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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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The film was delayed for several years due to production problems. Once Amitabh was giving a interview on the sets of Nastik. The interviewer knew of Amitabh's ongoing frustration with the delay of the film. When the interviewer asked Amitabh when the film would be completed, Amitabh pointed to son Abhishek (who was visiting his dad) and made the statement that Abhishek could complete the film for him. See more »

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Shankar: I steal, I don't ask. Asking is what beggars do.
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Well I have seen the film many times
23 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As watching Hindi movies this movies has a different outline but somehow lacks many essential things, we know Big B is always good but in this film he is not up to the mark. Pran saab is always at his best and to portray a sad father he gave his best performance. Amjad Khan the villain was also and his best performance. Hema during late 70s & 80s had put on weight and she looks fine but not up to the mark as she was in abhinatri. Her acting is charming but needed more to it. Sarika also had done the best but not that great. As far as film concerned its a film of person not believing in god so atheist. But Deven Verma's comedy was the good part, music was also fine not that fantastic. The climax as usual the hero of Hindi films wins and Villon loses so the climax was happy ending but somehow the things weren't that good in this film. Just before climax things sucked totally. This movie had different outline but sucks overall. The only thing to watch is Amjad khan's and Pran's acting, Deven Verma's comedy and enjoy good music, and overall movie sucks


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