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Deewaar (1975)

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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Anita
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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ravi: Brother, whether you would do the sign or not?
Vijay: Yes, I would do the sign, but I would not be the first one to do the sign, I wouldn't do it alone, go and bring the sign of that man who took the sign from my father, go and bring the sign of that man who stoned my mother and threw her out of the job, go and bring the sign of that man who had written this on my hand. After that! After that my brother the paper you would tell me I would do the sign on that paper.
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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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Awesome move
15 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

One of the best movies of Indian Cinema. This is a must see for all Bollywood movies lover. What a performance from Amitabh Bachchan!! I don't have words for it. I doubt anybody could make such a movie in future or anybody could act like Amitabh, God of Indian Cinema.

Loosely based on Haji Mastan's life, this movie portrays the life of Vijay from a dockyard worker to an underworld don. Legend is Amitabh Bachchan met Haji Mastan in a race course in Bombay before the shooting of Deewar started. He saw the moist eyes of Haji Mastan and was quite impressed with them. In an interview he said he tried his best to make his eyes look moist to add life to the character. Amazing script by Salim Javed and direction by Yash Chopra.


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