Darr: A Violent Love Story

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Yash Chopra
Produced by Yash Chopra
Written by Honey Irani
Javed Siddiqui
Starring Sunny Deol
Juhi Chawla
Shahrukh Khan
Music by Shiv-Hari
Cinematography Manmohan Singh
Editing by Keshav Naidu
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Release date(s) 24 December 1993
Running time 179 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR 2 Crore

Darr: A Violent Love Story (Hindi: डर, Urdu: ڈر, translation: Fear) is a 1993 Bollywood psychological thriller film directed by Yash Chopra. It is the story of an obsessed lover (Shahrukh Khan) and the lengths he goes to get his girl (Juhi Chawla) who is already happily married to Sunil Malhotra (Sunny Deol). It is the second film in which Shahrukh Khan played the role of a villain. It is considered to be one of his best performances and earned him a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Villain.

In 1993, Khan won acclaim for his performances in villainous roles as an obsessive lover and a murderer, respectively, in the box office hits, Darr and Baazigar. In Khan's entry in Encyclopædia Britannica's "Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema" it was stated that "he defied the image of the conventional hero in both these films and created his own version of the revisionist hero."[1] Darr marked his first collaboration with renowned film-maker Yash Chopra and his banner Yash Raj Films, the largest production company in Bollywood.



Sunil Malhotra (Sunny Deol) and Kiran Ashwanti (Juhi Chawla) are deeply in love with one another and plan to get married. Sunil works in the Indian Navy under Captain Mehra (Dalip Tahil) and is good friends with Captain Mehra's son Rahul (Shahrukh Khan). Unknown to Sunil and Kiran, Rahul is the obsessed lover of Kiran and will do anything to get her. He telephones her house threatening to do bad things if she continues to meet Sunil and breaks into her house on a number of occasions. Rahul one day attempts to shoot Sunil, Sunil survives but whilst chasing Rahul is run over by a car and is unconscious for some time (during the chase Sunil is unable to identify Rahul as the attempted murderer). When he is better, Kiran's brother (Anupam Kher) and his wife suggest that Kiran marries Sunil in order to prevent Rahul from continuing to pursue her, which Kiran and Sunil agree to. However, even after they marry, Rahul continues to pursue Kiran.

Kiran become mentally scared, so Sunil takes her away to Switzerland, making her brother and his wife promise not to tell anybody where they went. Meanwhile, Rahul visits Kiran's house repeatedly, still managing to hide the fact that he is the one who had telephoned Kiran. When a good friend of Rahul's, Vicky, is dying, Rahul makes it look as though he (Vicky) had committed suicide and then places letters Rahul had written to Kiran around him - this makes Kiran's family believe that Vicky was the one who telephoned Kiran. In their sigh of relief, they accidentally reveal to Rahul the whereabouts of Kiran and Sunil.

Rahul makes his way to Switzerland where he meets Kiran and Sunil, who are very delighted to see him - Kiran reveals that she and Rahul knew each other from college. One day on the phone, Sunil learns from Kiran's brother about Rahul's visits to their house and becomes very suspicious. The next day, he lures Rahul into the Forest, making him reveal everything he did and then beats him up. Rahul, however manages to stab Sunil and after believing him to be dead, runs to find Kiran. He finds her on a boat (Sunil had previously told her to go there) and reveals that he was the one who stalked Kiran and furthermore, confesses that he has killed Sunil and then forces her to marry him. However, Sunil arrives that night on the boat and he and Rahul engage in a fight - eventually Sunil pulls out a gun and shoots Rahul 3 times. As Rahul dies, he confesses his love for Kiran and begs her not to hate him despite the bad things he did to her. Kiran and Sunil then travel back to India where they are welcomed delightly by Kiran's family.



Title Singer(s)
Tu Mere Saamne Udit Narayan, Lata Mangeshkar
Ang Se Ang Lagana Vinod Rathod, Asha Bhosle, Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhosle
Jaadu Teri Nazar Udit Narayan
Darwaja Band Karlo Lata Mangeshkar, Abhijeet
Likha Hai Ye Hariharan, Lata Mangeshkar
Meri Maa Ne Laga Diye Lata Mangeshkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Pamela Chopra


The film received four nominations at the Filmfare Awards: Best Director, Best Villain, Best Comedian and Best Music Director. The film also won a National Film Award


  1. ^ Gulzar; Govind Nihalani, Saibal Chatterjee (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema. (Encyclopaedia Britannica (India) Pvt. Ltd), Popular Prakashan. p. 574. ISBN 81-7991-066-0. http://books.google.com/books?id=8y8vN9A14nkC&lpg=PT598&ots=rwPv6aCoe3&pg=PT598#v=onepage&f=false. 

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