Hindi Apr 12, 1991 (India)
This is the story of Ajoba and how the people of Baharistan like this masked man named as Ajoba. Ajoba is the real heir in the kingdom of Baharistan. But, when he was young his mom and dad were thrown by some evil diplomats. Now, to seek revenge, Ajoba grow up and he finds his mom and dad and gets them back again.
The Afghan kingdom of Baharistan is ruled by a just and kind Sultan (Shammi Kapoor). All is well in the land except that the Sultan seemingly can't have children. An evil devil-worshipping Vazir (Amrish Puri) seeks to usurp the throne, revive his fauladi shaitan (a huge demon-like figure made of stone), and take over the world. The Vazir instructs his maids to strangle every child born to the Sultan. Finally, however, a spark of divine intervention (presented literally as a spark which descends from the heavens and enters the womb) renders the next newborn son immune to the poisons and strangulations administered by the maids. This Shehezada (prince) eventually becomes Ajooba (miracle).
The Sultan and his wife Malika (Ariadna Shengelaya) kick off celebrations throughout the land. The good court magician Ameer Baba (Saeed Jaffrey), recently returned from his travels to the "land of Hind" (i.e., India), presents a magic sword to the Sultan. The Sultan thrusts it into a pillar (verifying its keenness), and Ameer Baba pronounces that it may be drawn out of the stone again only by a member of the royal family (rather like the Excalibur).
Soon after, the Sultan privately discusses "traitors" with Ameer Baba. The Vazir overhears, eventually tricks Ameer Baba, steals his Necklace of Immortality, throws him into the dungeons, attempts to murder the Sultan and his family and takeover the throne. The Sultan escapes with his wife and child. After a pitched battle involving magic carpets and storms and ships, the Sultan is missing, Malika is blinded, and the young Shehzada is washed ashore by a dolphin (whom he eventually thinks of as his mother) to a blacksmith. This blacksmith adopts the kid, trains him in all the worldly and martial arts, and thus creates Ajooba. In the meantime, the Vazir blames Ameer Baba for the Sultan's murder, takes over the throne, and begins ravaging the land, always uttering his slogan Shaitan Zindabaad (Long live the Devil).
Ajooba is a masked rider in black (rather like Zorro) who thwarts the Vazir's lackeys as they pillage the lands and harass the citizens. His plain self is Ali, an ordinary restaurateur, and his chum is Hasan (Rishi Kapoor). Together they foil the Vazir's evil schemes, raid his caravans, and woo their girls. Ajooba, as Ali, falls for Rukhsana (Dimple Kapadia, actually the daughter of Ameer Baba, returned from Hind to rescue her imprisoned father), while Hasan's affections are for the Vazir's Shehzadi Henna (Sonam).
Ajooba inflicts constant pain upon the Vazir. The Vazir eventually raises his fauladi shaitan and plans an all-out attack. The Raja of Hind (Dara Singh, in a special appearance) brings his forces to aid Ajooba. The resulting war brings all the central characters together.
Several questions are essentially resolved in the ensuing war. The climax is a panorama of demons, magical horses and donkeys, a full-scale combat between the Vazir's army and the Hind army, enchanted swords, and a final revelation about the true identity of Ajooba.
Once upon a time in a kingdom called Baharistan a child was born to the Sultan and Malika of the state. The couple was very happy since this was their only child who had survived. . However, the Vazir of the state wanted to de-throne the Sultan and kill him for which a coup was planned and the entire blame for this was put on the Sultans friend Ameer Baba, who had come from Hind to Baharistan to participate in the festivities on the birth of their heir. The heir (Ali) surivived as destined and predicted by the astronomers of Baharistan and was brought up by a blacksmith who was unaware of the childs (Ali) real identity. . Vazir was a tyirant who oppressed the poor and supressed all resistanc eagainst his tyrannical rule. "Ajooba" the legend was treated as the only protector of the people of Baharistan " Ajooba" was none other than grown up Ali disguise known only to a few. . Ameer Babas daughter Rukhsana, who had started in search of her father from Hind, was captured by Vazirs son Altaf from where Ajooba saved her and she fell in love with him. . Alis friend Hassan a potters son, was in love with Vazirs daughter Henna and it was tought to meet her being a commoner. Ali one day discovered a blind beggar woman who was illitreated by Shahrukh, Vazirs brother-in-law, but was saved by "Ajooba" (Ali). In reality, she was the Queen who had turned blind at the time of the attack of Royal family by Vazir some twenty years ago. Ali helped Rukhasana and Ameer Baba to escape from the prison of the evil Vazir and united both father and daughter. Ameer Baba could see through his magic ring what was happening to his wife Zarina in Hind miles away. . Just then he also recognised a faith healer, moral preacher "Peer Baba who was actually the Sultan himself, but who had lost his memory due to the shock of what had happened twenty years ago. . This gave the clue to Ali and others that Sultan is alive and so is Malika and to re-instate the Sultan would be a difficult task for Ali, Hassan and others. [Source: Booklet] Check out this page for more updates on Ajooba.
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