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Dushman (translation: Enemy) is a 1998 Bollywood Psychological thriller film starring Sanjay Dutt, Kajol and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles. The film is directed by Tanuja Chandra and produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt. The film was well received by critics as well as at the box office and was the seventh highest grossing Hindi film of 1998, winning lead actress Kajol, who was seen in the double role of twin sisters along with Ashutosh Rana, quite a few awards at a number of award ceremonies that year.

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Directed byTanuja Chandra
Produced byMukesh Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt
Written byMahesh Bhatt (screenplay)
Sachin Bhowmick (story)
Girish Dhamija (dialogue)
StarringSanjay Dutt
Ashutosh Rana
Music byUttam Singh
CinematographyNirmal Jani
Edited byWaman B. Bhosle
Release date
  • 29 May 1998 (1998-05-29)
Running time
145 minutes
Budget4 crore (equivalent to 13 crore or US$1.9 million in 2018)
Box office23.7 crore (equivalent to 80 crore or US$12 million in 2018)

The film is a remake of Hollywood film Eye for an Eye.[1]


Sonia Sehgal and Naina Sehgal (both played by Kajol) are twins. The two are completely different from each other, Sonia being the outgoing twin and Naina being the shy one. Meanwhile, the police are hunting for a cold-blooded, sadistic killer and rapist, Gokul Pandit (Ashutosh Rana). However, tragedy strikes when Gokul rapes and brutally kills Sonia. After Police investigation, Gokul is caught but is declared innocent as Sunanda, one of the main witnesses and Gokul's fiancé gives a false statement in court. Naina is distraught and vows to hunt down Gokul. Gokul soon goes after Naina and she realizes she needs help to overcome her fear of Gokul. With revenge in her mind, she meets Suraj Singh Rathod (Sanjay Dutt), a blind military veteran and he helps her physically and mentally to defeat her fear of Gokul. While Suraj trains Naina they develop feelings for each other. After an argument, Suraj refuses to meet Naina and she decides to go after Gokul all by herself. One day Gokul kidnaps Naina's younger sister Dia from school in order to scare and warn Naina with what risk she is playing. That day Naina's mother decides to leave for Naintal immediately as her daughter's life is at risk. However, Naina cannot control her hatred and wanted to avenge her sister at any cost. Naina lays a trap for Gokul and tries to kill him but Gokul ties her up and tries to rape her like her sister. Suraj arrives at her house and fights Gokul but ends up being stabbed. Naina gets free and manages to fatally shoot Gokul.

Suraj recovers from his injuries and decides to go away from Naina, but she realizes that she loves him and cannot live without Suraj. The film ends on a good note as Suraj and Naina get together and move on with their lives.



The music for the film was composed by Uttam Singh and Anand Bakshi penned the lyrics.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Chitthi Na Koi Sandes" (Male) Jagjit Singh
2 "Aawaz Do Hamko" Lata Mangeshkar & Udit Narayan
3 "Pyar Ko Ho Jane Do" Lata Mangeshkar & Kumar Sanu
4 "Aawaz Do Hamko" (Sad) Lata Mangeshkar & Udit Narayan
5 "Chitthi Na Koi Sandes" (Female) Lata Mangeshkar
6 "Tuna Tuna" Shankar Mahadevan

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Category Nominee Result
Filmfare Awards Best Performance in a Negative Role Ashutosh Rana Won
Filmfare Awards Best Actress Kajol Nominated
Star Screen Award Best Actress Kajol Won
Star Screen Award Best Villain Ashutosh Rana Won


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