|Directed by||Lawrence D'Souza|
|Produced by||Sudhakar Bokade|
|Written by||Reema Rakeshnath|
|Editing by||A. R. Rajendran|
|Distributed by||Eros Entertainment|
|Release date(s)||30 August 1991|
|Running time||182 minutes|
|Box office||18 crore (US$3.3 million)|
Saajan is a 1991 Hindi film directed by Lawrence D'Souza and starring Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, and Madhuri Dixit. It was released on 30 August, 1991. It is partly inspired by the French play Cyrano de Bergerac.
Aman (Sanjay Dutt) is an impoverished, lame orphan who is befriended by wealthy Akash Verma (Salman Khan) during his childhood. Akash's parents adopt Aman and give him their family name, so Akash and Aman grow up as brothers. While Akash is a womaniser, Aman takes to writing poems under the pen name Sagar. The poems get published, and Aman becomes very popular. One of his fans is a young woman by the name of Pooja Saxena (Madhuri Dixit), who corresponds with Sagar. Akash meets Pooja and falls head over heels in love with her. When Aman comes to know of this, he asks Akash to pose as Sagar, which he does, then Pooja and Akash fall in love with each other. A heartbroken Aman looks on, as he knows that although women may like his poetry, they will never come out openly and love him when they see his handicap. Akash discovers that Aman loves Pooja and that he is actually Sagar, through a string of events triggered by a Pankaj Udhas show. Akash confronts Aman with this and Aman admits that he loves Pooja. Pooja witnesses this encounter and becomes upset with both Akash and Aman. Akash convinces Pooja and she eventually ends up accepting Aman.
- Salman Khan ... Akash Verma
- Sanjay Dutt ... Aman Verma/Sagar
- Madhuri Dixit ... Pooja Saxena
- Laxmikant Berde ... Laxmi
- Kader Khan ... Rajiv Verma
- Reema Lagoo ... Kamla Verma
- Pankaj Udhas ... Special Appearance
The film was a super-hit at the box office and also emerged as the highest grossing Bollywood film of 1991. It has gone on to grow a strong cult following, particularly due to its cast and the music. After two decades the director has also planned to remake the film.
|Soundtrack album by Nadeem Shravan|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Venus Records & Tapes|
|Nadeem Shravan chronology|
|1||"Dekha Hai Pehli Baar"||SP Balasubramanyam, Alka Yagnik||05:46|
|2||"Tum Se Milne Ki Tamanna Hai"||SP Balasubramanyam||04:35|
|3||"Mera Dil Bhi Kitna"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||05:25|
|4||"Bohut Pyar Karte Hain (Female)"||Anuradha Paudwal||04:25|
|5||"Jiye To Jiye Kaise"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, SP Balasubramanyam, Anuradha Paudwal||03:31|
|6||"Tu Shayar Hai"||Alka Yagnik||06:26|
|7||"Pehli Baar Mile Hain"||SP Balasubramanyam||06:16|
|8||"Bahut Pyar Karte Hain (Male)"||SP Balasubramanyam||03:02|
|9||"Jiye To Jiye Kaise (Part 2)"||Pankaj Udhas||03:30|
|10||"Tum Se Milne Ki Tamanna Hai (Instrumental)"||05:24|
- Best Music Director - Nadeem-Shravan
- Best Male Playback Singer - Kumar Sanu for the song "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai"
- Best Film
- Best Director - Lawrence D'Souza
- Best Actor - Sanjay Dutt
- Best Actress - Madhuri Dixit
- Best Lyricist - Sameer for the song "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai"
- Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer (Male) - Pankaj Udhas for the song "Jiye To Jiye Kaise"
- Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer (Male) - S. P. Balasubrahmanyam for the song "Dekha Hai Pehli Baar"
- Best Female Playback Singer - Alka Yagnik for the song "Dekha Hai Pehli Baar"
- Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer (Female) - Anuradha Paudwal for the song "Bahut Pyar Karte Hai"
- Top Lifetime Grossers 1995-1999 (Figures in Ind Rs). BoxOfficeIndia.com. Retrieved 27 July, 2011.
- "Box Office 1991". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
- "Lawrence Dsouza to remake Saajan?". Times of India. April 5 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
- "Saajan Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011.