Aamir-Karisma's Raja Hindustani clocks 20 years: From Pardesi song to the longest kiss, here's why this film is a cult in itself!

Updated on Nov 16, 2016 09:42 AM IST  |  17.1M
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Today, Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor starrer Raja Hindustani has completed 20 years of its release. The out-and-out romantic film became a cult in the 90s for the sizzling chemistry between the leads. With a successful music score by Nadeem-Shravan, the songs of this film are still loved by everyone. 

The movie went on to sweep of all the leading awards at 42nd Filmfare Awards held in the year 1996 with Aamir and Lolo winning the Best Actor/Actress Awards in their respective categories. 

Let's take a how Raja Hindustani became a trendsetter and record maker of the 90s.

Third Highest Grossing Film of the 90s


Raja Hindustani was termed as an all time blockbuster film. The movie gained a massive collection of about INR 43.50 crores which went on to become the third grossing films of the 90s.

Longest Kiss

Who can forget the iconic scene from the film? This movie created a stir when Aamir and Karisma lip locked during a sequence. The French kiss between them lasted for about a minute which was a big deal in the films in the 90s.

Pardesi Song

After the intimate scene came the chartbuster song Pardesi Pardesi. The meaningful lyrics, the video and Aamir's heart-wrenching emotions made the song one of the most heartbreaking tracks of Bollywood. The references of the song are still used by the fans jokingly or even in serious situations. Do you sing the song even now?

Aamir Khan's Chocolate Boy Look


Aamir was one of the cutest faces we have in Bollywood. Nowadays, Mr Perfectionist has been seen sporting different looks for each film he does. But in the 90s, his hairdo and charming face made girls go weak on their knees and people still quite love Aamir's that look. The way he looks at Karisma in Kitna Pyaar Tujhe Rab Ne Banaya still make us go aww, isn't it?

Karisma Kapoor's Stunning Makeover


Lolo sported both Indian and Western look flawlessly in the film. Her famous red dress in one of the sequences, yellow salwar kameez and blue saree in Poocho Zara Poocho song became quite a rage and trend during those times. And, who can forget that infectious smile of Karisma in the film when she says, "Raja Tum Pagal Ho, Joker Ho!"

Don't you feel like watching the movie right now?

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