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Directed by Abbas-Mustan
Produced by Sujit Kumar
Written by Aadesh K. Arjun
Sachin Bhowmick
Starring Juhi Chawla
Arbaaz Khan
Rishi Kapoor
Music by Sandeep Chowta
Anu Malik
Cinematography Thomas A. Xavier
Edited by Hussain A. Burmawala
Distributed by Eros Entertainment
Release dates
5 July 1996
Country India
Language Hindi

Daraar is a 1996 Hindi thriller film directed by Abbas-Mustan starring Juhi Chawla, Rishi Kapoor and Arbaaz Khan in his film debut. Khan received the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his portrayal as a possessive husband. The film is inspired by the Julia Roberts thriller Sleeping with the Enemy.


Vikram (Arbaaz Khan) is an overreactive husband. He can't control his anger and rage and he continuously beats his new wife, Priya (Juhi Chawla). One day Vikram and Priya go to celebrate her birthday on a boat. But the boat gets stuck in a storm and Priya escapes during the mayhem. Vikram thinks that she drowned. Instead, she runs away to Shimla.

There she meets Raj Malhotra(Rishi Kapoor). He falls in love with her, but she always is getting farther away from him. Later when she gets sick of him following her, she asks her mother what she should do. Her mother asks her to reveal to him the truth about her marriage. Then it will be his choice to accept her or not. Priya writes him a letter about her past life. She asks Hari (Johnny Lever) to give it to Raj. Hari misplaces the letter and gets someone to write a new one. Raj gets this other letter which contains nothing but a poem. When he finds out she is married, he leaves her. After Hari finds the original letter, he gives it to Raj. Raj falls in love with Priya again and decides to marry her.

One day Vikram sees Priya's picture in the newspaper and finds out that she is alive. He cancels his ticket for Goa and goes to Shimla. In Shimla, he searches for her. On finding that she is getting married, he tries to kill Raj but fails. So he sends Raj to prison instead. Later he goes to Priya's house and kills her friend and attempts to kill Priya as well.

In the climax, Vikram gets into a fight with Raj while Raj was trying to save Priya from being killed by Vikram. Raj drowns Vikram in a bathtub full of water. While Vikram supposedly dies, Raj and Priya runs to a nearby rail station. Vikram attacks them again and pushes Raj.There, Vikram's feet gets stuck on a railway track as he was chasing Priya. Seeing this, Priya tries to save Vikram as a train is approaching them fast. She tells him to move and runs to save him. Seeing Priya's love for him despite his abusive behaviour, he pushes her away just before a train hits him saying that " she is free".


Actors/Actresses Roles from the original
Juhi Chawla Julia Roberts
Rishi Kapoor Kevin Anderson
Arbaaz Khan Patrick Bergin
Sulbha Arya Elizabeth Lawrence
Shiva Rindani Kyle Secor


Music directed by Anu Malik

Song Singer Picturised on Lyrics
Aisi Mili Nigahen Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik Rishi Kapoor & Juhi Chawla Rani Malik
Deewana Deewana Abhijeet & Sadhana Sargam Arbaaz Khan & Juhi Chawla Rahat Indori
Ek Ladki Mera Naam Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik Rishi Kapoor & Juhi Chawla
Maine Kaha Chal Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik Rishi Kapoor & Juhi Chawla Hasrat Jaipuri
Tera Chand Chehra Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik sound track not featured in film Shaheen Iqbal
Tuhe Meri Manzil Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik sound track not featured in film Rahat Indori
Main Hi Main Shankar Mahadevan & Alka Yagnik sound track not featured in film Majrooh Sultanpuri
Yeh Pyar Pyar Kya Hai Abhijeet & Kavita Krishnamurthy Rishi Kapoor and Juhi Chawla Rahat Indori

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