Baazigar (1993) - Crime, Drama, Musical

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A young man with a vendetta against a business tycoon seduces and kills his eldest daughter and then proceeds to his younger daughter but she begins to suspect her new lover's ulterior motive.

IMDB: 7.7
Director: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol
Length: 175 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 2 out of 38 found boring (5.26%)

One-line Reviews (22)

Shilpa Shetty gives a stunning debut act.

Overall, Baazigar is an extremely enjoyable flick.

Disregarding its unoriginality, the film is extremely entertaining and interesting, more towards the second half.

Songs like Baazigar o baazigar, Ae mere humsafar, aye Kali Kali aankhen were and still are very enjoyable to listen.

Otherwise, this is an impressive, suspenseful, and emotional film (reminiscent of Hitchcock) that is well worth watching.

Kajol is splendid in a performance that is both natural and intense.

I found the story compelling and the pacing on point!

Unfortunately, the next hour is equally boring, and only the third hour of the movie is worth the effort somehow.

In the first half, the point is a bit unclear and the film does not flow well, but the film takes a major plot twist after an hour or so when we get to see a rather shocking scene, which is completely unexpected and is the film's most drastic turn.

Knowing that Bollywood movies can be utterly boring in their first half and then completely smashing in the second, I decided to wait a bit and give it a chance.

First of all, the movie is way too long for such a thin scenario.

While the first half is a bit boring, involving all the possible Bollywood masala, including action, romance and silly jokes, the second half enjoys a fantastic development of story, involving the most unconventional moves a Hindi film could have at that time.

It is based on one of the most interesting and fascinating concepts of Revenge or more appropriately...

The end sequence is a disappointment and it sadly brings the film down by a notch but on the whole, 'Baazigar' is enjoyable to watch.

Following this scene, it starts getting increasingly thrilling with inflaming and unusual proceedings and great suspense.

The Movie is not only drab, boring, and depends on cheap humor, the acting of all the actors involved is bad to say the least!!!

The first hour is so boring that I had to fight the temptation to switch it off and watch something else instead.

Solid, not exceptional, but well worth watching, and certainly a must for Shahrukh and Kajol fans.

The film shocked its Indian audience with the violation of the standard Bollywood formula which was unexpected.

Baazigar is a good film in most respects and even 20 years ahead, it is enjoyable.

Tense, Suspenseful, and Hitchcockian .

Towards the end the film gets to be even more intriguing.