Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan | Actor
Banku and his parents move into their new house excitedly unaware that there is already a current resident -- a ghost that isn’t too happy with his new housemates known as Bhoothnath. Planning to terrorise the living daylights out of Banku and his family, Bhoothnath ends up being friends with Banku. The little boy takes up the challenge of finding out why his spooky new friend is stuck in this realm and promises to help him cross over.
Similar to the dual nation setting of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Pardes (1997) takes a serious look at the lives of Westernized Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in North America. Whereas Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was about NRIs with Indian hearts, Pardes is about Westernized NRIs.) and hence the meaning of the title - "foreign land".
The story is about Durga (Rakhee) who has lost her sons Karan and Arjun to the hands of Thakur Durjan Singh. Durga's prayers are answered and the dead sons are born again as Ajay and Vijay, but to different mothers. Vijay is a superb rider and is in love with Soniya whose father Saxena is Durjan Singh's partner in crime and Durjan's son Suraj is engaged to be married to Sonia. On the other hand Ajay lives alone in a basti with Bindiya his childhood friend. Before long, Sonia is taken away to Durjan's haveli so Suraj can marry her, but Vijay learns this and goes after Sonia. And as he reaches the land where Durga is awaiting her sons, a driving force leads him to Durga! As he looks at her his memory comes flooding back him! Shah Rukh Khan shines as a loving son and a young man in love. An extremely touching family drama.
Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke
Despite being born in a poor family, Dushyant vows to become a successful singer one day. His childhood friend Jaya is always by his side encouraging him. When he finally gets the recognition he craved for, he puts his career before anything or anyone else. Will his relationship with Jaya shatter under the strain of his newfound celebrity status?
This multistarrer stands out for the bristling portrayal of the mute but fiercely in love Shankar -- Shah Rukh Khan at his riveting best! Shah Rukh plays Shankar, the loyal right hand man of Raja, the rich local tyrant. One fateful day, Raja sees the lovely Gauri (Madhuri Dixit) and instantly wants to possess her. He sends her a marriage proposal, but with Shankar's photograph. But midway through the rites, Gauri sees Shankar standing in the crowd! She yanks off the groom's sehra, and is shocked to see the gnarled old face of the lustful Raja! The story takes a dramatic turn - for the mute labourer of discovers a primeval but beautiful kind of love for the trapped Madhuri. And he rebels against the Raja! Shah Rukh Khan is at his brilliant best in this beautifully directed and energetically cut a filmed story set in the coalmines.