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Zamana Deewana (1995)

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ZAMAANA DEEWANA is the story of two warring dons, Lala Madan Lal Malhotra (Jeetendra) and Suraj Prasad Singh (Shatrughan Sinha) who at one time in the past were the  best of friends, but as the result of a serious misunderstanding are now bitter enemies. Since their friendship soured, their personal feud has spilled out onto the streets of the city, resulting in utter chaos and mayhem. This crisis situation leads to an emergency meeting of the city elders, where the police commissioner (Prem Chopra) asks for an immediate solution from the best and brightest that he has assembled around him. The home minister calls, and having found no signs of progress in the meeting, sends the commissioner his special agent, Inspector Kamdev Singh, or KD (Anupam Kher), from the Department of Criminal Psychology. Looking through Lala and Suraj's files, the quirky inspector KD sees an easy solution under his magnifying lens-to end the gang war and the violence, all that needs to be done is to bring Lala's beautiful young daughter Priya (Raveena Tandon) together with Suraj's dashing young son Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) simple ! 

The commissioner is extremely sceptical, but finding himself with no alternative, reluctantly agrees to go ahead with the eccentric inspector's plan. As a safety measure to keep KD's overly active imagination in check, he forces him to work in tandem with one of his officers, Inspector Shalini Srivastava (Kiran Joneja). And so ZAMAANA DEEWANA takes off, a crazy plan to bring two old friends back together through the love of their children. KD finds that bringing Rahul and Priya together is no easy task, and that there are several other pitfalls lying in their path to marital bliss, mainly in the form of Lala's scheming brother-in-law Surinder (Tinnu Anand), who has his eyes set on gaining Lala's riches by getting his buffoon son Bobby (Aasif Sheikh) married to Priya. And so KD and Shalini brave the twists and turns in their adventure, and use a combination of luck (both good and bad), timing and other devices to try and bring some order to this mad, mad world. 

Will the crazy inspector succeed ? 

Will Kamdev be able to pierce young hearts with love's arrow ? 

And will that love be enough to prevail over the hate and violence ? 

That is what you will find out when you see Ramesh Sippy's ZAMAANA DEEWANA.

(From the official press booklet)