A simple man is forced to join the criminal world.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kallu / Kaalia
Shalini / Rani Singh
Shahani Seth / Jaswant
Jailer Raghvir Singh
K.N. Singh ...
Sajjan ...
2nd Defense Attorney
Murad ...
IGP Officer
Sudhir ...
Hiralal ...
Brahmachari ...
Gopal (as Brahmchari)
Ram P. Sethi ...
Crippled Prisoner (as Ram Sethi)
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Judge (as Brahm Bhardawaj)
Yunus Parvez ...
Dev Kumar ...


Kaalia - A name that spells terror in the minds of people, and the police but Kaalia was not always like this. Years ago he was a mere simpleton. Living simply in a shanty ch awl with his elder brother, Shyamlal, Bhabhi (Sister - in - law), whom he adored and their daughter Munni. Apart from them there is no one else in Kallu's little world until one day, an enemy in the guise of Shahani Seth appears. Shahani shatters the happiness in Kallu's life. That same day the young Kallu dies, and the dreaded Kaalia is born, Kaalia's main motive in life becomes wealth, and to destroy Shahani. This path of violence leads Kaalia to inspector Raghubir Singh's jail. Outside of jail, Shahani starts reclaiming his power, and inside jail, Kaalia clashes with Raghubir Singh. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Cerrones disco hit Supernature is sampled as background music in the film. The drum beats of the song appear when two goons are staring at a knocked out Parveen Babi. See more »


When Kallu is driving the car which he borrowed from the showroom, he moves the gear lever inconsistently to put the car into reverse - sometimes backwards, sometimes forwards. See more »


References Laawaris (1981) See more »


Tum Saath Ho Jaab Apne
Performed by Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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11 December 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

this is one of best movie by amitabh. story & screenplay really different & outstanding. somewhere you know that, what will be the next turn of the story but you don't know that how it will be happen & what going to happen in next seen. everybody perform very well. casting was perfect. PRAN has done excellent job after DON. even K N Singh was such a long gap after i have seen on film screen.AMJAD KHAN & KADAR KHAN were also nice. TINU ANAND direction was fabulous. he didn't lose the grip from the film. above all R D BURMAN has given wonderful music not only in songs but also background music. each song has her own space & they push the story. particularly "KAUN KISI KO MAR SAK" & "TUM SAATH HO JAB AAPNE"... it's out & out entertain movie. in other word movie of AMITABH'S ERA....

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