Aaj (film)

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Directed by Mahesh Bhatt
Release date
  • 23 November 1987 (1987-11-23) (India)
Country India
Language Hindi

Aaj is a 1987 Hindi film, directed by Mahesh Bhatt and produced by Kuljeet Pal[1][2]

It stars Kumar Gaurav, Smita Patil, Raj Babbar, Marc Zuber and Anamika Pal.[3] The film featured songs written by the Hindi poet Sudarshan Faakir & Madan Pal.

Akshay Kumar made his first screen appearance in the film in a bit role as a karate instructor. He said that he chose the name Akshay Kumar after Kumar Gaurav's on-screen name in the movie.[4]


Akshay (Kumar Gaurav) is a youngster whose sister has been missing for a long time. Akshay often wanders around on streets looking for her. One day he meets and befriends a girl (Anamika Pal) who helps him to search his sister with him. The movie traces their search, and the twists that their own lives take during this search.[5]

Aaj is about Anjali Bakshi, an independent nature, head-strong daughter of a rich industrialist, who leaves no stone unturned to see her happy always! Arun Bakshi is not very pleased to see his daughter enjoy her job of Rs. 600/- a month as a reporter with News of India. At the local police station where she goes to investigate, Anjali meets Akshay, a young boy, dim in the head, looking for his missing, elder sister, Kavita. This young man is not capable of doing anything except deliver flowers for a florist. Anjali gets interested in finding out more about Akshay's sister. And Akshay clings to her for moral and emotional support. When researching for a feature on missing persons, Anjali unfolds a story closely linked with her family, and she is left with no choice but to rebel. Anjali is already engaged to be married to Sumeet, who is not keen to have Akshay around. Sumeet and his doctor father try their best to keep Akshay away from their lives. They seem to know a family secret.



# Title Singer#s#
1 "Phir Aaj Mujhe" ##Jagjit Singh##
2 "Rishta Yeh kaisa Hai" ##Chitra Singh##
3 "Woh Kagaz Ki Kashti #Part 1#" ##Jagjit Singh##
4 "Zindagi Roz Naye Rang Main" ##Jagjit Singh##, ##Chitra Singh##


  1. ^ Agnihotri, Ram Awatar (1992). Artistes and Their Films of Modern Hindi Cinema: Cultural and Socio-Political Impact on Society, 1931-91, Volume 1. Commonwealth Publishers. p. 31. ISBN 8171691803. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "I make films for Indian audiences, not Oscars: Mahesh Bhatt". The Deccan Herald. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kumar Gaurav - Biography". www.kaneesha.com. Kaneesha. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "This is how Rajiv Bhatia became Akshay Kumar". Hindustan Times. 
  5. ^ "Aaj - Complete film". YouTube. Saregama movies. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 

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