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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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Salim-Javed were demanding 8 lakh rupees after the success of the movie. This sum was unheard of in Bollywood then. 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 »

Quotes

Vijay: Your principles, your ideals? What work are your principles of? What work are your ideals of? All your principles mashed up together couldn't make up one time of bread Ravi ! The ideals for which you are ready to play from your life, what has they given you? One rented quarter, a rundown police car, two pairs of brown uniform. Watch, watch today this is all me, today this is all you, we both have stood up together from this pathway, but today where have you remained and where have I arrived. ...
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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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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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