For romantics, this 1996 movie is a must see. It was a big hit when released and Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor both won acting awards for their roles. I would have rated it five stars but I downgraded it a star because of a couple of the cheesy scenes with the comic relief squad (Johnny Lever, etc) and the overblown ending.
The music is superb throughout the movie. The Raja Hindustani soundtrack often gets mentioned on lists on best Bollywood soundtracks such as Planet Bollywood's list of 100 best soundtracks. The Raja Hindustani soundtrack was the best selling album the year it was released. Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mein (you have come into my life) is a beautiful song done in both female and male versions in the film. I have read elsewhere that this song is often played at weddings in India. The song Pardesi Pardesi (Foreigner, Foreigner) became a major hit. Tere Ishq Mein Nachenge (loosely translates to we will dance around in your love I believe) is another great tune. I loved the soundtrack so much I bought the cd; all of the songs are terrific unlike some albums where I will skip some of the tracks.
Basic plot summary: Rich Mr. Sehgal (Suresh Oberoi) lives with his modern daughter, Aarti (Karisma Kapoor), and her step-mother Shalini (Archana Puran Singh) in a palatial home. Aarti wants to go for a vacation at a small hill station named Palankhet where her parents had met for the first time. Once there, she meets with less educated, more conservative (some might say chauvanistic) taxi-driver Raja Hindustani (Aamir Khan), and after a short period of time, both fall in love with each other, and get married without Aarti's father's blessings. Eventually, Mr. Sehgal forgives his daughter, and invites both newlyweds to his palatial home, not knowing that his wife, her brother, Swaraj (Pramod Moutho), and her nephew Jai (Mohnish Behl) have plans for him and his daughter that will change their lives forever.
The movie has lots of emotion throughout. I have watched the film several times so it has repeat watching value. Some of the scenes are just terrific but I won't give any spoilers so watch it for yourself remembering is a 1996 film with a darker look and feel than you might see today. Aamir and Karisma have outdone themselves in this movie and you truly feel they love each other.