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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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Leena Narang
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Sumitra Devi
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Anita
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Mulk Raj Dhabaria (as Iftikhar)
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Rajpal
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Kuljit Singh
Raj Kishore ...
Darpan
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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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Shashi Kapoor, who plays Amitabh Bachchan's younger brother in this movie is actually four years older than him. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Vijay: I have a bungalow, car, money, what do you have?
Ravi: I have mother.
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Best Actor award
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One of my greatest films of alltime, the film has an eerie, grey feel about it. Amitabh who went on to amazing status really shines and portrays the character who is (based on Haji Mastan a notorious mumbai outlaw)isolated from society and family magnificantly, the role won him best actor 1975. A film richly layered in metaphor and meaning, with deeply powerful dialogues and symbolic significance. The camera work however makes the film look very dated which may put people off watching an old film, but if your not judging a book by the cover, based on sheer performances and script well worth a watch.


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