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Keemat (also known as Keemat – They Are Back) (translation: The Price – They Are Back) is a 1998 Indian Hindi action film directed by Sameer Malkan and produced by brothers Ganesh Jain and Ramesh Jain. It stars Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Raveena Tandon and Sonali Bendre. Anupam Kher and Ravi Kishen have supporting roles. The film's singers were Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Anuradha Paudwal, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alisha Chinai and Babul Supriyo. "They Are Back" is a veiled reference to an earlier movie, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, starring Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan.

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Directed bySameer Malkan
Produced byRamesh Jain
Written bySachin Bhowmick (screenplay)
Sayed Sultan (story)
Madan Joshi (dialogue)
StarringAkshay Kumar
Saif Ali Khan
Raveena Tandon
Sonali Bendre
Music byRajesh Roshan
CinematographyThomas Xavier
Edited byShirish Kunder
Distributed byB4U Productions
Release date
  • 10 April 1998 (1998-04-10)
Running time
162 minutes



Petty thieves and con-men, Dev (Akshay Kumar) and Ajay (Saif Ali Khan), accidentally kill a young man named Mohan Tripathi (Ravi Kishen). This weighs heavily on their minds, so they find out the address of the deceased and travel to his village. They meet his dad, Dinanath (Anupam Kher), his mom, Sulakshana (Moushumi Chatterjee), a sister, and Mohan's wife, but are unable to tell them the sad news. So they lie and tell the Tripathis that Mohan is alive, and they are his friends. The two decide to stick around longer so that they can assist the Tripathis.

They come to know that this village is being terrorized by Bhanu Pratap Singhania (Dalip Tahil) and his men, who wants this land at any cost, so he can start building on it. They oppose Bhanu and his men, and for a while there is a status quo. Then Bhanu finds out that Ajay has vices — drinking and gambling — and he decides to exploit this to separate the two friends, create bitterness and anger between them, and take advantage of the situation. Ajay succumbs to his temptation to gamble and starts losing money. Shortly thereafter he has lost all his money. Humiliated, he steals some gold bangles belonging to the Tripathis and sells them, so he can continue playing. Dev finds out about this theft, and thus begins the rift between the two friends that Bhanu has been waiting for.



# Title Singer(s) Music Lyrics
1 "O' Meri Chaila" Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Babul Supriyo Rajesh Roshan Indeevar
2 "De Diya Dil Piya" Alisha Chinai, Sonu Nigam Rajesh Roshan Indeevar
3 "Koi Nahi Tere Jaisa" Abhijeet, Udit Narayan, Hema Sardesai Rajesh Roshan Indeevar
4 "Nahi Kahi Thi Baat" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Rajesh Roshan Javed Akhtar
5 "Mere Humsafar" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik Rajesh Roshan Indeevar
6 "Gair Se Ankh Ladayee" Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal Rajesh Roshan Indeevar

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