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Thalam

(1999)

Director:

Subhash Ghai

Stars:

Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Akshaye Khanna

File Size: 532.9 MB

Thalam (Tamil: தளம்) is a Tamil-Dubbed Romance film which is Directed by Subhash Ghai & performed by Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Akshaye Khanna and Released on 13 August 1999.

 

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    When the wealthy and affluent family of Mr. Jagmohan Mehta (Amrish Puri) and his son Manav Mehta (Akshaye Khanna) arrive in Chamba, India for a long vacation, they meet the beautiful daughter, Mansi (Aishwarya Rai) of a poor spiritual singer named Tara Babu (Alok Nath).

    Jagmohan Mehta, as owner of the Mehta & Mehta Group of Companies is looking into investing in Chamba with his adroit son Manav, and as days fly by, Jagmohan and Tara Babu become acquainted and friendly towards each other.

    Eventually, Manav and Mansi also get to know each other and bond, and then fall in love.

    When Manav informs his father of his relationship and intention to marry Mansi, Jagmohan is reluctant because Mansi comes from a very poor social-economic status and might not fit in but, the Mehta and Babu families continue to remain friendly and cordial.

    When she hears about this, Mansi is distressed with Manav's father's reaction to the marriage proposal idea, but her lover assures he will convince his father to change his mind, and Mansi gives him a shawl with the embroidery of their names juxtaposed as "Manvsi".

    When Mansi's father learns of Manav and Mansi's affair he is at first angry, but soon agrees to travel to Mumbai to visit his cousin Prabha, who is a news reporter, and to meet Manav's family.

    Unfortunately, Tara Babu is insulted by Jagmohan's sister-in-law, brother, and the employees and endure hostile treatment. She and her father then leave the Mehta household deeply hurt, and Mansi makes it clear to Manav to leave her alone from now on — no more relationship.

    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. With the encouragement of her uncle Prabha, she signs a three-year contract with Vikrant, and Mansi performs dance numbers and remixes of Tara Babu's songs as well as some of Vikrant's productions. She wins awards and becomes a sensation in India. In the meantime, Vikrant starts to fall in love with Mansi.

    Matters are further complicated when Manav finds out that his family were in the wrong when they treated Mansi and her father ill and promises them that they will end up having a family photo with Mansi in it as well. Manav arrives to apologise to Mansi for what he and his family did, and she rejects him out of grief for how he treated her father. He tells her how she will come back to him. Manav's father also dosen't allow him to get married to Mansi and promises his father that he will be the one who brings Mansi back to him.

    Vikrant learns of what happened between Manav and Mansi, but he chooses to ignore it. He has a few encounters with Manav but takes them lightly.

    Vikrant proposes to Mansi soon afterwards, and her father, uncle and aunt all encourage her to accept it, with the hope that it will help her forget Manav. She accepts the proposal even though she is not in love with Vikrant. After winning an International MTV Award in Canada, she returns to India to prepare for her marriage to Vikrant.

    In the meantime, Jagmohan and Tara Babu patch things up after Jagmohan realises his mistake and apologises sincerely for his misbehaviour.

    On the wedding day itself, Manav confronts Mansi one last time – hoping that she will honour her love for him and not marry Vikrant.

    Vikrant soon realises, after seeing Mansi's reaction on seeing Manav, that she loves Manav. He assures her that the three of them can still be friends, and urges her to honour her love to Manav. Jagmohan and Tara Babu also encourage her with the same and give their blessings, to which Manav and Mansi finally embrace.

    Manav's family takes a family picture at the Mehta household after the wedding of Mansi and Manav, as he had promised it would happen.

    Also Known As:

    தளம் | Taal

    Release Date:

    13 August 1999

    Writers:

    Subhash Ghai, Javed Siddiqui (Dialogue)

    Awards:

    Awards of the International Indian Film Academy 2000 for Best Costume Designer - Neeta Lulla, Best Music Director - A.R. Rahman, Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Anil Kapoor, Best Playback Singer (Female) - Alka Yagnik for the song

    Production Co:

    Mukta Arts

    Budget:

    15 Crore INR

    Box Office:

    51.5 Crore INR