- Director:Feroz Khan
- Writer:Parvez Mehdi,Aziz Quaisi
- Cast:Vinod Khanna,Feroz Khan,Amala Akkineni
- Time:2h 53min
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Vinod Khanna||-||Shakti Velhu / Dayavan|
|Feroz Khan||-||Shankar Waghmare|
|Amala Akkineni||-||Sarita Velhu (as Amala)|
|Amrish Puri||-||Inspector Ratan Singh|
|Anupam Kher||-||Mr. Kohli|
|Madhuri Dixit||-||Neela Velhu|
|Alok Nath||-||Karim Baba|
|Aditya Pancholi||-||Assistant Commissioner of Police|
|Sudhir Pandey||-||Manjle Anna|
|Anjan Srivastav||-||S.P. Raghavan|
|Tinnu Anand||-||Ajit Singh|
Feroz Khan stated he considered playing the lead role,but the intimate scenes the film demanded made him feel uncomfortable.
Jolly Mukherjee was visiting someone on the sets. Feroz Khan met him and asked him to sing " Chahe Mere Jaan Tu Lele". Hearing his voice, Feroz immediately signed him for the film.
The song "Chahe Mere Jaan Tu Lele" was inspired from the song "Nila Athu Vaanathu Mele" from Velu Nayakan.
Feroz Khan paid 10 Lakhs to get the remake rights for Dayavan.
Tinnu Anand was playing the role of the police Ajit in both the Tamil version Nayakan (1987) and this movie. The same with the the child who played that role.
Feroz Khan always made modern slick fast paced action stylish movies, that was his type of filmaking and only he could make it. Dayavan was an completly different type of movie, not his type of filmaking.
Dayavan was shot very fast the shooting was completed within 2 months. The movie was shot in 1 schedule.
The famous Mohd Aziz song dil tera kisne toda was an additional song. The song was recorded after the shooting was complete and then included in the film.
In the film there is a scene Feroz Khan enters into a building and then goes up to bash some people, that scene was actually to done by Vinod Khanna but as on that day he could not reach on time on the sets and the shooting was delaying, Feroz Khan decided to do that scene himself.
Feroz Khan made 2 films based on Godfather, Dharmatma & Dayavan.
Velu Nayakan's producer Mr. Venkateshwaran invited Feroz Khan to see the film. This was because he wanted Feroz Khan to direct the film if it were to be made in Hindi.When Feroz saw the film he was speechless. He knew he had to direct the film now or never He shelved Yalgaar and began work on Dayavan.
Tinnu Anand had approached the original film's producer to buy the film's remaking rights. Tinnu wanted to make the film with Amitabh Bachchan.Tinnu Anand phoned Feroz to ask him if he bought the film's rights. This is when Feroz offered him a role in the Hindi remake.
Feroz Khan and Sri Devi had several meetings about Dayavan. Sri Devi wanted to do the film, but Feroz Khan had several terms and conditions. The first and most important was the exposure he wanted from her. He told her the type of outfits she would wear in scenes and the intimate scenes she would have with Vinod Khanna. Sri Devi agreed to ease up on her non revealing stance for Feroz Khan. But somehow, it still was not enough. Feroz needed more and this made Sri Devi uncomfortable. Then Feroz wanted bulk dates from her. This also posed a problem for Sri Devi as she was committed to several other films. Feroz then opted to find a replacement.
It was Boney Kapoor who showed Feroz Khan rushes of a Madhuri Dixit film. Plus Feroz found out that Subhash Ghai was promoting and reintroducing Madhuri . In those days, Feroz and Subhash Ghai usually casted the same heroines in their films.This made Feroz Khan sign Madhuri for the film.
When the film came to Feroz Khan, the first initial plan was to cast Jackie Shroff in the title role. The script went thru some alterations and Vinod Khanna better suited the role.
Sonam had come to Feroz Khan's office and gave an audition. Feroz liked what he saw and thought she had potential. At that point Feroz was considering her for Yalgaar. But the production got delayed due to Feroz Khan's brother in law passing away. In the mean time Sonam got an offer from Yash Chopra for Vijay. She asked Feroz if she could show her test to Yash Chopra. Feroz agreed due to the delay in Yalgaar and he did not want her to lose out in films. Plus he had not signed her and was only considering her at that point. It is not clear what role Feroz wanted Sonam for. Madhuri or Amla's.
Anuradha Patel and Feroz Khan had a major falling out near the end of the film. Feroz Khan had signed Anuradha for his film Yalgaar that he ended up shelving to start Dayavan. He convinced Anuradha to sign Dayavan even though she was not interested in the role offered to her . Feroz Khan promised her a good billing in the film to make up for any fears and reservations she had. When Anuradha saw the films rushes she was very disappointed. Feroz had sidelined her character and she was placed beneath Madhuri Dixit and Amla in the billing. She felt Feroz forgot his promise to her. Feroz sent her tickets for the film's premiere but she did not go.
Feroz Khan had one of the biggest most lavish film premiere's for the film.
Vinod Khanna had his reservations about playing the role of a south indian character in the film. He felt the north indian audience would not accept a south Indian main protagonist in a Hindi movie. Feroz disagreed and wanted to remake the film exactly as he saw it .
Feroz Khan wanted Chunky Pandey for the film. But Chunky realized that Aditya Pancholi would have the better role. The role was eventually done by Jainendra.
Kamal Hassan stated he did not like the Hindi remake and felt Feroz Khan missed the point of the film. The essence and spirit of the original was not there.
In real life Vinod Khanna and Feroz Khan were older then Alok Nath who played their father figure.
Only film of Feroz Khan where he had a second lead.
Feroz Khan's last film with Vinod Khanna and Madhuri.
Feroz khan had said that. Davayan was his less successful film.
In this film, Laxmikant-Pyarelal replaced Kalyanji -Anandji in Feroz Khan camp.
Feroz Khan, Jeetendra and Amitabh Bachchan all of them had wanted the rights to remake the celebrated film in hindi.
Dayavan was the last film cinematographer Kamal Bose and Feroz Khan had worked together, they had worked together from Apradh to Dayavan. Later when Feroz Khan made his next film Yalgaar, Kamal Bose was busy with Dilip Kumar Kalinga
Feroz Khan at that time bought the rights to remake the film at a very high unheard price in those days.
Vinod Khanna was the films distributor in Mumbai.
In this film, Madhuri Dixit is paired with Vinod Khanna. Almost a decade later, Madhuri was paired with Vinod's son, Akshaye Khanna, in the 1997 film "Mohabbat".
Dayavan had one of the biggest film premiere in the film industry. It was talk of the town in 1988.
Vinod Khanna's father barely watched any of Vinod's films. Dayavan was the first premiere that Vinod Khanna's father attended. He was shocked to see the kissing scene.
Despite being barely average at the box office the film was only remembered for the 30 second kiss between madhuri and a much older vinod khanna for the "aaj phir tum pe pyar aaya hai" number.