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Koyla (1997)

 -  Action | Drama | Musical  -  7 April 1997 (India)
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Mute Shankar slogs day and night to satisfy the lust of wealthy businessman Raja Saab who has underworld contact. Raja Saab would like to marry the young and street-wise, Gauri, however ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Shanker
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Gauri
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Raja Saab
Ranjeet ...
Dilawar
Salim Ghouse ...
Brijwa
Deepshika ...
Bindya (as Deepshikha)
Ashok Saraf ...
Vedji
Jack Gaud ...
Ranbir
Suresh Chatwal ...
Gauri's uncle
Mohnish Bahl ...
Ashok - Gauri's brother (as Mohnish Behl)
Ram Mohan ...
Oldman
Kunika ...
Raseli
Himani Shivpuri ...
Chandabai
Vikas Anand ...
Haria
Pradeep Singh Rawat ...
Police Commissioner (as Pradip Singh)
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Mute Shankar slogs day and night to satisfy the lust of wealthy businessman Raja Saab who has underworld contact. Raja Saab would like to marry the young and street-wise, Gauri, however Gauri would like to see a picture of her would be husband but is instead shown Shankar's picture, she immediately falls in love with him and agrees to marry but at the wedding altar, Gauri gets a shock when she sees Raja Saab, refuses to continue with the rituals of the marriage and is locked forever in a room. Circumstances forced Shankar and Gauri to elope but both is caught by Raja and his men, who beats Shankar and throw him to his death and Gauri is taken back to Raja Saab mansion and must undergo preparations to get married to him. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Glut der Rache - Koyla  »

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Sunny Deol was the first choice for the lead role. See more »

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Raja Saab: Bloody fool!
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Referenced in Road (2002) See more »

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Ghunghte mein chanda
Music written by Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics written by Indivar
Performed by Udit Narayan & chorus
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One of Shah Rukh Khan's best films
26 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember I saw this movie when it first came out in 1997 it was on TV and my eyes were locked on the screen during the opening credits with the fire all around and heart touching music. It was about 3 hours and I enjoyed every second. The film was so emotional and I loved the story about Raja a sadistic rich old man and has a dumb servant Shankar who gets treated like a dog. One day Raja seen a young village girl Gauri and sent her a photo of Shankar. Gauri liked him and agreed to marry but Raja was in his place during the so called marriage and now she is trapped in his mansion. Shankar felt really sorry for Gauri and after a really bad incident Shankar was provoked, he took Gauri & ran out and that is where the action starts with many unpredictable twists & turns. Koyla was inspired by many action movies including Rambo: First Blood & Hard Target but it doesn't mean that the film is bad. Directed by one of my most favourite directors Rakesh Roshan, his films always took Bollywood to a new level e.g. Koi Mil Gaya was the first Indian sci-fi & Krrish is the first superhero movie. Overall Koyla is a very unforgettable film, it is 10 years old & I still love it.


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