Swarg

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Swarg
स्वर्ग
Swarg.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byલવ પરમાર,
David Dhawan
Produced byNandu G Tolani
Written byNandu G Tolani
Anees Bazmee
StarringRajesh Khanna
Govinda
Juhi Chawla
Madhavi
Neena Gupta
Paresh Rawal
Music byAnand-Milind
Edited byDavid Dhawan
Distributed byParas Films International
Release date
  • 18 May 1990 (1990-05-18)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Swarg (Hindi: स्वर्ग, Urdu: سورگ, translation: Heaven) is a 1990 Indian Bollywood film directed by David Dhawan, released on 18 May 1990. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Govinda, Juhi Chawla and Madhavi in pivotal roles. Swarg is the last certified hit of Rajesh Khanna in the year 1990. The film is a remake of 1967 movie Mehrbaan starring Ashok Kumar which itself was a remake of the 1960 Tamil movie Padikkadha Medhai. Swarg was remade in Telugu as Indrabhavanam with Krishnam Raju and Krishna and in Bengali as Annadaata in Bangladesh as Sneher Protidhan This was the 2nd highest grosser in the year 1990.

Plot[edit]

Living in a luxurious mansion named Swarg, this is the story of Mr. Kumar or Sahabji (Rajesh Khanna) a rich businessman and landowner. His family consists of his wife (Madhavi (actress)), sister Jyoti (Juhi Chawla), two brothers, Vicky (Raja Bundela) and Ravi (Dilip Dhawan), and a sister-in-law (Neena Gupta). He also has a loyal servant, Krishna (Govinda), who considers the former akin to a father.

Sahabji has a clash of ideals with Dhanraj (Paresh Rawal), an immoral businessman, regarding a business matter, and Sahabji dissolves the venture. In vengeance, Dhanraj schemes with Sahabji's two brothers to usurp Sahabji's wealth and businesses. He sets fire in Sahabji's factory, citing short circuit as the reason and takes over the luxurious mansion and vast business empire, leaving Sahabji virtually penniless, and devastated with the passing away of his wife. His brothers have now taken over the money, the mansion and his business. When Krishna confronted the brothers of his master, he was instead brutally fired by Sahabji himself, because he was charged with stealing Jyoti's necklace by Sahabji's brothers and sister-in-law. Later, he comes to know that Sahabji intentionally banished him so that he can do something better in life and not be held down Sahabji's own misfortunes. Krishna moves to Mumbai and meets a man called Chadda (Satish Kaushik), or Airport, and they become friends. His hard work in the city enable him to accumulate enough wealth to make him a rich man in the scale of his former master, and he returns to his town after several years as a mysterious but wealthy businessman.

In the guise of a golden offer, Krishna sends his subordinate to buy Sahabji's mansion - which is now owned by Dhanraj - for the price of 1 Crore Rupees, to which the greedy Dhanraj readily agrees and signs over the deeds of ownership of the land and the mansion, unaware of the buyer's actual identity. In the process of storing the cash payment in his personal vault, he is informed his own factory has mysteriously caught fire, causing him to hurry to the site in time to see his factory crumble to ashes. At this point, Krishna confronts him and reveals himself to be the mystery buyer, and also implicitly confesses to being responsible for the "accidental" fire, similar to the scheme Dhanraj perpetrated against Sahabji. When Dhanraj nonetheless claims that he can still maintain his business with the 1 Crore Rupees he recently gained, Krishna rhetorically wonders if Dhanraj remembered to lock his safe before leaving the house. True enough, Dhanraj finds his safe empty of the cash upon rushing back, effectively rendering him homeless and ruined.

Krishna finds Sahabji and Jyoti in a pitiable condition. He brings them back to the mansion.Krishna then targets Sahabji's brothers by using their greed against them. Without revealing himself, he enters into a business deal with them, and later cheats them out of their investments - similar to how they cheated their older brother out of his finances - that renders them penniless and desperate. At this point, Krishna reveals himself to them, and informs them that it was all as part of his plan to restore the lost wealth, glory and fortune of his former master. Sahabji's brothers realize their mistake. Krishna forgives them and brings them back to the mansion. The brothers ask for forgiveness from Sahabji. At this point, Sahabji suffers a cardiac arrest, caused by the years of financial, physical and emotional stress. He forgives his brothers. He also approves Jyoti and Krishna's relationship and gives his blessings to a marriage. With that, the patriarch passes away.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Swarg
Studio album by
Released
13 October 2003 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Label
Venus Records & Tapes
ProducerAnand-Milind
Anand-Milind chronology
Zahreelay
(1990)
Swarg
(2003)
Tum Mere Ho
(1990)

The soundtrack of the film contains 5 songs. Lyrics were by Sameer and music was conducted by the award-winning duo Anand-Milind.

Song Singer(s)
"Ae Mere Dost" Mohammad Aziz
"Bam Bam Bambai" Amit Kumar
"Filmon Ke Sare Hero" Amit Kumar, Nitin Mukesh
"Kaise Kate Din" Mohammad Aziz, Anuradha Paudwal
"Tum Sajna Ke Ghar" Mohammad Aziz, Amit Kumar, Anupama

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