Ghulam [translation: Slave] is a 1998 Hindi film directed by Vikram Bhatt starring Aamir Khan. The film was inspired by Elia Kazans On the Waterfront . It is the second remake of On the Waterfront after Kabzaa starring Sanjay Dutt. K
The movie was a box office success. Along with the film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, it was instrumental in the rise of actor Rani Mukerjis stardom in Bollywood.
Siddharth [Aamir Khan] is a Mumbai tapori, a boxing champion. His brother, Jai, makes money through a former boxing champion who now rules the community by terrorizing people and stealing money from innocent merchants. Siddharth saw his fathers death when he was a child; this mentally affected him throughout his life. His fathers words remained with him, though he had only been with his father for a little while. Siddharth meets a young woman, Alisha [Rani Mukerji] who rides with a motorcycle gang and Charlie [Deepak Tijori]. This is a flavor for some comedy and a brilliant scene in which Siddharth is running towards a train and as the train is only a few feet away he jumps out of the way.
Siddharth and Alisha meet for the first time and fall in love, and the typical love story follows. Siddharth meets another person who reminds him of his father, Hari. He learns a bit more from this man of wisdom and helps him in his truth. How he does this and the how the message of Hari and his father is carried out is what the movie tries to convey.
Source : Ghulam Wiki Page