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Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) grows up as a Nastik (athiest) because his father got murdered by Tiger and his mother and sister got torched in their house and blamed God for doing nothing. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Shankar (Sheru) / Bhola
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Balbir
Deven Verma ...
Gayaprasad
Amjad Khan ...
Tiger
Madan Puri ...
Police Inspector Ganga Ram
Bharat Bhushan ...
Pujari (Shankar's Father)
Kamal Kapoor ...
Mr. Ghanshyam
Viju Khote ...
Munimji
Master Bhagwan ...
Illegal Alcohol Seller
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Shankar's Mother
Rita Bhaduri ...
Shanti
Jayshree T. ...
Laxmi (Gayaprasad's wife)
Shammi ...
Rosie
Lalita Pawar ...
Aunt (Mausi)
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Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) grows up as a Nastik (athiest) because his father got murdered by Tiger and his mother and sister got torched in their house and blamed God for doing nothing. After his father, mother and sister got killed, he decided to bring justice himself and the child Shankar went to the palace of Tiger but instead of killing, he blind him. When he grows up, he went to have a career of stealng other people's property. He join forces with Balbir (Pran) and Gauri (Hema Malini). At one time, he was shot by Tiger (Amjad Khan) for stealing his goods and then in an attempt to hide, he found his mother, who he thought was dead in that fire. In a rude awakening, he decided to stop stealing other people's property and find his long lost family. Incidedntally, Balbir saved Shankar's sister who was chased by Tiger's men as she went outside to bring medicine for her mother. When Shankar went to bring medicine for the mother, he finally told her that he was the long lost son and the... Written by pop-16

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Reena Roy and Kim were signed for the film. They were later replaced by Hema Malini and Sarika. See more »

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Shankar: I steal, I don't ask. Asking is what beggars do.
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Not the Big B's Best!
31 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Okay.If you are about to watch the movie you must be a Hindi movie buff or a Big B fan!In which case you can afford to watch it.All the others stay off it.

Big B does a few tricks in this movie that even Rajni Kant can learn from.Like how to propel oneself from the ground to the first floor with just a slight jerk of your shoulders and a ludicrous background squeal,and how to shoot goons while you are hung upside down. :-)! Hema Malini and Pran have seen better ages but still both of them are there.

If you know all this and still don't mind watching the movie,then it is fun.I knew it.I enjoyed it.But be warned!


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