The world erodes around Vijay, an honest police officer. He is jailed for 6 months on false charges, trapped by gang leader Teja. When Vijay is released from jail, he plans to take revenge.

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A police officer (Amitabh Bachchan) after the brutal murder of his family seeks some answers from life. Where he was suspended from duty, because of false story portrayed against him by traitors, when he decides to track down the killer of his family years ago, with the help of a street-wise knife sharpening girl (Jaya Bhaduri), and a Pathan (Pran). He was able to make out one of them as underworld don Teja and promise himself that he would not rest in peace until he takes revenge. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Amitabh Bachchan got the film after writers Salim Javed spotted is talent in Bombay To Goa 1972. See more »

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Insp. Vijay Khanna: Until you're asked to sit, keep standing politely. This is a Police Station, not your dad's house.
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the birth of 'angry young man'
29 November 2016 | by (nepal) – See all my reviews

This movie was probably the first of its kind. A movie of this type would obviously be stale at today's date but at that time, this was too new. This is the main reason I like this movie. Also, it gave a new gimmick of 'angry young man' portrayed by Bachchan in this movie (and many of his subsequent movies) which has been portrayed by many of his contemporaries and also by SRK and Aamir during the 90's. The script was nicely written (with respect to the early 70's) and Prakash Mehra does an excellent job as the director. One can find flaws in cinematographic aspect as it is way much improved at present. Amitabh, Jaya and Pran deserve a bow for their performances. Ajit was not so villainous, he could've been better. 'Yaari hai imaan mera' song is still popular even today, after 43 years of its release. All in all, a must watch Bollywood movie from the 70's filled with power- packed performances.


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