Baazigar (12 Nov 1993)
2 h 55 min
Crime, Drama, Musical
Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Kajol, Shilpa Shetty, Shah Rukh Khan.
Baazigar is a 1993 Indian crime thriller film directed by Abbas–Mustan starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead roles. It is a contemporary thriller about a young man who stops at nothing to get what he wants. A young man with a vendetta against a business tycoon seduces and kills his eldest daughter and then proceeds to his younger daughter but she begins to suspect her new lover’s ulterior motive.
This was Shah Rukh Khan’s breakthrough role as the sole lead and Kajol’s first commercial success. Actress Shilpa Shetty was supposed to debut with Gaata Rahe Mera Dil, however, it remained unreleased and this became her debut movie. Baazigar was the first film in which Shah Rukh Khan played the role of an anti-hero and the first which earned Khan a Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Baazigar was a major commercial success at its release and the first film of the famous Shahrukh Khan-Kajol pair.
The film brought actors Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Shilpa Shetty and composer Anu Malik to the limelight.