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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (1976) as Amitabh Bachchan's wife. He was worried that if Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (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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In the awards scene at the start, Nirupa Roy is shown again in the audience after she goes on the stage. See more »

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Builder: You're not a smart businessman. If you'd have tried to negotiate, I would have reduced the proce of this building by 5-10 lakh rupees.
Vijay: I'm sorry sir, but in my point of view, you're not a smart businessman. If you'd have asked for a million rupees more, I'd have given them without any hesitation. Twenty years earlier from today my mother had picked up bricks in this building. Today I am going to gift this building to her.
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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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What can you say about it!!
12 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What can you say about Deewar. There are some movies you watch and you remember them for your life. They are art work (not an art film). It is just pleasant to watch them again and again. I miss the count how many times I have seen Deewar and every time it is fresh.

Movies like Deewar, Kalia, Sholay, Mukaddar ka Sikendar, Silsila, Anand, Shaan, ... no matter how hard you try, but you just cant get bored with them.

Amitabh's performance (not because he got award for it) is simply great. That way Big B is truly Big B .. no doubt about that. But such movies make him even greater.

A must watch!!


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