Bodyguard is a 2011 Indian romantic action film directed by Siddique. It is the third remake of the director's own 2010 Malayalam film of the same name, the second being the 2011 Tamil film Kaavalan. The film was produced by Atul Agnihotri and featuresSalman Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. It also stars Raj Babbar, Mahesh Manjrekar and Hazel Keech in supporting roles. The film's first look and theatrical trailer was unveiled on 21 July 2011. Bodyguard was released on tiwar 31 August 2011 across 2,250 screens in 70 Indian cities and with 482 prints across the overseas territory.
The film broke many records upon its release. Within the first day of its release, it went on to become the highest opening day grosser as well as the biggest grosser ever for a single day up until then. The film set another box office record, netting 100.10 crore (US$18.12 million) in its first week, thus becoming the highest opening week grossing Bollywood film. It is the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2011 in India and second highest grossing film when considering worldwide as it was defeated by another Bollywood film Ra.One. The film became a major commercial success with a worldwide gross of 230 crore (US$41.63 million) and was declared an all-time blockbuster by BoxOffice India.Bodyguard is the second highest grossing films of all time in Bollywood,as of 11 may 2012.
- Salman Khan as Lovely Singh
- Kareena Kapoor as Divya
- Raj Babbar as Sartaj Rana
- Rajat Rawail as Surindar Narindar Milka Singh(Tsunami)
- Hazel Keech as Maya
- Asrani as Shekhar
- Mahesh Manjrekar as Ranjan Mahatre
- Sharat Saxena as Bindra
- Vidya Sinha
- Aditya Pancholi as Vikrant
- Karisma Kapoor as Chhaya (Voice-over)
- Katrina Kaif as herself (Special appearance in song "Aaya Re Aaya Bodyguard")
Balwanth Singh is the bodyguard of Sartaj Rana (Raj Babbar) with high competencies. During one night, Balwanth, along with his pregnant wife, meet with an accident proving fatal for Balwanth while his wife is rescued by Sartaj, and she later gives birth to a child named Lovely. Lovely Singh (Salman Khan), now grown up, works in a security agency. On Sartaj’s order, Lovely busts a human trafficking racket operated by Ranjan Mahatre (Mahesh Manjrekar) and his brothers. Fearing revenge from his enemies, Sartaj calls upon Lovely and appoints him as the Bodyguard of his daughter Divya (Kareena Kapoor).
Lovely Singh is very devoted to his duties but eventually irritates Divya all the time by following her everywhere from her college campus to her classroom. Consequently, Divya and her friend Maya (Hazel Keech) call Lovely from a private mobile number and start a prank love affair, hoping to keep him away from them. Initially hesitant, Lovely gradually starts loving the mystery girl Chhaya but doesn't realize that it is actually Divya calling her as Chhaya. Meanwhile, Lovely protects Divya on many occasions from the attacks of Ranjan Mahatre and his goons. This results in Divya too falling in love with Lovely but is scared to reveal her identity due to Lovely’s immense devotions towards his duties and her father. Further some circumstances lead Sartaj to begin suspecting that Lovely and Divya are in love and they might elope. He sends his men to kill Lovely in case his lover turns out to be Divya. Divya convinces her father that they are not running away and instead Lovely’s love is someone else and is waiting for him at the railway station. Sensing that Lovely might be heartbroken if he does not meet his lover at the station, Divya sends her friend Maya to tell Lovely her true identity. Lovely, after waiting for long at the station platform, finally sees Maya and is happy to hug her before Maya could reveal Divya’s secret. But Maya while hugging Lovely admits that she is Chhaya, the mysterious girl and his lover. Divya calls her twice, but Maya throws the cellphone out of the train, erasing Divya out of their love life completely. They both get married but soon Maya dies after giving birth to a child. She writes notes to their son in a diary about the fraud she committed with her best friend Divya and asks him to unite Lovely and Divya.
Several years later, Sartaj invites Lovely and his son to his house, and apologizes for his behavior. Lovely believed that Divya is married and happily settled in London but is shocked to see her there in the house and had still not married,while her look was like married woman. His son grows closer to Divya and even apologizes on his mother’s behalf. On their last day of visit, while leaving, he asks Divya to accompany him as his mother. Infuriated Lovely asks his son to apologize to Divya but he refuses and walks away. Sartaj tells Lovely that he too feels the same and requests him to take Divya with him to which Lovely gets obliged to accept. At the railway station, Lovely and his son are accompanied by Divya. His son secretly throws away Maya's diary into trash but is eventually recovered by Lovely. On reading it, he discovers that Divya was his actual lover Chhaya. He calls Divya on her cellphone and addresses her as Chhaya. Divya is overwhelmed with joy and happiness realizing that Lovely has come to know of the truth and her identity. She runs toward Lovely and they both hug each other while his son is happily watching them.Sources : Wikipedia and YouTube