Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

When widowed rural auto mechanic, Karan (Aloknath) decides to travel abroad inorder to earn more money, he entrusts his pretty 18-year-old daughter, Suman, (Bhagyashree) to the care of his childhood friend (Rajiv Varma), a self-made multimillionaire whose handsome son Prem (Salman Khan) soon arrives home from America. Prem and Suman fall in love, but Prem’s father has a wily associate who intends to marry off his niece to Prem. Suman is thrown out of the house. Karan returns and is enraged at the treatment his daughter receive and leaves the house immediately with his daughter. Prem too is unhappy with his dad’s decision and he also leaves the house opting to marry Suman with the blessings of Karan. But Karan refuses to accept Prem and the only way Prem can win Karan’s approval is if he proves that he can earn money and is worthy of Suman’s love. Maine Pyar Kiya, written and directed by debutant director Sooraj R. Barjatya, starring Salman Khan and Bhagyashree had rewritten history at the box-office. This breezy teenage romance attained high acclaim as a melodious, faultless portrayal of innocent first love.

  • Director
    : Sooraj R. Barjatya
  • Casting
    : Salman Khan, Bhagyashree
  • Producer
    : Tarachand Barjatya
  • Music
    : Tarachand Barjatya
  • Lyrics
    : Asad Bhopali, Dev Kohli


Salman Khan, Bhagyashree


Sooraj R. Barjatya


Tarachand Barjatya


Tarachand Barjatya


Asad Bhopali, Dev Kohli


Filmfare Awards

Best Picture (1989)

Best Music Director – RaamLaxman

Best Lyricist – Asad Bhopali

Best Male Playback Singer – S. P. Balasubramaniam

Special Award for most Outstanding Face – Bhagyashree

Special Award for most Sensational Debut – Sooraj R. Barjatya


  • When Love Calls When love calls, the 125 minute English version of Maine Pyar Kiya was the biggest hit in the Caribbean market at Guyana and also dominated the box-office at Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Te Amo
    Maine Pyar Kiya had also been dubbed in Spanish as Te Amo, the first experiment of its kind. This 125 minute film also proved its universal appeal with a glorious 10 week premiere run at Lima, Peru.
  • Prema Paavuraalu
    Maine Pyar Kiya was a super hit in Telugu as Prema Paavuraalu. It crossed the 25 week mark at Vishakhapatnam and had an over 100 day run at 6 centres in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Maine Pyar Kiya was also dubbed in Tamil as Kaadhal Oru Kavithai, and in Malayalam as Ina Praavukal.