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Khal Nayak (1993)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 15 June 1993 (India)
Ballu (Sanjay Dutt), a notorious, cunning, and unscrupulous criminal who's wanted by the police for a plethora of murders and thefts. Bright and ambitious Inspector Ram (Jackie Shroff) ... See full summary »

Director:

Subhash Ghai

Writers:

Subhash Ghai, Ram Kelkar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Dutt ... Balaram Prasad 'Ballu'
Madhuri Dixit ... Ganga (Gangotri Devi)
Jackie Shroff ... Inspector Ram Kumar Sinha
Rakhee Gulzar ... Aarti Prasad (as Raakhee)
Anupam Kher ... Ishwar Girdhar Pandey (jailor)
Ramya Krishnan ... Ballu's Mistress (as Ramya Krishna)
Pramod Moutho Pramod Moutho ... Roshan Mahanta (as Pramod Muthu)
Sushmita Mukherjee ... Mrs. Pandey
A.K. Hangal ... Shaukat Bhai
Neena Gupta ... Champa Didi
Mangal Dhillon Mangal Dhillon ... Iqbal
Ali Asgar ... Munna (as Ali Asghar)
Sudhir Dalvi ... Teacher (in song "O Maa, Tujhe Salam")
Ahmad Ansari Ahmad Ansari
Arun Bali
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Storyline

Ballu (Sanjay Dutt), a notorious, cunning, and unscrupulous criminal who's wanted by the police for a plethora of murders and thefts. Bright and ambitious Inspector Ram (Jackie Shroff) finally arrests him, only to have Ballu escape right under his nose. So Ram's lovely girlfriend Ganga (Madhuri Dixit) volunteers to go undercover, to trap Ballu and help restore Ram's reputation. Things get more complicated, however, when Ballu falls for her, and she finds that she isn't entirely immune to his charms. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

15 June 1993 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Khal Nayak: The Villain See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mukta Arts See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the earliest remixes done of "Choli Ke Peeche" were in the album Bollywood Flashback by Bally Sagoo. This was in 1994. See more »

Goofs

The police track the villain from an MS Word document screen. See more »

Quotes

Ballu: I want to be the biggest villain.
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Connections

References Kabuliwala (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai
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Wonderful
6 May 2003 | by gregfoleySee all my reviews

I watched this film because it got one vote for Sight and Sound's once-a-decade list of the best films ever made, probably the only mainstream Bollywood movie ever to have achieved that distinction (though Satyajit Ray's works receive a number of votes). I wouldn't put it on my top 10 list of all time, as that one critic did, but I do think the film is wonderful.

It's not sophisticated. I'm pretty new to Bollywood films, having only watched a few highly-regarded ones so far, but my impression of them is that they are primarily about basic emotions (family, love) deeply felt. Broadly drawn emotions, no subtlety here. But these films seem to get to me, and this one did more than any of the others I've watched.

The sound effects are bad, and there's a small amount of broad humor that I think detracts from the film. The musical parts are pretty good. I think the lead was wonderfully cast, and the women are beautiful, as they invariably are in Indian films.


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