Rakesh Roshan directed, co-wrote, and produced Koyla, a 1997 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film starring Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Amrish Puri, with Johnny Lever, Ashok Saraf, Salim Ghouse, Deepshikha, and Himani Shivpuri in supporting parts. Mohnish Bahl makes an appearance that isn’t to be missed. Amrish Puri received Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role.
On April 18, 1997, the picture was released worldwide and was declared an average box office success, grossing approximately Rupees 28.5 Crore against a budget of Rupees 11.9 Crore. The action sequences performed by Khan were acclaimed by critics, and it became India’s eighth most successful film of 1997. The film was shot in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, for a few parts.
Rakesh Roshan developed the concept for Koyla while filming Karobaar: The Business of Love, his other directorial attempt that had been delayed since 1992 and was finally released in 2000. The story follows a simple-hearted country girl who falls in love with her tortured husband’s mute servant, and how the mute guy seeks vengeance on his master.
The principal photography of Koyla began in June 1996. Tanhai Tanhai, a song from the film, and some of the sequences were shot in Tawang. Other shots were shot in Hyderabad and Ooty’s southern districts.
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