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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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For the first and only time in their careers, it was the battle of the titans Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. 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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Hamne Sanam Ko Khat Likha, Khat Me Likha
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Music on H.M.V.
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Powerhouse performance from both Actors.
10 June 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Shakti starred two of the biggest Actors in Bollywood. Amitabh was becoming the Superstar of Bollywood. Dilip Kumar was the ex King of Bollywood. Imagine Marlon Brando and Al Pacino together delivering the Blockbuster Godfather. That's what you get with the 1982 Classic Shakti. its a simple story of a Father son relationship, where the Son Hates his father to bits, following a incident that happened when he was young. When Amitabh was young he was kidnapped by terrorist in return his father (Police Jailer) has to free the convicts. Dilip Kumar in a sarcastic way tells the Terrorist that he wont release their men and that he doesn't care about his son. Its only that this was recorded and heard by Bachchan JR. This causes a hatred for Bachchan towards his Father. Amitabh in a spectacular performance, but he was beaten in the awards against nominee Dilip Kumar playing his father in the same film. This is yet another Classic must see.


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