King (1999)

Shah Rukh Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Amrish Puri, Johnny Lever,
Baadshah is a movie starring Shah Rukh Khan, Twinkle Khanna, and Amrish Puri. A small time detective is mistaken as a CBI agent and gets embroiled in a deadly mission to save the Chief Minister from an assassination attempt.
  • 6.8 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
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  • Shyam Goel, Neeraj Vora, Writer:
  • Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla, Director:
  • Bhawar Jain, Girish Jain, Producer:

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8 / 10

Seen it see it new

Okay, let's face it, we've all seen this before. Every single scene. But Shah Rukh Khan adds such a refreshing and believable twist to the story that you'll be seeing it again for the first time. I was roaring with laughter the whole movie. No one knows what anyone else is doing in this movie, everything is a case of mistaken identity. But the humor is it's strength. I absolutely recommend, it's not intended to be taken seriously, just enjoyed. Fun songs, cute dances. Wow, I liked it! Am I biased because I'm a Shah Rukhaholic? You bet! You will find yourself singing "Baadshah" in the supermarket the next day, remembering a scene and chuckling to yourself out loud.

8 / 10

Just gotta love it

Only a complete curmudgeon could dislike this film. It's a brilliant slapstick parody of the spy/private eye genres with the Baadshah of Bollywood himself, Shahrukh Khan, hamming it up gloriously as a slightly dim-witted private detective who is innocently drawn into a conspiracy to assassinate the prime minister of India. The hilariously complex plot of mistaken identities and spy/counter spy is so twisted it took me several viewings to actually make it all out. (The fact that I was having to read subtitles didn't help) Surprisingly, the story holds together much better than it seemed to at first.

Bollywood is notorious for stealing from Hollywood, and Baadshah is no exception. (For all you other non-Hindi speakers, "Baadshah" means King, like the one in a deck of cards) The opening dance number, Main Te Hoon Pagal, is clearly inspired by the "Cuban Pete" song from "The Mask", and later on whole scenes are copied nearly frame for frame from a couple of Jackie Chan movies: Mr. Nice Guy and Rush Hour. The results are just great good fun.

The high point has to be the campy, outrageous "Baadshah, O Baadshah" nightclub number with Khan strutting his stuff amid a huge chorus of dancers in a whirl of silver lame and pyrotechnics. For a guy who claims to be a very bad dancer, he has an easy grace and agility that makes him a joy to watch.

Khan's performance in Baadshah is perfect. The comedy is fantastic, and there isn't a dull moment. The supporting cast, including Twinkle Khanna, Johnny Lever (if you can stand him), and the ever-essential villain, Amrish Puri, are wonderful. Like most Hindi films, there's a mish-mash of everything you can imagine: drama, slapstick comedy, teary-eyed pathos (gotta see the Khan cry at least once in every film), romance (gotta see the hero dance around trees at least once in every film) high-tech James Bond gadgets, hilariously bad special effects; Baadshah has it all!

7 / 10

A Fantastic Film.

I love watching this movie because it's just so funny. Sharukh Khan was fantastic in the film and so was Jhonny Lever.My favourite part in the film is when Sharukh Khan lies to Twinkle Khanna about being blind and Sharukh Khan and Jhonny Lever and they partners pretend that Sharukh Khans house is the hospital.I also enjoyed the fighting parts because it was well put together. Sharukh Khan was good at playing the Baadshah and the comedian. Sharukh Khan and Twinkle Khanna were good working together.Shahrukh Khan is a detective and while he is doing his detective work he falls in love with Twinkle Khanna. Amrish Puri was a good villain in this film as he is in nearly all of his villain movies.

9 / 10

One of my favs

Ppl complaining about the movie being a copy from Hollywood, ofcourse you know that now. You have a cable network, internet and all.Ffs, this movie came out in 1999 , we had doordarshan ??

9 / 10

Rib-tickling comedy with thrill !!

This has to be the best comedy movie of SRK till date! Abbas-Mustan created a comic film ahead of its time, may be this was the reason why film didn't do well in theaters after release. Anyway, I love watching this movie on television whenever possible and it has fair audience viewership on TV. It's one of this movies like Andaz Apna Apna which didn't do well at release but rocks the Television screen till date. Except for few glitches and songs, the film is one of best comic movies from 90's. SRK has played the comic-detective character bang on! And almost all the co-stars have played their roles to perfection. Especially the Johnny Lever and gang. Twinkle looks hot and beautiful. The film also has a logical story flow, of course you may find some illogical comedy but that's accepted in a comic film. The film successfully touches the elements of humor, thrill and bit of romance. Recommend you to watch this movies with you friends, you are sure to get some laughter riot.