Baazigar (1993)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 19 mins

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Vishwanath Sharma is the owner of a luxurious estate within his community. A widower named Madan Chopra, appears at his door, begging for shelter and employment, along with his two daughters, Priya and Seema. Pitying their sorry plight, Viswanath offers Madan lodging and employment. With time, Viswanath begins to trust Madan as a loyal and efficient employee. When he needs to travel abroad to expand his business, he leaves his business and property in the care of Madan. Upon his return, he is shocked and devastated to know that Madan has cunningly seized his entire business empire and properties. Viswanath Sharma's wife and young son are left penniless and distraught when he and his young daughter tragically die in the aftermath. Years later, Madan Chopra lives a very wealthy lifestyle with two daughters, Seema and Priya. His passion is racing, and realizing that he is not young anymore, has his last race and wins, only to find out that another competitor, Vicky Malhotra, let him win. Madan befriends Vicky, introduces him to Priya and invites him to work for him in Bombay. Vicky and Priya are attracted to each other, much to Madan's delight and he announces their marriage. In the meanwhile, Seema, Madan's eldest daughter mysteriously dies, after falling from the roof of a multi-storied building. While the case seems to be one of suicide due to a failed love affair, Priya refuses to believe it. She begins an investigation into the death, along with her friend and Police Inspector Karan. Together they begin to unravel a plot that may well spell danger to all their lives, especially that of Madan. What is the true identity of Vicky Malhotra? What happened to Viswanath Sharma's wife and son?
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as Priya
as Ajay Sharma
as Vicky Malhotra
as Chopra's chauffeur
as Vishwanath Sharma
as Guest at engagement party
Supporting Actress
as Madan Chopra
Supporting Actor
as Seth Bajodia
Supporting Actor
as Motu
as Babulal
as Ravi Shukla
as Shobha
as Anjali Sinha
as Young Ajay
as Guest at engagement party


Production Manager
Assistant Production Coordinator

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Assistant Cameraman


Location Sound Recordist
Audio Assistant


Art Director
Assistant Art Director


Assistant Choreographer


Assistant Editor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Music Label: Venus Records and Tapes
Music Director: Anu Malik, Shyam Surender
Lyricist: Dev Kohli
Playback Singer: Kumar Sanu, Anu Malik
Music Director: Anu Malik, Shyam Surender
Lyricist: Rani Malik
Playback Singer: Vinod Rathod
Music Director: Shyam Surender, Anu Malik
Lyricist: Rani Malik
Playback Singer: Pankaj Udhas
Music Director: Shyam Surender, Anu Malik
Lyricist: Nawab Arzoo
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
Music Director: Anu Malik, Shyam Surender
Lyricist: Gauhar Kanpuri
Playback Singer: Vinod Rathod, Alka Yagnik
Music Director: Anu Malik, Shyam Surender
Lyricist: Rani Malik
Playback Singer: Sonali Bajpayee, Kumar Sanu
Errors in Geography
Adi Irani gives a lift to Shah Rukh Khan, and claims that most of his life is spent, only traveling between Pune and Mumbai, but his car registration shows GA, which is Goa registration.
Dr.Albans hit song "It's my life" is played in a party scene.

The music composer of the film, Anu Malik, makes an appearance in a song in the film.

Sridevi was to have a double role as Seema and Priya. The directors felt that the audience wouldn't feel for Shah Rukh Khan's character if he killed Sridevi. Therefore, Kajol and Shilpa Shetty were chosen to play the roles.

Kajol had lots of trouble with the "Mera Dil Tha Akela" part in the song, 'Baazigar O Baazigar', because she felt the emotions on the script were extremely exaggerated. Shah Rukh Khan then helped her by jokingly pinching her, and the resultant pain helped her display the emotions perfectly.

Akshay Kumar was initially offered the role of 'Baazigar,' but turned it down due to its negativity. Anil Kapoor and Salman Khan also rejected it for the same reason. Arbaaz Khan who turned it down for this very reason, later went on to do a full fledged negative role in Abbas Mastan's 'Daraar'.

This is Shah Rukh Khan's first movie in a villainous role.

The film shocked Indian audiences with its bold and fresh theme, which was much removed from the standard Bollyood formula for a successful movie. Never before had any hero murdered an innocent heroine, out of the blue, and such a depiction caused quite a furor, but also translated into big revenues at the box office.
Movie Connection(s):
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