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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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The first shot Amitabh did after accident was the completion of the same fight scene wherein he got injured. 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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Nothing out of the world
25 May 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

THE film COOLIE was over-hyped like hell, like today's SINGH IS KINNG Those days Bachchan ruled the roost and his mere presence got great audiences

The film also got a million dollar publicity cos of Amitabh's real life accident while doing a stunt

The film however is a typical Hindi film by MDK who specialised in long lost and all masala films those days, This is just another masala film by him

The film starts off well and the problems of the Coolie people are well handled

The film then however looses momentum and has songs, comic scenes(the leg one by bachchan is funny) and romantic angles of Rishi.etc

The focus becomes more on comedy and less on a story MDK as usual forces all commercial ingredients in 1 film and hence you have a long lost formula(Amitabh and his father)a romantic angle, comedy and everything

Suddenly Iqbal joins politics from being a coolie which is too superficial and also the entire angle of Bachchan attacking Om Shivpuri's house in the middle

There is no proper plot in the film, The film also reminds us of many old films by MDK like the long lost angle of Bachchan and his dad, straight out of AAA, SUHAAG, NASEEB in AAA, Nirupa Roy regains her eyes suddenly when she goes towards the temple, here Waheeda regains her voice this was repeated in MARD too

The climax is too artificial and was changed because of the accident

Direction by MDK is okay, this pales front of NASEEB, AAA Music is okay

Amitabh does his part very well, He steals the show and carries the film on his shoulders Rishi too is excellent Shoma Anand and the young Rati Agnihotri are okay Om Shivpuri, Suresh Oberoi are the clichéd villains Kader Khan is as usual, Waheeda Rehman is good


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