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Slave (1998)

Ghulam (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 19 June 1998 (India)
An amateur boxer runs errands for a local gangster but revolts against him after the gangster kills his friend and his conscience is awakened.

Director:

Vikram Bhatt

Writer:

Anjum Rajabali
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Siddharth Marathe
Rani Mukerji ... Alisha Mafatlal
Rajit Kapoor ... Jai, Siddhartha's brother
Mita Vasisht ... Siddharth's lawyer (as Meeta Vashishta)
Sharat Saxena ... Ronak Singh (Ronnie)
Deepak Tijori ... Charlie
Akshay Anand ... Harihar Mafatlal
Bobby Sainy Bobby Sainy
Dalip Tahil ... Mr. Marathe
Raju Kher ... Ashok
Madhu Malhotra ... Mrs. Malhotra
Ashwin Kaushal
Ashutosh Rana ... Agrawal, Shyamsundar
Anil Rajput Anil Rajput
Javed Rizvi
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Storyline

Ghulam means a slave. Sidharth (Aamir Khan) is an amateur boxer who does not work, preferring to loaf about with friends. His older brother Jai (Rajit Kapoor) works with a gangster who rules the neighborhood, terrorizing merchants and demanding protection money. As a child Sidharth idolized his father, an ex-freedom fighter, whom he saw committing suicide in guilt after a visit from an old acquaintance. Sidharth meets a girl, Alisha (Rani Mukerji), who rides with a motorcycle gang, and Hari, a social worker. The film tells the story of Sidharth's romance with Alisha and his reformation. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Second remake of On the Waterfront by Bhatt camp after Kabzaa. See more »

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Referenced in The Kapil Sharma Show: Fun with the Cast of Daddy (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Tujko Kya
Sung by Udit Narayan, Miss Jojo (as Jojo, aka Mou Mukherjee), Surjeet
Music composed by Jatin-Lalit (aka Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit)
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its not as bad as all that
11 December 2002 | by miko-chanSee all my reviews

Sure, its formulaic, but personally I think there is an element of spoof in it. Look at some of the dance routines. Especially the one where they are in a log cabin. They are not taking themselves too seriously here. And it does have a charm about it. My favorite song in it is the one about going to Chandala. And the scene where he enters her window about 16 stories up - it is completely ludicrous but is hugely entertaining and I feel for the right reasons.

Amir Khan also appeared earlier in "andaaz apna apna" which was very much a comedy, allthough it did tend to veer to much towards farce at times.

Although there was some sort of an action story and a moral theme to it, i think much of it was meant to be a light comedy romance, and those parts of the film worked quite nicely.

Sure its not a particularly memorable film and isnt ground breaking cinema, but its not actually a bad film, as long as you arent expecting too much out of it. And its quite watchable.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

19 June 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Slave See more »

Filming Locations:

Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,859,949
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NH Studioz See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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