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Ram Lakhan: All you should know about this cult classic Bollywood movie

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Ram Lakhan

Ram Lakhan is indeed a Hindi-language criminal masala action movie directed by Subhash Ghai as well as scripted by Anwar Khan, with such a screenplay by Ram Kelkar, released in 1989 in India. Raakhee, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Madhuri Dixit, as well as Amrish Puri appear in Ram Lakhan’s ensemble cast. Paresh Rawal, Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Saeed Jaffrey, and Satish Kaushik are among the secondary cast members. R. D. Burman was intended to compose the movie’s music, however, after recording two songs, he got substituted by Laxmikant–Pyarelal, while Anand Bakshi wrote the lyrics. Inside the song “Tera Naam Liya Tujhe Yaad Kiya,” Ghai made a cameo appearance.

The picture was released in theatres on January 27, 1989, over Republic Day weekend, on such a budget of 28.3 million dollars, covering production and marketing expenditures. The movie was a critical as well as economic success, grossing over a billion dollars globally, making it the second-highest-grossing Bollywood movie of 1989. Ram Lakhan, widely regarded as Ghai’s greatest work to date, has become a cultural touchstone throughout the years and it is still appreciated because of its cast, directing, and music. Kapoor’s portrayal of Lakhan was well-received, and it is considered one among his best parts; the song “My Name Is Lakhan,” which was recorded on himself, has since become his signature and most famous song.

The film was nominated for numerous awards there at the 35th Filmfare Awards, with Raakhee winning the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award as well as Kher and Kaushik sharing the Filmfare Best Comedian Award.

The plot of the movie-

Sharda is blissfully married to Thakur Pratap Singh and has two young kids, Ram and Lakhan, in a wealthy family. After serving time in prison for syphoning the family fortune, Pratap’s father Veer offers mercy to his nephews Bhishambar and Bhanu. Veer is duped into signing a will that deprives Pratap, Sharda, Ram, and Lakhan of their inheritance as well as their right to reside on the manor grounds.

Veer is assassinated by a vehicle bomb. After learning of their grand plot, Pratap refuses to bend down to savage Bhishambar and is severely beaten, stabbed viciously, and placed on a nearby railway track to be torn to pieces by the next passing train, leaving Sharda, Ram, as well as Lakhan behind. Sharda swears to revenge Pratap’s death and intends to do it by praying for justice at the temple every day. She speaks about when her boys grow up to destroy Pratap’s assailants, and how she will only spread Pratap’s ashes and only then.

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