Major Saab is a 1998 Indian Hindi-language action film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Naveen Nischol, Ajay Devgn, Sonali Bendre and Ashish Vidhyarthi.[1][2]

Major Saab
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Directed byTinnu Anand
Written byRobin Bhatt,
Santhosh Saroj
Produced byAmitabh Bachchan
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Ajay Devgn
Sonali Bendre
Nafisa Ali
CinematographyRavi K. Chandran
Edited byPrashant Khedekar,
Vinod Nayak
Music byAnand Raj Anand
Aadesh Shrivastava
Release date
  • 26 June 1998 (1998-06-26)
Running time
165 minutes
Budget₹8.75 Crore
Box office₹23.22 Crore


The plot concerns playboy Virendra Pratap Singh aka Vir (Ajay Devgn). A clause in the will of his wealthy father forces him to enter a military academy in order to inherit. Vir's repeated attempts to get himself discharged are foiled by Major Jasbir Singh Rana (Amitabh Bachchan). Then Virendra falls in love with Nisha (Sonali Bendre), the sister of a gangster named Shankar (Ashish Vidhyarthi). Shankar wants Nisha to marry the son of his friend Parshuram Bihari (Mohan Joshi) and hatches a plot to separate the couple, by pretending to accept Vir, however soon beats him up badly and attempts to break both his arms and legs. Major Jasbir then begins training Vir to regain his strength to fight those who wronged him and win Nisha back.


Box officeEdit

The film was a moderate success at the box office, it earned Rs.21 crores in India and was overall declared a hit by boxoffice-india.[3] It was also the 9th highest-grossing film of the year (Bollywood films of 1998).


The music is composed by Anand Raj Anand and Aadesh Shrivastava. Lyrics are penned by Anand Raj Anand and Dev Kohli. Initially Anand Raj Anand wanted to sing the song 'Akeli Na Bazaar Jaya Karo' and 'Pyar Kiya toh Nibhana' by himself, but could not due to circumstances, about which he spoke in an interview.[4] However, the whole album gained descent popularity and tracks like 'Akeli Na Bazaar jaya karo', 'Sona Sona' and 'Pyaar Kiya toh Nibhana' became hit. In 2017, the song 'Pyar kiya toh Nibhana' was recreated with Armaan Malik and Shruti Pathak as singers.[5]

Track listingEdit

1."Akeli Na Bazaar Jaya Karo"Anand Raj AnandUdit Narayan05:49
2."Deewana Ban"Anand Raj AnandSudesh Bhosle03:18
3."Pyaar Tumse Karna Hai"Anand Raj AnandAlka Yagnik, Anand Raj Anand04:50
4."Pyaar Kiya Toh Nibhana (I)"Anand Raj AnandUdit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal03:04
5."Pyaar Kiya Toh Nibhana (II)"Anand Raj AnandAnuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan03:04
6."Sona Sona"Aadesh ShrivastavSudesh Bhosle, Sonu Nigam, Jaspinder Narula06:48
7."Tere Pyar Mein"Anand Raj AnandKumar Sanu04:38


  1. ^ Major Saab, retrieved 14 December 2021
  2. ^ "Major Saab (1998) Cast - Actor, Actress, Director, Producer, Music Director". Cinestaan. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Box Office 1998". Box Office India. 10 October 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012.
  4. ^ The Bollywood Dynasty (10 August 2014), Exclusive Interview of Music Director Anand Raj Anand, retrieved 20 November 2017
  5. ^ T-Series (23 February 2017), Kehta Hai Pal Pal Video | Sachiin J. Joshi, Alankrita Sahai | Armaan Malik, Shruti Pathak | Caesar, retrieved 20 November 2017

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