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Sanam is a 1997 Hindi romantic drama action film directed and produced by Aziz Sejawal. Written by Anees Bazmee, it starred Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala, Vivek Mushran, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Kader Khan, Anjan Srivastav, Gulshan Grover and Shakti Kapoor. The music, composed by Anand-Milind, was the biggest strength of this film. The film did average business at the box office.

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Directed byAziz Sejawal
Produced bySameer Hingora,
Hanif Kadawala
Written byAnees Bazmee (dialogues)
Screenplay byRajeev Kaul,
Praful Parekh
Story byYunus Sajawal
StarringSanjay Dutt
Manisha Koirala
Vivek Mushran
Music byAnand-Milind
CinematographyRajan Kinagi
Edited byGurudutt Shirali,
Waman Bhonsle
Release date
  • 19 April 1997 (1997-04-19)
Running time
156 mins


Plot summaryEdit

Gaurav (Vivek Mushran) lives a wealthy lifestyle, gets everything he wants except the love of his parents and family. Even though he lives with his parents, they love his elder brother Narendra (Sanjay Dutt) more. Narendra is often pronounced by the name of "Hero" by his parents, and goes abroad for his job once a while. When Hero comes back home for a holiday, he goes to a funfair with his family, and witnesses a little girl who is stuck on top of a Ferris wheel, and when Hero gets the chance, he climbs up and rescues her. By the time he jumps off, it is already on fire, which causes it to explode, and blows Hero off with it as well. The whole family is devastated by Hero's death, and since he was the only one who made a name for his family, Gaurav finally feals pity and joins the army to prove to his father that he is worthy to be the Hero's younger brother. While on duty, Gaurav discovers that Angara and General (Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover) are about to plant bombs through the whole of India, and that would just not mean for his parents and friends to die, but also his loving girlfriend, Sanam (Manisha Koirala).



The music was composed by Anand-Milind, with lyrics by Sameer. The music became extremely popular when released in 1993, originally. The song Maine Kal Ek Sapna Dekha was originally recorded by Amit Kumar. It referenced popular actresses like Salma Agha, Naghma, Divya Bharti and Dimple Kapadia of that time. The film was delayed endlessly and the music was re-released in 1997. This song was then dubbed by Vinod Rathod (for the film version) and referenced the current crop of heroines like Twinkle Khanna, Shilpa Shetty, Kajol and Urmila Matondkar. However, on screen Sanjay Dutt still mouths the original lyrics.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Ankhon Mein Neende Na Dil" Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
2 "Ishq Mein Mere Rabba" Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
3 "Khuda Kare Mohabbat Mein" Pankaj Udhas
4 "Kal Tak Jo Maine Na" Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam
5 "Maine Kal Ek Sapna Dekha" Amit Kumar, Vinod Rathod
6 "Kasam Se Kasam Khake Kahdo" Abhijeet, Kavita Krishnamurthy
7 "Raqs Mein Hain Sara Jahan" Arun Ingle, Chorus
8 "Dhak Dhak Dil Ghabraye Sajna" Kavita Krishnamurthy
9 "Sanam Ka Naam Aaye" Sadhana Sargam

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