- 2 hr 16 min
In 1997, Bollywood released the action-comedy movie 'Judwaa', directed by David Dhawan and starring the popular Indian actors Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, and Rambha. The film is a remake of the Telugu movie 'Hello Brother.' The story follows the lives of twin brothers, Raja and Prem Malhotra, who are separated at birth due to some unforeseen circumstances. Raja is brought up in Mumbai's red-light district by a kind-hearted lady, and Prem is raised in London by his parents. As they grow up, their personalities become completely different from each other.
Raja grows up to become a rugged tapori (street-smart) with a love for mischief and fights. He is involved in petty crimes and has a reputation for handling problems with his fists. On the other hand, Prem is a well-educated, sophisticated young man who is a successful businessman in London.
After many years, Raja and Prem coincidentally find themselves at the same airport. And from there, the chaos starts. Raja and his gang of friends, who had just escaped from jail, steal Prem's bags at the airport. But what Raja does not know is that in the luggage, he has also taken away a crucial part of Prem's business.
The story takes a dramatic turn when Raja and Prem's paths cross again, and they are forced to team up to save their lives and reunite with their family.
The film is filled with humor, action, and romance. As the twins got into multiple adventures, they are also seen falling in love with the same girl, Roopa played by Karisma Kapoor, which leads to a love triangle. The songs of Judwaa are also noteworthy and became popular among the youth of the time.
Salman Khan delivers a commendable dual performance in the film, displaying his skills as an actor. He manages to play the swaggering Raja with ease and transforms into the charming and sophisticated Prem without any difficulty. This film helped in catapulting his career to new heights, and the actor became the heartthrob of a generation.
Karisma Kapoor plays the role of Roopa, an intelligent and confident young woman, who is caught in a love triangle between the two brothers. She is charming and graceful in the film and manages to hold her own in scenes with the two male leads. Rambha, who plays Mala, Raja's love interest, is also great and manages to win the audience's hearts with her lively performances.
The supporting cast of the film also manages to leave a lasting impression, especially Kader Khan, who plays the role of Roopa's father. His comic timing and brilliant acting skills complemented by Salman Khan's humor inject some real comedy scenes into the movie.
Overall, 'Judwaa' is an entertaining and engaging movie that appeals to all age groups. The film leaves the audience with a sense of joy and satisfaction that can only come from a successful masala entertainer. The movie was a huge commercial success and cemented Salman Khan's position as one of the most prominent stars of Bollywood.
Judwaa is a 1997 romance movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 16 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.