff.com. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Latest movie releases". India Today. 31 October 1995. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  11. ^ Fernandes, Bradley (6 July 2015). "Double impact". Filmfare. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  12. ^ Pacheco, Sunitra (18 February 2015). Sharma, Sarika (ed.). "Twinkle Khanna: From Bollywood stardom to becoming Mrs Funny Bones". The Indian Express. Mumbai: Indian Express Limited. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  13. ^ Khan, Rubina A. (10 September 2015). "Twinkle Khanna: I would've liked to be Birbal in Akbar's court". Gulf News. Retrieved 25 March 2020.

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