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30 Years of Mohra: Film that brought Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal together

Mohra, now 30 years old, is the blockbuster that made Raveena Tandon famously known as the 'Mast Mast Girl.'

30 Years of Mohra: Film that brought Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal together
Mohra turns 30

Last Updated: 10.03 AM, Jul 01, 2024


Three decades have passed since Mohra's release. The 1994 action thriller was a blockbuster for many reasons, including the fact that Paresh Rawal, Suniel Shetty, and Akshay Kumar collaborated for the first time in this film, a collaboration that would later lead to multiple blockbusters, and the sizzling chemistry between Akshay and Raveena Tandon. It would be intriguing to revisit the film after a long break, now that it has been out for three decades. Mohra is currently streaming on Prime Video and ZEE5 (OTTplay Premium).

Mohra plot summary

In the film, after Mr. Jindal (Naseeruddin Shah) frees Vishal (Suniel Shetty) from prison, he employs him to kill off members of two competing gangs. Vishal eliminates the offenders one by one until an upright police officer named Amar (Akshay Kumar) intervenes. When will Vishal and Amar discover their true enemy?


Raza Murad, Gulshan Grover, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda also play supporting roles in the Rajiv Rai-directed film. 

Cast change and rumoured inspirations

According to reports, Divya Bharti, the original female lead, died shortly after filming began. After Dilwale came out that year, the film's producers decided to replace her with Raveena Tandon. There were rumours that Mohra was based on Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, a 1987 film. The makers modelled the climax after the 1992 Hong Kong film Hard Boiled.

Mohra was so successful at the box office that it surpassed all but one Indian film that year: Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!. The film's soundtrack also had a smashing success that year. When her portrayal of the hit song Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast went viral, Raveena Tandon became known as "the Mast Mast Girl." Pakistani artist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's rendition of the hit Qawwali, Dam Mast Qalandar Mast Mast, served as the inspiration for the song. After Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, this film's soundtrack was the second best-selling Bollywood album of 1994, selling over eight million copies.

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