Vijay (1988 film)

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Vijay
Vijay film.jpg
Promotional Poster
Directed by Yash Chopra
Produced by Yash Chopra
Written by Sachin Bhowmick
Akhtar ul Iman
Starring Rajesh Khanna
Hema Malini
Rishi Kapoor
Meenakshi Seshadri
Anil Kapoor
Raj Babbar
Moushmi Chatterjee
Anupam Kher
Sonam
Saeed Jaffrey
Music by Shiv-Hari
Cinematography Manmohan Singh
Distributed by Yashraj Films
Release dates 12 August 1988
Running time 180 mins
Language Hindi

Vijay (English: Victory) is a 1988 Bollywood action film directed by Yash Chopra and featuring an ensemble star cast consisting of Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Meenakshi Seshadri, Anil Kapoor, Raj Babbar, Moushmi Chatterjee and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles. Anupam Kher won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance. The role played by Anil Kapoor was written originally for Mithun Chakraborty.

The plot of the film was inspired by Chopra's previous film Trishul. This was the last action film Yash Chopra directed and the last action film produced under Yash Raj Films for 16 years until Dhoom released in 2004.

Synopsis[edit]

Widowed Lala Yodhraj Bhalla (Anupam Kher) lives in a palatial house with his daughter, Suman (Hema Malini), and son, Shashiraj (Raj Babbar). Both of his children are of marriageable age. He gets a shock when he finds out that Suman is in love with a lowly employee by the name of Ajit Bhardwaj (Rajesh Khanna), and refuses to give his consent for their marriage. Suman and Ajit get married in a simple ceremony, and Suman moves to Ajit's house, where she soon gets pregnant and gives birth to a son who they name Vikram alias Vicky (Rishi Kapoor). Yodhraj gets another shock when Shashiraj tells him that he would like to marry Rita (Moushmi Chatterjee), who comes from a poor family. Yodhraj asks Shashiraj to go for a trip out of town in his private air-plane. With Shashiraj out of the way, Yodhraj goes to a pregnant Rita and asks her never to see Shashiraj again and leaves a blank cheque with her. The very same day, Shashiraj is killed when his plane crashes; a guilt-ridden Suman moves back into her father's house along with Vikram, leaving Ajit alone and devastated; and a lone Rita gives birth to a young son named Arjun (Anil Kapoor). Twenty five years later, Yodhraj still lives in his palatial house with Suman and Vikram. A grown-up Arjun lives with his adopted father Inder Sen (Saeed Jaffrey) after the death of his mother Rita. He meets and befriends Vikram but is completely unaware that they are cousins. What happens when he discovers Vikram is his cousin?, What revenge has he got planned for his grandfather Yodhraj? and what happens to Ajit Bharadwaj who has also lost his wife Suman and son to Yodhraj.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music of Vijay was composed by Shiv Kumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia, known together as Shiv-Hari. The song lyrics were provided by Nida Fazli. Most of the songs were shot in Switzerland, Chopra's trademark and almost all the songs were picturised on film's lead actress Meenakshi Seshadri.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Zindagi Har Janam" Suresh Wadkar, Vinod Rathod, Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Badal Pe Chalke Aa" Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Akkad Bakkad Bambe Bo" Anupam Kher, Pooja Chopra
4 "Meri Ankhen Hain Aap Ki Ankhen" Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Rakhna Athanni Sambhalke" Asha Bhosle
6 "Tera Karam Hi Teri Vijay Hai (I)" Asha Bhosle
7 "Tera Karam Hi Teri Vijay Hai (II)" Mahendra Kapoor

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