Raja Babu (film)

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Raja Babu
राजा बाबू
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Directed by David Dhawan
Produced by Nandu G. Tolani
Screenplay by K. Bhagyaraj
Anees Bazmee (Dialogues)
Starring Govinda
Karisma Kapoor
Music by Anand-Milind
Cinematography Rajan Kinagi
Edited by A. Muthu
Distributed by Sapna Arts
Release date
  • 21 January 1994 (1994-01-21) (India)
Running time
161 min
Country India
Language Hindi

Raja Babu (Hindi: राजा बाबू) is a 1994 Indian Hindi action comedy movie directed by David Dhawan.

The film stars Karisma Kapoor, Govinda, Shakti Kapoor, Kadar Khan, Aruna Irani, Prem Chopra and Gulshan Grover, with music by Anand-Milind and lyrics by Sameer.[1] It is a remake of K. Bhagyaraj's Tamil comedy movie Raasukutti. The film is choreographed by B. H. Tarun Kumar.


Raja Babu (Govinda) is a poor orphan adopted by a wealthy village couple (Kader Khan and Aruna Irani). He is a typical country bumpkin, good-hearted but lacking in urban manners. His vanity, not discouraged by his mother's doting, leads him to have his photograph taken often at the village photo studio, each time in a different outfit. He is always accompanied by his sidekick Nandu, (Shakti Kapoor). Nandu is of a lower rung in the social strata, evidenced by his refusal to be seated on Raja's motorcycle, even when implored: the same kindness extended by the wealthy Singh family in adopting Raja is evident in the family's treatment of Raja's friend, in spite of Nandu's clownish antics.

He falls for Madhu (Karishma Kapoor) when he sees her photograph in the studio. In a fantasy dance sequence, her photograph makes his motorcycle come to life by itself, and it chases her on his bike decorated with plastic flowers.

A careless stunt by Nandu sees Madhu enter the village with her entourage. A neighbor is blamed, and the entourage arrests him and takes him back into their village. The main antagonist of the film, played by Prem Chopra, sends his goons to attack, but a cleverly disguised Raja and Nandu thwart the attackers with impressive swashbuckling derring-do.

Taken in by his smart appearance and impressive talk, Madhu reciprocates his love but walks out on him with all villagers watching when she learns that he is no match to her urbane, well-educated self. It was particularly humiliating for his father as it happened in front of villagers who respected him highly.



The lyrics of all the songs[2] were penned by Sameer.

# Title Singer(s) Composer Duration
1 "Aaja Yaad Sataye" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan Anand Chitragupt (Of Anand-Milind) 07:02
2 "Pak Chik Pak Raja Babu" Anand, Jolly Mukherjee, Vinod Rathod Anand Chitragupt (Of Anand-Milind) 05:02
3 "Ui Amma Ui Amma Kya" Poornima Alias Sushma Shrestha Anand Chitragupt 05:06
4 "Sarkaiye Lo Khatiya" Kumar Sanu, Sushma Shrestha (Poornima) Anand Milind 04:20
5 "Mera Dil Na Todo - Male" Abhijeet Anand-Milind 04:55
6 "Mera Dil Na Todo - Female" Sushma Shrestha (Poornima) Anand Chitragupt 04:52
7 "Aiya Aiya Aiya Masti Chha Gayi" Sushma Shrestha (Poornima) Abhijeet Bhattacharya 04:39


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