Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) is simply a fine, fine piece of art. When I checked this out of the Hennepin County Library (Hindi language materials.) a few months back I was so embarassed by the cover pictured here. Can you blame me? But don’t judge a DVD by its cover, this is one of my favorite movies EVER! Starring Salman Khan (pre-hairpiece, hair weave, hair plug era) the delightful Bhagyashree, Laxmikant Berde, Alok Nath, (who says one of my favorite things often heard in Bollywood movies: FIVE star hotel!), Rajeev Verma. Additionally, this bird, a pigeon named Handsome in the credits and pictured here plays a significant role.
I know Salman Khan is accused of hitting women, killing endangered animals, running over a “gutter-dweller” with his SUV, and other bad, bad things, but I managed to get around all that and still love this movie! And this clip here at the movie’s start is almost hard to watch, yet I love it! I understand it sounds like a lot of excuses people, but I promise if you watch this movie, you will Pyar it! It’s one of my all time favorites. Enjoy “Aate Jaate Hanste Gaate,” with playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. (And along with the song is the whole movie.)
We like the same things baba aur bollywood likes in this flick.