Karan Arjun, that deliciously cheesy Bollywood helping of Nineties awesomeness, was released exactly 20 years ago on January 13, 1995. It was a blood-spattered tale of revenge and reincarnation, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan as brothers who are murdered and reborn. It was packed with dialogues only the Bollywood of that era could have churned out. Many of the best-remembered lines were spoken not by Karan or Arjun, but by their long-suffering mother bent on the bloodiest possible revenge (Rakhee) and the villainous Thakur Durjan Singh who had hunted the brothers down in their first life (Amrish Puri).
Here are 10 killer dialogues from the film.
"Mere bete aayenge, mere Karan Arjun aayenge. Zameen ki chaati phad ke aayenge, aasman ka seena cheer ke aayenge" - Rakhee
"Main toh samajhta tha ki duniya mein mujhse badkar kamina aur koi nahi hai. Lekin tumne end mauke par aaisa kaminapan dikhaya hai ki hum tumhare kaminepan ke ghulam ho gaye hai" - Amrish Puri
"Daayan haath jeb mein rakh lo seth , varna zindagi bhar aapko baayen haath se khana, khana padega" - Salman Khan
"Pyar mein jab tak maut se na khelo , milnewaali zindagi ka mazaa nahi aata" - Shah Rukh Khan
"Daulat se insaan keemti bistar khareed sakta hai, magar neend nahi khareed sakta. Daulat se insaan roti khareed sakta hai, magar bhook nahi. Ddaulat se insaan jism khareed sakta hai, magar sacha pyar nahi khareed sakta" - Kajol
"Khoon ki Holi khelne waale, aaj main dekhti hoon. Khoon kiska behta hai aur laashein kiski girti hai" - Rakhee
"Kiss gaalon pe nahi, hoton pe kiya jata hai" - SRK
"Main toh budhi ho gayi, meri aankhen kamzor ho gayi, lekin mera vishvas kamzor nahi hua" - Rakhee
"Main teri maut apni mutthi mein laya hoon" - Rakhee
"Apne raaste se kaanto ko hata dena aur dushmano ko mita dena, hamare khandan ki parampara hai" - Amrish Puri