In order to seek justice for a man who exacts vengeance on a politician, who was responsible for his daughter's death, two rival reporters teams up to help him to prove his innocence.


Aziz Mirza


Sanjay Chhel (dialogue), Raaj Kumar Dahima | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Ajay Bakshi
Juhi Chawla ... Ria Bannerjee
Johnny Lever ... Pappu Junior
Paresh Rawal ... Mohan Joshi
Haidar Ali ... Ajay's Father
Smita Jaykar ... Ajay's mother
Neena Kulkarni ... Laxmi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bharti Achrekar ... Ria's mother
Mona Ambegaonkar ... Ajay Bakshi's crush
Suresh Bhagwat
Sheeba Chaddha ... News reporter
Dilip Joshi ... Pappu Junior's assistant
Bharat Kapoor ... M.K. Sharma
Shakti Kapoor ... Ramakant Dua
Jaswir Kaur

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When a businessman is assassinated on the eve of election, the assassin, Mohan Joshi is arrested on the spot, but manages to escape days later during the media coverage. He is portrayed to be a terrorist and the country is thrown into an uproar. Many die who had no connection with the rivalries of Joshi and his victim, in a corporate attempt to scare the survivors into believing that Joshi is part of a "foreign hand" of bullies. Joshi meets Ajay and Ria then tells them the truth behind the whole incident. It seems that Joshi's teenage daughter died because of a brutal rape by the man whom he would later slay. Revealing while "on camera" that this man and his partners have been destroying everything in pursuit of their goals, Joshi declares that he killed the man in revenge, almost without thinking. "If that is terrorism, I'm a terrorist", he concludes. Later, Joshi is put into prison and sentenced to death. On the day of his execution, the reporters and general public lead a silent ... Written by

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A Turning Point for the Future of Hollywood?
29 January 2000 | by zeshan-2See all my reviews

A very bold offering by Dreamz Unlimited, "Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani", takes the audience into an area of Hollywood that has been explored many times before: corrupt politicians. Although this time the crusaders against these power hungry fanatics are the two TV journalists Shahrukh Khan and the glamorous Juhi Chawla.

The film is fast and the storyline moves just at the right pace, the only problem is some of the songs are not the musical extravaganzas one would expect from such a huge film. A point to be noted is that a few of the songs are there to add layers to the story and thus you would find yourself enthralled by the onscreen action.

Shahrukh does a fantastic job of playing the role of a TV News Spin Doctor, realising the values of truth and honesty. The character he portrays is believable; his transformation is his conscience, not his personality.

Juhi Chawla, a veritable goddess of the silver screen, gives her character the right amount of charisma, charm and sophistication. Another bonus is that Juhi looks stunning in every scene.

The film also makes use of great camera angles and uses a wide variety of special effects that will leave you clinging to your seat. A great sequence in the first half of the film will make you wonder if you are actually watching a movie from Hollywood.

Indian patriotism takes a backseat until towards the end, so the film does not suffer the stereotype that I expected from the adverts.

Overall the film has a watertight storyline, great humour, packed to the brim with action, and who can actually say no to a film with the gorgeous Juhi Chawla!

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