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Raja the Indian (1996)

Raja Hindustani (original title)
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:

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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 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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Simply a Lovable Film!!!


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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

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was offered the lead heroine role and was tempted to take it, but she wasn't looking into an acting career at the time and was busy with her studies. 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 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003) See more »

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Worth it for Actors,Dialogs and script
9 June 2008 | by shivakumarvishwaSee all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot.I know i made an another but i want to restart.I want to start with negative ones.The comedy was annoying.Veeru,Navneet,Johnny,The kid,Aamir(In a few scenes)were irritating and could have been cut.before the scenes where Karishma scolds Aamir for beating up those guys for criticizing her till that scenes the movie dragged.The very handsome Mohnish Behl is hardly there and could have been deleted.Karishma is less annoying than usual(Meaning she acted immature 2 scenes).Now the good points.Karishma is an actress who i don't appreciate(Except for sexy looks).I say she is overrated.In this movie she gives an amazing performance.The only good performance of her.She sucks big time.Aamir gives an amazing performance too.Archana who has a lot of negative shades in her role does a great job.Others are great too except Veeru,Navneet and Johnny and the kid.Direction is brilliant in a lot of parts.The music ,I LOVED IT.A fabulous musical score.Cinematography is excellent but it gets sloppy in a few scenes.Script is excellent.Pardesi song was a key part in the movie i\which showed the feelings very well."Kitna Pyaara","Aye Ho Mera Zindagi""Pucho Zara Pucho "brings in the feel good mood of the movie.THE MOVIE IS A WATCH.But make sure do fast forward the comedy ones they are annoying and unfunny


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