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Passion (1997)

Ishq (original title)
Harbans Rai and Ranjit Rai are two wealthy businessmen who absolutely *loathe* poverty and poor people . As fate would have it , Harbans Rai's daughter Madhu falls for a poor mechanic Raja ... See full summary »


Indra Kumar


Rajeev Kaul (screenplay), Rajeev Kaul (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Raja
Ajay Devgn ... Ajay Rai
Juhi Chawla ... Madhu
Kajol ... Kajal
Dalip Tahil ... Harbans Lal
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ... Ranjit Rai
Johnny Lever ... Ranjit's brother-in-law (as Johny Lever)
Mohan Joshi ... Kajol's Uncle
Deven Verma ... Behram
Tiku Talsania ... Gaitonde
Deepak Shirke ... Damliya
Shweta Menon ... Dancer
Sunil Dhawan
Kamaldeep ... Doctor Sarjan (as Kamal Deep)
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ... Brijesh (as Anant Mahadevan)


Harbans Rai and Ranjit Rai are two wealthy businessmen who absolutely *loathe* poverty and poor people . As fate would have it , Harbans Rai's daughter Madhu falls for a poor mechanic Raja while Ranjit Rai's son Ajay romances a poor girl Kajal . When Harbans and Ranjit come to know of it they try various ways to separate the lovers . Written by Soumitra

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Romancing with music


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The only film till date to star Ajay and Aamir. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, for the film's original theatrical and home entertainment releases a pre-cut version was used. However, upon a later re-submission to the BBFC for a DVD re-release the original unedited version was submitted to the BBFC for formal classification. Upon this submission cuts were required to two scenes of violence (slash to face with pitchfork, kick to crotch) to bring this version in line with earlier pre-cut version which was passed PG. These cuts made in accordance with former BBFC policy still used at the time of submission on different video versions of the same work. See more »


References The Exorcist (1973) See more »


Dekho Dekho Jaanam
Written by Rahat Indori
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan
Courtesy of Baba Music
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A good mix of everything
20 March 2015 | by wajeehkhan01See all my reviews

The main reason I watched this movie is because of the great cast. Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgan, Kajol, and Juhi Chawla. That already gets you excited. The actors all did great, even Johnny Lever. This movie is a perfect one to watch with the whole family, because it has some great scenes and it's a totally clean movie. It has everything in it- action, drama, comedy, romance, and an overall good story that is told in true Bollywood style. I mean even though its a typical story filled with clichés and Bollywood masala, it entertains and is above average. And really, the movie has a great message, which is that all people are equal, rich or poor. Many people think that poor people are not equal to the rich people. The movie also says that there is nothing wrong in falling in love with a lower class person. The songs were also good as most of 1990s Hindi films had good music. This movie overall was pretty good.

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28 November 1997 (India) See more »

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