31 Years of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (29/04/1988)
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak also known by the initialism QSQT, is a 1988 musical romance film, directed by Mansoor Khan, written and produced by his father Nasir Hussain, and starring his cousin Aamir Khan along with Juhi Chawla in the lead roles. The film was released on 29 April 1988 to critical acclaim, and was a major commercial success, and was a blockbuster turning Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla into hugely popular stars. The plot was a modern-day take on classic tragic romance stories such as Layla and Majnun, Heer Ranjha, and Romeo and Juliet. QSQT, which “reinvented the romantic musical genre” in Bollywood, was a milestone in the history of Hindi cinema, setting the template for Bollywood musical romance films that defined Hindi cinema in the 1990s.
The soundtrack of the film, composed by Anand-Milind, with lyrics written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, was equally successful, becoming one of the best-selling Bollywood soundtrack albums of the 1980s with more than 8 million soundtrack albums sold, and with “Papa Kehte Hain” (sung by Udit Narayan and picturized on Aamir Khan) being the most popular hit song from the album. The soundtrack was a breakthrough for the careers of Anand-Milind, as well as T-Series, one of India’s leading record labels. Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the “Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films”. It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, and eight Filmfare Awards from eleven nominations including Best Film, Best Director for Mansoor Khan, Best Male Debut for Aamir Khan, and Best Female Debut for Juhi Chawla.