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Directed byDharmesh Darshan
Produced bySuneel Darshan
Written byDharmesh Darshan,
Kamlesh Pandey (dialogues)
Screenplay byRajiv Kaul,
Praful Parekh
StarringSunny Deol
Juhi Chawla
Naseeruddin Shah
Pooja Bedi
Anupam Kher
Chunky Pandey
Ajit Vachani
Music byAnand-Milind
CinematographyW.B. Rao
Edited byA. Muthu
Distributed byShree Krishna International
Release date
April 2, 1993

Lootere (Translation: Robbers) is a 1993 Bollywood action movie, written and directed by Dharmesh Darshan and produced by Suneel Darshan.[1] The film featured Sunny Deol and Juhi Chawla in lead roles, along with Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher and Chunky Pandey in supporting roles. The film was one of the highest-grossing films of the year.[2]


The movie is a love story of Karan (Sunny Deol) and Anjali (Juhi Chawla). Karan, a decorated police officer is given the duty to protect Anjali, who is the only witness against one of the underworld bosses. In order to safeguard Anjali, Karan has to take her far away in the wilderness so that no one gets to know where she is. During this escapade, Karan and Anjali fall in love and desire to get married against all odds. How the hero fights all the villains and saves his girl forms the crux of the story.



Actor Manoj Kumar penned a song in the film along with lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri. Director Dharmesh Darshan also penned the song "Main Teri Rani". The music was a big hit when released. Lata Mangeshkar sang 2 songs, a duet each with Manhar Udhas and Suresh Wadkar. Despite the success of the music of this film, Dharmesh Darshan never repeated Anand-Milind for any of his future projects. Original background music from Viju Shah. Multiple playback singers contributed their voice, which includes Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kumar Sanu, Manhar Udhas, Suresh Wadkar, Pankaj Udhas, Mohammad Aziz, Alka Yagnik, Sukhwinder Singh, Anupama Deshpande & Sapna Mukherjee The songs featured in the top 10 albums of the year.[3]

# Title Singer(s) Lyricist
1 "Main Teri Rani Tu Raja" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik Dharmesh Darshan
2 "Mujhe Le Chal Mandir" Pankaj Udhas, Alka Yagnik Manoj Kumar
3 "O Lootere O Lootere" Manhar Udhas, Lata Mangeshkar Manoj Kumar
4 "Jis Dil Ne Tujh Ko" Kumar Sanu, Anupama Deshpande Dharmesh Darshan
5 "Ae Sawan Baras Zara" Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar Dharmesh Darshan
6 "Oye Pape" Sukhwinder Singh, Sapna Mukherjee Majrooh Sultanpuri
7 "Meri Barbaad Mohabbat Pukare" Mohammad Aziz, Alka Yagnik Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 "Aa Ja Aanewale Aaja" Asha Bhosle Majrooh Sultanpuri


  1. ^ "Lootere Movie Overview". Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  2. ^ Chintamani, Gautam (21 August 2016). "Creating a new wave". The Hans India. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Lootere among most sold music albums of 1993". Archived from the original on 14 June 2012.

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