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The evil Vizier of Baharistan kills the royal family and takes power himself but the real crown prince, who has survived his machinations, returns to his homeland to avenge his parents as a masked vigilante 'Ajooba'.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Ajooba / Ali
Dimple Kapadia ... Rukhsana Khan
Rishi Kapoor ... Hassan
Sonam ... Shehzadi Heena
Shammi Kapoor ... Sultan of Bahristan
Ariadna Shengelaia ... Malika (as Areadna Shengelaya)
Saeed Jaffrey ... Amir Khan (as Sayeed Jaffery)
Sushma Seth ... Zarina Khan
Amrish Puri ... Vazir-E-Alla
Dalip Tahil ... Shahrukh (Vazir's brother-in-law) (as Dalip Tahhil)
Georgi Darchiashvili Georgi Darchiashvili ... Prince Altaf (as Georgi Darchiashvisli)
Zurab Kapianidze Zurab Kapianidze
Abesalom Loria Abesalom Loria ... Kadus (as Abe Salam Loria)
Tinnu Anand ... Anwar Khan
Dara Singh ... Maharaja Karan Singh
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This is a story of Ajooba, the masked legend, who was treated as the only protector of the people of Baharistan. Ajooba is none other than Ali, the real heir to the kingdom of Baharistan. Unfortunately for Ali, when he was just born, his father and mother were overthrown by the evil designs of the Vazir. Ali survived as destined and was brought up by a blacksmith who was unaware of Ali's real identity. In the guise of Ajooba, Ali takes up the very difficult task of finding his lost parents and then to re-instate them to the throne with great honour. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Country:

India | Soviet Union

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 April 1991 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Черный принц Аджуба See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Shashi Kapoor would use a hand stick in order to gather his troops and bringing them to order, and generously using it if indiscipline occurred he lost the stick in Russia. See more »

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Ajooba: So what happens if the enemies want the worst to happen? Whatever God wishes that is what will happen.
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Alternate-language version of Vozvrashchenie bagdadskogo vora (1988) See more »

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One of the worst all-time Hindi movies ever...
27 October 2002 | by reviewmanSee all my reviews

A complete zero out of four. One worst sums up Ajooba: awful. Actually, more words come to mind: ridiculous, third-rate, and terrible. This is one of Amitabh's worst movies ever, he prances around in a cheap leather jacket and equally cheap tinsel foil Zorro-style mask with what appears to be wings on the sides.

The movie is set in ancient Persia or Arabia and is characteristically un-historical for an Indian movie. As stated above, a leather jacket from K-Mart with velcro straps did not exist 400 years ago, unless all my history teachers were wrong.

Rishi also does his patented cross-dressing in this movie. Far from being funny, it is very embarassing to watch. What could possess the son of the legendary Raj Kapoor to flay the memory of his house like this on screen?

On the plus side, if you want a real laugh, go ahead and watch this film. The glaring inconsistencies in the plot and costumes are no match for the awful dialogues and shoddy acting.


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