|Directed by||Lawrence D'Souza|
|Produced by||Sudhakar Bokade|
|Written by||Reema Rakeshnath|
|Edited by||A. R. Rajendran|
|Distributed by||Eros Entertainment|
|20 December 1991|
|Box office||₹180 million (US$2.7 million)|
Saajan (Beloved) is a 1991 Hindi film directed by Lawrence D'Souza and starring Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit. It was released on 30 August, 1991. It is partly inspired by the French play Cyrano de Bergerac.
Aman (Sanjay Dutt) is an impoverished, lame orphan who is befriended by wealthy Akash Verma (Salman Khan) during his childhood. Akash's parents adopt Aman and give him their family name, so Akash and Aman grow up as brothers. While Akash is a womaniser, Aman takes to writing poems under the pen name Sagar. The poems get published, and Aman becomes very popular. One of his fans is a young woman by the name of Pooja Saxena (Madhuri Dixit), who corresponds with Sagar. Akash meets Pooja and falls head over heels in love with her. When Aman comes to know of this, he asks Akash to pose as Sagar, which he does, then Pooja and Akash fall in love with each other. A heartbroken Aman looks on, as he knows that although women may like his poetry, they will never come out openly and love him when they see his handicap. Akash discovers that Aman loves Pooja and that he is actually Sagar, through a string of events triggered by a Pankaj Udhas show. Akash confronts Aman with this and Aman admits that he loves Pooja. Pooja witnesses this encounter and becomes upset with both Akash and Aman. Later she tells Aman that she would have loved him if he had revealed the truth that he is Sagar and cries on his shoulder. Eventually Aman and Pooja unites and the film ends.
- Salman Khan as Akash Verma
- Sanjay Dutt as Aman Verma/Sagar
- Madhuri Dixit as Pooja Saxena
- Laxmikant Berde as Laxmi
- Kader Khan as Rajiv Verma
- Reema Lagoo as Kamla Verma
- Ekta Sohini as Menka
- Pankaj Udhas in a special appearance
The film was a Blockbuster at the box office and also emerged as the highest grossing Bollywood film of 1991 and the fifth highest grossing hindi film of the 90s decade. It has gone on to grow a strong cult following, particularly due to its cast and the music. After two decades the director has also planned to remake the film. Salman Khan was first time paired up with Madhuri Dixit.
The Music of this album was a blockbuster with many popular songs such as Dekha Hai Pheli Baar, Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai, Jiye toh Jiye Kyse and Bahut Pyar Karte Hai. The music is composed by Nadeem-Shravan and lyrics by Sameer. Most of the songs are sung by SP Balasubramanyam for Salman Khan. Kumar Sanu who voiced for Sanjay Dutt's character bagged his second Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai". Pankaj Udhas, Anuradha Paudwal and Alka Yagnik also rendered their voice for the album. All the singers were nominated for Filmfare Award
|Soundtrack album by Nadeem Shravan|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Venus Records & Tapes|
|Nadeem Shravan chronology|
|1||Dekha Hai Pehli Baar||SP Balasubramanyam, Alka Yagnik||05:46|
|2||Tum Se Milne Ki Tamanna Hain||SP Balasubramanyam||04:35|
|3||Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||05:25|
|4||Bahut Pyar Karte Hain (Female)||Anuradha Paudwal||04:25|
|5||Jiye To Jiye Kaise||Kumar Sanu, Pankaj Udhas, SP Balasubramanyam, Anuradha Paudwal||03:31|
|6||Tu Shayar Hain||Alka Yagnik||06:26|
|7||Pehli Baar Mile Hain||SP Balasubramanyam||06:16|
|8||Bahut Pyar Karte Hain (Male)||SP Balasubramanyam||03:02|
|9||Jiye To Jiye Kaise (Part 2)||Pankaj Udhas||03:30|
- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Nadeem-Shravan
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Kumar Sanu for the song "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai"
- Filmfare Award for Best Film – Sudhakar Bokade
- Filmfare Award for Best Director – Lawrence D'Souza
- Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Sanjay Dutt
- Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Madhuri Dixit
- Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Sameer for the song "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai"
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Pankaj Udhas - "Jiye To Jiye Kaise"
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – S. P. Balasubrahmanyam - "Dekha Hai Pehli Baar"
- Best Female Playback Singer – Alka Yagnik - "Dekha Hai Pehli Baar"
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Anuradha Paudwal - "Bahut Pyar Karte Hai"
Saajan 2 is announced by director Lawrence D'Souza. It will go to floors in 2014 and is expected to release in 2015.
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- "Saajan Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011.