India's biggest box office hit of 1996, Raja Hindustani is a musical drama about a poor cab driver who marries a rich woman and the struggles they face after marriage.

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Raja Hindustani
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Aarti Sehgal
Suresh Oberoi ...
Mr. Sehgal (Aarti's father)
Johnny Lever ...
Balvant Singh
Navneet Nishan ...
Kamal Singh / Kammo
Veeru Krishnan ...
Gulab Singh
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Rajnikant (as Master Kunal Khemu)
Pramod Moutho ...
Swaraj (Shalu's brother)
Mohnish Bahl ...
Jai (as Mohnish Behl)
Tiku Talsania ...
Chacha (Raja's uncle)
Farida Jalal ...
Chachi (Raja's aunt)
Archana Puran Singh ...
Shalini Sehgal / Shalu (Aarti's stepmother)
Kalpana Iyer ...
Guest appearance in the song "Pardesi Pardesi"
Pratibha Sinha ...
Guest appearance in the song "Pardesi Pardesi"
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Raja is a poor man who lives in India. He meets with a very rich girl, and both fall in love with each other. The girl's name is Aarti, who lives with her step-mother, who is very cruel, father and and step-cousin, who oppose her having any contact with Raja. But Aarti is stubborn, and gets married to Raja. After their marriage, her step-mother, father and step-cousin pretend to accept them, but actually are planning to bring an end to their relationship. Written by Sumitra (corrected by Carrie)

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" Pardesi Pardesi" was sampled for the song " BKAB". The song was in the soundtrack for the Hollywood movie V For Vendetta. See more »

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Navneet Nishan has short hair before marriage. After tying the knot, she acquires waist-length hair overnight. See more »

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Familiar Romantic Story with a routine treatment..... Only to remember for the music and performances......
12 January 2016 | by (Nepal) – See all my reviews

Considering the story and its treatment, "Raja Hindustani" doesn't rise above the average romantic movies from Bollywood. The same plot of a poor hero falling for a rich girl, the opposition from the rich heroine's family, heroine's step mother's play to embezzle the property and create misunderstandings has been repeated in this one without much of novelty in the script. The character of the hero, heroine, the misunderstandings created between them, and the climax all look pretty jaded. The comedy of Johnny Lever is also overdone and looks boring. All this and more you need to endure for the three hours. If there is anything that you can praise of the film, it's the good music from the music duo Nadeem-Shravan and good performances from Aamir Khan and Karishma Kapoor who were awarded the coveted Filmfare Awards for their performances. Anyway, the film became the most successful Hindi Movie of the year out-casting Sanjay Leela Bhansali's heart touching family drama "Khamoshi" taking the audience by surprise showing still the demand of old escapist dramas against good heart warming stories like "Khamoshi".

Rating: 1 star out of 4


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