Saajan (transl. Beloved) is a 1991 Indian romantic drama film directed by Lawrence D'Souza and starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan. It was released on 30 August 1991. Initially, D'Souza approached Aamir Khan for the role of Aman. Although he liked the story, Khan did not connect the role to his satisfaction. He therefore declined the offer and the role went to Sanjay Dutt. Salman Khan set a record of seven consecutive successful films since Maine Pyar Kiya. These seven successful films are Maine Pyar Kiya (blockbuster), Baaghi (hit), Sanam Bewafa (blockbuster), Patthar Ke Phool (hit), Kurbaan (hit), Love (average), Saajan
|Directed by||Lawrence D'Souza|
|Produced by||Sudhakar Bokade|
|Written by||Reema Rakesh Nath|
|Edited by||A. R. Rajendran|
|Distributed by||Eros Entertainment|
|Box office||est. ₹320 million|
During childhood, Aman (Sanjay Dutt) is an impoverished and lame orphan who is luckily befriended and adopted by a very wealthy family headed by Mr. Varma. Mr. Varma has one son called Akash (Salman Khan).
As Akash and Aman grow up as brothers, they bond very closely. Akash's personality is more care-free, flexible, gregarious and he turns into a Roadside Romeo, and a womaniser, while Aman grows up to be more of a serious-type person, and has a fond hobby of writing marvelous poems which are successfully published and turn into best-sellers, all under the pen name Sagar.
Gradually, Aman becomes popular and well-known all around town and has millions of fans. One of his fans is a pretty young woman by the name of Pooja Saxena (Madhuri Dixit), who frequently writes letters to correspond with her idol - Sagar. In her letters, she writes of how much she admires him, is in love with him and his poetic abilities and even wishes to meet him one day if possible... which she does, but does not recognise him, but he recognises her.
One day, as a twist of fate, none other than Akash meets Pooja (and being the vivacious womaniser) falls head over heels in love with her.
When Akash meets Aman in private, he explains to his brother Aman that this time he is really in love - and discloses a photo of Pooja. Aman is shocked and shaken at this, as he also was head over heels in love with Pooja, but now in order to help his brother, to reciprocate his feelings in an attempt to help Aman, suggests to Akash to pose as Sagar.
At this point, Akash does not know that his brother Aman writes poems under name of Sagar.
When Akash does this, Pooja is fooled and overjoyed that she has met her idol finally. Little does she know that the one posing as Sagar is Akash (Aman's younger brother). She is not aware that Aman is sacrificing his love for his younger brother.
An insecure and heartbroken Aman looks on, as he knows that many fans (including women) like his poetry, but they will never come out openly and love him when they see his handicap.
Gradually, Akash gets really tired of posing as a poet, he messes up the lines many times! Also, Akash discovers that Aman truly loves Pooja and that his brother, is actually Sagar – through a string of events triggered by a Pankaj Udhas show.
Akash musters up enough courage and comes to his senses about what is going on, then he confronts Aman (and brings Pooja with him secretly) with all the above and then Aman admits that he loves Pooja.
Pooja witnesses this encounter (behind a curtain) and then after Aman confesses that he loves Pooja (his fan) very much, Pooja comes out of hiding and becomes upset with both Akash and Aman and leaves their house in an emotional frenzy, confused about this whole fiasco.
Later, she meets up with Aman and tells him that she still can't forget him and that she would have loved him if he had revealed the truth that he is Sagar and cries a lot on his shoulder. Eventually, Akash decides to unite Pooja and Aman and sacrifices his love for Pooja.
|Sanjay Dutt||Aman Verma/Sagar||Dharamkumar Vaishnani||A comedian poet|
|Madhuri Dixit||Pooja Saxena||Girl who loves Akash||A stage performer|
|Salman Khan||Akash Varma||Rajiv Verma's Son||Hard worker and People's Helping hand|
|Kader Khan||Rajiv Verma||Akash's Father||A businessman|
|Reema Lagoo||Kamla Verma||Akash's Mother|
|Ekta Sohini||Menaka||Akash's friend||The girl who insults Aman due to Aman's bad attitude on everyone and spoils Pooja.|
|Laxmikant Berde||Laxmi||Verma's servant at Ooty|
|Anjana Mumtaz||Mrs. Saxena||Pooja's mother|
|Dinesh Hingoo||Mr. Laalchand||Verma's business partner|
|Yunus Parvez||Anees Saheb||Press Editor|
|Raju Shrestha||Pooja's brother||Cameo|
|Tej Sapru||Veera||Local Goon||The goon in "Tu Shayaar Hai" song|
|Pankaj Udhas||Pankaj Udhas||In Song "Jiyen to Jiyen Kaise"||Guest role|
|Lawrence D'Souza||Special Appearance||In "Dekha Hai Pehli Baar" Song||Guest role|
The music was composed by Nadeem-Shravan, with lyrics by Sameer. The album became the highest-selling of the year. The movie also fetched Nadeem-Shravan their second Filmfare Award for Best Music Director. Kumar Sanu, who sang for Sanjay Dutt's character won his second Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai". SP Balasubramanyam, Pankaj Udhas, Anuradha Paudwal and Alka Yagnik also rendered their voice for the album. All the singers were nominated for Filmfare Awards.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Venus Records & Tapes|
|Nadeem Shravan chronology|
|1.||"Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||05:25|
|2.||"Bahut Pyar Karte Hain (Male)"||SP Balasubramanyam||03:05|
|3.||"Dekha Hai Pehli Baar"||SP Balasubramanyam, Alka Yagnik||06:13|
|4.||"Jiye To Jiye Kaise"||Kumar Sanu, SP Balasubramanyam, Pankaj Udhas & Anuradha Paudwal||06:38|
|5.||"Bahut Pyar Karte Hain (Female)"||Anuradha Paudwal||04:25|
|6.||"Tum Se Milne Ki Tamanna Hain"||SP Balasubramanyam||05:30|
|7.||"Tu Shayar Hain"||Alka Yagnik||06:30|
|8.||"Jiye To Jiye Kaise (Solo)"||Pankaj Udhas||03:30|
|9.||"Pehli Baar Mile Hain"||SP Balasubramanyam||06:16|
|Award||Category||Recipients and Nominees||Results|
|Filmfare Awards||Best Music Director||Nadeem-Shravan||Won|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Kumar Sanu for "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai"|
|Best Film||Sudhakar Bokade||Nominated|
|Best Director||Lawrence D'Souza|
|Best Actor||Sanjay Dutt|
|Best Actress||Madhuri Dixit|
|Best Lyricist||Sameer for "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai"|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Pankaj Udhas for "Jiye To Jiye Kaise"|
|S. P. Balasubrahmanyam for "Tumse Milne Ki Tamanna Hai"|
|Best Female Playback Singer||Alka Yagnik for "Dekha Hai Pehli Baar"|
|Anuradha Paudwal for "Bahut Pyar Karte Hai"|
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