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1942: A Love Story makers drop archival video to mark 30 years of Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala-starrer

The period drama directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra also featured Jackie Shroff

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 16.04.24, 11:09 AM
Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala in 1942: A Love Story

Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala in 1942: A Love Story IMDb

The makers of Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala’s 1994 period-drama film 1942: A Love Story have offered a glimpse into the making of the movie to mark its 30 years since release.

“1942:A Love Story, the epic romantic saga turns 30 today! The music of RD Burman, the acting prowess of the cast and the cinematic vision of Vidhu Vinod Chopra marks this special film in the canon of Indian cinema. Watch this video to find out more about the making of this special movie,” the official handle of production house Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films wrote on Instagram alongside a video.


The video begins with Chopra explaining the basic plot of the movie. “It is a simple story of two people falling in love and parting. The suffering, the agony. It’s a simple film,” he says.

The video also shows archival footage of R.D. Burman composing music for 1942: A Love Story. Chopra shares how a music label refused to buy the music since it was composed by Burman. The video ends with the song Kuch Na Kaho, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kumar Sanu.

Set in the pre-independence era, 1942: A Love Story revolves around British colonial employee’s son Naren Singh (Anil Kapoor) who falls in love with Rajjo Pathak (Manisha Koirala), the daughter of a freedom fighter. The movie shows how his feelings for Rajjo turns Naren from an individual with no interest in the independence movement to a patriotic freedom fighter.

Chopra is currently basking in the success of his latest film 12th Fail featuring Vikrant Massey in the lead role.

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