Zamaana Deewana - one of Shahrukh’s many Rahuls


Zamaana Deewana (India, 1995)

Seen: Wednesday, 28th April 2010 (DVD, repeat viewing)
Runtime: 170′
Director: Ramesh Sippy
Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Raveena Tandon, Anupam Kher
Production House: Ramesh Sippy Enterprises, Sippy Films
Plot: A slightly crazy police inspector comes up with an unusual way of stopping the violence between two gangs - make the children of the two enemies fall in love. And so starts operation Pyaarana.

Song from the Film

It’s one of my favourite corny 90s songs with Shahrukh ;)

Rating: +0 (Liked It)

Impressions In Short
It’s one of those corny 90s SRK films, which don’t take themselves too seriously. With the right attitude they’re fun ;)

More About the Film
The first time I watched it, I had a moment of horror at the beginning. When we’re introduced to Rahul and Priya, they’re dressed up in white, red roses in their hands and making poetic statements about love. My immediate reaction to that was “OMG, please no!”. It was all done so earnestly. My advice is that if you have the same reaction - persevere! That whole sequence is not what it seems. And the film really does not take itself that seriously ;)
In fact I find this to be one of Shahrukh’s most watchable 90s films. Apart from the somewhat misleading beginning, it never gets overbearingly sentimental and it has a relatively compelling sense of humour. Not that I’d find it particularly worth seeing if there was no Shahrukh in it, but still ;-P It’s one of those rare SRK 90s films which flows very well. Plus his character is sort of addicted to gambling in it, which is amusing ;)

For Shahrukh fans, yes. For anybody wanting to see Anupam Kher in a drag also yes. Other than that probably not. If you’re not already into Bollywood then definitely stay away.

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