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(1979)

Plot Summary

  • Captain Vijay Pal Singh is branded a coward, disgraced, humiliated by society and disowned by his parents for abandoning his ship risking the lives of over 300 passengers. With guilt on his mind and low self-esteem Vijay takes up work as a miner in a coal mine owned by Dhanraj Puri. Puri is a self-senile man who thinks about himself, by endangering the lives of his workers to profit himself and with no benefits or medical facilities for them. Vijay attempts to get rid of his cowardice by saving the lives of his co-workers by the contended wrath of Puri. The same happens when water forces its way into one of the mining tunnel endangering the lives of hundreds of workers; this time Vijay hopes to make it big so that he can be able to put together his life again.

    - Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)
  • When disaster strikes - three men stand up to fight for justice for the coal miners who risk their lives as part and parcel of their existence. Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) a disgraced ex-naval officer has been court-martialed and dismissed from the Navy. Vijay is now working at the coal mine. He welcomes every sign of danger and adversity in an attempt to combat the demons within and pay for an act of cowardliness as the captain of a sinking ship. Ravi (Shashi Kapoor) is an engineer in charge of the doomed project. He tries to alert the management on the impending disaster but in vain. Ravi and Vijay join forces in order to save lives of their fellow workers and fight the establishment. Mangal (Shatrughan Sinha) is an escaped convict who finds shelter from the hands of the law at the coal mine. A boisterous and an egoistic man, who finds that there is a compassionate human being buried within him and ends up joining the quest for justice. KAALA PATTHAR is Inspired by a true mining tragedy in Bihar which claimed hundreds of lives - and a film about how different people from different walks of life and backgrounds come together and show true courage and character to fight the forces of nature in what is a loosing battle.

    - Written by Official Source
  • Inspired by a true mining tragedy the film is about people from all walks of life showing courage and character to fight the forces of nature.

    - Written by Official Source

Synopsis

Imagine a place so dark that sunlight or hope never touched it. Imagine a place so dark that even dreams are swallowed by its terrible darkness. Imagine a mining town...

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