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Directed by Lawrence D'Souza
Produced by Sudhakar Bokade
Written by Reema Rakeshnath
Starring Salman Khan
Sanjay Dutt
Madhuri Dixit
Laxmikant Berde
Kader Khan
Reema Lagoo
Music by Nadeem-Shravan
Sameer (lyrics)
Cinematography Lawrence D'Souza
Edited by A. R. Rajendran
Distributed by Eros Entertainment
Release dates
20 December 1991
Running time
182 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 900 million (US$13 million)[1]

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.



The film was a Blockbuster at the box office emerging as the highest grossing Bollywood film of 1991 and the fifth highest grossing hindi film of the 90s decade.[2] 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.[3] 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
Released 1991
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 48:20
Label Venus Records & Tapes
Producer Nadeem Shravan
Nadeem Shravan chronology
Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Planet Bollywood 8/10 stars[4]
Track # Title Singer(s) Length
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





Saajan 2 is announced by director Lawrence D'Souza. It will go to floors in 2014 and is expected to release in 2016. [5]


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  2. ^ "Box Office 1991". Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lawrence Dsouza to remake Saajan?". Times of India. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Saajan Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "'Saajan' sequel to feature young cast, to go on floors in 2014". IBNLive. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 


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