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A wealthy, but evil man named Zafar Khan, has fallen in love a girl named Salma and wants to marry her, but she and her father do not let him. Zafar is arrested for various crimes and is ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Iqbal A. Khan
Rati Agnihotri ...
Julie D'Costa
Shoma Anand ...
Deepa Iyengar
Suresh Oberoi ...
Vicky Puri
Om Shivpuri ...
Mr. Om Puri
Satyendra Kapoor ...
Aslam (as Satyen Kappu)
Nilu Phule ...
Nathu (Mama)
Goga Kapoor ...
Goga (as Goga)
Puneet Issar ...
Mukri ...
Mr. Iyengar
Shubha Khote ...
Mrs. Savitri Iyengar (as Shobha Khote)
Krishan Dhawan ...
Maula Saab
Ashalata Wabgaonkar ...
Parvati (Nathu's wife) (as Ashalata)


A wealthy, but evil man named Zafar Khan, has fallen in love a girl named Salma and wants to marry her, but she and her father do not let him. Zafar is arrested for various crimes and is imprisoned for 10 years, but when he is discharged, he sees that Salma is married to a good man named Aslam Khan. Zafar Khan, wants to convince Salma to marry him but Salma refuses. Zafar plots his revenge by flooding the region in which Salma lives in, killing her father, injuring Aslam and Salma, causing her to lose her memory. During this catastrophe, Salma is also separated from her young son, Iqbal. Zafar abducts Salma and tells the world she is his wife. He also adopts an infant from an orphanage in Kanpur, a boy named Sunny, for Salma to raise on the advice of a psychiatrist. Meanwhile, Iqbal is reunited with his uncle, who has lost his wife and son in the flood. The uncle will raise Iqbal as his own, as they have no more family. Years pass, and Iqbal and his uncle work as coolies. Iqbal has ... Written by gavin (

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I second you anonymous, Vancouver, Canada
30 September 1999 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

True, this was brilliant movie with a little bit of everything in it. Despite his injury, Amitabh was brilliant and i especially like the ending, he thanked all his fans world wide for the support they gave him after the accident on set. Something worthwhile watching.

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