Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit.
In the late 80s and early 90s the combination of Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit had given a number of box-office hits. Anil Kapoor acted with Madhuri Dixit in a number of films, but the film which created a lasting impact on the viewers for the first time was Tezaab. Anil Kapoor was subjected to unfair treatment in the society and took revenge against Kiran Kumar in the film. Madhuri Dixit contributed with her dancing capabilities in the song “ek do teen” composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.
In Ram Lakhan, Anil Kapoor plyed the role of the brother of Jackie Shroff (the police officer in the film). Anil Kapoor showed his comedy skills by extracting money and favour for Anupam Kher, the father of Madhuri Dixit in the film. Anupam Kher was a miser and Anil Kapoor created tricks to make sure that he spends his money. There was music, action, drama in the film.
In Jamai Raja, Anil Kapoor entered into a war of words against Hema Malini, his mother-in-law and the mother of Madhuri Dixit. Hema Malini was proud about her wealth, manpower and property, and Anil Kapoor taught her to be humble and showed her that everything cannot be bought by paying money.
In Kishen Kanhaiya, Anil Kapoor played a double role. One of the brothers was fond of cinema and imitated a number of actors in the film and amused Madhuri Dixit. The film was made in the same line in which films like Ram Aur Shyam and Seeta Aur Geeta are made. Amrish Puri did well in the film.
Anil Kapoor won the national award for the best actor for performing in the film Pukar. It was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. He was thrown out of Indian armed forces due to false charges brought in by Madhuri Dixit. Later Mahduri Dixit relaised her fault and tried her best to assist Anil Kapoor in his fight against terrorism. He saved a number fo citizens from a planned terrorist attack launched by Danny.
The films of Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit involved different types of stories including comedy stories, action-thrillers, etc. and the viewers had accepted the pair in films like Khel, Zindagi Ek Jua, Jiwan Ek Sanghursh,etc. Viewers expect that both Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit can act together in character roles if suitable script is given to them.
- Anil Kapoor – the versatile actor of the 80s and 90s.
- Madhuri Dixit – the powerful dancer of the 90s.