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King Uncle is a 1993 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Rakesh Roshan. The film stars Jackie Shroff, Shah Rukh Khan, and Anu Agarwal in the lead roles. Nagma, Paresh Rawal, Sushmita Mukherjee, Pooja Ruparel, Deven Verma in supporting roles. The film was inspired from the 1982 English film Annie that starred Aileen Marie Quinn and Albert Finney, which in turn is based upon the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray. Although the film was a box office success ran over 100 days at the time, it has since gained cult status and is loved by families and children. Jackie Shroff’s performance was much loved and appreciated; as well as child artiste Pooja Ruparel as the orphan Munna.
|Directed by||Rakesh Roshan|
|Produced by||Rakesh Roshan|
Shah Rukh Khan
|Music by||Rajesh Roshan|
|Distributed by||Venus Records & Tapes (audio) Baba|
Eros International (video)
Ashok Bansal (Jackie Shroff) is a strict industrialist, inspired by the British 'stiff upper lip'. Ashok starts hating poor people & starts working hard to become rich because his mother abandoned him with his two other siblings and left for a richer man in the past. In the process of acquiring wealth, he becomes an unbearable disciplinarian and neglects his family consisting of his younger brother Anil (Shahrukh Khan) and sister Suneeta (Nivedita Saraf). He gets his sister Suneeta married to a man who turns out to be a golddigger although she is in love with Ashok's manager (Vivek Vaswani). Anil goes against his brother’s highhanded ways and marries Kavita a poor girl (Nagma), opting to leave the house.
Munna (Pooja Ruparel), an orphan arrives at Ashok Bansal's house & tries to thaw the icy strict Ashok. She creates havoc in Ashok's home and eventually manages to become an apple of his eyes, while he tries to get her taken back from the orphanage run by a scheming drunkard warden (Sushmita Mukherjee) who had to bear losses due to Munna spilling the beans about her drunken behavior. Thanks to Munna's suggestions, he frees his sister from her abusive husband and brings her home.
When the orphanage warden plans to kidnap Munna to kill and dump her and usurp ransom from Ashok Bansal, not realizing their evil plan he lets Munna go. Realizing that he misses Munna, he decides to adopt Munna saving her from the clutches of the warden and her criminal boyfriend (Paresh Rawal) . Ashok Bansal eventually with the help of Munna mends fences with his own family and becomes a kind man with a one big happy family.
- Jackie Shroff as Ashok Bansal aka King Uncle
- Shahrukh Khan as Anil Bansal, younger brother of Ashok
- Anu Agarwal as Fenni Fernando
- Nagma as Kavita Bansal
- Pooja Ruparel as Munna Bansal
- Nivedita Joshi as Suneeta Bansal
- Paresh Rawal as Pratap
- Deven Verma as Karim
- Sushmita Mukherjee as Shanti
- Dinesh Hingoo as Chunilal
- Dalip Tahil as Pradeep Mallik
The music is composed by Rajesh Roshan, while the songs are written by Indeevar and Javed Akhtar.
|1||"Akkad Bakkad Bombay Bo"||Sudesh Bhosle, Alka Yagnik||Javed Akhtar|
|2||"Dil Mane Jise Wohi Apna"||Kumar Sanu||Indeevar|
|3||"Dil Mane Jise Wohi Apna"||Vinod Rathod, Asha Bhosle||Javed Akhtar|
|4||"Hum Rahe Na Rahe Yahan Par"||Sadhana Sargam||Indeevar|
|5||"Is Jahan Ki Nahi Hain"||Nitin Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar||Indeevar|
|6||"Khush Rahne Ko Zaroori"||Vinod Rathod, Nitin Mukesh, Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam||Indeevar|
|7||"Parody"||Sudesh Bhosle, Sapna Mukherjee||Javed Akhtar|
|8||"Tare Aasman Ke Dharti Pe"||Sadhana Sargam||Indeevar|
- The titular role was originally offered to Amitabh Bachchan, but he declined.
- The film is based on the American musical and film Annie (1982).
- The film's song "Tare Aasman Ke Dharti Pe" as well as some continued melodies through the movie are sampled from the whistling tune used by Roxette in their song "Joyride".