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DVD Cover
Directed by Lawrence D'Souza
Produced by Vikas Mohan
Story by Reema Rakesh Nath
Starring Madhuri Dixit
Akshay Kumar
Saif Ali Khan
Paresh Rawal
Amrish Puri
Music by Songs:
Anu Malik
Background Score:
Surinder Sodhi
Cinematography Lawrence D'Souza
Edited by R Rajendran
Release dates
19 March 1999
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 410 million (US$6.1 million)
Box office 780 million (US$12 million)

Aarzoo is a Bollywood film released in 1999. The movie directed by Lawrence D'Souza stars Madhuri Dixit, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal and Reema Lagoo. The film was primarily filmed in Mumbai but some scenes were filmed in London and Edinburgh.


Dayashankar (Amrish Puri) is a wealthy NRI living in London. His daughter Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) is the apple of his eye and his life revolves around her and his wife Parvati (Reema Lagoo). Dayashankar also takes care of his deceased friend's son Amar (Saif Ali Khan). Amar and Pooja have grown up with each other and he has fallen in love with her over time. Studying in Edinburgh, he is overjoyed when he is called to come stay with the family in London. He eagerly prepares for his meeting with Pooja and plans to ask her father for her hand in marriage.

However, Pooja has fallen in love with Vijay Khanna (Akshay Kumar), a pilot. Her father, though, is bitterly opposed with their intention of marriage, as he has already promised Amar that he will marry Pooja. After some convincing from Amar and Parvati, Dayashankar succumbs to his daughter's wishes. Amar is heartbroken but puts on a brave face at the engagement. However tragedy strikes when Vijay is killed while piloting a plane.

Pooja goes into depression and finds out she is pregnant with Vijay's child. Her father convinces her to marry Amar, who willingly accepts her and becomes the father to her child. Pooja gives birth to a healthy boy and maintains a friendly relationship with her now-husband, Amar. When Pooja realises that Amar has always loved her, she begins to love him too.

In a twist, it is revealed that Vijay is indeed alive and has come to London to find Pooja. When he sees that Pooja is happily married to Amar, he misunderstands the situation and believes that Amar had planned the accident to kill Vijay so that he could marry Pooja. Vijay sets out for revenge, setting fire to Amar's factories and kidnapping Pooja's son. Pooja is shocked and hurt at seeing that Vijay is still alive. In another twist, Pooja finds out that Vijay's accident and attempted murder was not made by Amar but was in fact, conducted by her own father. Pooja tells Vijay the truth and reveals that the child is his son.

Dayashankar regrets his actions. When Amar's father's killer(Paresh Rawal) holds Vijay's and Pooja's son captive, Vijay and Amar arrive to save him. In the climactic fight, Vijay and Amar, now on good terms, fight off the thugs and are able to save Pooja's child. Vijay feels indebted to Amar for taking care of Pooja in his absence. However, Amar is shot and dies, surrounded by Pooja, Vijay, their son and Pooja's father. Pooja and Vijay are reunited and honour Amar after his death.



The music is composed by Anu Malik. Lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Ab Tere Dil Mein"   Anand Bakshi Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 08:20
2. "Dosti Karte Nahin"   Anand Bakshi Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik 06:44
3. "Jai Mata Di"   Anand Bakshi Sonu Nigam 06:59
4. "Main Aa Rahan Hoon"   Anand Bakshi Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 08:46
5. "Main Aa Rahan Hoon – II"   Anand Bakshi Udit Narayan 06:28
6. "Rabba Rabba I Love You"   Anand Bakshi Sonu Nigam 06:27
7. "Sajan Sajan Teri Dulhan"   Anand Bakshi Alka Yagnik 07:21
8. "Tu Soni Kudi"   Anand Bakshi Udit Narayan, Anu Malik 06:21
9. "Mil Jaate Hain"   Anand Bakshi Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 07:13

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