Gang (film)

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Gang
Gang (film) dvd.jpg
Directed by Mazhar Khan
Produced by Mazhar Khan
Bharat Shah
Written by Mushtaq Merchant (dialogues)
Story by Shamsher Khan Balooch
Starring Jackie Shroff
Nana Patekar
Kumar Gaurav
Jaaved Jaffrey
Juhi Chawla
Music by Anu Malik
R.D. Burman
Cinematography Nadeem Khan
Edited by Afaque Hussain
Release date
14 April 2000
Running time
152 minutes[1]
Country India
Language Hindi

Gang is a 2000 Bollywood action film directed by Mazhar Khan.[2] The film stars Nana Patekar, Kumar Gaurav, Javed Jaffrey, Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla and Imtiaz Khan in pivotal roles. The film began production in 1990 and was delayed for 10 years because of director Mazhar Khan's ill health. After his death in 1998, his assistant director helped complete the film for release on April 14, 2000. [3] The film was also the last to feature music by RD Burman who died in 1994.

Plot[edit]

Four friends, Gangu (Jackie Shroff), Abdul (Nana Patekar), Nihal (Kumar Gaurav) and Gary (Jaaved Jaffrey)- which forms the word G.A.N.G, get together to start their business, but their roots are built on friendship and trust. They succeed in their criminal goals, although Gangu is arrested and sentenced to jail for five years. Before going to jail, he asks them to promise to go straight, to which they all agree.

When Gangu is released, he is pleased to find that Abdul is now driving a taxi, his mother is well looked after, and that Nihal and Gary have also started doing business. It is when Gangu meets his sweetheart, Sanam (Juhi Chawla), and proposes marriage, that he learns that all is not well in their world.

Development[edit]

Director Mazhar Khan had started the project in 1990 and faced delays due to his ill-health. However Khan revived the project in 1998.[4] Khan later died on 16 September 1998 due to renal failure, thus keeping the production work on hold.[5] However in 1999, Mashkoor Chowdhry, the assistant of Khan worked on the film's remaining direction, technical aspects and leftover production.[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

R.D.Burman composed only one track, Chhod Ke Na Jaana, sung by Asha Bhosle, for the film. But since the movie faced late release and his death, Mazhar Khan signed in Anu Malik for the composition. It can be noted that Anu Malik used some bits of the background score composed by Burman, of the movie, Caravan for the song Dil Hai Bechain in the late composer's remembrance.

# Title Singer(s) Music
1 "Meri Payal Bole" Anu Malik, Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan Anu Malik
2 "Ye Karo Ye Nahin" Abhijeet, Hariharan, Jolly Mukherjee Anu Malik
3 "Dil Hai Bechain" Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam Anu Malik
4 "Kyon Hum Tum Miley" Anu Malik & Alka Yagnik Anu Malik
5 "Aaj Tu Maang Le" Abhijeet, Hariharan, Roop Kumar Rathod & Jolly Mukherjee Anu Malik
6 "Chhod Ke Na Jaana" Asha Bhosle R.D. Burman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GANG (2000) - BBFC". BBFC. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Basu 2010.
  3. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/1999/sep/21gang.htm
  4. ^ Blitz 2008.
  5. ^ "Actor Mazhar Khan, 43, dies of kidney failure". Rediff desk. Rediff. 17 September 1998. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Suggu, Kanchana (21 September 1999). "Four's a Gang". Rediff desk. Rediff. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 

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