Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman is a 1992 Indian Hindi romance comedy film directed by Aziz Mirza starring Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Nana Patekar and Amrita Singh. Khan plays Raj Mathur, a young engineering graduate from Darjeeling who comes to Bombay hoping to become a successful engineer. The rights to this film are owned by Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman was released in Japan in 1997. While Indian Parallel Cinema, including Satyajit Ray’s Bengali films such as The Apu Trilogy, was known in Japan, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman introduced the commercial masala film style, which was well received by Japanese audiences, with the film becoming a commercial success in the country. This sparked a short-lived boom in Indian films released in Japan, for the next two years, paving the way for the Japanese success of Rajinikanth’s Muthu (1995) in 1998.