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Angaar (English: Fire) is a 1992 Indian Hindi crime drama film directed by Shashilal K. Nair, released on 1 September 1992. The film stars Jackie Shroff, Dimple Kapadia and Nana Patekar in lead roles. The film was speculated to have been based on the life of Karim Lala.[1]

Directed byShashilal K. Nair
Produced byShashilal K. Nair
S.M. Arif
Written byKader Khan
Sujit Sen
StarringJackie Shroff
Dimple Kapadia
Nana Patekar
Kader Khan
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
CinematographyIshwar Bidri
Edited byWaman B. Bhosle
Gurudutt Shirali
Release date
  • 11 September 1992 (1992-09-11)
LanguageHindi, Pashto




Unemployed and branded a trouble-maker, Jaikishan lives a poor lifestyle in a slum-area called Asha Colony, very near Andher's Lokhandwala Complex, along with his sister, Seema; mom and dad. He comes to the rescue of a homeless orphan, Mili, who suffers from a deep inferiority complex, and permits her to live with his family. Brutally outspoken, he believes that India should be awarded unlimited gold medals for corruption at all levels, fully aware that these beliefs portray him as a "revolutionary", and prevent him from securing any gainful employment. His life will be turned upside down when he refuses to go along with the plans of the Khan family - consisting of builder, Majid; his goon brother, Farid, and their seemingly benevolent father, Jahangir. His family will also be traumatized after the Police arrest him for the alleged broad-daylight murder of Farid.


The film was the 9th highest-grossing film in India in 1992.[2] The National Film Development Corporation of India described it as "an urban action film".[3] The Times of India called it "one of the most engaging mafia films to have come out of Bollywood", attributed to it being "quite a dark film".[4] According to The Hindu, Angaar "was, in a way, a first of its kind, in that the film gave us within the mainstream cinema framework a fairly authoritative account of the alleged nexus between the underworld and the politicians who manipulated the law and order machinery to suit their nefarious activities."[1] It further mentioned that the film had a "deep concern for contemporary life" which gave it a "distinctive touch".[1]



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Mushkil Mein Hai Kaun Kisi Ka" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
2 "Geet Purane Gao" Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Kitni Jaldi Yeh Mulaqat Guazar Jaati Hai" Roop Kumar Rathod, Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Idhar Dehko Udhar Dekho" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
5 "Chal Aage Aur Dekh Peechhe" Sudesh Bhosle, Kavita Krishnamurthy


  1. ^ a b c "Not just by crime and punishment..." The Hindu. 1 April 2001. Retrieved 24 December 2011.
  2. ^ Box Office India. "Top Earners 1992". Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  3. ^ National Film Development Corporation of India; India. Directorate of Film Festivals; India. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Publications Division (1993). Indian cinema. Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  4. ^ Iyer, Meena (12 October 2011). "Now, Angaar to be remade for Abhishek?". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 24 December 2011.
  5. ^ "40th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 54–55. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2011.
  6. ^ "56th Annual BFJA Awards". BFJA. Archived from the original on 7 January 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2011.

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