India Station : Reviews : Taal

Movie : Taal
Cast : Aishwarya Rai, Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Alok Nath, Amrish Puri
Director : Subash Ghai
Music: A. R. Rehman

Taal was released on August 13th, 1999.

Manav (Akshaye Khanna) is son of a rich businessman Jagmohan Mehta (Amrish Puri). The story starts at a hill station where Manav is visting along with his family. Manav meets Manasi (Aishwarya Rai), who is daughter of a famous local singer Tarabhai (Alok Nath). Manav and Manasa fall in love and sing a few songs around the trees.

After a few days Manav has to return back to Bombay leaving Manasi back in the hill station. Manasi decides to visit Manav, but is not treated well by Manav's relatives because of the rich-poor differences. Her father is insulted by Manav's father. Manav andd Manasi have a fight and Aishwarya Rai (Manasi) decides to leave and never return back to Manav. She stays in Bombay and meets Anil Kapoor who makes her a star. A few dance sequences follow. Anil Kapoor proposes Manasi but then come to know about her love. The movie ends at a happy note where Anil Kapoor helps Manav and Manasi to reunite.

Aishwarya Rai has given a tremendous performance in this movie. The dance sequences are very good with a gorgeous performance from her. Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai and Anil Kapoor all have playes their roles to the perfection. A. R. Rehman music is simply great.

Taal is a great movie. Aishwarya Rai has been able to push towards number one leaving behind Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor.

Rating : Excellent
Songs : Super Hits