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Beggar (song "Jiska Koi Nahin")
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Heera
Mumtaz Begum ...
Mohini's grandmother
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R.S. Chopra ...
Private Teacher
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Mrs. Kailash Nath
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Vidya
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Lala
Padmini Kapila ...
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Phuga
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Kailash Nath
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Ranvir Singh
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Manager who insisted Hira for his father's name
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Young Mohini
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Left in the care of an alcoholic Gangu Ganpat (Shreeram Lagoo), young Heera, who named himself after a stray dog, wrestles with life in his young age. Years later, now a young man (Amitabh Bachchan), he works for Mahendar Singh (Ranjeet) and is in love with Mohini (Zeenat Aman), who will not have anything to do with him due to his lack of ancestry. Heera is now determined to find out who his parents are, and the only one who can help him is the elusive, alcohol-induced and incoherent Gangu Ganpat. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Nandita Das's debut performance. See more »

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In the famous dog scene where Amitabh feeds the dog a hot chili, Zeenat Aman enters the restaurant with 2 unexplained mark blemishes on her face. Possibly from a previously edited out scene in the movie. As the scene progresses into a song, Zeenat's blemish mysteriously disappears. See more »

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Mere Angne Mein Tumhara Kya Kaam Hai (female)
Performed by Alka Yagnik
Music by Kalyanji Veerji Shah & Anandji Veerji Shah
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Truly, one of Amitabh's best films.
19 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Amitabh stars as the "Lawaaris" Heera referred to in the title of the film. A boy, abandoned at birth, sent to be raised by a drunken bum. He grows to be a man who cares for others, while trying to find out his meaning in life. He encounters many obstacles in the way, such as a public beating. The songs are great. The movie has its share of action, but moreover has superb acting. I give it a 9 out of 10


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