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Vikram (Amjad Khan) is arrested for possession of drugs, but claims that he was framed by Rajan (Sujit Kumar), his associate, but no one believes him. Desperately he turns to his lawyer ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ashok Kumar ...
Rai, Rita's grandfather
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Janaki
...
Triple role (Amit / Rana Ranveer, Guru & Insp. Shankar)
Zeenat Aman ...
Rita
Parveen Babi ...
Manju
Amjad Khan ...
Vikram Singh
Kader Khan ...
Simon
...
Tara
Shakti Kapoor ...
Prem
Gurbachchan Singh ...
Bahadur
Sujit Kumar ...
Rajan
Mac Mohan ...
Mac
Mukri ...
Guru's foster father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anand
Urmila Bhatt ...
Guru's Foster Mother
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Vikram (Amjad Khan) is arrested for possession of drugs, but claims that he was framed by Rajan (Sujit Kumar), his associate, but no one believes him. Desperately he turns to his lawyer friend, Vikram, only to have himself prosecuted at his very hands. Vikram gets sentenced, and upon his release goes to Amit and asks him to negotiate to get him his share of their former business from Rajan. Amit agrees to do so, but the negotiation gets bitter, argument ensues, followed by fisticuffs and use of firearms, which lead to the death of Rajan. It is now Amit's turn to be on the run from the law, as his pleas that he acted in self-defense are ignored, and there is no one to turn to for help. Amit's pregnant wife, Janki, asks him to run away somewhere safe, while she re-locates to another city until his file is closed or set aside. Amit runs to nearby Nepal, while Janki gives birth to twins. Unfortunately, for her the twins and her get separated. She does manage to find Shankar, but there is ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rana saab has a daydream about meeting his long-lost wife and subsequent confrontation with Inpsector Shankar. However, at that point in the film, Rana saab had never met Inspector Shankar before so he couldn't have known that he was a police officer and that he was investigating him. Rana saab actually first meets Inspector Shankar immediately after the daydream scene. See more »

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Amitabh in a triple role
4 October 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Mahaan(1983) is remembered most because for the first Amitabh who has perhaps done the most double roles did a triple role. The film is directed by south director S Ramanathan It starts off with promise but the problem is the film shifts to crude comedy and other sub plots, The scenes involving Amitabh and Jeenat sometimes cross levels of over the topness, The comedy at times is really too much like Amitabh's scene with the snake towards the end. There are several well handled scenes but many times the director resorts to corny situations and clichés to move the story ahead.

Direction by S Ramanathan is not too great Music by RD Burman is a winner, Pyaar mein Dil Pe sung by Kishore, Asha is famous till today, while Yeh Din to Aata hai by Asha and RD is also well remembered, Asli kya hai is superbly sung by Kishore and Amit Kumar and picturised well, while Kishore Kumar's solo Jiddhar Dekhun which is shown 3 times is superb too, The other songs are good too

Amitabh Bachchan has done dual roles many times but for once he played A triple role, he plays a lawyer who becomes Rana Saab a runaway criminal an elderly role something Bachchan had played before in Adaalat and Desh Premee while the second role is a cop and third role is of an over the top singer, Amitabh does well in the senior role and in the cop role but in the singer role he tends to overdo There is lot of distinction in all 3 which is amazing, In the senior role Amitabh always wears sunglasses(or are those specks) and suit, while in the cop role he has a thin moustache and Shirts with top color and in the third role he wears outlandish costumes. Zeenat Aman and Parveen Babi are the heroines while Waheeda Rehman had played the role too often but she is good Amjad Khan, Macmohan, Shakti Kapoor are as usual


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