Sibte Hassan Rizvi
| 7.5/10 |
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
9 August 1996 (India)
| Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Lalit Pandit, Babloo Chakravorty
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film
Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala, Nana Patekar, Helen, Seema Biswas
Khamoshi: The Musical (Hindi: ख़ामोशी; Urdu: خاموشی; English: Silence) is a 1996 Indian musical drama film which was released on 9 August 1996. It starred Nana Patekar, Manisha Koirala, Salman Khan, Seema Biswas and Helen, and marked Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directorial debut. The film won several awards and grossed ₹7.75 crore (US$1.2 million) in India.
The story is about Joseph (Nana Patekar) and Flavy Braganza (Seema Biswas), a deaf and mute couple in Goa. They have a baby girl, Annie (played by Priya Parulekar as young Annie), who is able to speak and hear. A few years later they have another baby, a boy named Sam, who also speaks and hears. Annie's life is divided into two worlds — one with her parents and the other of music, which she loves. Annie gets her musical inspirations from her grandmother, Maria Braganza (Helen).
A few years later, after the tragic death of Sam, Annie's (Manisha Koirala) life is shattered and music and singing fades away. When Annie grows up she gets in touch with music once again — with Raj (Salman Khan) whom she falls in love with. She starts singing again. When Annie gets pregnant, her father tells her to abort the baby because it will dishonor the family. Annie refuses to go against her church and religion. When Joseph learns this he asks Annie to leave the house. Raj tries to convince Annie's father that he is a nice guy, but Joseph dislikes him mainly because he is a Hindu who doesn't live in Goa, so Annie would have to live far away from him.
Annie marries Raj and gives birth to a boy, whom they name Sam, after her brother. She, Raj, and Sam go to Joseph's house to reconcile with him. Joseph accepts Annie's boy and approves Raj as his son-in-law. Things are really beautiful when their life takes a drastic turn. Annie and Raj have a devastating accident; Annie is seriously injured and goes into coma. Joseph, Flavy, and Raj try hard to revive her, even trying to stir her emotionally for the sake of Sam. The broken Raj, Joseph's moving mute 'speech,' and Flavy's love and hope bring Annie back to consciousness.Nana Patekar as Joseph
Salman Khan as Raj
Manisha Koirala as Annie
Seema Biswas as Flavy
Helen as Maria
Himani Shivpuri as Raj's Mother
Raghuvir Yadav as Willie
The music for the film was composed by Jatin Lalit and lyrics were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. "Jaana suno" was unofficially inspired by singer-songwriter Paul Anka's song "Bring the wine".
^ Composed by Remo FernandesCritics Award for Best Movie - Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress - Manisha Koirala
Best Female Playback - Kavita Krishnamurthy for "Aaj Main Upar"
Best Art Direction - Nitin Chandrakant Desai
Best Sound Design - Jitendra Chowdhary
Best Actress - Manisha Koirala
Best Supporting Actress - Seema Biswas
Star Screen Award for Best Female Playback - Kavita Krishnamurthy for "Aaj Main Upar"
Star Screen Award for Best Lyricist - Majrooh Sultanpuri for "Aaj Main Upar"
Madhuri Dixit was offered the role of Manisha but rejected as she had date issues and found the script depressing.
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