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Anees Bazmee (written by)
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2 May 1990 (India) See more »
Living in a posh mansion named Swarg, this is the story of Sahabji, his wife sister Jyoti, two brothers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Rajesh Khanna ... Mr. Kumar

Govinda ... Krishna
Madhavi ... Mrs. Janki Kumar (as Maadhavi)

Juhi Chawla ... Jyoti
Dilip Dhawan ... Ravi
Raja Bundela ... Vicky
Neena Gupta ... Naina
Mahesh Anand ... Guru
Vikas Anand ... Choudhary
Master Bhagwan ... Cameo (song "Filmon Ke Saare Hero") (as Bhagwan)
Arun Bakshi ... Director (as Arun Baxi)
Jaspal Sandhu
Yunus Parvez ... Gardener (as Yunus Parwez)
Shehnaz Kudia ... Deepa (as Shahnaaz)
Anjana Mumtaz (as Anjana)
Bharat Bhushan (as Bharat Bhooshan)
Mushtaq Merchant (as Mustaq Merchant)
Mukesh Thakur
Shashi Kiran ... Himself (actor who is distracted)
Om Shivpuri ... Himself (shooting of a movie) (as Om Shiv Puri)

Satish Kaushik ... Airport / Adda / Chaddha
Bharat Kapoor ... Nagpal
Paresh Rawal ... Dhanraj
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shammi ... Kumar's Mother (uncredited)
Tabassum ... Herself (TV Hostess) (uncredited)

Directed by
David Dhawan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anees Bazmee  written by
Nandu G. Tolani  story

Produced by
Nandu G. Tolani .... producer
Original Music by
Anand Chitragupth  (as Anand)
Milind Chitragupth  (as Milind)
Cinematography by
Shyam Rao Shiposkar  (as Shyam Rao)
Film Editing by
David Dhawan 
Art Direction by
R. Verman Shetty  (as R. Verman)
Costume Design by
Sona N. Tolani 
Makeup Department
Raju .... assistant makeup artist
Hement Satem .... makeup in-charge (as Hemant Sattam)
Arvind Uttekar .... assistant makeup artist (as Arvind)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ajay Chandhok .... assistant director (as Ajay Chandok)
N.N. Choubey .... chief assistant director
A.K. Rana .... chief assistant director
Art Department
Anand Kalekar .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Ghulam .... sound assistant
Mohammed .... sound assistant
Rakesh Ranjan .... audiographer (as Rakesh Rajan)
Kuldip Sood .... sound re-recordist: Rajkamal Kalamandir Studios (as Kuldeep Sood)
Special Effects by
Rajesh Gor .... credit titles (as Rajesh M. Gor)
Sanjay Naik .... special effects
Harish Shetty .... assistant fights
Raam Shetty .... action coordinator (as Ram Shetty)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ravindra Gawas .... assistant camera (as Ravi)
Hiralal Saroj .... assistant camera
S. Suri .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
R. Choudhary .... costume assistant
Manikrao Jagtap .... wardrobe in charge (as Manik Dada)
Laxman Mishra .... costume assistant
Anna Singh .... costumes (as Anana Singh)
Editorial Department
Sanjay Sankla .... assistant editor
Krishna Shetty .... color consultant (as Krishna)
Music Department
Mohammed Aziz .... playback singer (as Mohd. Aziz)
Anupama Deshpande .... playback singer
U.K. Dubey .... music assistant
Amit Kumar .... playback singer
Nitin Mukesh .... playback singer
Anuradha Paudwal .... playback singer
A.N. Tagore .... song recordist: Mehboob Rec Studios
Prakash Verma .... music assistant
Other crew
Rahul S. Anand .... production controller
Chandan .... accountant
Chhotu .... production boy
Stephen Desouza .... production assistant (as S. D'Souza)
Dilip .... production boy
Khayun .... production boy
Dev Kumar .... production boy
Laxmi .... assistant choreographer
Niranjan .... production boy
R.R. Pathak .... public relations officer
Chinni Prakash .... choreographer
P.L. Raj .... choreographer
Raju .... assistant choreographer
Sheila Ramchandra .... assistant choreographer (as Shiela)
Shaukat .... junior artists supplier
Avtar Singh .... production assistant
Dilip Soni .... production assistant
Sonu .... production boy
Subhash .... production boy
Vasant .... production boy (as Basant)
Pandav Brothers .... grateful appreciation
Dilip Bulchandani .... grateful appreciation
Viju Lakhani .... grateful appreciation (as Vijay Lakhani)
Gullu Taureja .... grateful appreciation
Arjundas B. Tolani .... grateful appreciation
Gopaldas Tolani .... film dedicated to (as Shri Gopaldas B. Tolani)
Smt Kalavanti G. Tolani .... film dedicated to

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149 min
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
So melodramatic it's amazing, 30 October 2011
Author: Peter Young from Earth

I watched Swarg as a kid, and I used to consider it a good film. I knew I would not like it as much today, but I never expected to dislike it as much as I did while watching it again. The film tells the story of a big, wealthy and happy family. Rajesh Khanna plays Kumar, the dignified head of the family who is a hard-working and successful businessman. He has a wife, three half-siblings from his father's second marriage, one of whom is married. Above-all, he has a faithful servant named Krishna whom he treats like his own son. He never had his own children, as he once had vowed to his stepmother to never have his own kids in order to focus on the upbringing of his half-siblings (yeh, a fairy tale I'm telling you!). All seems to be pure bliss in Kumar's huge mansion, so much that the place is called heaven. The family members live happily together, they respect and care for each other, but when the predictable struggle comes, everything is ruined. Kumar's two brothers start showing their true colours and what used to be heaven turns into hell, one dire strait after another. Meanwhile, Krishna, who was thrown out of the house, now finds success in showbiz (you must see it, a true Cinderella story) and promises to come back to Kumar, whom he worships as his God. He doesn't even imagine what's going on in there.

Swarg is an extremely melodramatic feature, and it follows the done-to-death formula of a "happy-family-destroyed." It is so overdone that any of David Dhawan's proceeding over-the-top comedy films would seem exemplary in comparison. The story itself is not that bad actually, though I doubt anyone would ever be able to do something less stereotypical with it, but the direction lacks focus and the script is flawed. Technically the film is rather amateurish, and the background score couldn't be more annoying. The film does have its moments but they are few and far between. The songs are average. Where acting goes, Rajesh Khanna is good at times, but for the most part he is laughably bad, overdoing almost every aspect about his role. Govinda, known for his energetic and charismatic nature, does better, but the script lets him down and at times, particularly in his crying scenes, his expressions are unintentionally funny. Madhavi as Khanna's wife and Juhi Chawla as his younger sister, are both beautiful, and do better. The show stealer here is Paresh Rawal, in a classic villainous part, and Satish Kaushik is also quite likable in a comic role. The ending is horrendous and makes everything else in the film look rather subtle. I'm sure there must be those who'd consider Swarg a great film for its genre. I can't recommend it.

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