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Raja Hindustani (1996)

India's biggest box office hit of 1996, Raja Hindustani is a musical drama about a poor cab driver who marries a rich woman and the struggles they face after marriage.

Director:

Dharmesh Darshan

Writers:

Robin Bhatt (screenplay), Dharmesh Darshan (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Aamir Khan ... Raja Hindustani
Karisma Kapoor ... Aarti Sehgal
Suresh Oberoi ... Mr. Sehgal (Aarti's father)
Johnny Lever ... Balvant Singh
Navneet Nishan ... Kamal Singh / Kammo
Veeru Krishnan Veeru Krishnan ... Gulab Singh
Kunal Khemu ... Rajnikant (as Master Kunal Khemu)
Pramod Moutho ... Swaraj (Shalu's brother)
Mohnish Bahl ... Jai (as Mohnish Behl)
Tiku Talsania ... Chacha (Raja's uncle)
Farida Jalal ... Chachi (Raja's aunt)
Archana Puran Singh ... Shalini Sehgal / Shalu (Aarti's stepmother)
Kalpana Iyer Kalpana Iyer ... Guest appearance in the song "Pardesi Pardesi"
Pratibha Sinha Pratibha Sinha ... Guest appearance in the song "Pardesi Pardesi"
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shravan Sagar Shravan Sagar
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Storyline

Raja is a poor man who lives in India. He meets with a very rich girl, and both fall in love with each other. The girl's name is Aarti, who lives with her step-mother, who is very cruel, father and and step-cousin, who oppose her having any contact with Raja. But Aarti is stubborn, and gets married to Raja. After their marriage, her step-mother, father and step-cousin pretend to accept them, but actually are planning to bring an end to their relationship. Written by Sumitra (corrected by Carrie)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 November 1996 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Raja the Indian See more »

Filming Locations:

Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The theme from the kissing scene in Raja Hindustani was used in the song "Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan" in Dhadkan (2000) which was also directed by Darshan. See more »

Goofs

Navneet Nishan has short hair before marriage. After tying the knot, she acquires waist-length hair overnight. See more »

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Referenced in Bollywood Bound (2002) See more »

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A Musical treat.
6 August 2004 | by HeragSee all my reviews

One thing that lingers about this movie is the music, which is innately Indian and the melody is reminiscent of the yester-year Music Makers. Aamir khan who is one of the better actors and Karishma who is easy on the eyes unlike her sister, also happens to be a good actress. There is the usual cast of "Appetisers-side dishes" including Johhny lever, who has better talent doing Bhangra than comedy. This actor has talent with mimicry and impersonation but is a annoying comedian. The Story is a typical Bollywood, where the girl meets a poor boy whose habitation almost always happens to be tourist spot that good looking Rich girls happen to visit. They are invariably are snobbish or the Script writers make them that way till the 23rd reel of the movie to make way for the musical numbers-which just happens to be pure treat.


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