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 ...
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Rajpal
Jagdish Raj ...
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Kuljit Singh
Raj Kishore ...
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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 Bachchan had become extremely popular after the success of Zanjeer (1973) and Majboor (1974), hence there was immense craze for Deewar. The fans had lined up from Marine Drive till Minerva (Mumbai) at the premiere of the film. The sheer frenzy surrounding the movie completely caught everyone off guard as no one had ever foreseen this kind of mob hysteria. 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 »

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Vijay: I still don't pick up thrown away money.
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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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Excellent Performances, Script & Direction - A CLASSIC !
22 July 2002 | by (Warszawa, Poland) – See all my reviews

This movie can be termed as one of the best in the annals of Indian Cinema history. A perfect script by Salim-Javed and equally captivating direction by Yash Chopra makes this movie a treat to watch. Amitabh as usual lives his role as Vijay. Every dialogue, body language of his is just extraordinary. The only drawback of this otherwise class movie is its music.

The movie released during the tensions then prevailing in India made the people to identify with the character of Vijay (Amitabh). Was a stupendous hit and is still considered a classic. On totality the movie is a treat to watch.


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