Chandni (Translation: Moonlight) is a 1989 Indian Hindi romantic drama film, starring Sridevi as the eponymous lead alongside Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna and Waheeda Rehman. It was directed by Yash Chopra and the screenplay was written by Kamna Chandra, Arun Kaul, Sagar Sarhadi and Umesh Kalbagh.
Chandni was a great success in 1989 and is considered one of the most successful films of all time. The profits of this romantic musical brought an end to Chopra's lean phase. The platinum success of its music was also instrumental in bringing music back into Hindi films.
For the cast, the film reaffirmed Sridevi's position as the top female star of the 1980s. It prolonged Rishi Kapoor's fading career and showed that he was still profitable as a leading hero. Chandni provided a boost for Vinod Khanna's career and reunited Kapoor and Khanna, who were last seen together in the popular Amar Akbar Anthony (1977). Sridevi's white costumes became popular as the 'Chandni Look' and the songs of the film are still a rage. Though this was not the first time Yash Chopra shot a film in Switzerland, the extensive scenes shot there made it a popular tourist destination for Indians.
Chandni won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film of 1989 and is regarded as one of the Yash Chopra's best films.द