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DCP Ashwini Kumar
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Sheetal
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Roma
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K. D. Narang
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J.K. 'JK' Verma
Vikas Anand ...
Inspector Sudhakar
Jagdish Raj
Chandrashekhar ...
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Neiraj Bhalla ...
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Murli Sharma ...
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Loko
Master Ravi ...
Young Vijay A. Kumar
Dalip Tahil ...
Ganpat Rai (as Dilip Tahil)
Goga Kapoor ...
Yeshwant
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A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son for the sake of his principles. This works out to devastating effect when the son grows up to be a Mafia don, and his father is assigned the job of bringing him in. Written by joyojeet <joyojeet@hotmail.com>

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Salim Javed had seen a play of Raj Babbar and were very impressed with Raj Babbar's performance. They put in a good word to Ramesh Sippy and producer's Mushir Riaz, about Raj Babbar's talent. This made the producer's of Shakti to sign Raj Babbar as Dilip Kumar's son in Shakti. The distributors were not very happy with this decision. The distributors told the producers of the film that if Amitabh Bachchan was to play Dilip Kumar's son , the film would be sold for a lot more money. Mushir Riaz decided to drop Raj Babbar from the film and sign Amitabh. This would be the second time Rah Babbar was replaced in a Amitabh Bachchan film ( The first being Namak Halaal, Shashi Kapoor's role) See more »

Quotes

DCP Ashwini Kumar: [answering ransom demand over the phone] Yeshwant is a criminal, and I am a police officer... I cannot let him go.
K. D. Narang: Do you understand what this could mean?
DCP Ashwini Kumar: Yes... I understand that right now my son's life is in your hands...
[conflicted pause]
DCP Ashwini Kumar: Kill him. Kill him. You can kill him, but I won't misuse my badge. No matter what you do, do you guys hear me? No matter what you do I will never violate my duty, ever.
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Referenced in Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001) See more »

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Jaane Kaisey Kab Kahan Ikraar Ho Gaya
Performed by Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Music on H.M.V.
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A bollywood legend
12 April 2002 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Dilip kumar is an honest cop who declines to pay the ransom to free his child who gets away free any way. The child grows up to be Amithabh Bachchan who has this love-hate relationship with his father. Actually advertised as an action movie at the time of release, this is a very intense and well executed emotional drama. One of the finest performance by the bollywood superstar of all time, Amitabh where he is able to display all colors of emotion, yet appears to be very restrained. Dilip Kumar gives a matching performance too. A visual delight! Simply one of the best bollywood movie of all time.


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