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Baazigar (1993)

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A young man with a vendetta against a business tycoon seduces and kills his eldest daughter and then proceeds to his younger daughter but she begins to suspect her new lover's ulterior motive.

Directors:

Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla (as Abbas-Mustan), Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla (as Abbas-Mustan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Ajay Sharma
Kajol ... Priya
Dalip Tahil ... Madan Chopra
Rakhee Gulzar ... Shobha
Shilpa Shetty Kundra ... Seema (as Shilpa Shetty)
Siddharth ... Inspector Karan
Johnny Lever ... Babulal - Head Servant
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ... Vishwanath Sharma (as Anant Mahadevan)
Daboo Malik ... Ravi Shukla (as Krish Malik)
Dinesh Hingoo ... Seth Bajodia
Adi Irani ... Vicky Malhotra
Resham Tipnis ... Anjali Sinha
Amrit Patel ... Chopra's chauffeur (as Amrut Patel)
Sumeet Pathak Sumeet Pathak ... Young Ajay (as Master Sumeet)
Manmauji ... Taalia
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Storyline

A poor but ambitious young man Ajay Sharma is a devoted son to his widowed, traumatized, amnesiac mother. He leaves home for Bombay to fulfill the mysterious promise he made to himself and his mother. On the way he gets a lift from his childhood friend Vicky Malhotra. Ajay has secretly seduced Seema, the elder daughter of business tycoon Madan Chopra and on the side, he also makes acquaintance of Chopra and his younger daughter Priya at a car race in Madras. Ajay promises to marry Seema but betrays and murders her by throwing her off the roof of a building, making it look like a suicide with the help of a faked suicide note which he obtained from Seema under false pretext. He then adopts the identity of Vicky Malhotra, makes the vulnerable Priya fall in love with him and also wins Chopra's trust. However, Priya refuses to believe that her sister committed suicide and keeps investigating, which forces Ajay/Vicky to murder anyone who could possibly help her discover the truth. Written by Soumitra

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 November 1993 (India) See more »

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Budget:

INR 40,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Abbas Mastan's second big hit after Khiladi 1992. See more »

Goofs

When Shilpa falls from the building she breaks the glass down but later when Srk walks out its all clean. See more »

Quotes

Ajay Sharma: And though you want to, you can cause me no harm. Because this time around, your condition is like the handicapped person who needs a crutch to walk but has no hands to hold it.
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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Nights with Kapil: Happy New Year - Part 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Kitaben Bahut Si
Performed by Alka Yagnik, Vinod Rathod
Music by Anu Malik
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The beginning of a phenomenon...
1 September 2009 | by Peter_YoungSee all my reviews

Baazigar is a wonderful suspense thriller made by Abbas Mastan, but the real reason it is well-known today is quite clear, and it's called Shahrukh Khan. Disregarding its unoriginality, the film is extremely entertaining and interesting, more towards the second half. In the first half, the point is a bit unclear and the film does not flow well, but the film takes a major plot twist after an hour or so when we get to see a rather shocking scene, which is completely unexpected and is the film's most drastic turn. Following this scene, it starts getting increasingly thrilling with inflaming and unusual proceedings and great suspense. I appreciated the film for its good script and for its loyalty to the general Hindi film style despite a very distinct and innovative formula, but I would still delete several comic scenes which are unnecessary and at times even pathetic.

The film quite clearly belongs to Shahrukh Khan who skillfully displays something very disturbing within his personality. It is a very balanced performance, and Khan successfully portrays the many sides of his character, whether it's the simple guy whose pain motivates him to take revenge, the romantic hero, or the psychopathic murderer. Kajol is splendid in a performance that is both natural and intense. She comes across as a very brave and smart girl. Shilpa Shetty gives a brilliant debut performance (and she is hot!). Raakhee is typecast as the suffering mother who loses her mental sanity, and she does it well. Johnny Lever is at times hilarious and at times unbearable, Dalip Tahil does not impress much, and Siddharth is adequate but he too is a bit annoying in some scenes.

Anu Malik's soundtrack is very good: "Baazigar O Baazigar" is lovely, "Kitaben Bahut Si" is wonderful, "Ae Mere Humsafar" is melodious and "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen" is too cool. Overall, Baazigar is an extremely enjoyable flick. While the first half is a bit boring, involving all the possible Bollywood masala, including action, romance and silly jokes, the second half enjoys a fantastic development of story, involving the most unconventional moves a Hindi film could have at that time. Towards the end the film gets to be even more intriguing. A very sad flashback is followed by an unpredictable ending which is heart-breaking yet satisfying. The final verdict is therefore highly positive. I recommend.


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