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Baazi (English: Gamble) is a 1995 Indian action film directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar and starring Aamir Khan and Mamta Kulkarni.

Baazi
बाजी
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Movie Poster
Directed byAshutosh Gowariker
Produced bySalim Akhtar
Written byAshutosh Gowariker
Neeraj Vora
Naushil Mehta
StarringAamir Khan
Mamta Kulkarni
Music bySongs:
Anu Malik
Background score:
Aadesh Shrivastava
CinematographyTeja
Edited byJaved Sayyed
Release date
  • 14 April 1995 (1995-04-14)
Running time
180 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget3.25 crore[1]
Box officeest. 8.80 crore[1]

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."[2] Film director Satyajit Bhatkal, after calling it a "Die Hard remake", stated that "the masala created massive indigestion both critically and commercially."[3] The movie had few plot points and scenes copied from The Hard Way and Tango & Cash.

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PlotEdit

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 another. The rest manage to escape the scene.

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.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The music of the movie was composed by Anu Malik. The lyrics were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and Anwar Sagar.

# Title Singer(s)
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

Box officeEdit

The film grossed 88.05 million at box office.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Baazi - Movie - Box Office India". www.boxofficeindia.com.
  2. ^ "Baazi, starring Aamir Khan, Mamta Kulkarni, Paresh Rawal" (15 May 1995), IndiaToday. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  3. ^ Satyajit Bhatkal, The Spirit of Lagaan, Popular Prakashan (2002), p. 15
  4. ^ "Bollywood Fan - Movies, Reviews, Trailers and Videos". Bollywood Fan.

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