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Coolie (I) (1983)

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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:
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Iqbal A. Khan
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Salma
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Sunny
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 ...
Bob
Mukri ...
Mr. Iyengar
Shubha Khote ...
Mrs. Savitri Iyengar (as Shobha Khote)
Krishan Dhawan ...
Maula Saab
Ashalata Wabgaonkar ...
Parvati (Nathu's wife) (as Ashalata)
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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 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 (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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"Mubarak Ho Tumko Haj Ka Mahina" was remixed by Amit and San J of The X Zecutive. This was the first time this song was remixed. This was for the album Garma Garam Amitabh. This was in the year 1990. See more »

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When Iqbal is explaining to the Railway Minister that one of his porters was assaulted by one of the commuters, there is a yellow stick in front of him which moves with him. See more »

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Referenced in Allah-Rakha (1986) See more »

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Chala Voh chala hajion ka safina
by Shabbir Kumar & Chorus
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Amitabh is truly an awesome action hero.
19 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is fantastic. Amitabh stars as the orphaned Iqbal. He grows to become a coolie in the railway stations of India. His mother was kidnapped by an ex of hers when Iqbal was a child, the ex wanted the mother so bad, that he caused a city wide flood (yeah right!) His father is believed to be deceased and the only family he has are the coolie's he works with. He is the man who picks up the entire worlds' luggage on his shoulder. The songs are good. I give this classic movie an 8 out of 10.


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