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Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while his younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. This divide causes problems in their relationship.

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Ravi Verma
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Vijay Verma
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Leena Narang
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Sumitra Devi
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Anita
Manmohan Krishna ...
DCP. Narang
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Mulk Raj Dhabaria (as Iftikhar)
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Jaichand
Rajpal
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Jaggi
Kuljit Singh
Raj Kishore ...
Darpan
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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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Neetu Singh plays Shashi Kapoor's love interest however in real life she is the wife of his nephew Rishi. See more »

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After Vijay Verma gets shot in the climax, he was touching the upper part of his left arm, but after it showed he was shot at the back before it was shown again shot at the upper part of his left arm. See more »

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Vijay: I still don't pick up thrown away money.
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Referenced in Tashan (2008) See more »

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Koi Mar Jaaye
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Asha Bhosle Usha Mangeshkar
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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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