Lal Baadshah is a 1999 Bollywood action movie directed by K.C. Bokadia and starring Amitabh Bachchan in a dual role, Raghuvaran, Manisha Koirala, Shilpa Shetty and Amrish Puri[^1^] [^2^]. The movie revolves around Lal Singh (Bachchan), a kind-hearted man who helps the poor and needy in Mumbai, and his look-alike Ranbir Singh (also Bachchan), the son of a murdered Maharaja who is hiding a treasure from his enemies[^2^]. The movie features several fight scenes, songs, dances and twists as Lal and Ranbir face off against the evil Vikram Singh (Raghuvaran) and his brother Ajit Singh (Mukesh Rishi), who want to rule the city and find the treasure[^1^] [^3^].
The movie was Bachchan's third film after his comeback from a five-year hiatus, but it failed at the box office despite being a hit in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar[^2^]. The movie was criticized for its poor script, direction, editing and production values. The movie also faced plagiarism charges from the Hollywood film The Mask of Zorro[^4^]. However, some fans of Bachchan enjoyed his performance and his dialogues in the movie. The movie also marked the last appearance of veteran actress Nirupa Roy, who played Bachchan's foster mother in the movie[^2^].
Lal Baadshah is available to watch online on various streaming platforms such as Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, YouTube and Plex[^2^]. The movie has a runtime of about 3 hours and has a user score of 54 out of 100 on TMDb[^2^]. If you are looking for a Bollywood action movie with Amitabh Bachchan in a double role, you can give Lal Baadshah a try.Some of the notable songs in the movie are \"Lal Baadshah\", \"Patta Patta Buta Buta\", \"Hum To Deewane Huye\" and \"Mujhe Kuchh Tumse Hai Kehna\". The music was composed by Aadesh Shrivastava and the lyrics were written by Shyam Raj and Sameer. The songs were sung by various singers such as Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhosle, Poornima and Amitabh Bachchan himself . The songs were popular among the audience and some of them became chartbusters. The movie also featured a special appearance by Nagma, who performed a dance number in the song \"Pattai Ley Humka Tu\" .
The movie was released on 5 March 1999 and faced stiff competition from other movies such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Sarfarosh, Taal and Vaastav: The Reality. The movie received mostly negative reviews from the critics and the audience. The movie was criticized for being outdated, illogical, clichÃd and poorly made. The movie was also accused of copying scenes and plot elements from other movies such as The Mask of Zorro, Ram Lakhan, Agneepath and Baazigar. The movie failed to recover its budget of Rs. 15 crore and was declared a flop at the box office. However, the movie did well in some parts of North India, especially Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where Bachchan had a loyal fan following.Some of the trivia or facts about the movie are:
The movie was initially titled \"Lal Singh\" and was supposed to be a remake of the Hollywood film Scarface. However, the director changed the script and the title later.
The movie was delayed for several years due to various reasons such as Bachchan's health issues, financial problems and legal troubles. The movie was finally completed in 1998 and released in 1999.
The movie marked the reunion of Bachchan and Koirala after their previous movie Agni Sakshi (1996). They also worked together in Hindustani (1996) and Kohram (1999).
The movie was one of the last movies to feature Nirupa Roy, who died in 2004. She had played Bachchan's mother in several movies such as Deewaar (1975), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978).
The movie was also one of the last movies to feature Amrish Puri, who died in 2005. He had played Bachchan's villain in several movies such as Shahenshah (1988), Hum (1991) and Khuda Gawah (1992). ec8f644aee