A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.

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Ajay Sharma
Rakhee Gulzar ...
Shobha
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Priya
Siddharth ...
Inspector Karan
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Seema
Dalip Tahil ...
Madan Chopra
Johnny Lever ...
Babulal - Head Servant
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ...
Vishwanath Sharma (as Anant Mahadevan)
Krish Mallik ...
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 ...
Young Ajay (as Master Sumeet)
Manmauji ...
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Storyline

Widowed Madan Chopra lives a very wealthy lifestyle with two daughters, Seema and Priya. His passion is car racing, and realizing that he is not young anymore, has his last race and wins - only to find out that another competitor, Vicky Malhotra, let him win. Madan befriends Vicky, introduces him to Priya and invites him to work for him in Bombay. Vicky and Priya are attracted to each other, much to Madan's delight and he announces their marriage. Before that could happen, Seema kills herself by throwing herself down from the roof of a multi-storied building. While Madan wants to close this case due to embarrassment, Seema meets with her college friend, Police Inspector Karan, and together they begin to unravel a plot that may well end Madan and the lives of others as well. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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12 November 1993 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Baazigar: Betrogene Liebe  »

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INR 40,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Anu Malik sang a English version of "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen" called " You Look To Me A Virgin.". See more »

Goofs

Adi Irani gives a lift to Srk and says his life is only traveling between Pune and Mumbai but his car registration shows GA which is Goa registration See more »

Quotes

Ajay Sharma: Sometimes in order to win you have to lose something, and a person who wins in spite of losing is called "Baazigar."
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Connections

Remake of A Kiss Before Dying (1991) See more »

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Chupana bhi Nahi ata
Performed by Vinod Rathod
Music by Anu Malik
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The beginning of a phenomenon...
1 September 2009 | by (Earth) – See 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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