King Uncle is a 1993 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Rakesh Roshan. The film stars Jackie Shroff, Shah Rukh Khan, and Anu Agarwal. Nagma, Paresh Rawal, Sushmita Mukherjee, Pooja Ruparel, Deven Verma appear in supporting roles. The film was inspired from the 1982 English film Annie that starred Aileen Quinn and Albert Finney, which in turn is based upon the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray. The film was box office success and has since gained cult status, being well received by families and children. Both Shroff and Ruparel's performances received critical acclaim.[1]

King Uncle
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Directed byRakesh Roshan
Produced byRakesh Roshan
StarringJackie Shroff
Shah Rukh Khan
Anu Agarwal
Paresh Rawal
Sushmita Mukherjee
Deven Verma
Pooja Ruparel
Music byRajesh Roshan
Distributed byVenus Records & Tapes (audio) Baba
Eros International (video)
Release date
  • 5 February 1993 (1993-02-05)
Running time
171 min.


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 the apple of his eye, 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.



The music is composed by Rajesh Roshan, while the songs are written by Indeevar and Javed Akhtar.

# Title Singer(s) Lyricist(s)
1 "Akkad Bakkad Bumbe Bo" Sudesh Bhosle, Alka Yagnik Javed Akhtar
2 "Dil Maaane Jise Wohi Apna" Kumar Sanu Indeevar
3 "Fenny Ne Mujhe Bulaya" Sudesh Bhosle, Asha Bhosle Javed Akhtar
4 "Hum Rahe Na Rahe Yahaan Par" Sadhana Sargam Indeevar
5 "Is Jahaan Ki Nahi Hain" Nitin Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar Indeevar
6 "Khush Rehne Ko Zaroori" Vinod Rathod, Nitin Mukesh, Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam Indeevar
7 "Parody" Sudesh Bhosle, Sapna Mukherjee Javed Akhtar
8 "Taare 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 "Taare 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". The original song from where the melody was borrowed was a Kenyan Song named Jambo Bwana by Kenyan band Them Mushrooms.


  1. ^ "A King Uncle Throwback Featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Jackie Shroff and".

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