Sailaab (1990 film)

Sailaab (English: Flood) is a Bollywood suspense thriller film of 1990 directed by Deepak Balraj Vij, starring Aditya Pancholi and Madhuri Dixit in lead roles.[1][2] This film is a remake of 1988 Tamil film Kan Simittum Neram.

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Directed byDeepak Balraj Vij
Written byAchala Nagar (dialogues)
Screenplay byReema Rakesh Nath
Story byKalaivanan Kannadasan
Produced bySurender Jain
StarringAditya Pancholi
Madhuri Dixit
Suresh Oberoi
CinematographyManish Bhatt
Edited byPrashant Khedekar
Vinod Nayak
Music byBappi Lahiri
Release date
  • 31 August 1990 (1990-08-31)

Saroj Khan won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award for Madhuri's dance for the song "Humko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar".[3] The song also features in "Top 10 songs of Madhuri Dixit" published by Times of India.[4]


Dr. Sushma Malhotra (Madhuri Dixit) treats her patient; a kind thief and killer (Aditya Pancholi), who has lost his memory in an accident. She renames him Krishna. For the care she takes, Krishna falls in love with her and then they get married. But after they are married, Inspector Ranjeet Kapoor (Suresh Oberoi) warns her that her husband was set to kill her before his accident and may again attempt to kill her, but she disregards this. In another accident while taking photographs of Sushma, Krishna falls down and hurts his head. This injury brings back his old memories about his beloved sister's suicide at her failed marriage because Sushma attached a false photo of them and wrote a false letter she was pregnant with his child which results in him trying to kill her. He says his name is Rajeev and claims Sushma killed his sister, but Inspector Ranjeet arrives in time to stop him and tell him a criminal named Monty actually killed his sister. Together, Inspector Ranjeet and Rajeev find Monty and his gang and Monty confesses to killing Rajeev's sister because he wanted to blackmail him. Rajeev kills him while Inspector Ranjeet kills his gang. An injured Rajeev regrets harming his wife and they are united, saying that he is not Rajeev, he is her "Krishna".[5]




The songs are composed by Bappi Lahiri and lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar. Aadesh Shrivastava did background music for the film.

Song Singer
"Mujhko Yeh Zindagi" Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar
"Palkon Ke Tale Jo Sapne Pale" Amit Kumar, Kavita Krishnamurthy
"Jhoome Hawayen Aur Jhoome Fizayen" Sudesh Bhosle, Anupama Deshpande, Mangal Singh
"Humko Aaj Kal Hai" Anupama Deshpande


  1. ^ "Sailaab (1990) Cast - Actor, Actress, Director, Producer, Music Director". Cinestaan. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  2. ^ "SAILAAB (1990)". BFI. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  3. ^ Filmfare Awards, 1991
  4. ^ "Top 10 songs of Madhuri Dixit". Times of India. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  5. ^ Sailaab, retrieved 20 March 2022

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