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Raja Hindustani (1996)

Raja, a taxi driver, falls in love with Aarti, a rich girl, and marries her against her parents' wishes. Later, her parents try to create differences amongst the couple.


Dharmesh Darshan


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


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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When the Morani's were having problems with signing Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan told Darmesh he could do the film . Later Aamir was back in the film. See more »


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


Remake of Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965) See more »


Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mein
Vocals by Udit Narayan
Lyrics by Sameer
Music by Nadeem Saifi & Shravan Rathod
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In my top 10 , my top ten most overrated Bollywood movies that is
19 April 2009 | by IbukSee all my reviews

I saw Raja Hindustani way way back in 96 when it first came out. It was a huge blockbuster and made Karisma Kapoor a major star. The songs became imensely popular, especially Pardesi Pardesi. In my opinion the songs are the only reason the movie became such a huge blockbuster because the story is pretty appalling and clichéd. The story as it is involves Aamir Khan, a cab driver who falls in love with a rich girl who comes to stay with him. They get married but then the rich girl's parents try to cause problems in their relationship and the couple eventually split. The movie's main problem is that it can't decide whether it wants to be a remake of Jab Jab phool kile or Akele hum akele tum and it ends up as an uneasy mix of both. The movie can't even be saved by the wonderful songs. An awful awful movie and the fact that the movie did so well simply astounds me.

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Release Date:

15 November 1996 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Raja the Indian See more »

Filming Locations:

Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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