|Directed by||Raj Kanwar|
|Produced by||Sajid Nadiadwala|
|Written by||Raj Kanwar|
|Edited by||Harmeet Singh|
|Distributed by||Tips Industries|
|Box office||est. ₹55 crore|
Jeet (transl. Victory) is a 1996 Indian Hindi-language romantic action thriller film starring Sunny Deol, Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor. It is directed by Raj Kanwar and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Tabu, Amrish Puri, Dalip Tahil and Alok Nath feature in supporting roles. Jeet was released on 23 August 1996, receiving generally positive reviews from critics. It went on to become the fourth-highest-grossing Hindi film of 1996, and grossed ₹550 million worldwide against its budget of ₹60 million. The movie was remade in Dhallywood as Laal Baadshah starring Manna, Sardika Parvin Popy & Rachana Banerjee Released in 1999 & Odia as named Munna-A Love Story starring Anubhav Mohanty & Naina Das Released in 2008. Jeet is heavily inspired by the 1978 Bollywood movie Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, which starred Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar and Vinod Khanna in Sunny Deol's, Karishma Kapoor's and Salman Khan's roles respectively.
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Kajal (Karisma Kapoor) is the innocent, virtuous and righteous daughter of Professor Sidhant Sharma (Alok Nath). On the other end of the spectrum, Karan (Sunny Deol) is a criminal working for Gajraj Chaudhry (Amrish Puri). The film starts with Gajraj ordering Karan to kill a journalist for writing negative things about him (Gajraj), which Karan dutifully does - in a marketplace full of people (including Kajal and her father). Kajal's father reports the crime. Karan finds out and breaks into Kajal and Sidhant's home - presumably to kill Sidhant - and starts beating him up. In a desperate attempt to get him to stop, Kajal slaps Karan. They make eye contact, visibly entrancing him, and leaves their home.
Karan goes to Tulsi (Tabu), who works as a prostitute (and is in love with Karan). There, it is shown that he is unable to forget Kajal, or more specifically, her eyes. Karan starts stalking Kajal and she rightfully starts to get a bit creeped out. One day, as Kajal is leaving the temple, he corners her. Kajal feels disgraced and lashes out at him, criticizing his behavior, and saying that he feels simply lust for her. Karan feels disgusted by this and leaves.
Karan is then shown to have something of a soft side when he saves a child - named Timepass - from being mistreated by customers at a bar. Being reminded of himself (in that Timepass is revealed to be an orphan and has no other choice than to work), Karan decides to take the kid in.
The next time we see Kajal, she and some other women are on a bus. Following the typical cliched plotline, they get harassed and Karan steps in to save them. Kajal, after seeing his courage and helpful nature, starts to fall for Karan. She befriends Timepass, from whom she gets to know more about Karan. She approaches him with the help of Timepass, and starts to meet him regularly. She realizes that he's had a tough life and went down the wrong path. With encouragement from Kajal, Karan leaves his criminal life behind to be with Kajal. When he tells Tulsi about him and Kajal, she is heartbroken but decided to remain his friend.
Raju (Salman Khan) is then introduced as the son of Sidhant's childhood friend Ramakant Sahaye (Dalip Tahil). He is portrayed as happy-go-lucky, with a flirtatious nature. It's revealed that Ramakant and Sidhant had had a pact, wherein Kajal and Raju would get married. Kajal finds out about this through her father. She promptly confesses her love for Karan and refuses to marry Raju. Sidhant suffers from a major heart attack when he learns this. To reiterate, Kajal is righteous. She considers marrying Raju her duty toward her father and agrees to marry Raju. Karan finds out goes to Kajal's house to beg for her love but Kajal rejects him and asks him to forget her.
Kajal marries Raju (it is important to note that Karan doesn't know that Kajal is married to Raju; he just knows that she's married to someone). Karan fails to prevent the marriage and returns to a criminal lifestyle.
With time, Kajal falls in love with Raju as well. They return to India after the honeymoon, where Kajal finds out that she's pregnant after fainting when she overhears Raju and his father's argument about their illegal affairs. She, however, is unhappy that their child will grow up in a criminal environment. Raju admits that he did not know about his father's deeds, and he and Kajal decide to leave Ramakant's house to provide their child with a safe environment to grow up in.
Gajraj then worries that Raju might become a danger to his business, and orders Karan to kill Raju. Karan travels to Raju's house to kill him. There he comes across Kajal and learns the truth, deciding to protect Raju at all costs for Kajal's sake.
One fateful day, Raju is attacked by some hitmen(?) and is rescued by Karan, who takes Raju home. Raju wakes up from his unconscious state in the nick of time to overhear Kajal apologizing to Karan for how she treated him. Raju is understanding of their situation and respects Kajal's past love for Karan. He also praises Kajal's fulfillment of her 'dharma' towards him. He promises Karan that if their child turns out to be a boy, they'll name him after Karan.
We enter the climax of the movie when Raju, Kajal and Karan are attacked by Gajraj's goons when Kajal suffers from labor pains. Karan, noticing this, takes Raju and Kajal to Tulsi's brothel, asking Tulsi's help in delivering the child safely. The goons (with Gajraj in tow) chase them all the way to the brothel, forcing Karan and Raju indulge in a fight with them. Towards the end of the fight, Gajaraj is just about to shoot Raju when Karan steps in and takes the shots himself. Timepass (who was also there, by the way) then gives Karan a gun and he shoots Gajraj with it, killing him. Karan dies at the exact moment that Kajal delivers her baby. The film ends with Raju holding their son, whom Kajal calls out to with the name 'Karan'.
- Sunny Deol as Karan
- Salman Khan as Rajnath “Raju”
- Karishma Kapoor as Kajal
- Tabu as Tulsibai
- Amrish Puri as Gajraj Choudhary, a gangster (don), previously Karan's boss main antagonist
- Dalip Tahil as Ramakant "Rama" Sahay, Sidhant's friend and Raju's father.
- Alok Nath as Sidhant Sharma, Kajal's father, a professor
- Ashish Vidyarthi as Imran Dholakia, a police officer.
- Master Mohsin Memon as Timepass.
- Johnny Lever as Piajee.
- Mohan Joshi as Rabaj Kumarika, Gajraj's friend.
- Divya Bharti as herself; in archive footage as a tribute.
The film score was composed by soundtrack is composed by Koti, while the songs featured in the film were composed by Nadeem-Shravan. Singers Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Vinod Rathod, Sonu Nigam and Sadhna Sargam lent their voices. The whole soundtrack became very popular, especially "Yaara O Yaara" and "Tu Dharti Pe Chahe". It is worth mentioning here that the song "Dil Ka Kya Karen Saheb" was hugely inspired from, though not officially mentioned, Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's "Maikadah Vol. 15" track "Dil pe zakham khate hain".
|Studio album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Tips Music Films|
|1||"Yaara O Yaara"||Vinod Rathod & Alka Yagnik||07:07|
|2||"Tu Dharti Pe Chahe"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||09:09|
|3||"Saanson Ka Chalna||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||07:22|
|4||"Abhi Saans Lene Ki Fursat Nahin Hai"||Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik||08:10|
|5||"Waadon Se Nahin"||Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam||06:00|
|6||"Dil Ka Kya Karen Saheb"||Kavita Krishnamurthy||07:13|
|7||"Yaara O Yaara" (Sad)||Vinod Rathod||01:23|
|8||"Sajan Ghar Aana"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||08:15|
Jeet was a commercial success grossing ₹550 million against its ₹60 million budget.
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