A simple man is forced to join the criminal world.

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Kallu / Kaalia
Asha Parekh ...
Shanti
Parveen Babi ...
Shalini / Rani Singh
Amjad Khan ...
Shahani Seth / Jaswant
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Jailer Raghvir Singh
K.N. Singh ...
Convict
Sajjan ...
2nd Defense Attorney
Murad ...
IGP Officer
Sudhir ...
Rawat
Hiralal
Brahmachari ...
Gopal (as Brahmchari)
Ram P. Sethi ...
Crippled Prisoner (as Ram Sethi)
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Judge (as Brahm Bhardawaj)
Yunus Parvez ...
Abdul
Dev Kumar ...
Convict
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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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"Tum Saath Ho Jab Aapne" was remixed by Amit and San J of The X Zecutive. This was the first time this song was remixed. This was for the album Garma Garam Amitabh. This was in the year 1990. See more »

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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 »

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References Laawaris (1981) See more »

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Kaun Kisi Ko Baandh Saka Saiyad Toh Ik Diwana Hai
Performed by Mohammad Rafi
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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A badly executed film...somewhat painful to watch
9 August 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Kalia" was disappointing--overlong, illogical and generally ham-handed. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that a movie is bad--after all most Indian films suffer from these problems. The star of this film, Amitabh Bachchan appeared in "Amar, Akbar, Anthony" (1977) which had similar problems but was still a wonderful film.

Bachchan is a charismatic actor but even he cannot save this film from its repetitious plot twists, insipid songs, laborious dialogue and bad acting.

Bachchan plays a good-natured fellow, who is forced to turn to a life of crime to support his family when his brother is injured at the unsafe mill where he works. The mill owner/criminal mastermind callously refuses to help with money for an operation, even though the injury is his fault. Kaalia seeks revenge for his brother and ends up in jail where he becomes a hardened criminal. Heists, fistfights, interminable chases flesh out this 3 hour film. None are particularly interesting. See "Amar, Akbar, Anthony" instead.


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