Baazigar is a 1193 Bollywood crime thriller directed by Abbas-Mustan. The story of Baazigar was based on the novel Saraswatichandra. The film is a remake of 1191 Hollywood movie “A Kiss Before Dying”.
The movie starts showing when Vishwanath Sharma discovers that his manager Madan Chopra is stealing money right under his nose, Vishwanath throws him into jail. After Madan finishes his jail term, he re-approaches Vishwanath and apologies. Vishwanath declines to forgive him, but his wife Shobha takes pity Mudan’s daughters and pleads her husband. Chopra is reappointed in the company. However, Chopra has come back to exact revenge on his former boss. Slowly, but surely, Chopra regains the confidence of Sharma. One day, when Sharma has to go for a business tour, he hands over the power of attorney to Chopra. Chopra, who has been waiting for such chance, usurps Sharma’s company and becomes its de facto owner. Sharma learns of this treachery, by which time his family is ejected out of their home. More tragedy strikes the Sharma household when his newborn daughter dies of fever and Sharma himself dies while trying to buy medicines for her. Devastated by the turn of events, Shobha goes insane, while her son Ajay decides to avenge the wrongdoings by making Chopra pay in the same place. Many years later, a young Ajay is studying in the same college as Chopra’s daughter Seema. Ajay makes Seema fall in love with her. Meanwhile, Ajay pretends to be Vicky Malhotra and creates a good impression on Chopra and his younger daughter Priya. Ajay then begins a double game while keeping both the parties in the dark. Ajay manages to keep his affair with Seema a secret while she too agrees to not tell anyone. Chopra decides to get Seema married not knowing about her affair. Upset, Seema decides to elope with Ajay. Ajay quickly takes up this opportunity and tricks her into writing a suicide letter. Later, on a premise of getting married secretly, Ajay calls Seema to the registrar office. He takes her to the terrace and throws her down, using her suicide note to close the case as suicide. Chopra too hastily has the case closed to prevent any further embarrassment. Ajay uses Seema’s death to get close to Priya and Chopra. Priya, however, is suspicious that her sister didn’t commit suicide. With help of her college friend and Police Inspector Karan Saxena, she decides to investigate the matter secretly. Ravi, another friend of Seema, who had a crush on her, tells Priya about Seema’s secret lover. Ravi finds a photo where Seema and Ajay are together at a birthday party, but is killed by Ajay. Ajay forces Ravi to sign a suicide note, making Priya and Karan believe that Ravi must have been Seema’s lover and murderer. Later, Priya and Vicky meet Seema’s college friend, Anjali, who thinks that she recognizes Vicky. When she finds out the photo as well, she calls the Sharma household during Vicky’s and Priya’s engagement party. Vicky intercepts the phone, impersonates Chopra, and arrives at her place. He strangles her, stuffs her body in a suitcase, and throws it in the river. Priya and Karan realize that the murderer is still alive. Meanwhile, history repeats itself, with Chopra handing over the power of attorney to “Vicky”. Ajay decides to hasten up his plans on learning that Priya and Karan are still bent on finding the killer.
Ajay’s plan hits a glitch when he and Priya run into the real Vicky Malhotra, Ajay’s friend whose identity he had taken. Priya becomes suspicious and decides to contact this Vicky. After returning from his business trip, Chopra is shocked to find that the company is run by a Sharma group. Now, Ajay reveals the truth to Chopra and sends him out of the company after humiliating him.
Meanwhile, Priya too learns of Ajay’s true identity from Vicky and rushes to Ajay’s home in Panvel. She is shocked to see a poster of Ajay and finds the marriage chain with his photo with her sister’s in a locket. Ajay comes home and she confronts him with his misdeeds. He tells her the whole story and she is shocked at the news of what her father did to his family. Chopra arrives with his henchmen to kill Ajay. After seeing Ajay being beaten by Chopra and hearing his the evil Chopra’s name repeated, Shobha regains her sanity and runs to her son’s defense. Ajay starts bashing Chopra’s goons. We see Priya’s and the police inspector’s faces sympathetic with Ajay. In a standoff with Chopra, Ajay decides to spare Chopra’s life, but then Chopra stabs him with an iron bar and laughs. Ajay begins to laugh as well and he rams himself, and the long protruding metal bar, into Chopra’s stomach, with both plummeting down from a high wall killing Chopra.Ajay makes it back to his mother who finally recognizes her son. Ajay promises her that he’s gotten revenge for their family and reacquired everything that was meant to be his; now wanting only to rest peacefully in her embrace. Priya and Karan watch sadly as Ajay dies in his mother’s arms, a smile on his face.
- Shah Rukh Khan – Ajay Sharma/Vicky Malhotra
- Kajol – Priya Chopra
- Shilpa Shetty – Seema Chopra
- Raakhe- Shoba Sharma
- Dalip Tahil- Madan Chopra
- Siddarth Ray – Inspector Karan Saxena
- Johnny Lever- Babu Lal
- Anant Mahadevan – Vishwanat Sharma
- Resham Tipins – Anjali Seenha
- Manmuaji as Cook
- Adi Irani – Real Vicky Malhorta
- Master Summet – Young Ajay
- Sharad Sankla – Charlie
- Raju Shrivastav as a guy in party with charlie
The movie has quite a sad ending, that makes me cry everytime. Enjoy watching Shah Rukh Khan in a villain type of role!