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Ajooba (1991)

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This is a story of Ajooba, the masked legend, who was treated as the only protector of the people of Baharistan. Ajooba is none other than Ali, the real heir to the kingdom of Baharistan. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ajooba / Ali
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Rukhsana Khan
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Hassan
Sonam ...
Shehzadi Heena
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Sultan of Bahristan
Ariadna Shengelaya ...
Malika (as Areadna Shengelaya)
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Amir Khan (as Sayeed Jaffery)
Sushma Seth ...
Zarina Khan
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Vazir-E-Alla
Dalip Tahil ...
Shahrukh (Vazir's brother-in-law) (as Dalip Tahhil)
Georgi Darchiashvili ...
Prince Altaf (as Georgi Darchiashvisli)
Zurab Kapianidze
Abesalom Loria ...
Kadus (as Abe Salam Loria)
Tinnu Anand ...
Anwar Khan
Dara Singh ...
Maharaja Karan Singh
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This is a story of Ajooba, the masked legend, who was treated as the only protector of the people of Baharistan. Ajooba is none other than Ali, the real heir to the kingdom of Baharistan. Unfortunately for Ali, when he was just born, his father and mother were overthrown by the evil designs of the Vazir. Ali survived as destined and was brought up by a blacksmith who was unaware of Ali's real identity. In the guise of Ajooba, Ali takes up the very difficult task of finding his lost parents and then to re-instate them to the throne with great honour. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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12 April 1991 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Черный принц Аджуба  »

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All of the stars in the film did not demand for a fee except for Sonam. See more »

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Ajooba: So what happens if the enemies want the worst to happen? Whatever God wishes that is what will happen.
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Alternate-language version of Vozvrashchenie bagdadskogo vora (1988) See more »

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One word - Embarrassing
5 October 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

If there's one word I can associate to this movie, its 'embarrassment'. It must be embarrassing to everyone associated with the movie, to actually watch it in a theatre. Everything - the script, screenplay, dialogues, song lyrics, direction - shoddy, lousy.

Saw this movie when I was a kid. Liked it then, mainly because it was a fantasy, a superhero-movie. Its a not-so-explored genre in Hindi cinema. The attempt deserves credit, but that's all there is to it. Sashi Kapoor seems to have been in a great hurry in making the movie. Can't understand the reason behind casting foreigners as Hindi-speaking characters, who can't even get the sync right (nothing to say about the dubbing). The screenplay is terrible. The editing even more. If one follows the dialogues closely, one can detect grammatically-wrong sentences (which completely alter the intended meaning). Nothing special about the music.

The biggest embarrassment must be for the Censor board. There are a couple of nip-slip scenes in the movie, one of which is absolutely clear (so much so that I can't even think of a metaphor). The director missed them. The editing team missed it. And the censor board missed it too. So much for the no-indecent-exposure-on screen motto. The officials probably fell asleep while watching the movie.

Can't think of why Amitabh went with the role. It might be because he was a good friend of the Kapoors. But the role hardly has anything for him. With wonderful roles in Hum and Agneepath behind him, he couldn't have followed it up with a worse one. There are a couple of heroic scenes, really worthy ones. But otherwise, they're embarrassingly unbelievable (arrow-catching for instance.. it probably could've been better with CGI, but it was '91..).

Dimple and Sonam do not exactly set the screen on fire. Shammi Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor give an inspired performance, but their scope is limited. Amrish Puri is his usual self in the role of a fairy-tale villain (letting out the villainous laugh every now and then).

On the whole, an interesting concept. Could have been a lot more better.


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