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Deewaar (1975)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  May 1979 (USA)
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As a youth, Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. But in the end, it all comes down to, who does mother love more?

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Shashi Kapoor ...
Ravi Verma
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Neetu Singh ...
Leena Narang
Nirupa Roy ...
Sumitra Devi
Parveen Babi ...
Anita
Manmohan Krishna ...
DCP. Narang
Madan Puri ...
Samant (as Madanpuri)
Iftekhar ...
Mulk Raj Dhabaria (as Iftikhar)
Satyendra Kapoor ...
Anand Verma - Father (as Satyendra Kapoo)
Sudhir ...
Jaichand
Rajpal
Jagdish Raj ...
Jaggi
Kuljit Singh
Raj Kishore ...
Darpan
Yunus Parvez ...
Rahim Chacha (Head porter)
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The movie tells the story of two brothers, Vijay and Ravi Verma, who follow different career paths: Vijay is a smuggler and Ravi the policeman who is asked to hunt Vijay down. Vijay Verma (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi Verma (Shashi Kapoor) are the sons of a trade unionist, Anand Verma(Satyen Kappu), who was defeated and disgraced by the management of his firm using his family as bait. Unable to bear the public disgrace father deserts the family, and the sons are raised by their mother(Nirupa Roy)who brings them to Bombay City, who suffers the trials and tribulations of a poor single mother. Vijay Verma, the elder brother, grows up with an acute awareness of his father's humiliation and is victimized for his father's supposed misdeeds. In the process of fighting for his rights Vijay, who starts out as a boot polisher and becomes a dockyard worker in his youth, becomes a smuggler and a leading figure of the underworld. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Amitabh tweeted saying that the coolie shirt he wore was too long, hence he tucked it half in. This became a style statement. See more »

Goofs

When Anand Verma (Satyen Kappoo) returns signing agreement with mill owners, it's raining outside. The water sprayed artificially for rain effect can be seen on left corner of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Vijay: I still don't pick up thrown away money.
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Referenced in Rakhwala (1989) See more »

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Maine Tujhe Maanga
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle
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One of the best movies of all times!
3 July 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Nothing could be better and more real depiction of a real life than this movie! Excellent performance of Amitabh which proves that his acting is near real and momentarily you forget that you are still only watching celluloid. Great script encapsulating how the wishes of rags to riches ruin a fine, brave man! I dont remember how many times I have watched this movie, but each time is an experience in itself.

Bravo Amit and the rest ofcourse who aided to have him achieve this performance!!


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