Release date19 April 1997 (1997-04-19) WriterAnees Bazmee (dialogue), Rajeev Kaul (screenplay), Praful Parekh (screenplay), Yunus Sajawal (story), Aziz Sejawal (comedy sequences) SongsAnkhon Mein Neende Na Dil Similar moviesSanjay Dutt and Shakti Kapoor appear in Sanam and Adharm
Sanam is a 1997 Hindi drama film directed and produced by Aziz Sejawal. While written by Anees Bazmee, it starred Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala, Vivek Mushran, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Kader Khan, Anjan Srivastav, Gulshan Grover and Shakti Kapoor. The music, composed by Anand-Milind, was the biggest strengths of this film.
Gaurav (Vivek Mushran) lives a wealthy lifestyle, gets everything he wants except the love of his parents and family. Even though he lives with his parents, they love his elder brother Narendra (Sanjay Dutt) more. Narendra is often pronounced by the name of "Hero" by his parents, and goes abroad for his job once a while. When Hero comes back home for a holiday, he goes to a funfair with his family, and witnesses a little girl who is stuck on top of a Ferris wheel, and when Hero gets the chance, he climbs up and rescues her. By the time he jumps off, it is already on fire, which causes it to explode, and blows Hero off with it as well. The whole family is devastated by Hero's death, and since he was the only one who made a name for his family, Gaurav finally feals pity and joins the army to prove to his father that he is worthy to be the Hero's younger brother. While on duty, Gaurav explores that Angara and General (Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover) are about to plant a bomb through the whole of India, and that would just not mean for his parents and friends to die, but also his loving girlfriend, Sanam (Manisha Koirala).
Manisha Koirala.... Sanam
Sanjay Dutt.... Narendra Anand (Hero)
Vivek Mushran.... Gaurav
Shakti Kapoor.... Angara
Anupam Kher.... Seth Yashpal Anand
Kader Khan.... Khan Bahadur
Gulshan Grover.... General
Dalip Tahil.... Coach
The music is composed by Anand-Milind with lyrics by Sameer. The music became extremely popular when released in 1993, originally. The song Maine Kal Ek Sapna Dekha was originally recorded by Amit Kumar. It referenced popular actresses like Salma Agha, Naghma, Divya Bharti and Dimple Kapadia of that time. The film was delayed endlessly and the music was re-released in 1997. This song was then dubbed by Vinod Rathod (for the film version) and referenced the current crop of heroines like Twinkle Khanna, Shilpa Shetty, Kajol and Urmila Matondkar. However, on screen Sanjay Dutt still mouths the original lyrics.