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Baazigar (1993)

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A young man with a vendetta against a business tycoon seduces his younger daughter, but she begins to suspect her new lover's connection with her elder sister and his ulterior motive.

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Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla (as Abbas-Mustan), Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla (as Abbas-Mustan)
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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 ... 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 ... Anjali Sinha
Amrit Patel ... Chopra's chauffeur (as Amrut Patel)
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 her. 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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The music composer of the film, Anu Malik, makes an appearance in a song in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the third Cut Scene when Seema is falling the wire used to hold her up are clearly visible. See more »

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Ajay Sharma: Sometimes in order to win you have to lose something, and a person who wins in spite of losing is called "Baazigar."
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Referenced in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Episode #1.1528 (2014) See more »

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Ae Mere Humsafar
Performed by Vinod Rathod, Alka Yagnik
Music by Anu Malik
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To Win Some, One Must Lose Some
10 March 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

'Baazigar' is probably the first commercial Hindi film that centres around the anti-hero. It 'loosely' rips off 'A Kiss Before Dying'. It's not a scene by scene copy and the director duo did smartly Indianize it (unfortunately a lot of it is too Bollywood e.g. the 'dishum dishum' fight sequences). To an extent, as a film, it is better than 'A Kiss Before Dying' as the twists are changed to appeal to the Indian audience. The songs are pleasant but some of the tunes are ripped off too. The whole comedy track featuring Johnny Lever and co deserve to be fast-forwarded. What mainly makes 'Baazigar' more watchable than it's 'original' source is its performances. The film belongs to Shahrukh Khan who does his first anti-hero act and blows the audience away with a strong balanced performance of a multi-layered character. Kajol is lovably hyper in the beginning but she shows her character's gradual maturity with grace. Shilpa Shetty gives a stunning debut act. Rakhee plays the typical distressed mother again. Johnny Lever is irritating as always. The rest of the cast do not impress much either. Technically the film could have used a lot of improvement but one should keep in mind that this is a film of the early 1990s. The end sequence is a disappointment and it sadly brings the film down by a notch but on the whole, 'Baazigar' is enjoyable to watch. In spite of the plentiful plot holes, there are some fine moments like the scenes where Ajay manipulates Seema, Priya discovering the truth about her sister, Priya confronting Ajay...Even though one knows what happens in the end, there's something about the film that makes you sit through it.


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12 November 1993 (India) See more »

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INR40,000,000 (estimated)
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