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Kaala Patthar (1979)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  9 August 1979 (India)
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Being branded a coward for abandoning his ship full of over 300 passengers. Captain Vijay Pal Singh, is discharged from duty, humiliated by society and disowned by his parents. Feeling ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shashi Kapoor ...
Ravi Malhotra, Engineer
Rakhee Gulzar ...
Dr. Sudha Sen
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Vijay Pal Singh
Shatrughan Sinha ...
Mangal Singh
Neetu Singh ...
Channo, jewellery seller (as Neeto Singh)
Parveen Babi ...
Anita, Press Photographer
Parikshat Sahni ...
Jagga
Prem Chopra ...
Dhanraj Puri, Owner of the Coal Mine
Romesh Sharma ...
Vikram
Poonam Dhillon ...
Raghunath's daughter
Manmohan Krishna ...
Crippled hotel owner
Madan Puri ...
Vikram's father
Iftekhar ...
Mr. Singh (as Iftikhar)
Sudha Chopra ...
Mrs. Singh (Vijay's mom)
Satyendra Kapoor ...
Raghunath - Miner (as Satyen Kappoo)
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Being branded a coward for abandoning his ship full of over 300 passengers. Captain Vijay Pal Singh, is discharged from duty, humiliated by society and disowned by his parents. Feeling guilty over his cowardice and with low self-esteem, he starts working as a coal miner to forget his past. But it still continues to hunt him, he welcome pain as a punishment. The owner of the mine is Dhanraj Puri, a carefree and irresponsible man whose mine is poorly equipped, with less than sufficient medical supplies, and no facilities for the miners and their families. Vijay trys to save every workers life in order to overcome his haunted past but to no avil. But one day water forced itself in one of the mining tunnels, endangering the lives of over 400 workers. Vijay along with some of his other colleagues put up a big fight to save each and every workers life. Which at last was successful and Vijay was able to overcome his troubled past. Written by gAvInDrA (brave_loverboy2004@hotmail.com)

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9 August 1979 (India)  »

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A Luta Pela Vida  »

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Inspired by a real coal mine disaster known as CHASHALA MINING DISASTER happened on 27th December 1975 near Dhanbad, Jharkhand that killed 372 miners. See more »

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References Baazi (1951) See more »

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Ek Raasta Hai Zindagi
Performed by Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar
Music by Rajesh Roshan
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Intriguing but problematic
17 November 2001 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

An ambitious film that suffers, unfortunately, from what might be the worst cinematography in the history of film. Even an American special effects team could not save the film from somtimes sloppy editing and shoddy camera work. However, the film is worth seeing for the issues it brings up regarding worker/management relations. A good story and great acting soften the blow of the weak cinematography. Yash Chopra is a very good director, but this film makes him seem like a hack.


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