Anjaam

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Not to be confused with Anjaam (1940 film).
Anjaam
Anjaam (movie poster).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Rahul Rawail
Produced by Maharukh Johki
Rita Rawail
Written by Sutanu Gupta
Rumi Jaffrey
Gautam Rajadhyaksha
Starring Shahrukh Khan
Madhuri Dixit
Johnny Lever
Himani Shivpuri
Deepak Tijori
Music by Anand-Milind
Cinematography Sameer Arya
Edited by Suresh Chaturvedi
Release dates 22 April 1994
Running time 171 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Anjaam (Hindi: अंजाम, Urdu: انجام, English: Consequence) is a Bollywood thriller drama movie released on 22 April 1994. Directed by Rahul Rawail, it stars Madhuri Dixit, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Tijori, Himani Shivpuri, Tinnu Anand, Kalpana Iyer and Kiran Kumar. The film's music was composed by Anand-Milind with lyrics written by Sameer. The film is about the consequence / result (Anjaam) of the slightest mistake and how it can ruin your whole life. It also focuses on the atrocities committed against women.

This was the first time that Madhuri Dixit and Shahrukh Khan were paired together.[1] Khan and Dixit were praised for their respective performances. Madhuri Dixit earned a Filmfare Best Actress nomination for her role but won the award for her performance in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!. Khan was again featured in a negative role - he received the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his performance. He was nominated for the same award the previous year for his performance in Yash Chopra's Darr.

Plot[edit]

Vijay Agnihotri (Shah Rukh Khan) comes from a wealthy family and is very spoiled as well as psychopathic. He meets Shivani (Madhuri Dixit) in an airplane who is a flight attendant with whom he instantly falls in love but she shows no interest in him – this does not stop Vijay and he continues to pursue her, only to be rejected every time. Vijay informs his mother that he intends to marry Shivani. When they approach Shivani’s family with a proposal, they witness that Shivani had married another man named Ashok. Vijay is now heartbroken. Shivani and Ashok decide to move to America.

Four years later, Vijay still cannot forget Shivani and repeatedly turns down marriage proposals brought by his mother. He comes across Shivani again and Ashok who have a daughter named Pinky. Vijay befriends Ashok with fake airline project as the hope of getting closer to Shivani. Ashok is totally oblivious to Vijay's real intentions, to the extent that he does not believe Shivani when she tries to convince him of what Vijay is planning against them. One day, Ashok kicks Shivani out of their house after they have an argument. Vijay witnesses this and severely beats Ashok, leaving him unconscious. When Ashok is being treated in the hospital, Vijay removes the oxygen mask keeping Ashok without oxygen supply, thereby killing him. Shivani attempts to convince the police that Vijay is responsible for Ashok’s death. However, Vijay bribes his friend, Inspector Arjun Singh, to provide an alibi, meaning Shivani could not be believed and Vijay is released without charge. Vijay then approaches Shivani's house and begs her to say she loves him. When she refuses, he frames Shivani for his attempted murder and she is sentenced to three years in prison whilst Pinky is placed under the care of Shivani's sister and drunkard brother-in-law (Tinu Anand). Her brother-in-law treats Pinky extremely badly which eventually causes her to run away with the help of her aunt. Vijay accidentally kills Shivani’s sister and daughter by running his car over them. Shivani learns about their deaths and realises Vijay is the one who killed them. Shivani decides go to any lengths to seek revenge. In an attempt to escape, she makes a complaint about the brutality of her prison guard. Again her plea is ignored. In prison she comes to know that she is pregnant with Ashok's child . When the prison guard learns that Shivani tried to complain, she gives her a severe beating which causes her to have a miscarriage. Shivani soon kills the prison guard by dragging her to the gallows and hanging her by her neck. But as there is no evidence, she is not convicted for that.

Three years later, Shivani is released from prison. First, she goes to her brother-in-law's house and kills him by choking him with rupee notes and chewing off a significant amount of flesh from his arm. Inspector Singh learns about the murder and suspects Shivani. He tries to rape her in a barn, but she sets the barn on fire killing him in the process. She then searches for Vijay where she comes to know that he has moved to Tikamgarh. She then goes to work at a hospital for the mentally ill and finds Vijay, who had become paralysed in the car accident after running over Shivani's family. She volunteers to look after him and rehabilitate him. When cured, Vijay begs Shivani to say she loves him. She opens her arms to him. Whilst they embrace, she stabs him and then starts attacking him for everything he did. She confesses that she made him better for one purpose: to kill him. (She says it's a sin to kill a handicapped person, who cannot defend himself.) Eventually, they both dangle from a cliff (with Vijay holding onto Shivani’s foot). Vijay says that if he falls to his death he'll take Shivani with him. Shivani then says that it is not as necessary for her to live as it is for Vijay to die. So she lets go off the cliff and they both fall to their deaths.

Cast[edit]

Actor/Actress Role
Shah Rukh Khan Vijay Agnihotri
Madhuri Dixit Shivani Chopra
Deepak Tijori Ashok Chopra
Johnny Lever Champa Bose (Eunuch)
Himani Shivpuri Nisha
Sudha Chandran Shivani's sister
Beena Padma Agnihotri
Kiran Kumar Arjun Singh
Baby Gazala Pinky Chopra
Tinnu Anand Mohanlal

Soundtrack[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Planet Bollywood 7.5/10 stars [2]

Rakesh Budhu of Planet Bollywood gave the album 7.5 stars stating, "Anjaam’s tunes are overall a mix fare but the songs that were sweet and melodious were enough to project the soundtrack to higher standards".[2]

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Badi Mushkil Hai" Abhijeet 05:30
2 "Chane Ke Khet Mein" Poornima 05:50
3 "Tu Samne Jab Aata Hai" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 05:55
4 "Barson Ke Baad" Alka Yagnik 04:13
5 "Sun Meri Bano" Alka Yagnik 05:56
6 "Kolhapur Se Aaye Jhumke" Sadhana Sargam 05:04
7 "Partighat Ki Jwala" Sapna Awasthi 01:49

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Office 1994". BoxOfficeIndia.Com. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Anjaam Music Review". Retrieved 23 October 2011. 

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