Baadshah (1999)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 0 mins

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A dying man, K. Jhunjhunwala would like to locate his missing/runaway daughter, Seema Malhotra, so that he can get her married to Nitin Dharampal, before he dies. The young woman, Seema (Twinkle Khanna), is, however, unprepared to marry Nitin, who she knows as a friend – hence the need for Baadshah's help. Baadshah takes it upon himself to woo the girl and later dump her in order to fulfil the dying man's request and create some much-needed revenue. However, unbeknownst to Baadshah, Jhunjhunwala and Nitin are actually a father-son team wanted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The marriage of Nitin to Seema, who is actually the sister of CBI Secret Agent Deepak Malhotra, is meant to stop investigation into the bank fraud case by way of family connections. The plan fails, however, when Agent Malhotra promptly arrests the Jhunjhunwalas before the marriage can take place. In a second case, prominent businessman, Mahindra, would like to negotiate with his daughter, Sonu's kidnappers, and secure her release. And the Central Bureau of Investigation would like to protect the life of Chief Minister, Gayetri Bachchan under the mission code-named "Maa", and the CBI Officer in Charge to be code-named "Baadshah". Now, in a comical twist of fate, Baadshah the bumbling and out of work Private Investigator, who has agreed to assist Jhunjhunwala and Mahindra, is mistaken for the CBI Agent, ends up working for the assassins, and must assassinate Gayetri or end up losing his team of four fellow-bumblers, and Mahindra's daughter. How will the chaotic and convoluted sequence of events unfold?

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Twinkle Khanna

Crew: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla (Director), Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla (Director), Thomas A Xavier (Director of Photography), Anu Malik (Music Director), Surendra Singh Sodhi (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Comedy, Musical

Release Dates: 27 Aug 1999 (India)

Tagline: World's most favorite detective.

Hindi Name: बादशाह

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Did you know? Akshay Kumar was offered the lead role but turned it down due to date issues. Read More
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as Raj 'Baadshah'
as Seema Malhotra
as Adi Chopra
as Suraj Singh Thaper
as Tom Uncle
as Seth Mahendra
as Chetia
as K Jhunjhunwala
as CBI Agent Deepak Malhotra
as Dr Rustom
as Casino manager
as CBI Officer, Mrs. Nathan
as Bhola
Supporting Actress
as Ram Lal
as CM's PA Sheetal
as Police Officer
as CBI Dr Rusi Surti
as Nitin Dharampal
as Chief Security Officer Khanna
as CBI Chief
as Chief Minister Gayetri Bachchan
as Manikchand
as Tyagraj Bachchan
as Saxena
as Moti
as Baadshah's Mother
as Vijoo
as Shiva


Production Manager


Story Writer
Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography



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Dolby Digital
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World's most favorite detective.
While shooting the song "Hum to Deewane Huye," Twinkle Khanna tripped while dancing in the rain in a saree. She fell down and was drenched in mud.

Akshay Kumar was offered the lead role but turned it down due to date issues.

The is the only film to pair Shah Rukh Khan with Twinkle Khanna.

Shilpa Shetty was signed for the film but opted out when it kept getting delayed.