Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
|Raju Ban Gaya Gentlemen|
|Directed by||Aziz Mirza|
|Produced by||G.P. Sippy|
|Written by||Manoj Lalwani|
|Edited by||Javed Sayyed|
|Distributed by||Sippy Films|
|Release date(s)||13 November 1992 (India)
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (Devnagari: राजू बन गया जेन्टलमैन, English: Raju became a gentleman) is a 1992 Bollywood comedy movie directed by Aziz Mirza starring Juhi Chawla, Shahrukh Khan, Nana Patekar and Amrita Singh. Khan plays Raj Mathur, a young engineering graduate from Darjeeling who comes to Bombay hoping to become an important engineer. This movie was released on 25th birthday of Juhi Chawla. Five years later, the film was dubbed for release in Japan. The film was the first solo hit of Shahrukh Khan and he attributed the success of the film to Juhi Chawla, who was a big star at that time and he still a newcomer.
The story line draws its inspiration from A Place in the Sun. Raj Mathur (Shahrukh Khan) is a young engineering graduate from Darjeeling who comes to Bombay with only one ambition - to become a big engineer. In Bombay, he arrives in a lower middle-class locality in search of a distant relative, only to discover he has left years before. He spends the night at a temple, where he meets a philosophical streetside performer Jai (Nana Patekar), who becomes a close friend and gives him a place to stay.
With no connections and no experience, he finds it hard to get a job in the city until a beautiful girl Renu (Juhi Chawla), finds him a job as a trainee with the construction company where she works as a secretary to Chabbria (Navin Nischol). They eventually fall in love with each other.
As he becomes successful he gets the attention of Chhabria's daughter Sapna (Amrita Singh). They spend more and more time together and he soon gets caught up in the rich and glamorous life style. Sapna has fallen in love with Raju but when she finds out that he loves Renu she is heartbroken.
In the meantime Raju's enemies are conspiring against him and they collapse a bridge which was under Raju's supervision. He gets the blame and soon realises that the glamorous world of the rich is not what he wants. In the end, Raju decides to leave. Most people were asking Jai when Raju would come back. Jai told them when he turns his head around and looks at Renu he will have no choice but to come back. Just a second ago Jai said "Palat" (meaning turn) then Raju turns and looks at Renu. He and Renu finally get reunited again.
- Juhi Chawla as Renu
- Shahrukh Khan as Raju / Raj Mathur
- Nana Patekar as Jai
- Amrita Singh as Sapna L. Chhabria
- Naveen Nischol as Chhabria, Sapna's father
- Sameer Chitre as Deepak Malhotra
|1||"Kya Hua (Laveria Hua)"||Kumar Sanu, Jolly Mukherjee, Alka Yagnik||Mahendra Dehlvi|
|2||"Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman"||Kumar Sanu, Sudesh Bhonsle, Sadhana Sargam||Dev Kohli|
|3||"Dil Hai Mera Deewana"||Kumar Sanu||Dev Kohli|
|4||"Kehti Hai Dil Ki Lagi "||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||Vinod Mahendra|
|5||"Tu Mere Saath Saath"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||Mahendra Dehlvi|
|6||"Tham Tham Tham"||Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam||Manoj Darpan|
|7||"Seene Mein Dil Hai"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||Madan Pal|
|8||"Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (Sad)"||Sadhana Sargam||Dev Kohli|
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