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Release Date 15 June, 1993
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Budget N/A
Box Office India ₹12.5 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹21.5 crores
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Ballu is a criminal who gets arrested by Inspector Ram. When he escapes from under Ram’s hold, his name gets spoiled. Now inspector Ganga, fiance of Ram, steps in to take the charge and arrest Ballu. But later she realizes that Ballu is a very kind-hearted person and has turned to crime because of poverty and hunger. Meanwhile, Ballu falls for Ganga. Will Ganga bring justice to him? Whom will she choose now?

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹0.19 crores
Saturday₹0.14 crores
Sunday₹0.25 crores
First Weekend₹0.58 crores
First Week₹1.05 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹12.5 crores
Worldwide Gross₹21.5 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹217.5 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹374.1 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Khalnayak opened well in the theatres and collected a very good amount in the first week. The film also remained strong throughout its lifetime and turned out to be the second highest grosser film of the year 1993. Due to its excellent journey at the bos office, it became the fourth highest grossing film of 1990s.

Also, the music of the film beame extremely popular and the interesting content of the film helped it to become one of the best films of Indian cinema.

Full Cast & Characters

Sanjay DuttBalaram Rakesh Prasag "Ballu"
Jackie ShroffInspector Ram Sinha
Madhuri DixitInspector Gangotri "Ganga" Devi
Anupam KherIshwar Girdhar Pandey
RakheeAarti Prasad
Ramya KrishnaSouphia Sulochna
Pramod MuthuRoshi Mahanta
Sushmita MukherjeeMrs. Pandey
Neena GuptaChampa Didi, dancer in the song "Choli Ke Peeche"

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Sanjay Dutt had to go to jail due to 1993 Mumbai Blast Case and the film shooting was stopped mid-way.
  • Earlier, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Vivek Mushram, Naseeruddin Shah were considered for the title role but later the idea to cast Sanjay Dutt was taken into consideration.
  • The film faced a lot of controversies due to Sanjay Dutt's jail sentence and the clash of the name of the song "Khalnayak" with other film's name.
  • This was the last film of Subhash Ghai with the music director duo, Laxmikanth Pyarelal.
  • Aamir Khan was initially selected for Jackie Shroff's role but later things could not work with him and he was dropped from the film.
  • The remake of the film was made in Tamil as "Khaidi No. 1".

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