Raja Hindustani (1996)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 3 mins

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'Raja Hindustani' is the quintessential tale of the problems that arise when a rich girl marries a poor boy. Mr. Sehgal (Suresh Oberoi), an exceptionally wealthy businessman, lives with his daughter, Aarti (Karisma Kapoor), and his second-wife Shalini (Archana Puran Singh) in a palatial home. Aarti wishes to go for a vacation at a small hill station named Palankhet where her parents had met for the first time. Once there, she meets a poor orphan, Raja Hindustani (Aamir Khan), who becomes her guide and taxi driver. Almost instantaneously sparks fly, they fall head over heels in love with each other, and get married without Mr. Sehgal's blessings. When Mr. Sehgal comes to know of this hasty wedding, he is initially furious, but eventually forgives his daughter, and invites both newlyweds to his palatial home. However, what he is completely unaware of is that his scheming wife, her brother, Swaraj (Pramod Moutho), and her nephew Jai (Mohnish Behl) have plans to create conflict and discord between the young couple with the ultimate goal of destroying the family and snatching away their wealth. Will fate and circumstance conspire to separate the young couple?
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Cast: Aamir Khan, Karisma Kapoor

Crew: Dharmesh Darshan (Director), WB Rao (Director of Photography), Nadeem Akhtar Saifi (Music Director), Shravan Rathod (Music Director), Pradeep Suri (Audiographer)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 15 Nov 1996 (India)

Tagline: Simply a Lovable Film!!!

Hindi Name: राजा हिंदुस्तानी

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Did you know? Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was offered the lead role and was tempted to take it, but turned it down because she was busy with her studies. Read More
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as Raja Hindustani
as Aarti Sehgal
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
as Shalini Sehgal / Shalu
as Chachi
as Balvant Singh
as Rajnikant
as Jai
as Kamal Singh / Kammo
as Swaraj
as Mr. Sehgal (Aarti's father)
as Chacha
as Gulab Singh




Production Company
Executive Producer
Associate Producer
Production Manager



Story Writer
Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Re-recording Mixer


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Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Coordinator Assistant


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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
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Simply a Lovable Film!!!
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: Bade Dilwala (Hindi)
Referenced in: Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (Hindi)
Filming Locations:
The film is a remake of the Hindi movie Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965).

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was offered the lead role and was tempted to take it, but turned it down because she was busy with her studies.

Juhi Chawla was offered the film but did not want to work with Aamir Khan with whom she was not on good terms.

Aamir Khan's performance in the film won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.