Dushman (translation: Enemy) is a 1998 Indian Hindi psychological thriller film starring Sanjay Dutt, Kajol and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles. The film is directed by Tanuja Chandra and produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt. The film was well received by critics as well as at the box office and was the seventh highest grossing Hindi film of 1998, winning lead actress Kajol, who was seen in the double role of twin sisters multiple awards.
Sonia Sehgal and Naina Sehgal (both played by Kajol) are twins. The two are completely different from each other, Sonia being the outgoing twin and Naina being the shy one. Meanwhile, the police are hunting for a cold-blooded, sadistic killer and rapist, Gokul Pandit (Ashutosh Rana). However, tragedy strikes when Gokul rapes and brutally kills Sonia. After Police investigation, Gokul is caught but is declared innocent as Sunanda, one of the main witnesses and Gokul's fiancé gives a false statement in court. Naina is distraught and vows to hunt down Gokul. Gokul soon goes after Naina and she realizes she needs help to overcome her fear of Gokul. With revenge in her mind, she meets Suraj Singh Rathod (Sanjay Dutt), a blind military veteran and he helps her physically and mentally to defeat her fear of Gokul. While Suraj trains Naina they develop feelings for each other. After an argument, Suraj refuses to meet Naina and she decides to go after Gokul all by herself. One day Gokul kidnaps Naina's younger sister Dia from school in order to scare and warn Naina with what risk she is playing. That day Naina's mother decides to leave for Naintal immediately as her daughter's life is at risk. However, Naina cannot control her hatred and wanted to avenge her sister at any cost. Naina lays a trap for Gokul and tries to kill him but Gokul ties her up and tries to rape her like her sister. Suraj arrives at her house and fights Gokul but ends up being stabbed. Naina gets free and manages to fatally shoot Gokul.
|editor||Waman B. Bhosle|
|keywords||get together hatred hunt military veteran outgo police investigation stab want|
|producer||Mukesh Bhatt Pooja Bhatt|
|theme||psychological thriller rape rape and revenge serial killer|