|Directed by||Deepak Shivdasani |
|Produced by||Nitin Manmohan|
|Written by||Javed Siddiqui |
|Starring||Salman Khan |
|Music by||Anand-Milind |
|Release dates||21 December 1990 |
|Running time||156 minutes |
|Budget||3 crore |
|Box office||4 crore|
Baaghi: A Rebel for Love is a Bollywood Action romantic drama film, starring Salman Khan, Nagma, and Shakti Kapoor, which was released on 21 December 1990. It was Nagma's first role in Bollywood; as the opening credits note, she was 15 years old when the film was released. The DVD cover has a warning noting that the movie is "suitable only for persons of 15 years and older," presumably because the plot revolves around prostitution. The subtitle "A Rebel for Love" does not appear on the DVD box, nor in the Hindi titles or license at the start of the movie. According to BoxOfficeIndia.com, Baaghi is reported to have been Bollywood's seventh highest grossing film in 1990, despite its release in mid-December holiday.
The movie opens with a dedication, which reads: "In this year of the girl child, we dedicate our film to those women, who have been victimised by lust and greed and are subjected to social rejection and also laud those who strived to uplift them." The movie was a hit. The story of Baaghi: A rebel for Love was Salman's idea for which he was given due credit.