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Robin Bhatt (screenplay)
Dharmesh Darshan (dialogue)
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Release Date:
8 November 1996 (Canada) See more »
Simply a Lovable Film!!!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Aamir Khan ... Raja Hindustani

Karisma Kapoor ... Aarti Sehgal

Suresh Oberoi ... Mr. Sehgal (Aarti's father)

Johnny Lever ... Balvant Singh

Navneet Nishan ... Kamal Singh / Kammo
Veeru Krishnan ... Gulab Singh

Kunal Khemu ... 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"
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Razak Khan ... Bombay taxi-driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Dharmesh Darshan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robin Bhatt  screenplay
Dharmesh Darshan  dialogue
Dharmesh Darshan  story
Dharmesh Darshan  written by
Javed Siddiqui  dialogue (as Javed Siddique)

Produced by
Aly Morani .... producer
Karim Morani .... producer
Mohamed Morani .... co-producer (as Mohammed Morani)
Komesh Rohira .... executive producer
Bipin Savla .... associate producer
Bunty Soorma .... producer
Mazhar Nadiadwala .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Shravan Rathod  (as Shravan)
Nadeem Saifi  (as Nadeem)
Surendra Singh Sodhi  (as Surendra Sodhi)
Cinematography by
W.B. Rao 
Film Editing by
Bharat Singh  (as Bharat)
Art Direction by
R. Verman Shetty  (as R. Verman)
Makeup Department
Milind .... makeup artist (as Milind-Raju)
Raju .... makeup artist (as Milind-Raju)
Production Management
Neeraj Kumar Chak .... production manager
Hiramani Pathak .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tilak Ayyengar .... assistant director (as Tilak V. Ayyengar)
Hasnain Hyderabadwala .... assistant director
Mohammad S. Hyderabadwala .... assistant director (as Mohammedi)
Irfan Khan .... assistant director
Pratik Khandhadiya .... assistant director
Raksha Mistry .... assistant director
Navin .... assistant director
Art Department
Manohar Patil .... assistant art director (as Manohar)
Menon Mohd. Yusuf .... assistant art director (as Yusuf Bhai)
Sound Department
B.K. Chaturvedi .... sound re-recordist: B.R. Theatre Division
Sebastian D'Souza .... dubbing (as Sebastien)
Sarwar Khan .... dubbing editor
Pinky More .... audiographer
Umesh Patel .... dubbing (as Umesh)
Pradeep Suri .... audiographer
Champa Tiwari .... dubbing
Special Effects by
Francis Fernandes .... opticals (as Francis)
Syed Galib .... main titles (as Ghalib)
Suresh Naik .... opticals
N.V. Pai .... opticals
Ravi .... effects editor
Sada .... effects editor
Mahesh Dahiya .... assistant action coordinator (as Mahesh)
Wilfred Pereira .... assistant action coordinator (as Wilfy)
Tinnu Verma .... action coordinator (as Tinu Verma)
Camera and Electrical Department
Manoj Gupta .... assistant camera (as Manoj)
Madhukar S. Rao .... assistant camera (as Madhu)
Uday Tiwari .... assistant camera (as Uday)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dilip .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Arun .... editing room in-charge
Nandu .... editing room in-charge
Sandeep Patel .... assistant editor
Narsih Prasad .... assistant editor
Rohita Shetty .... negative cutter
Raj Sinha .... chief assistant editor
Praveen Vaidya .... color consultant (as Pravin Vaidya)
Music Department
Sapna Awasthi .... playback singer
Alisha Chinoi .... playback singer (as Alisha Chinoy)
Suresh Kathuria .... song recordist: Sunny Super Sound
Chander Makhawana .... assistant music (as Chander Makwana)
Sapna Mukherjee .... playback singer
Udit Narayan .... playback singer
Kumar Sanu .... playback singer
Gyan Sharma .... assistant music
Naresh Sharma .... assistant music
Bela Sulakhe .... playback singer (as Bela)
Alka Yagnik .... playback singer
Other crew
Anand .... production boy
Manoj Batham .... office boy
Jeniffer Coutinho .... assistant office administration
Arun D'Souza .... assistant accountant
Farooq .... production boy (as Farook)
Ajit Ghosh .... public relations officer
Raju Khan .... choreographer
Reshma Khan .... dance assistant (as Reshma)
Rahul Nanda .... publicity designer
Puran .... production boy
Pappu Shaikh .... office boy
Naresh Shikari .... dance assistant (as Naresh)
Sitaram .... production boy
B.R. Srivastav .... production controller
Eila Turakhia .... assistant accountant
K.M. Goenka .... grateful thanks (as Mr. K.M. Goenka)
Vinod Goenka .... grateful thanks (as Mr. Vinod Goenka)
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Manish Malhotra & Co.  costumes and look: Miss. Karisma Kapoor & Ms. Archana Puran Singh (as Manish Malhotra)
  • Masculine  costume design (as Masculine)

Additional Details

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India:165 min
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Did You Know?

The theme from the kissing scene in Raja Hindustani was used in the song "Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan" in Dhadkan (2000) which was also directed by DarshanSee more »
Continuity: Navneet Nishan has short hair before marriage. After tying the knot, she acquires waist-length hair overnight.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bade Dilwala (1999)See more »


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6 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A stupid movie i ever seen, 10 April 2007
Author: aambika sharma from a usa

A weird same old stories. When will bollywood learn to change their minds. They make millions of movies on same topic. Same old type story a rich girl loves the poor chap. Or they will switch rich boy falls in love with poor girl. Same old stories told again and again. Rich girl played by Karisma Kapoor and poor chap played by Aamir Khan. As always they create situations how a rich girl meets the poor guy and always opposite attracts. The situations are created and they will fall in love and then the parent of rich girl doesn't agree. Always rich parent doesn't agree one person goes ahead and marries that person then what more a step mother, step uncle play tricks. Same junk old stories. Suneel Darshan probably had earned money from that film but its a stupid movie. As far as performance its brilliant by Amir, Karisma and Archana. Nadeem Sharwan music is brilliant. I watched the film just for its hit music. Otherwise its just waste of money. Same old stories retold but they just make different situations and at end happy climax as always. I would give Amir 5 out of 10 and Karisma 6 out of 10. Music is 8 out of 10. story wise its 0 out of 10. Same old based stories. Singers had done their job fine. All movie is just waste of time and if you are fan of Aamir then watch him in Andaz apna apna and sweet karishma in that film. She changed her name so she could get more. Weird people. Watch it if you like bollywood music and dances that sit. darshans makes movies so people can dance only.

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