The beautiful eyes, the natural acting, the perfect dance numbers and of cource, the trademark sarees; Chandni is a perfect romantic drama coming from the king of romances, Yash Chopra. The movie came as a biggest sigh of relief for the director as his previous releases like Mashaal, Vijay and including Silsila, recieved cold response at the Box Office.
Chandni narrates a simple story of a girl next door, Chandni (Sridevi) who falls in love with the rich and hansdome Rohit (Rishi Kapoor). The couple decides to marry against the will of Rohit's parents. But hell breaks upon them when Rohit gets paralysed after he falls from a helicopter. The couple gets separated after Rohit's family blames Chandni for the tragedy and Rohit also denies his love for her. A heartbroken Chandni decides to move on in life and takes up a job under Lalit (Vinod Khanna) who eventually falls for her and proposes her. But Chandni get pulled between her past and present when Rohit recovers and returns as Lalit's friend.
After several of the violent projects in Hindi cinema, Chandni came as a comeback for the romantic genre. Yash Chopra proved himself again that he is unbeatable in romance. He finally brought together Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor after their magical combination in Amar Akbar Antony.
Though it is a long told story of love triangle, the movie is portrayed in a completely different manner. Sridevi brilliantly portrayed her role as Chandni and advanced herself as one of the top listed actresses of that time. She carried of her main challenge to justify the title role of the film, smoothly and in the most convincing manner. Rishi Kapoor proved himself as a romantic hero again. Vinod Khanna as the goood-boy romantic-hero Lalit showcased a commendable performance.
What the movie is mostly praised for is its music composed by Shiv-Hari. Thanks to them for the famous composition, Mere Haathon Mein, as we have it as one of the most popular shaadi song, even today.
If you have not watched Chandni yet, you are missing one of the best works of Yash Chopra.