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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... See full summary »

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DCP Ashwini Kumar
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Rakhee Gulzar ...
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 ...
Senior Police Officer (as Chandra Shekhar)
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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While shooting the climax scene, Amitabh was so in awe of Dilip Kumar that he missed the Que by the director. See more »

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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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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 Compelling Story and Majestic Acting Performance by Both Stars....
20 February 2010 | by (Lahore, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Ramesh Sippy directed few Indian films, I think approx. ten or eleven. But almost all were super hits with box office records. It would be appropriate to call him the William Wyler of Indian cinema.

With the help of two superstars, Dilip being more mature and compelling than Amitabh; Sippy was successful in churning out an emotionally charged blockbuster with excellent acting performance by all, even Ashok Kumar in his cameo role as the IGP. The dialogues are superb and completely synchronize with the turbulent sequence of events throughout the film. Good songs and great acting by the cast constitute something which is devoid in present day movies.

The climactic, action packed and emotionally electrifying ending of the film is something special to remember for the audience. Dilip Kumar excels while Amitabh continues to carry the torch of stardom.


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