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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
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Ravi Kapoor
Zeenat Aman ...
Sheetal Sahni
Prem Chopra ...
Mr. Daaga
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Balwant Singh
Helen ...
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Tony
Gajanan Jagirdar ...
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Sajjan ...
Ramnik Lal Tiwari
Iftekhar ...
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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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This is one of those rare films where Amitabh Bachchan is shown chewing bubble gum all the while. See more »

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Banhey Chahey Dushman Zamana Hamara, Salamat Rahey Dostana Hamara
Performed by Kishore Kumar & Mohammad Rafi
Composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar & Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music on Polydor
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Don't watch movie just listen to SOUNDTRACK
29 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great cast including Amrish Puri, Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat etc. is wasted on a movie that doesn't have a very good story. Within a quarter of the movie (45 minutes) you'll figure out exactly what will happen for the entirety. The story is something we've seen many times but the writers don't do anything to make this different - it's plain, predictable, and trite.

The only reasons that this movie did so well at the box office is because of star power and even more so, the AMAZING SONGS of Mohammed Rafi. "Bane Chahai Dushman, Dostana Hamara" is one of the greatest duets by Rafi and Kishore. The songs made this movie a success and if you see the trailer for the movie on youtube, hahahahah, you see that at least a third of the trailer is the songs! Story is an important part of the movie and so this movie fails. Song wise, this IS a top 5 Amitabh movie, I may agree to that. But as a movie, 8.3/10 is ridiculous - people are either factoring in the songs or love Amitabh too much.

Don't' waste 3 hours of your life - just listen to the songs.


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