ITIHAAS was released in 1997 the same year as KOYLA and there are striking similarities.In fact one has to ask … was 1997 the year of evil repulsive Thakurs stealing lovely virgin village girls? Did this really happen – or maybe it still does? There is also a similarity in a cinematic style with lots of panoramic mountain location musical numbers – they must have acquired some new equipment, because the film quality in ITIHAAS is excellent.
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Twinkle Khanna, Amrish Puri
Wealthy, powerful, and influential Thakur Digvijay Singh and beautiful Naina are bethrothed and are to be married soon.But Naina has fallen in love with the son, Karan, of Thakur’s employee, Balwant.When Thakur finds out about this, he instructs his men to bring in Naina alive, and Karan dead.Karan and Naina run from this community all the way to Bombay.
The Thakur announces a hefty reward, and soon bounty hunters are all over Bombay looking for the hapless couple.When Balwant hears about this, he too goes to Bombay, and does locate Karan and Naina.Karan is relieved to see his dad, but his relief soon turns to disbelief, as Balwant instructs him to let go of Naina, as he himself has come as an agent of the Thakur, not as his father.