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Mann (lit. Mind) is a 1999 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Indra Kumar. The film stars popular actors Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala and Anil Kapoor. Rani Mukerji also makes a special appearance in the movie. This is Aamir and Manisha's second movie together after Akele Hum Akele Tum. The film was remade in the same year in Telugu, titled Ravoyi Chandamama, starring Akkineni Nagarjuna, Anjala Zhaveri, Keerthi Reddy and Jagapati Babu.

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Directed byIndra Kumar
Produced byIndra Kumar
Ashok Thakeria
Screenplay byAatish Kapadia
Based onAn Affair to Remember (1957)
StarringAamir Khan
Manisha Koirala
Sharmila Tagore
Neeraj Vora
Anil Kapoor
Music bySanjeev Darshan
CinematographyBasha Lal
Edited byHussain Burmawala
Maruti International
Distributed byYash Raj Films
Release date
  • 9 July 1999 (1999-07-09)
Running time
160 minutes
Budget140 million (US$2.0 million)[1]
Box office354.56 million (US$5.1 million)[2]

The movie is a remake of the old classic Bheegi Raat (1965), starring Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari and Pradeep Kumar, which itself was a remake of 1957 American movie An Affair to Remember. An Affair to Remember itself was a remake of older film Love Affair (1939).



Dev Karan Singh (Aamir Khan), a Casanova and ambitious painter deep in debt, agrees to marry Anita (Deepti Bhatnagar), the daughter of Singhania (Dalip Tahil), a rich tycoon. Priya (Manisha Koirala), a music teacher for children, is engaged to Raj (Anil Kapoor), whom she has agreed to marry because he had helped her when she was in need. Priya and Dev meet on a cruise. Dev becomes fond of Priya. Dev is a fun loving and mischievous person. He tries to get close to Priya. Initially, She doesn't get impressed by Dev, but later falls in love with him. However, due to them already being engaged to other people, they agree to work everything out and meet in 6 months on Valentine's Day to get married.

During the 6 months, Dev breaks off his engagement with Anita and starts working hard. Driven by his love, he creates and auctions beautiful paintings, and becomes very successful. On the other hand, Priya realises that leaving Raj will be wrong and sadly writes a letter to Dev, explaining everything. When Raj gets the letter instead, he supports Priya and convinces her to go to Dev. Things take a bad turn when, on her way to meet him, Priya gets hit by a car and gets her legs amputated. Dev, who waited all night for Priya, believes she has rejected him, as he does not know of her accident. Priya forbids Raj from telling Dev, not wanting to become a burden on him. However, both Dev and Priya still love and long for each other.

Though heartbroken, Dev continues his career and goes on to become a famous painter. One day, Priya attends his art exhibition and wishes to buy a painting of his, a sentimental picture of her speaking to his beloved grandmother, whom Dev had introduced to her during the cruise. Dev had said that he would not sell the painting as it was only for Priya, but upon hearing that the girl who wanted it understands the emotion behind the picture and is disabled, he tells the host of the exhibition to give the painting to her for free.

One day, he visits Priya to give her an anklet that his grandmother, who recently died, had wished for Priya to have when she became Dev's bride. Initially unaware of Priya's condition, Dev realises the truth when he sees the painting in another room. The two embrace tearfully and he assures Priya that he will love her no matter what. Dev and Priya then get married and live happily ever after.


Box officeEdit

The film was an average grosser at the box office.[4]


The music for the movie was composed by the composer duo Sanjeev Darshan, while the lyrics were by Sameer. The songs were very popular among the masses. It remains the third selling soundtrack of the year 1999. The songs like "Nasha Yeh Pyar Ka", "Khushiyon Aur Gham" and "Chaaha Hai Tujhko" were chartbusters. Most of the songs were copied from other singer's songs without crediting them. The song "Nasha Yeh Pyar Ka" is based on the melody of the Italian song "L'Italiano" by Toto Cutugno, "Tinak Tin Tana" is lifted from "Yang Sedang Sedang Saja" by Malaysian singer Iwan, "Chaha Hai Tujhko" is based on the Tamil song "Edho Oru Paatu" from Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen (1998), "Khushiyan Aur Gham" was lifted from "Come Vorrei" by the Italian pop group Ricchi & Poveri, and "Kali Nagin Ke Jaisi" was lifted from "Ya Rayah" by Algerian singer Rachid Taha. The first 40 seconds of "Kehna Hai Tumse" were lifted from the song "Liquid" by Jars of Clay but rest of the song is original.[5]

Track listingEdit

# Title Singer(s) Note(s)
1 "Chaha Hai Tujhko" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal Lifted from the song "Edho Oru Paatu" from Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen and Tera Mera Pyaar Amar (1998)
2 "Dance Music" Instrumental
3 "Kehna Hai Tumse" Udit Narayan, Hema Sardesai The first 40 seconds were lifted from "Liquid" by Jars of Clay (1995)
4 "Kali Nagin Ke Jaisi" Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy Composition from song "Ya Rayah" by Algerian singer Rachid Taha (1997).
5 "Khushiyan Aur Gham" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal Lifted from song "Come Vorrei" by Italian pop group Ricchi & Poveri (1981)
6 "Kyon Chhupate Ho" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal
7 "Mera Mann Kyon Tumhe Chahe" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
8 "Nasha Yeh Pyar Ka" Udit Narayan Composition from the 1983 Italian pop song "L'Italiano" by Toto Cutugno.
9 "Tinak Tin Tana" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Lifted from song "Yang Sedang Sedang Saja" by Malaysian singer Iwan
10 "Tumhare Baghair Jeena Kya" (Dialogue) Aamir Khan Dialogue


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  3. ^ Listed in the opening credits as Shama Gesawat.
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  5. ^ Srinivasan, Karthik (25 September 2018). "How 6 Out Of 8 Songs In A 90s Aamir Khan Film Were Lifted From World Music". Film Companion. Archived from the original on 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.

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