Baaghi: A Rebel for Love (1990)

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Saajan is a college youth, enjoying his life, meets with Kajal the girl of his dreams at a brothel. Kajal is an innocent victim of Dhanraj, who runs this brothel. Saajan eventually falls in... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Saajan Sood
Nagma ...
Kajal 'Paro'
Shakti Kapoor ...
Kiran Kumar ...
Colonel D.N. Sood
Mohnish Bahl ...
Jaggu (as Mohnish Bahel)
Asha Sachdev ...
Beena Banerjee ...
Mrs. Vandana Sood (as Beena)
Raju Shrestha ...
Raju 'Refill' (as Rajoo Shreshta)
Pradeep Singh Rawat ...
Buddha (as Pradeep Singh)
Salim Khan Ding-Dong ...
Salim 'Tempo' (as Salim Khan)
Mac Mohan ...
Kaajal's Interviewer
Dinesh Hingoo ...
College Principal
Ghanshyam Rohera ...
Abdul (as Ghanshyam)
Arun Bakshi ...
Avtar Gill ...
Police Inspector D'Souza


Saajan is a college youth, enjoying his life, meets with Kajal the girl of his dreams at a brothel. Kajal is an innocent victim of Dhanraj, who runs this brothel. Saajan eventually falls in love with Kajal, but this love affair is not acceptable to the society, which includes his parents Mr. and Mrs. Sood. Saajan's dad Col. Sood wants his son to join the Indian army. On the other side, this relationship of love is also not acceptable to Dhanraj, since he doesn't want any of his brothel girls to go into normal respectable society. Trapped between both, Saajan, along with his friends, rescues his love from the brothel. But the question remains: Will Saajan's parents accept him along with Kajal or Will Dhanraj's evilness overcome the couple's love? Written by gavin (

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Release Date:

11 December 1990 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Baghi  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


To promote the film, producer Nitin Manmohan had car stickers made, with the caption: "Shut up, I am BAAGHI. Unnecessary honkers, beware...". See more »


Sajan O Sajan
Written by Sameer
Composed by Anand Chitragupth and Milind Chitragupth
Performed by Pramila Gupta
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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A good film
18 February 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Salman Khan after MPK returned with Baaghi almost a year later. The story of the film was written by him. The film shows the thorny relationship between Salman and his father Kiran Kumar who wants him to join the army, The film starts off well, there is a funny college scene where Salman is ragged and made to dress in a bikini. Then he slowly befriends those guys played by Raju Shreshta, Pradeep Rawat,Salim Khan(not his father) who are called Tempo, Refill, Buddha.etc There is also a principal who forgets played by Dinesh Hingoo and a Dev Anand lookalike, the focus then shifts to a prostitute den where Salman falls for Nagma(who was 15 years in real life) who is a prostitute works there for Asha Sachdev and Mohinish Behl. Slowly their love blossoms and then he tries to run away with her. We also have Dhanraj(Shakti Kapoor) who burns girls alive if they run away from his den. Rest is typical action film Deepak Shivdasani does a good job Music is one of the assets,Anand-Milind became very famous after this film All songs are fab, be it the TAP TAP TAPORI which was added after the film was ready, it is sung by Amit Kumar and it's superb. Kaisa Lagta Hai is another superb song, even Chandni Raat Hai which got fame for Abhijeet, Chanchal Shlok Haseena was not used in the film but is a good song.

Salman Khan was raw as an actor yet he is likable again and does try hard to leave a mark, Nagma is good in her role Mohinish Behl is good, Asha Sachdev is good too, Shakti Kapoor is terrific as Dhanraj, Kiran Kumar is superb, Beena is as usual, Pradeep Rawat, Raju Shreshta and all are good, Amita Nangia is okay rest are okay

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