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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Cast: Kajol Devgan, Shah Rukh Khan

Crew: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla (Director), Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla (Director), Thomas A Xavier (Director of Photography), Anu Malik (Music Director), Shyam Surender (Music Director)

Rating: U (India), M (Australia), 16 (Germany)

Genres: Musical, Romance, Thriller, Crime, Drama

Release Dates: 12 Nov 1993 (India)

Hindi Name: बाज़ीगर

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Frame Rate:
24 fps
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2.39:1 (Scope), 2.35:1
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: Chennai Express (Hindi)
Referenced in: Hadh Kar Di Aapne (Hindi)
Referenced in: Dulha Mil Gaya (Hindi)
Referenced in: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (Hindi)
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.
Akshay Kumar, Arbaaz Khan, Anil Kapoor and Salman Khan all turned down the film because they didn't want to play a negative role.

Akshay Kumar, Arbaaz Khan, Anil Kapoor and Salman Khan were all offered the lead role but turned it down due it its negativity.

Shah Rukh Khan won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in this film.

The film is inspired from the British movie A Kiss Before Dying (1991).

The film marks Shilpa Shetty's screen debut.

This film marks Shah Rukh Khan's first villainous role.

This is the first film in which Shah Rukh Khan plays a villainous role.