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Baazigar (1993)

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A young man with a vendetta against a business tycoon seduces and kills his eldest daughter and then proceeds to his younger daughter but she begins to suspect her new lover's ulterior motive.

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Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla (as Abbas-Mustan), Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla (as Abbas-Mustan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Ajay Sharma
Kajol ... Priya
Dalip Tahil ... Madan Chopra
Rakhee Gulzar ... Shobha
Shilpa Shetty Kundra ... Seema (as Shilpa Shetty)
Siddharth Siddharth ... Inspector Karan
Johnny Lever ... Babulal - Head Servant
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ... Vishwanath Sharma (as Anant Mahadevan)
Daboo Malik ... Ravi Shukla (as Krish Malik)
Dinesh Hingoo ... Seth Bajodia
Adi Irani ... Vicky Malhotra
Resham Tipnis Resham Tipnis ... Anjali Sinha
Amrit Patel Amrit Patel ... Chopra's chauffeur (as Amrut Patel)
Sumeet Pathak Sumeet Pathak ... Young Ajay (as Master Sumeet)
Manmauji ... Taalia
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Storyline

A poor but ambitious young man Ajay Sharma is a devoted son to his widowed, traumatized, amnesiac mother. He leaves home for Bombay to fulfill the mysterious promise he made to himself and his mother. On the way he gets a lift from his childhood friend Vicky Malhotra. Ajay has secretly seduced Seema, the elder daughter of business tycoon Madan Chopra and on the side, he also makes acquaintance of Chopra and his younger daughter Priya at a car race in Madras. Ajay promises to marry Seema but betrays and murders her by throwing her off the roof of a building, making it look like a suicide with the help of a faked suicide note which he obtained from Seema under false pretext. He then adopts the identity of Vicky Malhotra, makes the vulnerable Priya fall in love with him and also wins Chopra's trust. However, Priya refuses to believe that her sister committed suicide and keeps investigating, which forces Ajay/Vicky to murder anyone who could possibly help her discover the truth. Written by Soumitra

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Country:

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 November 1993 (India) See more »

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Budget:

INR 40,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Kajol had lots of trouble with the "Mera Dil Tha Akela" part in the song, Baazigar O Baazigar, because she felt the emotions on the script were extremely exaggerated. Shah Rukh Khan then helped her by jokingly pinching her and she "learned" how to act the part properly. See more »

Goofs

Adi Irani gives a lift to Srk and says his life is only traveling between Pune and Mumbai but his car registration shows GA which is Goa registration See more »

Quotes

Priya Chopra: [sees Ajay after having just learned the truth about him] What should I call you, huh? Vicky Malhotra, or Ajay Sharma? Perhaps while you used the deceit of a false name to play this con game you forgot that changing a name doesn't change a man's face and his crime! The heartless way in which you threw my sister down the roof...
[begins to cry]
Priya Chopra: no one would ever throw out a broken toy like that! And worse you even pretended to love me? Why? What did we ever do wrong to you? What didn't my father ...
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Referenced in Dulha Mil Gaya (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Chupana bhi Nahi ata
Performed by Vinod Rathod
Music by Anu Malik
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One of SRK's Best Performances
17 August 2001 | by rajivgillSee all my reviews

If I had to recommend just one Shah Rukh Khan film, this will be the one. Baazigar is a story of revenge - a thriller romance. Ajay Sharma's family is betrayed by the villainous Madan Chopra. Subsequent events lead to his father and sister dying on the same night (the latter, in his arms). His mother is so traumatised she loses her mind. Ajay's anger and thirst for revenge is justified. As an adult, he plots Chopra's downfall and Chopra's two daughters are his tools. SRK is so convincing you forget he's not really Ajay. Some of the scenes make you grab your seat and go "Wow". Kajol is, as usual, a dynamic performer. Shilpa is OK. Johnny Lever must be one of the few people who can crack jokes in a serious film and not make you tear your hair out in frustration. His Babu Lal is an effective comic relief.

The songs are not too bad. If you've heard Anu Malik's previous songs, you'll realize that Baazigar has a number of rehashed tracks. Typical of Anu Malik, no? Overall, this film deserves at least an 8. I don't understand why its rating is low in here.


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