Made for Rs 11 crore, this film earned five times the budget, gave three super stars to the film industry

Considering the hustle and bustle and unstable nature of the box office, nowadays it is common for film makers to get their films insured. But do you know who started this trend in India? The one who started this trend was Subhash Ghai who got his 1999 film ‘Taal’ insured for Rs 11 crore from United India Insurance. In this way ‘Taal’ became the first Indian film to get insurance. This musical romantic drama film starring Aishwarya Rai, Akshay Khanna and Anil Kapoor in lead roles received a lot of praise from the audience and critics for its musical romantic drama, story line, performance and soundtrack.

Made for Rs 11 crore, the film earned Rs 22 crore in India and Rs 55 crore worldwide. Taal became the fourth highest-grossing film of 1999, after Hum Saath Saath Hain, Biwi No. 1 and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The success of the film brought stardom to the three lead actors Aishwarya Rai, Akshay and Anil in Bollywood.

Even before the release of Taal, its soundtrack became the best selling album of the year. These songs, composed by AR Rahman and written by Anand Bakshi, became instant classics and are remembered even today. These evergreen songs include Ishq Bina, Ramta Jogi, Mere Paas Hai Tu, Taal Se Taal and Nee Main Samaj. These songs gave Subhash Ghai the confidence to name his film Taal.

On the launch of its soundtrack, the film maker said, “I give the credit for the name of the film to AR Rahman. This film is a romantic film and I could have called it anything – Dil, Pyaar, Hum Bhag Gaye but it was Rahman in the film. It was the presence of K. who gave me the confidence to call it Taal. The entire credit goes to AR Rahman and Anand Bakshi but after listening to the song, I realized that all the troubles faced for it were successful.”

In 2000, Anil Kapoor got the Best Supporting Actor award, AR Rahman got the Best Music Director award, Anand Bakshi got the Best Lyricist award for Ishq Bina, Alka Yagnik got the Best Playback Singer award for Taal Se Taal.

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