- 2 hr 17 min
Sangeet is a 1992 Bollywood film that tells the story of a young woman named Jhanvi (played by Madhuri Dixit) who loves to sing but is forbidden from pursuing her passion by her father, a wealthy businessman. Jhanvi is engaged to be married to a man named Viraj (played by Nitish Bharadwaj), but when Viraj discovers Jhanvi's love for music, he encourages her to pursue it despite her father's objections. Along the way, Jhanvi falls in love with a struggling musician named Raj (played by Jackie Shroff) and must choose between her love for music and her duty to her family.
The film begins with Jhanvi's family preparing for her engagement to Viraj, who is wealthy and successful. Jhanvi is a talented singer but keeps her passion for music hidden from her family, as they believe that a woman's place is in the home and in service to her husband. When Viraj discovers Jhanvi's talent, he encourages her to pursue it despite her family's objections.
At a talent contest, Jhanvi's performance impresses Raj, a struggling musician who dreams of making it big. The two fall in love, but Jhanvi's family disapproves of Raj and insists that she marry Viraj as planned. Jhanvi is torn between her love for music and her duty to her family, but ultimately chooses to follow her heart and marry Raj.
The couple faces many obstacles, including financial struggles and Jhanvi's father's disapproval. Raj tries to make it as a musician but is unable to find success, while Jhanvi's family disowns her for marrying against their wishes. Jhanvi and Raj must work together to overcome these challenges and build a life together.
The film features several memorable musical numbers, including "Tere Dard Se Dil" and "Kuch Na Kaho." Madhuri Dixit delivers a stunning performance as Jhanvi, imbuing her character with strength and vulnerability. Jackie Shroff is equally impressive as Raj, bringing depth and complexity to his portrayal of a struggling artist. Nitish Bharadwaj's performance as Viraj adds an interesting dynamic to the love triangle, as his character is not simply a villain but rather a successful man who wants Jhanvi to be happy even if he is not the one to make her happy.
Overall, Sangeet is a touching and inspiring film that celebrates the power of love and the importance of following one's passions. The film's themes of family duty, social conventions, and personal fulfillment resonate with audiences to this day, making it a timeless classic of Indian cinema.