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Directed byYogesh Ishwar
Written byKamlesh Pandey
Alok Upadhyay (dialogues)
Screenplay byNikhil Saini
Story byPosani Krishna Murali
Based onSivayya by Posani Krishna Murali
Produced byD. Ramanaidu
StarringSunil Shetty
Sushmita Sen
Namrata Shirodkar
CinematographyShyam K. Naidu
Edited byK. V. Krishna Reddy
Music bySongs:
Anu Malik
M. M. Srilekha
Distributed bySuresh Productions
Release date
  • 6 October 2000 (2000-10-06)
Running time
160 minutes

Aaghaaz (Translated: Beginning) is a 2000 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Yogesh Ishwar. It is the remake of a Telugu movie Sivayya, which was also produced by D. Suresh Babu.[1][2][3][4]

Plot summary[edit]

Govind Narang is an honest and chivalrous man from a small village in Punjab. He falls in love with Sudha, but marries his mentor's daughter, Pushpa, to save her from public ridicule. Pushpa was impregnated by a police officer who refuses to marry her. She does not love Govind and hates Sudha with a passion. Together with her brother, Laxman, Pushpa tries to expel Sudha from the village, but is unsuccessful. When Laxman finds out about Pushpa's infidelity, he poisons her. After his wife's death, Govind relocates to Mumbai with his sister, Ratna. He meets beautiful Gitika, and they fall in love. One day, as Govind defends the honor of a young girl from the brother of a hoodlum, Johnny Handsome, he generates hatred and animosity. Johnny is humiliated by Govind and swears vengeance with the help of Sadanand Kutty and Karim Khan Toofani. On the other hand, Govind befriends Ram Sevak and with his help and assistance of a landowner, he arranges the purchase of a large plot of land so that hawkers and small shop-owners could set up their businesses. But nothing goes according to plan. The plot of land and the owner turn out to be fake, Ram Sevak turns out to be a member of the gangsters, and Govind gets all the blame. His sister is openly raped, and Govind himself gets seriously wounded in broad daylight before the very eyes of the people he defended. Govind is then helped by Sudha, and he decides to exact revenge. He files an FIR against everyone in the neighbourhood who witnessed what happened to his sister, except the culprits themselves. When they are brought to court, he condemns everyone for their attitude, and then tells them to be brave and fight the criminals. Encouraged by this, the entire neighbourhood decides to take on the gang. They attack the gangsters with bottles when they come to threaten them in the locality, and then move on to Johnny Handsome's office, breaking everything and attacking all the goons. They join Govind and Sudha to attack the gangsters and arrest them. The criminals are sentenced to death, and everything returns to normal. In the end, though, on a happy note, Govind's sister marries a close friend of the family, Harish, and Govind agrees to marry Sudha.



Soundtrack album by
Released1 September 2000
LabelTips Music
ProducerAnu Malik
Anu Malik chronology
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega

All lyrics are written by Sameer; all music is composed by Anu Malik

1."Aaghaaz Karo"Sonu Nigam8:53
2."Dil Dil Dil" (Female)Hema Sardesai5:23
3."Dil Dil Dil" (Male)Sonu Nigam5:22
4."Dil Ko Patthar"Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik7:12
5."Dosti Ho Gayi"Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan6:32
6."Man Tera Mera Man"Babul Supriyo, Alka Yagnik5:23
7."Nav Nav Lakha"Hema Sardesai, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kumar Sanu, Rahul5:53
Total length:44:38


  1. ^ "rediff.com, Movies: Aaghaaz leaves you aghast!". www.rediff.com.
  2. ^ "Aaghaaz Review 1/5 | Aaghaaz Movie Review | Aaghaaz 2000 Public Review | Film Review". Bollywood Hungama. 6 October 2000.
  3. ^ "Aaghaaz - movie review by Anjali Abrol - Planet Bollywood".
  4. ^ "Aaghaaz review: Aaghaaz (Hindi) Movie Review - fullhyd.com".

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