Exclusive! Jackie Shroff on 32 years of ‘Ram Lakhan’: For me the film is a foundation and a milestone of my career – Eagles Vine

32 years ago today, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia and Madhuri Dixit starrer, ‘Ram Lakhan’ released in the year 1989 narrating the story of two brothers and their difference in ideologies. The Subhash Ghai film is celebrated even today due to its stellar star-cast, outstanding music and the onscreen bond that Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor shared as brothers. ETimes got in touch with Jackie Shroff and this is what he had to say about the film’s success.

“It feels good to be associated with the film. One word that comes to my mind, when I recall the film today is ‘Iconic’. It is one of the best films of my career. The film has all the masala in it. It has drama, romance, comedy, emotions, tragedy, affection and a lot more. Subhash Ghai has set a benchmark with this film that has all the emotions and values. It is the film about the win of good over evil, it shows the bond between two brothers, where the elder brother tries to take the younger one out of a bad company and if we see all these things are happening since ages, It is history. So there was nothing new in the film but it did well in all respects. It was a commercial hit. The film for me is a foundation and a milestone of my career. I feel my career changed with ‘Ram Lakhan’,” affirms Jackie.

Elaborating about the special bond that he shares with Anil Kapoor, Jackie expresses, “Working with Anil is always a pleasure. Though he is older to me, we always played the opposite in all the films we did together. I portrayed his elder brother and he was the younger one. But in real life whenever we meet, he always greets me like an elder brother and instructs me just like any other elder brother. So the bond with him is always special.

When asked the actor about one thing that he remembers about the film, he revealed that it was the weather that comes to his mind. “I remember the cold weather due to which we had to stop the films’ shoot so many times,” recalls Jackie.

Meanwhile, Subhash Ghai has announced a film to recreate the ‘Ram Lakhan’ magic in his upcoming film, ‘Ram Chand Kishen Chand’, that will bring together Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor.


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