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Anjaam (English: Consequence) is a 1994 Indian Hindi psychological thriller film directed by Rahul Rawail, it stars Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepak Tijori, Himani Shivpuri, Tinnu Anand, Kalpana Iyer and Kiran Kumar. The film's music was composed by Anand-Milind, with lyrics written by Sameer. The film is about the consequences (Anjaam) of the slightest mistake and how it can ruin your whole life. It also focuses on the atrocities committed against women.

Anjaam
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Film poster
Directed byRahul Rawail
Produced byMaharukh Johki
Rita Rawail
Story bySutanu Gupta
Gautam Rajadhyaksha
StarringMadhuri Dixit
Shah Rukh Khan
Deepak Tijori
Music byAnand-Milind
CinematographySameer Arya
Edited bySuresh Chaturvedi
Production
company
Shiv-Bharat films
Release date
22 April 1994
Running time
171 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget2.65 crore[1]
Box officeest.16.67 crore[1]

This was the first time that Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan were paired together.[2] Khan and Dixit were praised for their respective performances. Madhuri Dixit earned a Filmfare Best Actress nomination for her role, but won the award for her performance in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!. Khan was again featured in a negative role; he received the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his performance. The film did well at the box office. He was nominated for the same award the previous year for his performance in Yash Chopra's Darr. Shah Rukh Khan has bought the rights to this film under his banner, Red Chillies Entertainment.[3]

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PlotEdit

Shivani Chopra (Madhuri Dixit) is an air hostess for Air India. She meets Vijay Agnihotri (Shahrukh Khan), a wealthy industrialist. He instantly falls in love, but she shows no interest in him. This does not stop Vijay and he continues to pursue her, only to be rejected every time. Vijay informs his mother that he intends to marry Shivani. When they approach Shivani's family with a proposal, they see that Shivani has already married another man named Ashok (Deepak Tijori). Vijay is heartbroken and shocked. Shivani and Ashok move to America.

Four years later, Vijay still cannot forget Shivani and turns down all the marriage proposals brought by his mother. Shivani and Ashok now have a daughter named Pinky. Vijay befriends Ashok in hopes of getting closer to Shivani. Ashok is oblivious to Vijay's real intentions and does not believe Shivani when she tries to convince him of Vijay's truth. One day, Ashok kicks Shivani out after they have an argument. Vijay witnesses this and severely beats him. When Ashok is being treated in the hospital, Vijay removes his oxygen mask, thereby killing him. Shivani attempts to convince the police that Vijay is responsible for Ashok's death. However, Vijay bribes his friend, Inspector Arjun Singh, to provide an alibi, and is not charged. Vijay then begs Shivani to say she loves him. When she refuses, he frames Shivani for his attempted murder and she is sentenced to three years in prison.

Pinky is placed under the care of Shivani's sister and drunkard brother-in-law Mohanlal (Tinnu Anand), who treats Pinky badly. One day, Mohanlal tells his wife to remove Pinky from the house and she refuses. In response, Mohanlal kicks both Shivani's sister and Pinky out. Vijay accidentally kills Shivani's sister and daughter by running his car over them. Shivani learns about their deaths and realizes Vijay is the one who killed them. She decides to go to any length to seek revenge. In an attempt to escape, she makes a complaint about the brutality of her prison guard but her plea is ignored. In prison, she comes to know that she is pregnant with Ashok's child. When the prison guard learns that Shivani complained, she gives her a severe beating, which causes her to have a miscarriage. Shivani kills the prison guard by dragging her to the gallows and hanging her. As there is no evidence, she is not convicted for it.

Three years later, Shivani is released from prison. First, she kills Mohanlal by choking him with rupee notes and chewing off a significant amount of flesh from his arm. Inspector Singh suspects Shivani for the murder. While Shivani is mourning her daughter, Singh steps right on her grave to rudely intercept her. He chases her and attempts to rape her in a barn, but Shivani overpowers him and sets the barn on fire, leaving him to die. She learns that Vijay has moved to Tikamgarh. She goes to work at a hospital for the mentally ill and finds Vijay there; he had become paralyzed in the car accident after running over Shivani's family. She volunteers to rehabilitate him. When cured, Vijay begs Shivani once again to say she loves him. Shivani embraces him before stabbing him. She confesses that she made him better for one purpose: to kill him, as it is a sin to kill a handicapped person who cannot defend himself. In their scuffle, they end up both dangling from a cliff with Vijay hanging onto Shivani's foot. Vijay says that if he falls to his death, he'll take Shivani with him. Deciding that it is more important for Vijay to die than for her to live, Shivani lets go, causing both of them to fall to their deaths.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Originally, the film was titled as Majnu Ki Deewangi starring Rekha and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead roles. Anil Kapoor was approached for the film, but declined it. Atul Agnihotri was approached for Deepak Tijori's role, but things didn't work out.

SoundtrackEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Planet Bollywood          [4]

Rakesh Budhu of Planet Bollywood gave the album 7.5 stars stating, "Anjaam's tunes are overall a mix fare but the songs that were sweet and melodious were enough to project the soundtrack to higher standards. The only song sung by Abhijeet in this album "Badi Mushkil Hai" is considered one of the most melodious song till date ".[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Badi Muskhil Hai"Abhijeet Bhattacharya05:30
2."Chane Ke Khet Mein"Poornima Shrestha06:03
3."Tu Samne Jab Aata Hai"Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik06:00
4."Barson Ke Baad"Alka Yagnik04:14
5."Sun Meri Bano"Alka Yagnik05:56
6."Kolhapur Se Aaye"Sadhana Sargam05:08
7."Partighat Ki Jwala"Sapna Awasthi01:50
Total length:34:41

Awards and nominationsEdit

Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Award Ceremony Category Result
Madhuri Dixit 40th Filmfare Awards (1995) Best Actress Nominated
Shah Rukh Khan Best Villain Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Anjaam - Movie - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  2. ^ "Box Office 1994". BoxOfficeIndia.Com. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Red Chillies Entertainments". www.redchillies.com. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  4. ^ a b "Anjaam Music Review". Retrieved 23 October 2011.

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