Baazi (1995 film)
|Directed by||Ashutosh Gowariker|
|Produced by||Salim Akhtar|
|Written by||Ashutosh Gowariker|
|Edited by||Javed Sayyed|
|Distributed by||NH Studioz|
|Budget||₹32.50 million (equivalent to ₹160 million or US$2.2 million in 2019)|
|Box office||est. ₹88 million (equivalent to ₹420 million or US$5.9 million in 2019)|
The story opens with a group of people travelling in a bus. The bus is stopped on its way and a bunch of hooligans board the bus and create a nuisance when a man tricks them into getting off the bus. Later, the bus stops for a tea break and the hooligans arrive at the same time, when suddenly a passing convoy is attacked and the assassins try to kill the man inside one of the cars. The man, using his swiftness, foils the attack and manages to nab and arrest one of the attackers while killing a few others. Two of the gang manage to escape the hotel.
This man is Inspector Amar Damjee (Aamir Khan) and the person in the car turns out to be Chief Minister Vishwasrao Chowdhury (Raza Murad), who was impressed with Amar and delegates to him the task of locating the people behind a multi-crore rupee international scandal to Amar. Amar promises to fulfill the job to the best of his ability.
It is shown that Chaubey (an assistant to the CM) was the one who committed the fraud and is trying to ensure that he is not caught, and hence he had asked the assassins to attack the CM. Amar tries to break the back of crime and this starts irritating Chaubey, who senses how close Amar is getting. Chaubey then frames Amar for the murder of the daughter of the Police Commissioner Mazumdar (Kulbhushan Kharbanda).
Amar, after a long fight with the head assassin Raghu, escapes prison along with several others. He then plots a scheme to go undercover as a woman to find the man behind all of this. He finds Chaubey and recognizes him as the man who killed both his parents. Eventually, Chaubey's assassins take everyone hostage in a 12-story tower in attempt to attack the CM once again, but Amar slowly but surely gets rid them all. As Chaubey tries to escape the scene via a helicopter on the terrace, Amar prevents him and eventually knocks him into a satellite dish, electrocuting Chaubey to death. Amar is congratulated by the CM and the Police Commissioner.
- Aamir Khan – Inspector Amar Damjee and also Sanjana's love interest.
- Mamta Kulkarni – Sanjana Roy, Journalist and Amar's love interest.
- Paresh Rawal – Deputy CM Chaturvedi alias Chaubey
- Ashish Vidyarthi - Shiva
- Avtar Gill – Deshpande, Sub Inspector
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda – Commissioner Mazumdar
- Raza Murad – Chief Minister Vishwasrao Chowdhury
- Satish Shah – Editor Roy
- Mukesh Rishi – Raghu
- Jaya Mathur – Anjalia
- Asrani – Hirandani
|1||"Dheere Dheere Aap Mere"||Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam|
|2||"Jaane Mujhe Kya Hua"||Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam|
|3||"Na Jaane Kya Ho Gaya"||Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam|
|4||"Dole Dole Dil Dole"||Kavita Krishnamurthy|
|5||"Dhadkata Hai Mera Dil"||Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy|
|6||"Maine Kaha Mohataram"||Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam|
The film grossed ₹88.05 million at box office.
It received mixed reviews from critics, with an India Today reviewer at its release calling it "an ambitious collage of foreign films - Die Hard, Point Break, Rambo - that just doesn't work." Film director Satyajit Bhatkal, after calling it a "Die Hard remake", stated that "the masala created massive indigestion both critically and commercially."
- "Baazi - Movie - Box Office India". www.boxofficeindia.com.
- "Bollywood Fan - Movies, Reviews, Trailers and Videos". Bollywood Fan.
- "Baazi, starring Aamir Khan, Mamta Kulkarni, Paresh Rawal" (15 May 1995), IndiaToday. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
- Satyajit Bhatkal, The Spirit of Lagaan, Popular Prakashan (2002), p. 15