ⓘ Bandhan (1998 film)

Bandhan (1998 film)

ⓘ Bandhan (1998 film)

Bandhan is a 1998 Bollywood drama/action film starring Jackie Shroff, Salman Khan, Rambha and Ashwini Bhave. The film was a remake of the Tamil film Pandithurai. The film was a third hit of Salman Khan after Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya and Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai in the following year.


1. Plot

Thakur Suraj Pratap Jackie Shroff sees a young woman performing pooja at a temple, and instantly falls in love with her. This is Pooja Ashwini Bhave, who belongs to a poor family, consisting of her dad, Ramlal, her mom and a kid brother named Raju Salman Khan. Thakur sends an emissary to Ramlal, who is delighted to give his daughter to Thakur in marriage, and the wedding is celebrated with due ceremony. Pooja is very fond of Raju and takes him along with her to her husbands house. This is the only "gift" that Poojas impoverished parents are able to give their daughter at the wedding, and it is also beneficial for the young boy to grow up in a more affluent household. At the Thakurs palatial home, Pooja is greeted by Jyoti Rambha, Thakurs kid sister.

The years pass. Unfortunately, Pooja has been unable to bear children. Raju, now grown up, is intensely attached and loyal to Thakur, his brother-in-law. He and Thakurs sister Jyoti are in love. One day, Thakur meets Vaishali Shweta Menon, a courtesan who sings and dances for a living. Vaishali has no relatives except one brother, an unscrupulous card-sharp named Gajendra who lives off his sisters earnings. Vaishali seduces the Thakur and becomes his mistress. Her brother, posing as a respectable man, demands that Thakur marry Vaishali and make the relationship public. Thakur is reluctant. On the one hand, he possibly hopes that Vaishali will make him a father. On the other hand, he is attached to his dutiful wife and loving brother-in-law. Gajendra and his friends hatch a plot to kill two birds with one stone: to induce Thakur to marry Vaishali, and at the same time, break the strong relationship between Thakur and Raju. The conspirators make a fool of Raju, as a result of which he causes the police to raid Gajendras house, on the allegation that the house is being used as a brothel. During the police raid, Raju is horrified to find that the customer found in Vaishalis company is none other than his brother-in-law. Thakur is also angered to find that the person who has caused him this infamy and police entanglement is none other than Raju. In order to avoid legal proceedings, Thakur tells the police that he is present in the house in order to discuss the possibility of marrying Vaishali, the reason being that his wife has remained childless. Raju falls at Thakurs feet, begs forgiveness, and pleads with him not to take a second wife. His pleas fall on deaf ears; Thakur duly marries Vaishali and takes her home. Raju tells his parents of what has happened, of how Pooja now has a co-wife. They come to Thakurs mansion and create a scene. Annoyed at the commotion, Thakur tells Pooja to make her choice once and for all: she can either accept Vaishali as her co-wife and remain in his household with the respectability of being the senior wife, or depart with her parents for good. Pooja chooses to remain with her husband and co-wife, for as she says, that is her wifely duty; her husbands house is the only suitable residence for a married woman. Raju, who has lived in Thakurs household for many years, now goes away with his parents.

These events cause a great rift between the two families, because of which the two lovers Raju and Jyoti are separated. Vaishali is ensconced in the Thakurs mansion, and her brother becomes Thakurs confidant. He now wants to marry Thakurs sister, Jyoti, so that he and his sister Vaishali will totally control the vast wealth of the Thakur family. A naïve Thakur is taken in by his new brother-in-laws seeming decency, and it is arranged that Gajendra will marry Jyoti. However, Jyoti bravely refuses to marry anyone except Raju. She is supported by Pooja, who makes the point that it would be wrong and even sinful for Jyoti to marry one man while being in love with another; chasteness of the mind is as important as chasteness of the body.

Thakur decides to delay the matter for the time being. Gajendra is aghast at this and makes a plan to abduct Jyoti so that afterward she will have no choice but to marry him. He reveals his plan to his sister and asks her to help him, but Vaishali has undergone a personality change after her marriage. She now wants to be a respectable woman and is extremely grateful to Thakur for having given her the chance to reform. She berates and opposes her brother, and makes it clear that she will inform her husband. Gajendra feels betrayed by his sister and sees that she has gained so much Thakurs wealth, his social standing and the respectability of wifehood, whereas he, Gajendra, has, in fact, lost his only source of income, which was the money from his sisters song-and-dance performances. In a fit of rage, he plunges a knife into Vaishalis stomach and kills her. He then makes an effort to frame Thakur for Vaishalis murder. There are some further rather incomprehensible shenanigans until, in the climax, Thakur realizes that he has been used and manipulated, and also that Raju the hero of the film, is the epitome of goodness, loyalty, affection, and every noble human quality. At Thakurs behest, Raju dispatches the villains, rescues Jyoti and protects Thakurs honour, gamely taking a bullet in the shoulder during the Big Fight. He survives to dance another song, and Thakur, now reconciled with his beloved and loyal Raju, gives Jyoti in marriage to him. The two couples live happily ever after, with great love existing both within each couple and between the two couples.


2. Cast

  • Mukesh Rishi as Gajendra
  • Ashwini Bhave as Pooja Rajus sister and Thakur Suraj Prataps wife
  • Jackie Shroff as Thakur Suraj Pratap Jyotis brother
  • Prashant Vishnoi
  • Shweta Menon as Vaishali Gajendras sister
  • Himani Shivpuri as Raju and Poojas mother
  • Aanjjan Srivastav as Raju and Poojas father
  • Salman Khan as Raju Poojas brother and Jyotis love interest
  • Ashok Saraf as Chillu
  • Raju Kiran
  • Shakti Kapoor as Billu
  • Rambha as Jyoti Thakur Suraj Prataps sister and Rajus love interest
  • Aasif Sheikh as Police Inspector
  • 1999 Bandhan 1998 .. Gajendra Zulm - O - Sitam 1998 Iski Topi Uske Sarr 1998 Humse Badhkar Kaun 1998 Vinashak Destroyer 1998 Gunda 1998
  • successful feature films in a leading role are Chatyang 1992 Tuhuro 1993 Bandhan 1996 Daag 1999 Surakshaa 1999 Pocketmaar 1998 Dharmaputra
  • 1986 Shetal Tara Oonda Paani 1986 Sole Somwar 1988 Percy 1989 Prem Bandhan 1991 Bhadarne Kanthe 1991 Hun Hunshi Hunshilal 1992 Manvini Bhavai
  • debut film for Mahendru as well as the first directorial venture of Basu Bhattacharya. She later went on to act in films such as Jewel Thief, Bandhan and
  • Sanada TV including shows like Bojhena Se Bojhena, Maa, Behula, Durga, Bandhan I Love You, Sindoorkhela, Janmantar, Mrs Singha Roy, Bisharjan, Sangsar
  • Heigala Bhaba 2011 Kemiti a Bandhan 2010 Tu Thile Mo Dara Kahaku 2007 Mo Suna Pua 2003 Sabata Maa 2000 Bou 1998 Gopa Re Badhhuchhi Kala Kanhei
  • Honeymoon, Sainik and Bandhan Bhave again switched over to television and Marathi movies. In 1993, she performed in the Kannada film Vishnu - Vijaya directed
  • 2002 Bor Kone 2002 Anamni Angana 2002 Chokher Bali 2003 Sindurer Bandhan 2004 Tobu Bhalobasi 2005 Tista 2005 Til Theke Tal 2005 Babu Mashai
  • 1962 Bandhan 1962 Saat Paake Bandha 1963 Dui Bari 1963 Chhaya Surya 1963 Nishipadma Sesh Porjonto 1969 Bagh Bondi Khela 1975 Datta film 1976

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