- 2 hr 41 min
Jigar is a Hindi action film from 1992, directed by Farogh Siddique and produced by Salim Akhtar. The movie stars Ajay Devgn, Karishma Kapoor, Arjun, and Ajit Khan in pivotal roles. The film is a typical Bollywood masala movie that is heavy on emotions, drama, and action. The story of Jigar revolves around Raj Verma (Ajay Devgn), who is the only son of Thakur Verma (Ajit Khan) from a small village in Rajasthan. Raj is known for his heroic deeds in the village and is respected by everyone. However, Raj's life takes a drastic turn when he falls in love with his childhood friend, Rashmi (Karishma Kapoor), who is the daughter of Thakur Hansraj (Gulshan Grover), a bitter rival of Thakur Verma.
Thakur Hansraj is against the relationship and does everything in his power to keep Raj and Rashmi apart. Meanwhile, Raj's father Thakur Verma is murdered by Hansraj's men, leaving Raj devastated. He then decides to take revenge on Hansraj and his men and becomes a dacoit. With his gang of loyal followers, Raj starts attacking Hansraj's business and properties.
The movie then becomes a cat and mouse game between Raj and Hansraj, with each trying to outsmart the other. In between all the action and drama, there are also some emotional scenes where Raj reminisces about his father and his love for Rashmi. There are also some light-hearted moments involving Raj's gang, which provides some comic relief.
The film's music, composed by Anand-Milind, is one of its highlights. The songs like "Ek Pal Ka Jeena" and "Pyaar Ke Kagaz Pe" are still popular among the youth. The film's action sequences, choreographed by Akbar Bakshi, are also noteworthy. The final fight sequence between Raj and Hansraj is intense and well-executed.
Ajay Devgn, who was just starting out in his career when he did Jigar, shines in his role as Raj Verma. He is convincing both in the emotional scenes as well as the action sequences. Karishma Kapoor, who had made her debut the previous year, looks beautiful and does a good job as Rashmi. Arjun, who plays Raj's friend and mentor, also delivers a decent performance. Ajit Khan, as always, is impressive in his role as Thakur Verma.
Overall, Jigar is an entertaining movie that has all the elements of a classic Bollywood masala film. It has emotions, drama, romance, action, music, and comedy, all rolled into one. The film is a must-watch for Ajay Devgn and Karishma Kapoor fans, as it showcases their early work. Even those who are not fans of Hindi cinema are likely to enjoy this movie, thanks to its universal appeal.