Toofan (1989 film)
Toofan (lit. Storm) is a 1989 Indian Hindi-language superhero film directed by Ketan Desai, starring Amitabh Bachchan in a double role as twin brothers. One is the title character Toofan, a superhero who uses his crossbow as a weapon and the other is a magician named Shyam. Ketan Desai's father Manmohan Desai produced the film. The score and soundtrack were composed by Anu Malik.
Theatrical poster designed by Chandrakant
|Directed by||Ketan Desai|
|Produced by||Manmohan Desai|
|Written by||Salim Khan|
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|Edited by||Raju Kapadia|
|Distributed by||M.K.D. Films Combine|
|Budget||₹4-4.25 crore All India Cost(equivalent to ₹34-36 crores or US$4.7-5 million in 2019)|
|Box office||₹5.75 crore(equivalent to ₹48 crores or US$6.7 million in 2019).|
The story revolves around two brothers, both characters played by Amitabh Bachchan, one of which has superpowers and is an avid follower of Lord Hanuman. The other character was that of a meek magician who aspires to perform a escape trick which had claimed the life of his street magician father.
- Amitabh Bachchan... Shyam Jadugar/Toofan
- Meenakshi Seshadri... Radha
- Amrita Singh... Pickpocket
- Farooq Shaikh... Gopal Sharma
- Pran... Inspector Hanuman Prasad Singh
- Goga Kapoor... Daku Shaitan Singh
- Zarina Wahab... Mrs. Laxmi Gopal Sharma
- Sushma Seth... Devyani
- Raza Murad... Vikram Issa
- Kamal Kapoor... ACP Sharma
- Jagdish Raj... IGP
- Ramesh Deo... Ramesh Kumar
- Bharat Bhushan... Priest in the temple (shown in the beginning)
The music for this movie was given by Anu Malik with lyrics penned by Indeevar. The song Aaya Toofan was the last song sung by Kishore Kumar for an Amitabh Bachchan film before his death. It is also the only film that Suresh Wadkar sung for Amitabh Bachchan.
The song Haa Bhai Haa was sampled from Iranian song Havar Havar by Kourosh Yaghmaei which has also inspired the Hindi songs Jawan Jawan Ishq Jawan Hai and Aaya Aaya from Govinda's Billoo Badshah and Sunny Deol's Aag Ka Gola respectively. The song Don't Worry Be Happy drew inspiration from Bobby McFerrin's song Don't Worry Be Happy.
|1||"Jaadugar Ka Jaadu"||Suresh Wadkar|
|2||"Haa Bhai Haa Mai Hu Jawaan"||Anuradha Paudwal, Amit Kumar|
|3||"Lanka Me Danka Bajaane Aaya"||Shabbir Kumar|
|4||"Aaya Aaya Toofan"||Kishore Kumar|
|5||"Don't Worry Be Happy"||Manhar Udhas, Amitabh Bachchan|
|6||"Aao Raas Rache Garba Raat Hai"||Alka Yagnik, Suresh Wadkar|
- "Boxoffice Operation : Toofan (1989)". 19 November 2011.