King Uncle

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King Uncle
किंग अंकल
کنْگ انْکل
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Audio Cassette Cover
Produced by Rakesh Roshan
Starring Shahrukh Khan
Jackie Shroff
Anu Agarwal
Paresh Rawal
Deven Verma
Nagma
Music by Rajesh Roshan
Distributed by Venus Records & Tapes (audio) Baba
Eros International (video)
Release dates
5 February 1993
Running time
171 min.
Country India
Language Hindi
Urdu

King Uncle (Hindi: किंग अंकल, Urdu: کنْگ انْکل‎) is a Hindi movie which was directed by Rakesh Roshan and released in India in 1993. The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Jackie Shroff, Anu Agarwal, Paresh Rawal, Pooja Ruparel, Deven Verma and Nagma in pivotal roles. The movie was inspired from the 1982 English movie Annie that starred Aileen Marie Quinn and Albert Finney, which in turn is based upon the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray.

Synopsis[edit]

Ashok Bansal (Jackie Shroff) has a traumatic childhood which teaches him that money matters most to people, even more than their kids. Ashok starts hating poor people & starts working hard to get out of poverty. In the process of acquiring wealth, he neglects his family consisting of his younger brother Anil (Shahrukh Khan) and sister Suneeta (Nivedita Saraf). He gets Suneeta married to a man who turns out to be a golddigger whereas she is in love with Ashok's manager (Vivek Vaswani). Anil goes against his brother’s highhanded ways and marries Kavita (Nagma) opting to leave the house.

Ashok’s life changes forever when Munna (Pooja Ruparel) enters his life, having run away from an orphanage where the warden ill-treats the children. She initially creates havoc in Ashok’s life but when he returns her to the orphanage, he realizes that he misses her. Realizing the importance of family, he decides to adopt her and mend fences with his own family. He frees his sister from her abusive husband and brings her back home.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Akkad Bakkad Bombay Bo" Sudesh Bhosle, Alka Yagnik
2 "Dil Mane Jise Wohi Apna" Kumar Sanu
3 "Dil Mane Jise Wohi Apna" Sudesh Bhosle, Asha Bhosle
4 "Hum Rahe Na Rahe Yahan Par" Sadhana Sargam
5 "Is Jahan Ki Nahin Hain" Nitin Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar
6 "Khush Rahne Ko Zaroori" Vinod Rathod, Nitin Mukesh, Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam
7 "Parody" Sudesh Bhosle, Sapna Mukherjee
8 "Tare Aasman Ke Dharti Pe" Sadhana Sargam

Trivia[edit]

  • The titular role was originally offered to Amitabh Bachchan, but he declined.
  • The film is based on the American musical and film "Annie".
  • The film's song "Tare Aasman Ke Dharti Pe" as well as some continued melodies through the movie are sampled from the whistling tune used by Roxette in their song "Joyride".

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