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Laadla (The Beloved Son) is the story of Raju (Anil Kapoor) who lives with his disabled mom (Farida Jalal). One day Raju on his way to a job interview saves the life of a rich textile mill ... See full summary »

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Raj Kanwar

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Anees Bazmee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anil Kapoor ... Raj Verma (Raju)
Sridevi ... Sheetal Jetley
Raveena Tandon ... Kaajal
Farida Jalal ... Gayetri Verma
Aruna Irani ... Bannobi (Sheetal's nanny)
Prem Chopra ... Suryadev
Paresh Rawal ... Suryadev's brother
Mohnish Bahl ... Suryadev's son (as Mohnish Behl)
Anupam Kher ... Laxminarain Jetley
Shakti Kapoor ... Tilak Bhandari
Alok Nath ... Kaajal's dad
Kalpana Iyer Kalpana Iyer ... Kamini
Vaishnavi
Vikram Gokhale ... Doctor
Ravi Baswani ... (as Ravi Vaswani)
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Storyline

Laadla (The Beloved Son) is the story of Raju (Anil Kapoor) who lives with his disabled mom (Farida Jalal). One day Raju on his way to a job interview saves the life of a rich textile mill owner (Anupam Kher) who offers him a job in his factory which is run by his ambitious daughter Sheetal (SriDevi). Sheetal's competitive attitude and open insults result in her making several enemies in her industry. Raju works as a mechanic in the mill and confronts Sheetal several times to get the workers proper treatment. Raju's fairness for workers result in him being elected as the union leader. Raju meets Kajol (Raveena Tandon), who also works in the textile mill, and they fall in love. Raju saves Sheetal's life during an attempt by a competing textile mill owner (Prem Chopra) to eliminate her. Sheetal wants to win over Raju and makes an offer to marry him. When Raju turns her down she forces his mom to agree to the marriage. Raju accepts his mom's wishes and decides to sacrifice his love for ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Drama | Family

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

17 March 1994 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Neha Arts See more »
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Trivia

Rishi Kapoor had recommended Raj Kanwar to Nitin Manmohan. The plan was all three to remake a south film. Yet when Laadla was launched, they took Anil Kapoor. See more »

Quotes

Sheetal Jethly: Understand? You better understand.
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Remake of Gharaana Mogudu (1992) See more »

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Sridevi, Anupam Kher and Shakti Kapoor are highlights
18 July 2012 | by gurdeepmann59See all my reviews

Sridevi probably first introduced anti-heroine roles in Bollywood as a proud and arrogant businesswoman

The film starts off nicely with Sridevi's intro But raises a question? Anil Kapoor is poor and middle-classed but still manages to arrange to go on an airplane? Also how does he lift a heavy Farida Jalal who is bigger than him?

Direction is good Music is OK especially the Main Raju Deewana song

Anil Kapoor excels in his brilliant role as a hardworking union leader Sridevi rocks all the way Raveena Tandon is OK Anupam Kher is funny Aruna Irani makes good support Farida Jalal does well Prem Chopra is sinister Paresh Rawal is passable Mohnish Behl is alright Shakti Kapoor is passable


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