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Coal (1997)

Koyla (original title)
A village girl agrees to a marriage to a king she has never met after he sends her a photograph of himself. But the man in the photograph is not the king but his most loyal slave, the handsome but mute Shankar.

Director:

Rakesh Roshan

Writers:

Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay) (as Sachin Bhaumick), Ravi Kapoor (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Shanker
Madhuri Dixit ... Gauri
Amrish Puri ... Raja Saab
Ranjeet ... Dilawar
Salim Ghouse ... Brijwa
Deepshika ... Bindya (as Deepshikha)
Ashok Saraf ... Vedji
Jack Gaud ... Ranbir
Suresh Chatwal ... Gauri's uncle
Mohnish Bahl ... Ashok - Gauri's brother (as Mohnish Behl)
Ram Mohan ... Oldman
Kunickaa Sadanand ... Raseli (as Kunika)
Himani Shivpuri ... Chandabai
Vikas Anand ... Haria
Pradeep Singh Rawat ... Police Commissioner (as Pradip Singh)
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Storyline

Mute Shankar slogs day and night to satisfy the lust of wealthy businessman Raja Saab who has underworld contact. Raja Saab would like to marry the young and street-wise, Gauri, however Gauri would like to see a picture of her would be husband but is instead shown Shankar's picture, she immediately falls in love with him and agrees to marry but at the wedding altar, Gauri gets a shock when she sees Raja Saab, refuses to continue with the rituals of the marriage and is locked forever in a room. Circumstances forced Shankar and Gauri to elope but both is caught by Raja and his men, who beats Shankar and throw him to his death and Gauri is taken back to Raja Saab mansion and must undergo preparations to get married to him. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

7 April 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Coal See more »

Filming Locations:

Arunachal Pradesh, India

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

SRK's long hair was created by using an extension to his hair. See more »

Quotes

Raja Saab: Bloody fool!
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Connections

Referenced in Tom, Dick, and Harry (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Badan judaa hote
Music written by Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics written by Indivar
Performed by Kumar Sanu, Preeti Uttam Singh & chorus
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Wonderful warm movie
14 January 1999 | by 4everDiSee all my reviews

I was forced to see this movie by my college professor. I didn't like the idea of seeing a foreign file with english subtitles and thought it would be boring. I, along with my classmates, was completely wrong. The movie was wonderful. It was truly a heartbreaker and so non-American (if you know what I mean). It's a wonderful movie, see it if you have the chance-you won't regret it.


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