Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

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     1'''Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak''''''''' 
     41988 162’ col/scope Urdu 
     5d Mansoor Khan p/s Nasir Hussain 
     6lyr Majrooh Sultanpuri c Kiran Deohans 
     7m Anand-Milind 
     8lp Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Ravinder Kapoor, 
     9Goga Kapoor, Dalip Tahil, Aloknath, Asha 
     10Sharma, Reema Lagoo, Beena, Ajit Vachhani, 
     11Raj Zutshi 
     14The biggest box-office hit of 1988 relaunched 
     15its producer/writer (and some sources claim 
     16also director), and gave new life to glossy teen 
     17romances shot in advertising styles (cf. Maine 
     18Pyar Kiya, 1989). It also established the 90s 
     19star Aamir Khan. The film combines a Romeo 
     20and Juliet theme with the standard Nasir 
     21Hussain pop musical. Raj (Khan) and Rashmi 
     22(Chawla) fall in love, defying a major ancestral 
     23conflict between their families. They elope and 
     24create a kind of utopia in an abandoned temple 
     25on an isolated mountain, living on love, fresh 
     26air and burnt food. Having to buy provisions in 
     27a nearby town (the ‘real’ world), they are 
     28betrayed and die. The film presents the act of 
     29falling in love as an illusory individuation, but 
     30perhaps the only form of culturally acceptable 
     31rebellion available. Its strongly neo-traditional 
     32thrust is underlined by Khan’s nostalgic 
     33evocation of classic Nasir Hussain heroes (e.g. 
     34Shammi Kapoor, Dev Anand), in the teenage 
     35hero’s dilemma: whether to follow the idolised 
     36father, incarnated in the film’s hit song Papa 
     37kehte hain, or to follow a different heroic 
     38vocation and fall in love. The film rapidly 
     39became a cult, fondly referred to by teenagers 
     40as ‘QSQT’. Khan starred again in the follow-up, 
     41Dil (1990).