|Directed by||Sohail Khan|
|Produced by||Kumar Taurani,|
|Written by||Anwar Khan|
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|Edited by||A. Muthu|
|Distributed by||Tips Music Films|
Auzaar (lit. Weapon) is a 1997 Indian Hindi action thriller film directed by Sohail Khan and written by Anwar Khan. The film starred Salman Khan, Sanjay Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty in lead roles. The film tells the story of two college friends who find themselves on the opposite side of the law when they reunite.
Yash Thakur (Sanjay Kapoor) and Suraj Prakash (Salman Khan) are inseparable friends. After completing their studies, they go their different ways. Yash takes over from his father's (Paresh Rawal) underground, mafia-like business, while Suraj becomes an officer of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Yash's dad is attacked by a rival gang, and he loses the use of his leg, making him become a wheelchair user. Meanwhile, Yash marries his sweetheart Prathna (Shilpa Shetty). After completing his training successfully, Suraj is assigned to the investigation against his friend, Yash, which shocks Suraj, but which he accepts. Yash's criminal dad has many contacts, and soon Yash also comes to know of Suraj's job, and his assignment. Suraj must now convince Yash that his father is not what he appears to be, and at the same time take criticism and pressure from his superiors for not proceeding with the investigation against Yash.
- Sanjay Kapoor as Yash Thakur
- Salman Khan as Suraj Prakash
- Shilpa Shetty as Prathna Thakur
- Nirmal Pandey as Baba
- Johnny Lever as Peter
- Kiran Kumar as Bhai G
- Aashif Sheikh as Inspector Bhutey
- Paresh Rawal as Mr. Thakur (Yash's dad)
- Ila Arun as Herself (in song "Apni To Ek Hi Life")
Sohail Khan initially wanted Aamir Khan for Sanjay Kapoor's role, but he declined it for unknown reasons. Then Sohail Khan approached Sanjay Dutt for the role, but he was busy with Daud at that time. Sunny Deol was too approached for the role along with Sanjay Dutt. Kajol was offered the female lead, but declined. Shilpa Shetty bagged the role.
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|Genre||Bollywood film soundtrack|
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The hit song "I Love You, I Love You" was copied from Pakistani Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's "Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo". While he usually tolerated Indian music directors like Anu Malik copying his songs, Khan was reportedly aggrieved when Malik turned his spiritual "Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo" into "I Love You, I Love You". Khan said "he has taken my devotional song Allahu and converted it into I love you. He should at least respect my religious songs."
|1||"I Love You I Love You"||Shankar Mahadevan||05:12||Rahat Indori|
|2||"Dil Le Le Lena"||Abhijeet, Anu Malik, Jo Jo, Anamika||04:19||Anu Malik|
|3||"Dil Ke Sau Tookray"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||08:44||Indeewar|
|4||"Thahara Hai Yeh Sama"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||05:13||Rahat Indori|
|5||"Masti Ka Aalam Aaya Hai"||Gurdaas Maan, Ila Arun, Jo Jo, Iqbal Sabri, Afzal Sabri||07:15||Ila Arun and Anu Malik|
|6||"Tujhe Khas Fursat Se"||Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan & Chandana Dixit||05:19||Qateel Shifai|
|7||"Hum Aur Tum Aur Yeh Sama"||Anu Malik, Remo Fernandes, Alka Yagnik||06:39||Rahat Indori|
- Auzaar Cast and Crew – Hindi Movie Archived 15 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Apunkachoice.com. Retrieved on 2014-03-21.
- Chaudhuri, Diptakirti (2018). Bioscope: A Frivolous History of Bollywood in Ten Chapters. Hachette. p. 93. ISBN 9789351952299.
- "A rare encounter with Ustad Nusrat Ali Khan". Rediff. 1997. Retrieved 23 December 2018.