Baazigar (English: Illusionist) is a 1993 Bollywood crime-thriller film directed by Abbas-Mustan, it is a contemporary thriller about a young man who stops at nothing to get what he wants. The film is inspired by the 1954 film On The Waterfront. Initially Salman Khan was the first choice to play the lead in the film. This was Shah Rukh Khan's breakthrough role as the sole lead, Kajol's first commercial success and Shilpa Shetty's debut film. Baazigar was the first film Shah Rukh Khan played the role of an anti-hero and also the first film which earned Khan a Filmfare Award for Best Actor. It was a major commercial success at the time of its release and the first film of the famous Shahrukh Khan-Kajol jodi. The film was remade in Tamil as Samrat with Ramki, in Telugu as Vetagadu with Rajasekhar and in Kannada as Nagarahavu with Upendra. The film brought actors Shah Rukh, Kajol, Shilpa Shetty and composer Anu Malik to the limelight. Wikipedia
Baazigar is a member of the following lists: Films based on novels, Crime thriller films, Films based on thriller novels, Hindi-language films, Indian films, Films set in Mumbai, 1990s thriller films, 1993 films, Indian crime films and Films about revenge.
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Ajay Sharma: Sometimes in order to win you have to lose something, and a person who wins in spite of losing is called "Baazigar."