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Aaj Ka Daur

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Aaj Ka Daur
File:Aaj Ka Daur.jpg
Directed byK. Bapayya
Produced byChintapalli Prasad
Written byKader Khan (dialogues)
Screenplay bySelvaraj
Story byVisu
StarringJackie Shroff
Padmini Kolhapure
Aruna Irani
Kader Khan
Shakti Kapoor
Sachin Pilgaonkar
Shoma Anand
Music byBappi Lahiri
CinematographyA. Venkat
Edited byV. R. Kotagiri
Sree Kanakadurga Art Productions
Release date

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Aaj Ka Daur (English: Today's Era) is a 1985 Hindi-language film directed by K. Bapayya.[1] Starring Jackie Shroff, Padmini Kolhapure, Aruna Irani, Kader Khan, it is a remake of 1981 Tamil film Kudumbam Oru Kadambam. According to Pratiksha Mestry of Mid Day, Aaj Ka Daur, along with Himmatwala (1983), is Khan's first attempt at comedy.[2] For his work, Khan received a nomination for the Best Performance in a Comic Role at the 33rd Filmfare Awards.


This film is about a university graduate Jackie Shroff, who can get no better job than a petrol pump employee, a girl Padmini Kolhapure, who is struggling to pay for college, and others in a building owned by Prem Chopra, who attempts to evict them with the help of Shakti Kapoor.


The cast is listed below:[3][4]

  • Jackie Shroff as Raja
  • Padmini Kolhapure as Durga Agnihotri
  • Prem Chopra as Fakirchand
  • Nirupa Roy as Laxmi Agnihotri
  • Kader Khan as Vishwapratap Gyandeo Agnihotri
  • Shakti Kapoor as Leo
  • Aruna Irani
  • Sachin Pilgaonkar as Pratap Kapoor
  • Shoma Anand as Sharda Kapoor
  • Raj Kiran as Rambabu Dard


Composed by Bappi Lahiri, the soundtrack includes the following songs:[3]

# Song Singer
1 "Hum Tujh Par Hi Shaida Hue Hain" Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
2 "Gori Gori Gori" Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
3 "Petrol Bharo" Kishore Kumar, Alka Yagnik
4 "Shanivaar Tak Woh" Asha Bhosle, Shabbir Kumar
5 "Yeh Daur Aaj Ka Daur" K. J. Yesudas


Award Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref.
Filmfare Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Kader Khan Nominated [5]


  1. Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1999). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-94318-9. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. Mestry, Pratiksha (22 October 2020). "Did you know Kader Khan started his career as a professor?". mid-day. Retrieved 11 November 2020. His first attempt at comedy was with Himmatwala and Aaj Ka Daur.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Arunachalam, Param (2020). BollySwar: 1981 - 1990. Mavrix Infotech Private Limited. p. 519. ISBN 978-81-938482-2-7. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  4. "Aaj Ka Daur". Bombay: The City Magazine (12). Living Media India. 1986. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  5. "The Nominations - 1986". Filmfare. The Times Group. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 11 November 2020.

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