Sanam Bewafa

Sanam Bewafa (transl. Unfaithful Beloved) is a 1991 Indian Hindi-language film directed and produced by Saawan Kumar Tak, it stars Salman Khan, Chandni, Pran, Danny Denzongpa. It is a remake of the Pakistani film Haque Meher.[2][3]

Sanam Bewafa
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Directed bySaawan Kumar Tak
Written byBharat B. Bhalla
Anwar Khan
Saawan Kumar Tak
Produced bySaawan Kumar Tak
StarringSalman Khan
Danny Denzongpa
CinematographyManmohan Singh
Edited byJawahar Razdan
Music byMahesh-Kishor
Saawan Kumar Tak Productions Pvt Ltd
Distributed byDisney India
Shemaroo Entertainment
Tips Industries Limited
Release date
11 January 1991 (1991-01-11)
Running time
161 minutes
Budget90 Lakh
Box officeest. 14 crore (equivalent to 102 crore or US$13 million in 2020)[1]


The film is based on two Pathan Tribal families who have been feuding for many generations. Salman, Sher Khan's son, falls in love with Rukhsar, Fateh Khan's daughter.

On finding the truth, Fateh Khan finds his wrath too much to control. On the other hand, Sher Khan is extremely happy to know that his son is in love with his enemy's daughter and promises Salman that he shall get him married to Rukhsar. The marriage is settled after great difficulties.

On the day of the marriage ceremony, Fateh Khan places an incredible demand in Haque-Meher, Sher Khan is dumbfounded and shocked, but gives in for his son's happiness. Hurt by the insult, Sher Khan retaliates by throwing Rukhsar out of the house the following morning after the marriage, paying the agreed Haque-Meher (Daaj). On seeing Rukhsar back, her family is numb with shock.

This leads to conflicts between the two families resulting in bloodshed and loss of life on both sides, but Sher Khan and Fateh Khan remain adamant until they discover that Rukhsar is pregnant with Salman's Son. The newborn finally lead to peace between the two Families.



The music was composed by Mahesh Kishor and lyrics were penned by Saawan Kumar himself. Singers Lata Mangeshkar, Vipin Sachdeva, Kavita Krishnamurthy contributed their voice. The songs were and had a flavor of 1970's music. "Churi Maza Na Degi" & "O Hare Dupatte Wali" were popular songs.

Song Singer
"Allah Karam Karna" Lata Mangeshkar
"Chudi Maza Na Degi" Lata Mangeshkar
"O Mere Jijaji, O Mere Jijaji" Lata Mangeshkar
"Mujhe Allah Ki Kasam, Tumse Pyar Ho Gaya" Lata Mangeshkar, Vipin Sachdeva
"Sanam Bewafa, O Sanam Bewafa, Main Nahin Bewafa" Lata Mangeshkar, Vipin Sachdeva
"Be-Iraada Nazar Mil Gayi" Vipin Sachdeva
"O Hare Dupattewali" Vipin Sachdeva
"Meri Jaan Chali" Vivek Verma
"Angoor Ka Dana Hoon" Kavita Krishnamurthy

Box officeEdit

In India, the film grossed 12 crore, with net earnings of ₹7.50 crore. It was declared one of the biggest low budget "Blockbuster" By the reputed trade website Box Office India.


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  1. ^ "Salman Khan's Career Analysis: Total Collections cross Rs 2,000 crore". Bollywood Analysis. 12 November 2015.
  2. ^ "The Indian Express – Google News Archive Search".
  3. ^ "Salman Khan's tryst with Pakistan". The Express Tribune. 23 July 2015.

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