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Release poster
Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by Shogun Films
Written by Lohithadas(Story),
Priyadarshan(Screenplay and additional plots)
Starring Jackie Shroff
Amrish Puri
Farida Jalal
Dimple Kapadia
Mukesh Rishi
Raj Babbar
Suresh Oberoi
Music by Original Songs:
R.D. Burman
Background Score:
S. P. Venkatesh
Cinematography Santosh Sivan
Distributed by Eros Entertainment
Release dates
10 September 1993
Running time
171 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Gardish is a 1993 Hindi film directed by Priyadarshan which stars Jackie Shroff and Dimple Kapadia. Jackie Shroff was nominated for Best Actor Filmfare awards, and Dimpla Kapadia for the Best supporting Actress award.

The film is a remake of the 1989 Malayalam film Kireedam.


Naive and easily impressionable Vidya Bhalla (Aishwarya) would like her husband to be a dashing hero, one who is not afraid of anybody, one who can easily jump into a fire to rescue someone, one who is strong & romantic. She sees all of these qualities in Shiva Sathe (Jackie Shroff), the son of Havaldar Purshotam Sathe (Amrish Puri), whose only dream is to see Shiva become a Police Inspector. Vidya informs her dad, Prithviraj, that she has found her dream man, the Bhallas and the Sathes meet and get the couple formally engaged. Then Purshotam arrests the son of a M.L.A., and as a result he is transferred to the notorious Kala Chowki Police Station in Bombay. Upon arrival he finds out that the Inspector in charge of the Police Station, Saini, has been severely beaten-up by Billa Jilani (Mukesh Rishi) and is hospitalized. Purshotam arranges for his entire family to re-locate. Shortly thereafter Shiva's brother-in-law approached Prithviraj (Shammi Kapoor) Bhalla and informs him that Shiva has become an underworld Don, he has severely beaten-up the existing don, Billa Jilani, and is busy taking haftas and bribes from everyone. Prithviraj decides to investigate, and he does find that Shiva has become a ruffian, known to the police, arrested a number of times, much to the chagrin of his dad. Prithviraj breaks off the alliance and accordingly informs Purshotam. Shortly thereafter another fight breaks out, this time Shiva is arrested, held in a cell for several days, then beaten up by his father and subsequently bailed out by a woman named Shanti (Dimple Kapadia), a prostitute. Eventually Shiva kills Billa.The film ends with Purshotam declaring to Inspector Saini, that Shiva is not recommended to be an inspector, since in the eyes of the law he is a criminal. Shiva's photo is shown to be put up on the criminal's display board, and credits roll.



Music was composed by R.D. Burman along with renowned lyricist, Javed Akhtar.

1. "Baadal Jo Barse To" - Asha Bhosle

2. "Ae Mere Deewano" - Asha Bhosle, S. P. Balasubramaniam

3. "Yeh Mera Dil Paagal Hai" - Asha Bhosle, S. P. Balasubramaniam

4. "Tum Jo Mile Humko" - M. G. Sreekumar, Asha Bhosle

5. "Rang Rangeeli Raat Gaye" - Asha Bhosle, SPB

6. "Hum Na Samjhe The" - SPB

Character map of remakes[edit]

Kireedam (1989)
Modada Mareyalli (1991)
Gardish (1993)
Kireedam (2007)
Shiva Rajkumar
Jackie Shroff
(Shiva Sathe)
Ajith Kumar
(Vidya P. Bhalla)
(Achuthan Nair)
K. S. Ashwath
Amrish Puri
(Purushottam Sathe)

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