Awara Paagal Deewana

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Awara Paagal Deewana
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Vikram Bhatt
Written by Neeraj Vora (dialogues)
Story byMangesh Kulkarni
Anand Vardhan
Produced byA. G. Nadiadwala
Firoz A. Nadiadwala
Starring Akshay Kumar
Sunil Shetty
Aftab Shivdasani
Paresh Rawal
Preeti Jhangiani
Aarti Chhabria
Amrita Arora
Cinematography Pravin Bhatt
Edited byAmit Saxena
Music by Anu Malik
Franco Vaz(score)
Base Industries Group
Distributed by Shemaroo Entertainment
Release date
  • 21 June 2002 (2002-06-21)
Running time
164 mins
Language Hindi

Awara Paagal Deewana (English: Wayward, Crazy, Insane) is a 2002 Indian Hindi-language action black comedy film directed by Vikram Bhatt. The film's music was composed by Anu Malik, and the lyrics by Sameer. It has a plot totally copied from The Whole Nine Yards , [1] and features action scenes choreographed by stunt director Dion Lam, who worked on The Matrix and Hong Kong action films. [2] It was notable for lavish and exotic song picturisations, stunts/action scenes by Akshay Kumar [3] and Paresh Rawal's popular comical chemistry with Johnny Lever, who played a funny character called Chhota Chhatri. [4]



The story centres on the legacy of a dead Indian underworld don Baba Baldev Prasad, who dies of a heart attack. He leaves diamonds worth $200mn at the New York Bank, to be distributed equally between his son Vikrant, his daughter Preeti, and Preeti's husband Guru Gulab Khatri. To claim the diamonds, all three benefactors must be present at the bank or, if dead, their death certificates must be presented.

Shortly after Don's death, Vikrant attempts to eliminate Guru by assassinating the Indian home minister in full view of television cameras while disguised as him. Guru flees to the US disguised as someone else to escape prosecution. Guru moves to the street where Anmol and his family live. Anmol recognizes him from the news. His mother-in-law forces him to go to India, along with his father-in-law, Manilal to tell Vikrant about Guru and get the reward. But everything turns wrong when Vikrant doesn't give the reward and instead sends Anmol and Manilal back to the USA with his hired men, Yeda Anna and Chota Chathri to kill Guru. Later, they find out that Yeda Anna was a double agent: He was working for Guru the whole time because he offered more money. The group receive Vikrant and Preeti at the airport and drive to the hotel. At the hotel, Vikrant is kidnapped by a mysterious group of Chinese goons. Yeda Anna receives a phone call and finds out that the kidnapped Vikrant was a duplicate of the real one and the real one was going to come later by plane. They kill the second Vikrant and put his body in a car by the Brooklyn Bridge.

With Vikrant's death, Preeti and Guru each get half of the diamonds. When they are outside the bank, a group of policemen arrest them and take them to an unknown desert area. It is revealed that Vikrant is still alive and the first Vikrant was kidnapped by Chinese goons. Vikrant gets the diamonds and tries to kill Guru. A fight occurs. At the end of the fight, Guru kills Vikrant. When it's all over, they ask each other to find out who has the diamonds. Anmol has them and says he will give them to Guru if he gives Preeti a divorce. Guru arrives at the location selected by Anmol and gets the diamonds while giving Anmol the divorce papers. Yeda Anna double crosses Guru and tries to steal the diamonds. Guru wins in a fight and Yeda gives the diamonds to Guru while hanging him to a bar and having him stand on Chota Chathri's shoulders. In the end, Anmol and his love, Preeti, are seen going to India. Anmol's ex-father-in-law gives him some diamonds that he received from Guru. Preeti comments that she didn't know that Guru was so nice.



The music of the album has been composed by Anu Malik.

All lyrics are written by Sameer.

1."Awara Paagal Deewana" Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan 4:00
2."Jise Hasna Rona" Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan, Sarika Kapoor7:30
3."Love" (Theme) 1:10
4."Maine To Khai Kasam"Sunidhi Chauhan, Abhijeet 5:02
5."More Sawariya"Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Anu Malik 6:36
6."Ya Habibi" Adnan Sami, Shabbir Kumar, Sunidhi Chauhan7:19
7."Yeh Tune Kya Kiya (not used in the film)"Sonu Nigam, Anuradha Paudwal 7:18


Awara Paagal Deewana's DVD was released by Shemaroo Entertainment . Awara Paagal Deewana's television premier was occurred Sony TV. [ citation needed ]


YearNominee / workAwardResult
2003 Paresh Rawal Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role Won
Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role Won
2004 Screen Award for Best Comedian Won
Johnny Lever Nominated

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