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|Directed by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Produced by||Robin Bhatt
|Written by||Robin Bhatt
|Starring||Shah Rukh Khan
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|Edited by||Bharat Singh|
|Distributed by||Bhatt Productions|
|6 June 1996|
|Budget||₹5.25 crore (equivalent to ₹20 crore or US$3.0 million in 2017)|
|Box office||₹12.48 crore (equivalent to ₹49 crore or US$7.2 million in 2017)|
Chaahat (translation: Desire) is a 1996 Bollywood romantic musical film by director Mahesh Bhatt. The cast of this film is Shah Rukh Khan, Pooja Bhatt, Naseeruddin Shah, Ramya Krishna and Anupam Kher. Shah Rukh Khan acquired the rights of this film from Mahesh Bhatt in October 2013 under the banner, Red Chillies Entertainment.
Roop Rathore (Shahrukh Khan) is a singer in Rajasthan just like his father (Anupam Kher), who is now sick and needs immediate medical care in Bombay. One day, while he is singing at Ajay Narang's (Naseeruddin Shah) hotel, Ajay's sister Reshma (Ramya Krishnan) falls in love with Roop. Reshma is a spoiled girl and Ajay sees through all of her wishes. Unfortunately, Roop is in love with a doctor named Pooja (Pooja Bhatt). Meanwhile, Reshma is obsessed with Roop, and asks her brother to call him again to sing in their hotel. But when she sees that all the girls are flattered over Roop, she gets very angry, and asks him to sing only for her now onwards. However Roop prefers to work for the rival, Patel (Shri Vallabh Vyas) than take this offer. Ajay's obsession with keeping his sister happy at all costs comes into play and Patel is brutally beaten by him until he agrees to throw Roop out of his hotel. Desperately in need of money for his father's operation, Roop has no option but to agree with Reshma. Roop breaks up with Pooja.
The operation of his father is successful, but his father is saddened by his situation and decides to leave Bombay. Roop later tries to leave Bombay himself, along with his father and Pooja, but his plans are interrupted when Reshma tries to commit suicide. Nevertheless, Pooja and Roop get married. Frustrated with such a turn of events, Reshma and her brother Ajay devise many plans to make their lives miserable. he puts Roop's father on a gallows with Roop on his feet, leaves with Pooja and asks Roop to save Pooja or his father. Roop's father kicks Roop, sacrificing himself so that he could save Pooja. Roop crashes into Ajay's party where Pooja is also held strapped. While in the fight, Reshma brings Pooja and threatens to kill Pooja if Roop won't stop fighting with her brother. Ajay tries to shoot Roop, but Pooja, who just sees him, pushes Roop and Reshma gets shot, getting killed. Narang is left in a shocked and catatonic state, while Roop and Pooja escape.
|1||"Dil Ki Tanhai Ko"||Kumar Sanu, Shankar Mahadevan||07:28|
|2||"Chaahat Na Hoti"||Vinod Rathod, Alka Yagnik||08:05|
|3||"Daddy Cool"||Sudesh Bhosle, Devang Patel||08:23|
|4||"Kabhi Dil Se Kam Mohabbat"||Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam||05:23|
|5||"Nahi Lagta"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||06:57|
|6||"Tumne Dikhaye Aise Sapne"||Vinod Rathod||06:40|
|7||"Nahin Jeena Yaar Bina"||Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy||05:55|
Chaahat grossed ₹11.61 crore (US$1.7 million) in India and $250,000 (₹87.50 lakh) in other countries, for a worldwide total of ₹12.48 crore (US$1.9 million), against its ₹5.25 crore (US$780,000) budget. It had a worldwide opening weekend of ₹2.99 crore (US$450,000), and grossed ₹5.16 crore (US$770,000) in its first week. It is the 14th-highest-grossing film of 1996 worldwide.
It opened on Friday, 21 June 1996, across 190 screens, and earned ₹61 lakh (US$91,000) nett on its opening day. It grossed ₹1.77 crore (US$260,000) nett in its opening weekend, and had a first week of ₹3.05 crore (US$450,000) nett. The film earned a total of ₹6.87 crore (US$1.0 million) nett, and was declared "Below Average" by Box Office India. It is the 15th-highest-grossing film of 1996 in India.
|Territory||Territory wise Collections break-up|
₹6.87 crore (US$1.0 million)
₹3.46 crore (US$520,000)
₹11.61 crore (US$1.7 million)
|$250,000 (₹87.50 lakh)|
|Worldwide||₹12.48 crore (US$1.9 million)|