Vijay (1988 film)

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Promotional Poster
Directed byYash Chopra
Written bySachin Bhowmick
Akhtar ul Iman
Produced byYash Chopra
StarringRajesh Khanna
Hema Malini
Rishi Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
Meenakshi Seshadri
Raj Babbar
Moushmi Chatterjee
Anupam Kher
Saeed Jaffrey
CinematographyManmohan Singh
Music byShiv-Hari
Distributed byYashraj Films
Release date
  • 11 August 1988 (1988-08-11)
Running time
180 mins

Vijay (English: Victory) is a 1988 Indian Hindi romantic action film directed by Yash Chopra. It features an ensemble star cast consisting of Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Meenakshi Seshadri, Raj Babbar, Moushmi Chatterjee and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles. Anupam Kher won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance. The role played by Anil Kapoor was written originally for Mithun Chakraborty.[citation needed]

The plot of the film was inspired by Chopra's previous film Trishul. This was the last action film Yash Chopra directed and the last action film produced under Yash Raj Films for 16 years until Dhoom released in 2004.


Widowed Lala Yodhraj Bhalla (Anupam Kher) lives in a palatial house with his daughter, Suman (Hema Malini), and son, Shashiraj (Raj Babbar). Both of his children are of marriageable age. He gets a shock when he finds out that Suman is in love with a lowly employee by the name of Ajit Bhardwaj (Rajesh Khanna), and refuses to give his consent for their marriage. Suman and Ajit get married in a simple ceremony, and Suman moves to Ajit's house, where she soon gets pregnant and gives birth to a son who they name Vikram alias Vicky (Rishi Kapoor). Yodhraj gets another shock when Shashiraj tells him that he would like to marry Rita (Moushmi Chatterjee), who comes from a poor family. Yodhraj asks Shashiraj to go for a trip out of town in his private air-plane. With Shashiraj out of the way, Yodhraj goes to a pregnant Rita and asks her never to see Shashiraj again and leaves a blank cheque with her. The very same day, Shashiraj is killed when his plane crashes; a guilt-ridden Suman moves back into her father's house along with Vikram, leaving Ajit alone and devastated; and a lone Rita gives birth to a young son named Arjun (Anil Kapoor). Twenty five years later, Yodhraj still lives in his palatial house with Suman and Vikram. A grown-up Arjun lives with his adopted father Inder Sen (Saeed Jaffrey) after the death of his mother Rita. He meets and befriends Vikram but is completely unaware that they are cousins. What happens when he discovers Vikram is his cousin?, What revenge has he got planned for his grandfather Yodhraj? and what happens to Ajit Bharadwaj who has also lost his wife Suman and son to Yodhraj.



The music of Vijay was composed by Shiv Kumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia, known together as Shiv-Hari. The song lyrics were provided by Nida Fazli. Most of the songs were shot in Switzerland, Chopra's trademark and almost all the songs were picturised on film's lead actress Meenakshi Seshadri.

# Title Singer(s) Duration
1 "Zindagi Har Janam" Suresh Wadkar, Vinod Rathod, Lata Mangeshkar 04:21
2 "Badal Pe Chalke Aa" Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar 06:05
3 "Tera Karam Hi Teri Vijay Hai" - I Asha Bhosle 06:09
4 "Akkad Bakkad Bambe Bo" Anupam Kher, Pooja Chopra 02:24
5 "Meri Ankhen Hain Aap Ki Ankhen" Lata Mangeshkar 04:40
6 "Rakhna Athanni Sambhalke" Asha Bhosle 04:54
7 "Tera Karam Hi Teri Vijay Hai" - II Mahendra Kapoor 03:37

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