Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
|Raju Ban Gaya Gentlemen
राजू बन गया जेंटलमैन
|Directed by||Aziz Mirza|
|Produced by||G.P. Sippy|
|Written by||Manoj Lalwani|
|Edited by||Javed Sayyed|
|Distributed by||Sippy Films|
|13 November 1992 (India)
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (Hindi: राजू बन गया जेन्टलमैन, English: Raju Became a Gentleman) is a 1992 Bollywood comedy film directed by Aziz Mirza starring Juhi Chawla, Shahrukh Khan, Nana Patekar and Amrita Singh. Khan plays Raj Mathur, a young engineering graduate from Darjeeling who comes to Bombay hoping to become a successful engineer.
Raj Mathur (Shahrukh Khan) is a young engineering graduate from Darjeeling who comes to Bombay with only one ambition — to become a big engineer. In Bombay, he arrives in a lower middle-class locality in search of a distant relative, only to discover he has left years before. He spends the night at a temple, where he meets a philosophical streetside performer Jai (Nana Patekar), who becomes a close friend and gives him a place to stay.
With no connections and no experience, he finds it hard to get a job in the city until a beautiful girl Renu (Juhi Chawla), finds him a job as a trainee with the construction company where she works as a secretary to Chabbria (Navin Nischol). They eventually fall in love with each other.
As he becomes successful he gets the attention of Chhabria's daughter Sapna (Amrita Singh). They spend more and more time together and he soon gets caught up in the rich and glamorous life style. Sapna has fallen in love with Raju but when she finds out that he loves Renu she is heartbroken.
In the meantime Raju's enemies are conspiring against him and they collapse a bridge which was under Raju's supervision. He gets the blame and soon realises that the glamorous world of the rich is not what he wants. In the end, Raju decides to leave. Most people were asking Jai when Raju would come back. Jai told them when he turns his head around and looks at Renu he will have no choice but to come back. Just a second ago Jai said "Palat" (meaning turn) then Raju turns and looks at Renu. He and Renu finally get reunited again.
The movie plot is loosely based off the Raj kapoor classic Shree 420 Shree 420
- Shahrukh Khan as Raju / Raj Mathur
- Juhi Chawla as Renu
- Nana Patekar as Jai
- Amrita Singh as Sapna L. Chhabria
- Naveen Nischol as Chhabria, Sapna's father
- Sameer Chitre as Deepak Malhotra
- Achyut Potdar as Mr. Joshi
- Neeraj Vora as Abdul
The entire composition and background score is composed by Jatin Lalit. Audio is available on Tips Music Films. The music of this album was a hit with songs like "Laveria Hua", "Dil Hai Mera Deewana", "Seene Mein Dil Hai". Most of the songs are sung by Kumar Sanu along with Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhonsle, Sadhana Sargam, Jolly Mukherjee and Poornima.
|1||"Kya Hua (Laveria Hua)"||Kumar Sanu, Jolly Mukherjee, Alka Yagnik||Mahendra Dehlvi|
|2||"Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman"||Kumar Sanu, Sudesh Bhonsle, Sadhana Sargam||Dev Kohli|
|3||"Dil Hai Mera Deewana"||Kumar Sanu||Dev Kohli|
|4||"Kehti Hai Dil Ki Lagi "||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||Vinod Mahendra|
|5||"Tu Mere Saath Saath"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||Mahendra Dehlvi|
|6||"Tham Tham Tham"||Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam||Manoj Darpan|
|7||"Seene Mein Dil Hai"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||Madan Pal|
|8||"Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (Sad)"||Sadhana Sargam||Dev Kohli|
Awards and nominations
- Won, Filmfare Best Screenplay Award - Aziz Mirza and Manoj Lalwani
- Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor - Nana Patekar
- "Happy birthday, Shahrukh Khan: His 5 most iconic roles of all times". Hindustan Times. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2016.