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Chandni (1989)

  • Release Date1989
  • GenreDrama, Musical, Romance
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time178 mins
  • Length5101.81 metres
  • Number of Reels18
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number12070
  • Certificate Date26/07/1989
  • Shooting LocationFilm City, Seth Studios, Rajkamal Kalamandir

Chandni is my name
Chandni is my life
Chandni is my dream

There are not merely words. The lives of three people inter women in these three lives Chandni, Rohit and Lalit. Three names three harts three dreams and one emotion Love from time immemorial whenever this word has been spoken the winds have carried its fragrance. The flowers have bloomed with its  beauty and lips have sung its songs.

Love came to Chandni and Rohit in one breathless moment when they first see each other. The bustle and bustle of the people around them faded away as if time itself and stopped. They reached out to each other and tried to fill their hands with the happiness of a life time. But happiness is elusive. It cannot be caught, not even by young lovers. In other cruel stroke, fate separated them Chandni her herat broken. He dreams dispersed, gathered the memories of her love together and stepped out to face the world and into a new life for herself.

And then the met Lalit.Lalit, whose past contained tragic memories if a first love. Memories which lived with him.Memories, which even today shadowed his eyes and stilled the smile on his lips. But after he met Chandni, the sad memories rescued into the distant past and the shadows were replaced by her radiance.

Lalit a supportive presence and the unspoken affection that blazed from his eyes gave a new direction to Chandnis life. But she found herself standing at a cross road. In one direction wasRohit and her past. In the other wasLalit and the present and in the third was a future that was unknown to all three.

All three were pawns in the game of fate. A game that was past truth illusion.past reality. past dream. One thing was certain that truth and faith would prevail and in the end there would be only one winner... LOVE.

[from the official press booklet]