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Director  N. Chandra
Release date  December 1, 1998 (India)
Music director  Anu Malik
Language  Hindi
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Crime, Drama
Running time  2h 40m
Country  India
Wajood movie poster
Release date  11 December 1998 (1998-12-11)
Writer  N. Chandra (dialogue), N. Chandra, Kamlesh Pandey (dialogue)
Screenplay  N. Chandra, Kamlesh Pandey
Cast  Nana Patekar (Malhar Gopaldas Agnihotri), Madhuri Dixit (Apoorva Choudhury), Johnny Lever (Inspector Rahim Khan), Mukul Dev (Nihal Joshi), Ramya Krishnan (Shalini)
Similar movies  Nana Patekar and Shivaji Satham appear in Wajood and Yugpurush: A Man Who Comes Just Once in a Way

Wajood (English:Existence) is a 1998 Indian Hindi drama film. The film features Nana Patekar and Madhuri Dixit in lead roles.



Malhar (Nana Patekar), who is born to a poor typist clerk, is a versatile character who wins trophies in dramas but is never appreciated by his father. While writing and directing dramas in his college he meets Apoorva (Madhuri Dixit), a very rich girl and falls madly in love with her. When she wins the Best Actress Award, she calls upon Malhar on stage and gives all the credit to him. Malhar misunderstands this gesture as Apoorva's love for him.

Meanwhile, Apoorva and Nihal (Mukul Dev) fall in love with each other. Nihal's father, who is a wealthy bureaucrat, decides to get them married. Malhar assumes that this marriage is against Apoorva's will and in his protest Nihal's father accidentally gets killed. Malhar is sent to jail. As Nihal loses his identity and status due to his father's death, Apoorva's father breaks off her engagement with Nihal. In jail, Malhar spends his days thinking of Apoorva, getting married to her, having a child and living happily with his father; all in one family.

Malhar escapes from jail and then starts making quick money out of wrong ways. He starts seducing rich women and then looting them.He finds an accomplice in Sofia (Ramya Krishnan), who helps him in these crimes. She starts loving him madly but he continues to love Apoorva. Nihal, a police officer now, happens to meet Apoorva, a journalist now, to solve the mystery of the 'stranger murderer' in the city. The Police Commissioner (Shivaji Satam) is under great pressure from the local political leader and also the public to nab the culprit. When Sofia learns that Malhar does not love her but loves Apoorva, she is deeply disturbed and kills herself. Finally, when Malhar comes face to face with Apoorva, she tells him that she'd never loved him. Heart-broken Malhar is then caught and dies dramatically in the end.


  • Nana Patekar as Malhar Gopaldas Agnihotri / Col. Rathi
  • Madhuri Dixit as Apoorva Choudhury
  • Mukul Dev as Nihal Joshi
  • Ramya Krishnan as Shalini / Sofia / Amina
  • Johnny Lever as Inspector Rahim Khan
  • Dr.Hemu Adhikari as Gopaldas Raghavdas Agnihotri, Malhar's father
  • Suhas Joshi as Mrs. Abhijeet Joshi
  • Jagdeep as Bagh Singh
  • Kunika as Mrs. Chawla
  • Sanjay Mishra as Kanchan (camera operator)
  • Parikshit Sahni as Abhijeet Joshi, Nihal's father in a special role
  • Tej Sapru as Apoorva's boss
  • Shivaji Satham as Police Commissioner of Mumbai
  • Rajiv Verma as Mr. Choudhury, Apoorva's father
  • Gulzar as himself (presenting award) in a guest role
  • Also featuring Rajdutt, Gick Grewal, Pushpa Verma, Geeta Shankar, Rajesh Singh, Paploo, Bhargava, Dhananjay and Dilawar Khan


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