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Directed by David Dhawan
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala
Story by E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Starring Salman Khan
Karisma Kapoor
Music by Anu Malik
Koti (Background score)
Cinematography W. B. Rao
Distributed by Nadiadwala Grandsons Entertainment
Release date
  • 7 February 1997 (1997-02-07)[1]
Running time
136 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 62.5 million[1]
Box office 233.9 million[1]

Judwaa (Twin) is a 1997 Indian Bollywood action comedy film directed David Dhawan, starring Salman Khan in a double role opposite Karisma Kapoor and Rambha. Released on 7 February, 1997, the film was successful at the box office. The film is a remake of the 1994 Telugu movie Hello Brother, which itself is based on the 1992 Jackie Chan's movie Twin Dragons.[2]


Jayantilal 'Ratan' (Deepak Shirke) is a dacoit. SP Malhotra (Dalip Tahil) arrests him. Ratan wounds himself and is taken to hospital for the cure, where Malhotra is waiting for his wife Geeta (Reema Lagoo) who is on labour and she gives birth to twins and the doctor says that both children have reflection mentality, that means "if it pains to one other also hurts" depending on distance. Ratan escapes and takes one of the twins with him, hurting Geeta. Malhotra goes behind him, but he could not find the child but shoots Ratan. The child was taken by a lady who works as a daily labour with her husband. They have a daughter and one day in an accident at construction place were killed. The two children become orphans and they grew up, but the brother Raja (Salman Khan) with his friend Rangeela another orphan (Shakti Kapoor) become thieves for earning. On the other hand, Geeta goes into coma and Malhotra takes her to America for the cure, where another twin Prem (also Salman Khan) is brought up. He returns India as a rock star to give performances here. He is received by Kader Khan (Malhotra friend) who wishes to give his daughter Mala (Karisma Kapoor) to him. But Mala is in love with Raja. In the airport, Prem sees Roopa (Rambha) daughter of Meet (Bindu) who is organising his public performances and falls in love with her. Tony (Jack Gaud) who is Meet's brother also wishes to marry Roopa. Meanwhile, at home Mala advances with him thinking he is Raja only. One day in a restaurant they see each other and find that they are identical which leads to hilarious misunderstandings.

Meanwhile, Raja's sister Krishna (Sheetal Joshi) sees local goon Ratanlal Tiger (Mukesh Rishi) son of Ratan killing an Inspector on the road and provides evidence in the court. Enraged Ratanlal Tiger teases her and Raja fights with him. So Ratanlal Tiger wants to take revenge against Raja, he sends his henchmen (Shashi Kiran) as the bride to Krishna, but Raja breaks up the plan and makes his sister marriage with another guy. The court decides death sentence to Ratanlal Tiger. Days pass Krishna becomes pregnant and she is admitted into the hospital for delivery. Raja asks Prem to stay at the hospital as he is going in search of money, Prem visits his father Malhotra. At the same time, Ratanlal Tiger escapes from jail come to the hospital to kidnap Krishna and recognises Malhotra that he who killed is father Ratan and also knows that Raja is his son. He blackmails Raja to get Malhotra to release Krishna. Raja who doesn't know that Malhotra is his father goes to his house where Geeta also comes out from the coma by Raja's touch and he comes to know the truth that they are his parents. Finally, Raja and Prem join together, protect their father and sister from Ratanlal Tiger and the story ends with the duo marrying their respective ladies.


Box office[edit]

According to Box Office India, the film had an excellent opening in 1997,[3] grossing approximately 233.9 million.[1] It was the ninth highest grosser of the year.[4]


Soundtrack album by Anu Malik
1997 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Venus Records
Producer Anu Malik
Anu Malik chronology

The soundtrack of the film contains six songs. The music is composed by Anu Malik, with lyrics authored by Dev Kohli.

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Duniya Mein Aaye" Kumar Sanu, Kavita Krishnamurthy 06:02
2 "East Aur West India Is The Best" Anu Malik 07:04
3 "Oonchi Hai Building" Anu Malik, Poornima 05:10
4 "Tan Tana Tan Tan Tan Tara" Abhijeet, Poornima 06:39
5 "Tera Aana Tera Jaana" Kumar Sanu, Kavita Krishnamurthy 04:53
6 "Tu Mere Dil Mein Basja" Kumar Sanu, Poornima 04:46

The movie also samples Deep Forest - White Whisper[5]


On 9 February 2016, a sequel to the film titled, Judwaa 2, was announced. The film will be once again directed by Dhawan and produced by Nadiadwala but will feature Dhawan's son, Varun Dhawan in the leading double roles.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Judwaa". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  2. ^ "David Dhawan's blue-eyed boys". Rediff.com. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Box Office 1997". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  4. ^ "Top Hits 1997 - - Box Office India". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  5. ^ "Yahoo! Groups". groups.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  6. ^ "Meet the 'Judwaa 2' trio: David Dhawan, Varun Dhawan and Sajid. Many say it will be an amazing film. Nadiadwala". The Times of India. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-09.  line feed character in |title= at position 101 (help)

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