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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 ... 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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The first of two films released in 1997 that Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit appeared together in. The second was Dil To Pagal Hai. This happened again five years later in 2002, when they appeared in Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam and Devdas. See more »

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Raja Saab: Bloody fool!
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Referenced in Comedy Nights with Kapil: Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol (2014) See more »

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Dekha tujhe to ho gayi deewani
Music written by Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics written by Indivar
Performed by Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik & chorus
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Weak plot filled with clichés and some sadistic violence
27 February 2009 | by long-fordSee all my reviews

I had high hopes from this film but this turned out to be surprisingly bad. The storyline is very weak and full of clichés. Shahrukh is silent in the first half and changes his voice in the second. Despite these gimmicks, there is little worth mentioning. Amrish Puri is decent but very over the top as the villain. The other villains are rather sadistic and the nastiness leaves a foul taste. The violence should have been toned down. The action scenes are middling and overblown. Madhuri Dixit has a thankless part. Luckily, she has some watchable dance numbers with Shahrukh. Very disappointing.

Overall 2/10


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