Toofan (1989 film)

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Theatrical poster designed by Chandrakant
Directed byKetan Desai
Produced by Manmohan Desai
Written by Salim Khan
K.K. Shukla
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Meenakshi Sheshadri
Amrita Singh
Music by Anu Malik
CinematographyPeter Pereira
Edited byRaju Kapadia
Mangal Mistry
Distributed byM.K.D. Films Combine
Release date
  • 11 August 1989 (1989-08-11)
Running time
174 mins
Budget4-4.25 crore All India Cost(equivalent to 34-36 crores or US$4.7-5 million in 2019) [1]
Box office5.75 crore(equivalent to 48 crores or US$6.7 million in 2019). [1]

Toofan (lit.'Storm') is a 1989 Indian Hindi-language superhero film directed by Ketan Desai, starring Amitabh Bachchan in a double role as twin brother. One is the title character Toofan, a superhero who uses his crossbow as a weapon and the other is a magician named Shyam. Ketan Desai's father Manmohan Desai produced the film. The score and soundtrack were composed by Anu Malik.


The movie was an "Average" at the box office.


The story revolves around two brothers, one of which has superpowers and is an avid follower of Lord Hanuman. The other character was that of a meek magician who aspires to perform an escape trick which had claimed the life of his street magician father.



The music for this movie was given by Anu Malik with lyrics penned by Indeevar. The song "Aaya Toofan" was the last song sung by Kishore Kumar for an Amitabh Bachchan film before his death. It is also the only film that Suresh Wadkar sung for Amitabh Bachchan.

The song "Haa Bhai Haa" was sampled from Iranian song "Havar Havar" by Kourosh Yaghmaei which has also inspired the Hindi songs "Jawan Jawan Ishq Jawan Hai" and "Aaya Aaya" from Govinda's Billoo Badshah and Sunny Deol's Aag Ka Gola respectively. The song "Don't Worry Be Happy" drew inspiration from Bobby McFerrin's song "Don't Worry Be Happy".

TrackSongPerformed ByLyricist
1"Jaadugar Ka Jaadu" Suresh Wadkar Indeevar
2"Haa Bhai Haa Mai Hu Jawaan" Anuradha Paudwal, Amit Kumar Gulshan Bawra
3"Lanka Me Danka Bajaane Aaya" Shabbir Kumar Indeevar
4"Aaya Aaya Toofan" Kishore Kumar Indeevar
5"Don't Worry Be Happy" Manhar Udhas, Amitabh Bachchan Prayag Raj
6"Aao Raas Rache Garba Raat Hai" Alka Yagnik, Suresh Wadkar Indeevar

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