As 'Maine Pyaar Kiya' turns 26, we tell you what makes it a cult film. The title credits: The song 'Aate jaate' played in the background as the dark silhouette of two ballet dancers hovered and danced in the background. The song, which was "inspired" by the legendary English number 'I just called to say I love you,' also became very popular.
Alok Nath: Alok Nath's metamorphosis from a regular actor to the much-revered Babuji happened in this legendary film.
The family antakshari: 'Maine Pyaar Kiya' reinstated the importance of family gatherings and playing antakshari together.
The lead comedian: Laxmikant Berde, a leading actor in the Marathi film industry, was first seen in Bollywood in this film. After this, he was a regular in Hindi films through 70s and 80s.
The shirtless look: Those rippling muscles and the hairy chest was legendary in this movie. Obviously Salman Khan got the girl in the end.
Pigeon as a mode of communication: You think Snapchat is cool? Way before jpegs, IMs and texts, Prem and Suman had developed a super cool mode of communication. Just tie your message to the foot of a cute white pigeon and release it in the direction of your loved one. Easy peasy.
The friendship line: We are sure that each one of you, at least once in your life, have used one of these lines; "Dosti mein no sorry, no thank you", and "Dosti ki hai, nibhani toh padegi hi".