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Love comes to Chandni (Sridevi) and Rohit (Rishi Kapoor) in one breathless moment as if time and hearts have stopped. They plan the happiness of the shared future. But life has other plans. In one cruel stroke of fate, Chandni faces life alone, her heart and her dreams shattered. Then she meets Lalit (Vinod Khanna). Lalit, whose eyes are dark with the shadows of the tragic memories of his first love. But in Chandni's smile he sees a wonderful radiance that for the first time chases those shadows away. Lalit's affecton gives a new direction to Chandni's life, till one day, she meets Rohit again. Now all three stand at the crossroads of love, pawns with the game that love plays with life. Who will win? Life or love?
Chandni, Rishi Kapoor, Sridevi, Vinod Khanna, Beena, Anupam Kher, Sushma Seth, Waheeda Rehman, Juhi Chawla, Achla Sachdev, Manohar Singh, Renu Arya, Meeta Vasisht, Anant Mahadevan, Asha Sharma, Suhas Joshi, Lalit Tiwari, Ram Gopal Bajaj, Bharat Bhushan, Id
by EKTA R. GARG, The Bollywood Ticket | Posted Feb 24, 2010
Directed by the master of romance himself, Chandni is one of Yash Chopra’s signature films. It was the movie that helped Bollywood re-center itself after a decade of films heavy on violence and light on everything else, including good music. Chandni made love stories popular again, and the music—certainly one of the strongest features of the movie—is still enjoyed today, especially the song, “Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau Chudiyaan.”
Sridevi stars in the title role, playing a bubbly young woman who loves to sing and dance. She meets Rohit, played by Rishi Kapoor (father of current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor) in New Delhi, and the two enjoy a whirlwind romance. Despite objections from Rohit’s family, the couple gets engaged. Rohit’s parents and sister contend that because Chandni is from a small-town family, she won’t fit in to their high-society world. Rohit’s brother-in-law, Ramesh (Anupam Kher, in a brief cameo with high impact), is Rohit’s only supporter in the household, but it doesn’t count for much with the other family members.
Chopra made the film realistic in the sense that the dialogues of the dissenting family members ring true to views that were once openly expressed by the Indian upper-crust (and are possibly still expressed behind closed doors). In true Chopra fashion, however, the romantic scenes are escapist enough to make even a bitter cynic sigh with longing. Chandni and Rohit cavort in Switzerland (Chopra’s favorite shooting locale, especially when romance is in the air), and at a key moment in the film, Rohit surprises Chandni by flying over her house in a helicopter and showering her on her terrace with thousands of rose petals. But, tragedy rears its ugly head and tears the couple apart, accomplishing what Rohit’s family failed to do. Sridevi’s performance is natural and effortless, even as her character changes dramatically. All is not lost for the lovelorn Chandini, however.
The film has all the elements Chopra is known for: wonderful music, Switzerland, heroines dressed in white (which became all the rage among women in India), and a profusion of emotion. Chopra never shies away from the messiness of relationships, and he gives his characters the opportunity to fight, love, laugh, and cry as real people.