In 1993, Bollywood fans and Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan were surprised by the movie Life Under Fear, where Khan, known for his role as a “good guy,” brilliantly played the role of a maniac in love. What is the story of this film, and how did Shah Rukh manage to bring to life the persecutor, distraught with love?
The son of an Indian officer, Rahul, is left without a mother early. The boy's father is constantly busy at his job - he defends the country. He has no time to pay attention to his son. Rahul grows up as a lonely, withdrawn and insecure guy, but after entering college, he is suddenly overtaken by love in the form of a beautiful student Kiran. However, even here Rahul is not lucky - he learns that his beloved will soon marry another man.
The film was directed by one of the most talented and outstanding Indians - Yash Chopra, who is working with Khan for the first time.
Rahul can not stand this news and begins to pursue the girl everywhere, calling her at night with declarations of love and threats of reprisals against her fiancé Sunil. The guy constantly sings Kiran - a love song, begs to give up marriage, sneaks into the holiday to be with her and gives her various gifts. On the day of their wedding, Kiran and Sunila Rahul enters their apartment and covers the walls with declarations of love and wishes the newlyweds happiness. At home, the guy talks to the photographs of his beloved, talks on the phone with his dead mother, Kiran writes letters in blood on a scarf … in general, he behaves inappropriately, which terrifies the girl. Sunil begins to figure out who is following his wife. So who will win the life-and-death struggle for the heart of the beautiful Kiran?
Throughout the film, Shakrukh Khan keeps the viewer in suspense, perfectly conveying the capabilities of the maniac possessed by the victim - he easily penetrates the apartments of Kiran, Sunil and their relatives, goes unnoticed in a house full of people and demonstrates devilish ingenuity in pursuing the girl. For the sake of achieving his goal, the hero Shakrukha even commits murder, showing how love can be mixed with madness.
Yash Chopra significantly changed the original script of the film "Life in Fear", maximizing the role of Khan.
Rahul performed by Shakrukh turned out to be a strong, deep and attractive character, who received all the praise and ovation from critics. In Life Under Fear, the usually friendly and charming Shakrukh Khan literally reincarnated as an obsessed madman, without losing a single drop of his charisma, and even multiplying it. As a result, the positive characters of the film faded into the background, and the unhappy and in love Rahul, tormented by the demons of passion, became the most striking character in the picture.