Phool Aur Kaante

Phool Aur Kaante (transl.Flowers and Thorns) is a 1991 Indian Hindi-language action-romance film directed by Kuku Kohli. It stars Ajay Devgan, Madhoo, Aruna Irani, Jagdeep and Amrish Puri among others. The film marked the debut of Devgan, son of late stunt and action choreographer Veeru Devgan, and Madhoo, niece of actress Hema Malini. The film was a superhit and won Devgan the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for 1991. This film was remade in Telugu as Varasudu. The film is loosely based on the Malayalam film Parampara directed by Sibi Malayil where Mammootty plays dual roles as Johnny, the protagonist and Lawrence, his father.

Phool Aur Kaante
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Directed byKuku Kohli
Written byIqbal Durrani
Produced byDinesh Patel
StarringAjay Devgan
Aruna Irani
Amrish Puri
CinematographyThomas. A. Xavier
Edited bySuresh Chaturvedi
Music byNadeem-Shravan
Release date
  • 22 November 1991 (1991-11-22)
Running time
180 minutes
Budget3 crore
Box officeest. 12 crore
(domestic gross)[1]

Phool Aur Kaante was noted for its soundtrack and action sequences. Devgn's entry in the film became very popular where he appeared standing, balancing on two moving motorcycles. Similar stunts have been repeated in a number of films since, sometimes by Devgn himself.[2][3][4][5]

Some scenes of the film were shot at Vanganga Lake near Silvassa (capital of the then union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli).[6][7]

Upon release, the film received positive response both from critics and audience. Despite released alongwith a much bigger star studded Lamhe, it emerged as a major success at box office and was the fifth highest grossing film of that year.


Nageshwar alias "Don" (Amrish Puri) heads a vast criminal empire. He has an only son, Ajay (Ajay Devgn). So is Ajay's wife, Pooja (Madhoo), who would like to put an end to all these criminal activities. When Nageshwar starts showing signs of ageing, he decides that it is now time for Ajay to take over from him. Ajay does so, however, a number of Nageshwar's associates are unhappy, embittered, and critical of this choice, and as a result, they, under the leadership of Shankar Dhanraj kidnap Ajay's baby son, Gopal. Will Nageshwar negotiate his grandson's release, or will his grandson be another sacrifice of his "empire"? How will Ajay and his wife react to this?


  • Ajay Devgan as Ajay Salgaonkar
  • Madhoo as Pooja Salgaonkar (née Singh), Ajay's wife.
  • Amrish Puri as Nageshwar "Don" Salgaonkar, Ajay's father.
  • Arif Khan as Rocky college student
  • Raza Murad as Shankar Dhanraj
  • Satyendra Kapoor as College Principal
  • Anjana Mumtaz as Lakshmi Salgaonkar, Nageshwar's late wife and Ajay's late mother.
  • Aparajita Bhushan as Mrs. Singh, Pooja's mother.
  • Goga Kapoor as Jagga Dhanraj, Shankar's brother.
  • Suresh Chatwal as Brijlal Tiwari
  • Dan Dhanoa as Drug Dealer
  • Aruna Irani as Professor Batliwala
  • Jagdeep as Professor Bihari
  • Iqbal Durrani as Dhanraj
  • Purnima as Mrs. Salgaonkar, Don's mother and Ajay's grandmother.
  • Pankaj Berry as Ajay's college friend (cameo appearance)
  • Brahmachari as Police Inspector
  • Rana Jung Bahadur as Shankar's henchman
  • Ghanshyam Rohera as College Office Peon


37th Filmfare Awards:




The soundtrack of Phool Aur Kaante was composed by the music duo Nadeem Shravan. The lyrics were written by Sameer and Rani Malik. The album was a superhit and the songs "Tumse Milne Ko Dil Karta Hai", "Dheere Dheere Pyar Ko Badhana Hai", "Maine Pyaar Tumhi Se Kiya Hai" (inspired by Pakistani Film Song "Mujhe Dekh Ke Been Bajain" sung by Musarrat Nazir Composed by M.Ashraf) were very popular. Singers Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Alisha Chinai rendered their voices in this album.

Phool Aur Kaante
Studio album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerNadeem Shravan
Nadeem Shravan chronology
Phool Aur Kaante
Pyaar Ka Saaya
Professional ratings
Review scores
Planet Bollywood          [8]
No. Title Singer(s)
1. "Tumse Milne Ko Dil Karta Hai" Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik
2. "Dheere Dheere Pyar Ko Badhana Hai" Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik
3. "I Love You" Udit Narayan & Alisha Chinoy
4. "Jise Dekh Mera Dil Dhadka" Kumar Sanu
5. "Maine Pyaar Tumhi Se Kiya Hai" Kumar Sanu & Anuradha Paudwal
6. "Pehli Baarish Main Aur Tu" Kumar Sanu & Anuradha Paudwal
7. "Premi Aashiq Aawaara" Kumar Sanu
8. "Dheere Dheere Hausla" (Sad) Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik
9 "Dheere Dheere Hausla" (female) Alka Yagnik


  1. ^ "Phool Aur Kaante collections". talkingmoviez.
  2. ^ "Ajay Devgn performs two-horse stunt for Son Of Sardar". India TV. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  3. ^ "BOSS Akshay Kumar copies Ajay Devgn!". Glamsham. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Ajay Devgn's 'Phool Aur Kante' stunt in 'Crackers'". Zee News. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Abhishek does Ajay Devgn's 'Phool Aur Kaante' stunt, but on two trains". IBNLive. 6 November 2011. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Silvassa, the hidden gem!". ByeByeCity. Travecom Global Pvt. Ltd. 2 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Incredible India - Film Offices". Film Bazaar. NFDC. 2015.
  8. ^ "Phool Aur Kaante Music Review". Retrieved 17 October 2011.

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