Saajan

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Saajan
Saajan.jpg
poster
Directed by Lawrence D'Souza
Produced by Sudhakar Bokade
Written by Reema Rakeshnath
Starring Sanjay Dutt
Salman Khan
Madhuri Dixit
Laxmikant Berde
Kader Khan
Reema Lagoo
Music by Nadeem-Shravan
Sameer (lyrics)
Cinematography Lawrence D'Souza
Edited by A. R. Rajendran
Distributed by Eros Entertainment
Release date(s) 30 August 1991
Running time 182 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Urdu
Box office INR180 million (US$3.0 million)[1]

Saajan is a 1991 Hindi film directed by Lawrence D'Souza and starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, and Salman Khan. It was released on 30 August, 1991. It is partly inspired by the French play Cyrano de Bergerac.

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film was a super-hit at the box office and also emerged as the highest grossing Bollywood film of 1991.[2] 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.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

Saajan
Soundtrack album by Nadeem Shravan
Released 1991
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 48:20
Label Venus Records & Tapes
Producer Nadeem Shravan
Nadeem Shravan chronology
Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
(1991)
'''Saajan'''
(1991)
Saathi
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Planet Bollywood 8/10 stars[4]
Track # Title Singer(s) Length
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

Awards[edit]

Won

Nominations:

Sequel[edit]

Saajan 2 is announced by director Lawrence D'Souza. It will go to floors in 2014 and is expected to release in 2015.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Top Lifetime Grossers 1995–1999 (Figures in Ind Rs). BoxOfficeIndia.com. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Box Office 1991". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lawrence Dsouza to remake Saajan?". Times of India. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Saajan Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011. 

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