Ghulam means a slave. Sidharth (Aamir Khan) is an amateur boxer who does not work, preferring to loaf about with friends. His older brother Jai (Rajit Kapoor) works with a gangster who rules the neighborhood, terrorizing merchants and demanding protection money. As a child Sidharth idolized his father, an ex-freedom fighter, whom he saw committing suicide in guilt after a visit from an old acquaintance. Sidharth meets a girl, Alisha (Rani Mukerji), who rides with a motorcycle gang, and Hari, a social worker. The film tells the story of Sidharth's romance with Alisha and his reformation. Written by
Did You Know?
For the scene when Siddharth runs towards an oncoming train, Aamir Khan
preformed his own stunt. It wasn't until he saw the scene in the editing room that he realized how close he had come to being genuinely hit by the train. See more
Remade as Sudhandhiram