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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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The Mother's role was almost offered to Waheeda Rehman, but Yash Chopra had already cast her in Kabhie Kabhie (1976) as Amitabh Bachchan's wife. He was worried that if Kabhie Kabhie (1976) released first, the public may not accept her as Amitabh Bachchan's mother. Then Vyjayanthimala was approached, but she turned it down. Finally it was offered to Nirupa Roy. See more »

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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

Ravi: Brother ! Will you sign or not ?
Vijay: Yes, I will sign ! But I won't be the first one and the only one. GO ! get the sign of the man who made my father sign, go get the sign of the man who abused and fired my mother, GO ! get the sign of the man who wrote this on my arm. Then, my brother, I'll sign whatever paper you want me to.
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Referenced in Bade Dilwala (1999) See more »

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Idhar Ka Maal Udhar
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Bhupendra Singh
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Still good after 30 years
5 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw Deewaar again today and it still had the same impact that it did 30 years ago. It seemed as fresh in all ways, especially the direction, the dialogue and of course, the acting of its main protagonist, Amitabh Bachchan.

Mr. Bachchan has left his mark over the years in a number of movies, and this was an early one that his loyalists remember. Seeing it today and realising that he was still in the early stages of his career makes one wonder how he could have got even better since this movie.

Not many movies can claim this effect on its audience after such a long period of time, including several with Mr. Bachchan in the lead.


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