Army (1996 film)

Army is a 1996 Indian Hindi action film directed by Raam Shetty. The film stars Sridevi. It released on 28 June 1996. The movie was reported to be inspired by Sholay.[2]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byRaam Shetty
Produced byMukul Anand
Nitin Manmohan
Written byAnees Bazmee
Shah Rukh Khan
Danny Denzongpa
Harish Kumar
Ronit Roy
Ravi Kishan
Mohnish Behl
Music byAnand-Milind
  • Rajeev Jain
  • Rajiv Jain
Release date
28 June 1996
Budget4 crore (US$560,000)[1]
Box office11.3 crore (US$1.6 million)[1]


The story follows Major Arjun Singh (Shah Rukh Khan), a dutiful army officer and Friend of acclaimed Jailer Raghuvir Singh (Kiran Kumar). He is in love with Geeta (Sridevi), and they get married, and become proud parents. Arjun soon gets involved in the bad books of a notorious gangster named Naagraj (Danny Denzongpa). Arjun starts working undercover in Nagraj's gang, but soon enough, Nagraj is informed about Arjun's real identity, and Arjun is brutally killed. When Geeta finds out, she decides to avenge Arjun's death. When Naagraj finds out that Geeta is out for vengeance, he scoffs at her, refusing to believe that a lone defenseless widow can do him any harm. But Naagraj is in for a surprise when he comes face to face with Geeta and a group of young convicted men on the run who are dedicated to bringing him down - even if they die trying.



# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Main To Hoon Pagal Munda" Vinod Rathod, Alka Yagnik 05:41
2 "Dil Mein Kuch Hone Laga" Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam 06:10
3 "De Taali" Vinod Rathod, Abhijeet, Jolly Mukherjee, Sadhana Sargam 07:03
4 "Ek Beeti Hui Kahani" Alka Yagnik 05:18
5 "Achiko Bachiko" Sadhana Sargam, Udit Narayan, Aditya Narayan 05:23
6 "Ho Gayee Tiyar Hamari Army" Vinod Rathod, Abhijeet, Jolly Mukherjee, Alka Yagnik 06:39

Box officeEdit

Army grossed 11.04 crore (US$1.5 million) in India and $85,000 (29.96 lakh) in other countries, for a worldwide total of 11.33 crore (US$1.6 million), against its 4 crore (US$560,000) budget. It had a worldwide opening weekend of 2.92 crore (US$410,000), and grossed 5.03 crore (US$710,000) in its first week. It is the 18th-highest-grossing film of 1996 worldwide.[1]


It opened on Friday, 28 June 1996, across 190 screens, and earned 63 lakh (US$88,000) nett on its opening day. It grossed 1.74 crore (US$240,000) nett in its opening weekend, and had a first week of 2.99 crore (US$420,000) nett. The flm earned a total of 6.58 crore (US$920,000) nett.[1] It is the 19th-highest-grossing film of 1996 in India.[3]


It earned $85,000 (29.96 lakh) outside India.[1] Overseas, It is the 18th-highest-grossing film of 1996.[4]

'Army' worldwide collections breakdown
Territory Territory wise Collections break-up
India Nett Gross:
6.58 crore (US$920,000)
Distributor share:
3.34 crore (US$470,000)
Total Gross:
11.04 crore (US$1.5 million)
(Outside India)
$85,000 (29.96 lakh)
Worldwide 20 crore (US$2.8 million)


  1. ^ a b c d e "Army". boxofficeindia. BOI. Retrieved 3 August 2017. Budget: 4 cr
  2. ^ Jha, Subhash K. "Movie Review: AK-47". glamsham. Archived from the original on 9 October 2004. Retrieved 25 January 2020.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Top India Total Nett Gross 1996". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Top Overseas Gross 1996". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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