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Koyla (1997)

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.

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Rakesh Roshan

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Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay) (as Sachin Bhaumick), Ravi Kapoor (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Shanker
Madhuri Dixit ... Gauri
Amrish Puri ... Raja Saab
Ranjeet ... Dilawar
Salim Ghouse ... Brijwa
Deepshika Nagpal ... 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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sonali Bendre was the first choice for the lead role. See more »

Quotes

Raja Saab: Bloody fool!
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Soundtracks

Ghunghte mein chanda
Music written by Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics written by Indivar
Performed by Udit Narayan & chorus
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Could've been a better film without SRK's annoying grunts + screaming during the action sequences.
21 March 2011 | by MovieInspectorSee all my reviews

When you think of action, you don't think of Shahrukh Khan, who only plays the role of a romantic naturally. First of all, I'd like to say that Madhuri's performance was superb; she didn't overact at all and kept things going nicely. Shahrukh, on the other hand, totally overacted, like he did in the other few action movies he made (with the exception of Darr of course, but that was a different role). He kept screaming annoyingly loud and grunting in the action sequences. No wonder he has kept away from action movies for the last 15 years (with the exception of Don, but there was no convincing action on his part there - mostly car chases). The music is good, and so is the story. Amrish Puri is as great as ever in his role. Could've been much better had they chose someone like Salman Khan to deal with the action sequences as effortlessly as he does.

Verdict: worth a watch once or twice. I give it 6/10 just for the story + Madhuri's performance.


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