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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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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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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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Vijay: 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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Kehdoon Tumhen
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle
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One of the Best Amitabh Movies..GREAT
11 June 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Most Critics say Sholay is the best film of all time, Deewar was released in the same year. Instead of Sholay winning all the awards it was Deewar. Deewar won almost every single award in the 1975 Filmfare Awards. Amitabh in yet another Powerhouse performance playing the very serious and disturbed angry man who went through a bizarre incident when he was young that causes him anger through out the film. Shashi Kapoor was impressive as the confused brother. Nirupa Roy is Fantastic in almost every film alongside Amitabh. Nirupa is popular in India known as Amitabhs Mother, since they have made many films together. The Late Nirupa Roy gives a Magnificent Performance as the mother who goes through hardship and dilemma. In my opinion this is Yash Chopra Finest Work. A Masterpiece that i can say is One of Bollywood Best Movies.


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