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Release Date 24 December, 1999
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Budget ₹6 crores
Box Office India ₹11 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹19 crores
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Baadshah is a cold-blooded murderer, who became such due to being raised in an atmosphere of hatred and violence. His only hope in life is his love, Sapna, and a child, whom he rescued while he was murdering someone. His life changes because of that child, and to give him a good future, he changes himself to Babu Lohar, a blacksmith. 7 years later, he finds that the police inspector is still behind him and is on the lookout for him. Meanwhile, the child’s parents come to know about the child and want him back. Will Babu let go of the child and surrender himself to the police? Will the child go back to his parents?

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹0.77 crores
Saturday₹0.65 crores
Sunday₹0.79 crores
First Weekend₹2.21 crores
Monday₹0.50 crores
Tuesday₹0.47 crores
First Week₹3.95 crores
Second Week₹2 crores
Third Week₹1.22 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹11 crores
Worldwide Gross₹19 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹87.01 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹150.29 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Jaanwar managed to appeal strongly to the audience and attracted a huge number of audience to its theatres. It not only earned well in the beginning days at the box office but also continued its strong performance over the next few days. After collecting an excellent amount in the first week, Jaanwar dropped decently in the second week and recovered its budget successfully.

It didn't stop after the second week and earned Rs. 5 crores more to make a profit of Rs. 83% in its lifetime. In the overseas too, it collected a humongous amount and took its worldwide total to Rs. 19 crores. It was one of the successful films of the year 1999.

Full Cast & Characters

Akshay KumarBadshah/Babu Lohar
Karisma KapoorSapna
Shilpa ShettyMamta
Mohnish BahlAditya Oberoi
Ashutosh RanaAbdul
Ashish VidyarthiInspector Pradhan
Johnny LeverBajrangi
Aditya KapadiaRaju
Shakti KapoorSultan
Jeetu VermaSapna's Mama
Kader KhanSpecial Appearance
Rama ReddyPolice Informer
Dolly BindraSapna's Friend

Fun Facts & Triva

  • The film was inspired by the life of the actor Mahesh Anand and hence Akshay's look in the film was similar to that of the actor.
  • The film was remade in 2004 in the Bengali language with the name "Mastan".
  • Juhi Chawla was the first choice for the lead actress but she was replaced by the actress Karishma Kapoor.
  • It was the last film of the director Suneel Darshan and the music director duo Anand Milind.
  • Due to the huge popularity of Akshay Kumar in Bihar, the film was made tax-free in the state.
  • After giving 10 consecutive flops, Akshay Kumar got success at the box office through this film.