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Dostana (1980)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  8 October 1980 (India)
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Vijay Varma (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi Kapoor (Shatrughan Sinha) are two close childhood friends. When they thought they have matured enough they decides to enter law policy: one as a ... See full summary »

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Vijay Varma
Shatrughan Sinha ...
Ravi Kapoor
Zeenat Aman ...
Sheetal Sahni
Prem Chopra ...
Mr. Daaga
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Balwant Singh
Helen ...
Sylvia
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Tony
Gajanan Jagirdar ...
High School Principal (as Jagirdar)
Sajjan ...
Ramnik Lal Tiwari
Iftekhar ...
Prosecuting Lawyer (as Iftikhar)
K.N. Singh ...
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Trilok Kapoor
Abhimanyu Sharma
Col. Kapoor
Paintal ...
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Vijay Varma (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi Kapoor (Shatrughan Sinha) are two close childhood friends. When they thought they have matured enough they decides to enter law policy: one as a police officer and another as a lawyer. There lives takes a turn when both reaches a woman named Sheetal Sahni (Zeenat Aman) at different places and time respectively. Both fell in love with her and does not relate each others emotion to one another. Then an old enemy of Vijay named Mr. Daaga (Prem Chopra) enters the scene and deploys such a way that will create misunderstandings between the two friends forever. Written by gAvInDrA (brave_loverboy2004@hotmail.com)

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Bahoot Khoobsoorat Jawaan Ek Ladki
Performed by Kishore Kumar
Composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar & Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music on Polydor
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This movie is in one the top 5 movies of Amitabh Bachchan
31 March 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

This movie is in one the top 5 movies of Amitabh Bachchan.Vijay Varma (Amitabh Bachchan), an inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department, Mumbai and Ravi (Shatrughan Sinha), a brilliant criminal lawyer are childhood friends but their friendship fall prey to the evil machinations of Daga. Daga's smuggling operations has been busted time and again by Vijay and in one such raid he apprehends Daga's lieutenant Balwant. Daga hires Ravi to get Balwant acquitted. When Daga learns that Vijay and Ravi are in love with the same girl, Sheetal (Zeenat Aman), he causes a rift between the two friends making Ravi believe that Vijay has double-crossed him. With Ravi now Vijay's sworn enemy, Daga deviously frames Vijay for causing death of a criminal in his custody. Sheetal requests Ravi to defend Vijay but the latter demands a price - Sheetal herself! The stage is thus set with the odds heavily against Inspector Vijay. Does Sheetal fulfill Ravi's condition? Does Ravi get wise to Daga's plan? Can Vijay get out of this trap? Dostana provides a suspenseful and breathtakingly thrilling answer.


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