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|Directed by||Lawrence D'Souza|
|Produced by||Sudhakar Bokade|
|Written by||Reema Rakesh Nath|
|Edited by||A. R. Rajendran|
|Distributed by||Eros Entertainment|
|Box office||est. ₹18 crore|
Saajan (lit. 'Beloved') is a 1991 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Lawrence D'Souza and produced by Sudhakar Bokade. It stars Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan, with Kader Khan, Reema Lagoo and Laxmikant Berde in supporting roles. Nadeem–Shravan composed the film's music whereas Sameer wrote the lyrics of them. Saajan grossed ₹18 crore worldwide. It became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1991.
During childhood, Aman is an impoverished and lame orphan who is luckily befriended and adopted by a very wealthy family headed by Mr. Varma. Mr. Varma has one son called Akash.
As Akash and Aman grow up as brothers, they bond very closely. Akash's personality is more care-free, flexible, gregarious and he turns into a Roadside Romeo, and a womaniser, while Aman grows up to be more of a serious-type person, and has a fond hobby of writing marvelous poems which are successfully published and turn into best-sellers, all under the pen name Sagar.
Gradually, Aman becomes popular and well-known all around town and has millions of fans. One of his fans is a pretty young woman by the name of Pooja Saxena, who frequently writes letters to correspond with her idol - Sagar. In her letters, she writes of how much she admires him, is in love with him and his poetic abilities and even wishes to meet him one day if possible... which she does, but does not recognise him, but he recognises her.
One day, as a twist of fate, none other than Akash meets Pooja (and being the vivacious womaniser) falls head over heels in love with her.
When Akash meets Aman in private, he explains to his brother Aman that this time he is really in love - and discloses a photo of Pooja. Aman is shocked and shaken at this, as he also was head over heels in love with Pooja, but now in order to help his brother, to reciprocate his feelings in an attempt to help, Aman suggests to Akash to pose as Sagar.
At this point, Akash does not know that his brother Aman writes poems under name of Sagar.
When Akash does this, Pooja is fooled and overjoyed that she has met her idol finally. Little does she know that the one posing as Sagar is Akash (Aman's younger brother). She is not aware that Aman is sacrificing his love for his younger brother.
An insecure and heartbroken Aman looks on, as he knows that many fans (including women) like his poetry, but they will never come out openly and love him when they see his handicap.
Gradually, Akash gets really tired of posing as a poet, he messes up the lines many times! Also, Akash discovers that Aman truly loves Pooja and that his brother, is actually Sagar – through a string of events triggered by a Pankaj Udhas show.
Akash musters up enough courage and comes to his senses about what is going on, then he confronts Aman (and brings Pooja with him secretly) with all the above and then Aman admits that he loves Pooja.
Pooja witnesses this encounter (behind a curtain) and then after Aman confesses that he loves Pooja (his fan) very much, Pooja comes out of hiding and becomes upset with both Akash and Aman and leaves their house in an emotional frenzy, confused about this whole fiasco.
Later, she meets up with Aman and tells him that she still can't forget him and that she would have loved him if he had revealed the truth that he is Sagar and cries a lot on his shoulder. Eventually, Akash decides to unite Pooja and Aman and sacrifices his love for Pooja.
- Sanjay Dutt as Aman Verma, the adopted son of Mr and Mrs Verma. He is hard-working and helps the poor. He writes poetry under his pen name, Sagar.
- Madhuri Dixit as Pooja Saxena, a book store owner who falls in love with Aman's Sagar persona.
- Salman Khan as Akash Varma, Rajiv Verma's younger son. Akash falls in love with Pooja.
- Kader Khan as businessman Rajiv Verma, Aman and Akash's father
- Reema Lagoo as Kamla Verma, Aman and Akash's mother
- Ekta Sohini as Menaka, Akash's friend
- Laxmikant Berde as Laxmi, Verma's servant at Ooty
- Anjana Mumtaz as Mrs. Saxena, Pooja's mother
- Dinesh Hingoo as Mr. Laalchand, Verma's business partner
- Yunus Parvez as Anees Saheb, a press editor
- Raju Shrestha as Pooja's brother
- Tej Sapru as Veera, a local goon who appears in the "Tu Shayaar Hai" song
- Vikas Anand as an inspector
- Pankaj Udhas as himself in the song "Jiyen to Jiyen Kaise"
- Lawrence D'Souza in a special appearance in the song "Dekha Hai Pehli Baar"
The music was composed by Nadeem-Shravan, with lyrics by Sameer. The album became the highest-selling of the year. The movie also fetched Nadeem-Shravan their second Filmfare Award for Best Music Director. Kumar Sanu, who sang for Sanjay Dutt's character won his second Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai". SP Balasubramanyam, Pankaj Udhas, Anuradha Paudwal and Alka Yagnik also rendered their voice for the album. All the singers were nominated for Filmfare Awards.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Venus Records & Tapes|
|Nadeem Shravan chronology|
|1.||"Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||05:25|
|2.||"Bahut Pyar Karte Hain (Male)"||SP Balasubramanyam||03:05|
|3.||"Dekha Hai Pehli Baar"||SP Balasubramanyam, Alka Yagnik||06:13|
|4.||"Jiye To Jiye Kaise"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal & SP Balasubramanyam||06:38|
|5.||"Bahut Pyar Karte Hain (Female)"||Anuradha Paudwal||04:25|
|6.||"Tum Se Milne Ki Tamanna Hain"||SP Balasubramanyam||05:30|
|7.||"Tu Shayar Hain"||Alka Yagnik||06:30|
|8.||"Jiye To Jiye Kaise (Solo)"||Pankaj Udhas||03:30|
|9.||"Pehli Baar Mile Hain"||SP Balasubramanyam||06:16|
|10.||"Jiye To Jiye Kaise (Solo II)"||SP Balasubramanyam||06:40|
|Award||Category||Recipients and Nominees||Results|
|Filmfare Awards||Best Music Director||Nadeem-Shravan||Won|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Kumar Sanu for "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai"|
|Best Film||Sudhakar Bokade||Nominated|
|Best Director||Lawrence D'Souza|
|Best Actor||Sanjay Dutt|
|Best Actress||Madhuri Dixit|
|Best Lyricist||Sameer for "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai"|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Pankaj Udhas for "Jiye To Jiye Kaise"|
|S. P. Balasubrahmanyam for "Tumse Milne Ki Tamanna Hai"|
|Best Female Playback Singer||Alka Yagnik for "Dekha Hai Pehli Baar"|
|Anuradha Paudwal for "Bahut Pyar Karte Hai"|
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