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Dahek - A burning Passion
Dahek - A burning Passion.jpg
Directed by Lateef Binni
Produced by Milan Jhaveri
Written by Lateef Binni
Dev Kohli
Majrooh Sultanpuri
Starring Akshaye Khanna
Sonali Bendre
Danny Dengzongpa
Music by Aadesh Shrivastava
Cinematography Rajan Kothari
Edited by V. N. Mayekar
Release date
  • 17 December 1999 (1999-12-17)
Running time
155 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Dahek - A burning Passion is a 1999 Hindi Romance film directed by Lateef Binni. The film features Akshaye Khanna and Sonali Bendre in the lead roles. The film deals with a Love tale between a Hindu and a Muslim protagonists.[1]


Jabbar Bahkshi (Danny Dengzongpa) is the eldest son in the Bahkshi household in modern-day Bombay, India, and rules the entire family with an iron, Islamic hand. He finds out his sister, Sabina Bahkshi (Sonali Bendre), is having an affair with Iqbal, and is angered because Sabina is not permitted to have an affair. Sabina and Iqbal elope and get married, and decide to stay away from the Bahkshi family. Jabbar hunts them down and kills Iqbal with a sword. Shocked at this brutality at the hands of her brother, Sabina stabs herself with the same sword and dies instantly. Jabbar is arrested by the Bombay Police, and is sentenced to 12 years in prison. His mother is devastated at Sabina's death and decides never to forgive him. After 12 years, Jabbar returns home and finds that Islamic values and rules are not being observed, and quickly re-asserts his authority, while his mother refuses to have to do anything with him. Jabbar meets his niece, Neelima Bahkshi (this role is also played by Sonali Bendre), and is shocked to find her the very image of Sabina. He finds out that Neelima is having an affair with a young man, but Neelima, out of fear, denies this. She is indeed having an affair with young Sameer Roshan (Akshaye Khanna), and both are in love with each other. When they find out what happened to her aunt, they decide to run away from Bombay and Jabbar. When Jabbar comes to know this he is angered, and his anger turns to blind rage when he finds out that Sameer is a Hindu, and he swears to kill them both. The news gets out of a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl eloping, and spreads like wildfire, arousing old flames, and creating a growing rift between the Hindus and the Muslims. Extreme elements on both the Hindu and the Muslim sides decide to get involved, and Jabbar decides that he will hunt them and kill them, and if necessary let history repeat itself.


Only important characters have been mentioned here.


  1. "Sawan Barse Tarse Dil" - Sadhana Sargam, Hariharan
  2. "Jab Se Tumhe Maine Dekha Sanam" - Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal
  3. "Kahaa Kare Koi Churaa Liyaa Dil Ko" - Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam
  4. "Tujhe Dekhte Hi Ye Dil Kho Gaya Hai" - Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
  5. "Meri Jaan Hai Tu" - Alka Yagnik
  6. "Aaluvaa Aalovaa, Ho Gori Aajaa Mere Dil Men" - Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan, Udit Narayan Vinod Rathod
  7. "Meri Jaan Hai Tu (Male)" - Roop Kumar Rathod


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