Phool Aur Kaante (transl. Flowers and thorns) is a 1991 Indian Hindi-language action romance film released in 1991. It stars Ajay Devgn, Madhoo, Aruna Irani, Jagdeep and Amrish Puri among others. The film marked the debut of Ajay Devgn, son of late stunt and action choreographer Veeru Devgan, and Madhoo, niece of actress Hema Malini. The film was a superhit and won Ajay Devgn, the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for 1991. This film was remade in Telugu as Varasudu. The film is loosely based on the Malayalam film Parampara directed by Sibi Malayil where Mammootty plays dual roles as Johnny, the protagonist and Lawrence, his father.
|Phool Aur Kaante|
|Directed by||Kuku Kohli|
|Written by||Iqbal Durrani|
|Produced by||Dinesh Patel|
|Cinematography||Thomas. A. Xavier|
|Edited by||Suresh Chaturvedi|
|Budget||₹3 crore (US$400,000)|
|Box office||₹12 crore (US$1.6 million)|
Phool Aur Kaante was noted for its soundtrack and action sequences. Ajay Devgn's entry in the film became very popular where he appeared standing, balancing on two moving motorcycles. Similar stunts have been repeated in a number of films since.
Nageshwar alias "Don" (Amrish Puri) heads a vast criminal empire. He has an only son, Ajay (Ajay Devgn) . So is Ajay's wife, Pooja (Madhoo), who would like to put an end to all these criminal activities. When Nageshwar starts showing signs of ageing, he decides that it is now time for Ajay to take over from him. Ajay does so, however, a number of Nageshwar's associates are unhappy, embittered, and critical of this choice, and as a result, they, under the leadership of Shankar Dhanraj kidnap Ajay's baby son, Gopal. Will Nageshwar negotiate his grandson's release, or will his grandson be another sacrifice of his "empire"? How will Ajay and his wife react to this?
- Ajay Devgan as Ajay Salgaonkar
- Madhoo as Pooja
- Amrish Puri as Nageshwar "Don"
- Raza Murad as Shankar Dhanraj
- Satyendra Kapoor as College Principal
- Anjana Mumtaz as Laxmi, Nageshwar's late wife and Ajay's late mother
- Aparajita Bhushan as Pooja's mother
- Goga Kapoor as Jagga, Shankar's brother
- Suresh Chatwal as Brijlal Tiwari
- Dan Dhanoa as Drug Dealer
- Aruna Irani as Professor Batliwala
- Jagdeep as Professor Bihari
- Iqbal Durrani as Dhanraj
- Purnima as Ajay's grandmother
- Pankaj Berry as Ajay's College Friend (cameo)
- Brahmachari as Police Inspector
- Rana Jung Bahadur as Shankara's henchman
- Ghanshyam Rohera as College Office Peon
The soundtrack of Phool Aur Kaante was composed by the music duo Nadeem Shravan. The lyrics were written by Sameer and Rani Malik. The album was a superhit and the songs "Tumse Milne Ko Dil Karta Hai", "Dheere Dheere Pyar Ko Badhana Hai", "Maine Pyar Tumhi Se Kiya Hai" (inspired by Pakistani Film Song "Mujhe Dekh Ke Been Bajain" sung by Musarrat Nazir Composed by M.Ashraf) were very popular. Singers Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Alisha Chinai rendered their voices in this album.
|Phool Aur Kaante|
|Studio album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Nadeem Shravan chronology|
|1.||"Tumse Milne Ko Dil Karta Hai"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik|
|2.||"Dheere Dheere Pyar Ko Badhana Hai"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik|
|3.||"I Love You"||Udit Narayan, Alisha Chinai|
|4.||"Jise Dekh Mera Dil Dhadka"||Kumar Sanu|
|5.||"Maine Pyaar Tumhi Se Kiya Hai"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal|
|6.||"Pehli Baarish Main Aur Tu"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal|
|7.||"Premi Aashiq Aawaara"||Kumar Sanu|
|8.||"Dheere Dheere Hausla" (Sad)||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik|
|9||"Dheere Dheere Hausla" (female)||Alka Yagnik|
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