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Credited cast:
Ashok Kumar ...
Rai, Rita's grandfather
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Janaki
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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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Criminal Vikram Singh is arrested for possession of drugs thus the case is called up in a court of law which forces him to approach his lawyer friend, Amit but instead of favoring for him Amit gets him prosecuted. Shortly after Vikram gets released from jail framing Amit for the killing of his associate, Rajan. On the advice of his wife, Janaki Amit decides to run far-away to avoid getting arrested by the police. Meanwhile Janaki give birth to twin boys, Shankar and Guru; Shankar grows up to be a police officer but unfortunately Guru gets separated from her and grows up with an elderly couple. Ironically Amit now resides in Nepal where-by he is a well-respected multi-millionaire businessman, Rana Ranveer and has adopted a young girl, Manju who grows up with him. Fortunately the family gets united and plots to bring Vikram to justice. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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The films story line of a man on a run after being charged for murder and living in different name was similar to earlier films like Tumsa Nahi Dekha 1957,Sanam Teri Kasam 1982 and later on Zamane Se Kya Darna 1994. See more »

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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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Three times Amitabh Bachachan what is there not to love !(Triple Role). The range of characters Amitabh can play is simply amazing. R.D.Burman is at his one of the best composition with the music/songs. Given the time period in the Indian Cinema at the time, don't expect a whole lot or try to compare it to anything as it won't be a fair comparison.

The plot of course is nonsensical and having so many tasty ingredients in it makes it almost too rich for someone not a true Bollywood or Amitabh Bachchan fan. The real reason to see this movie of course is to see the Big B playing three very different characters and doing a surprisingly good job at all of them. The 'aspiring actor' Amitabh character is the most fun to watch and has some great comedic scenes although they are absurd even by Bollywood standards. Most importantly however,in our opinion this movie marked the end of Amitabh's golden era. The notable exception being 'Sharaabi' the following year for which he received a nomination for a Filmfare Best Actor award. The injury on the set of 'Coolie', questionable movie choices and the great equalizer of age started his inevitable decline but his was a flame that refused to be extinguished. After realizing that he could no longer do the leading man roles that his audiences expected from him, he has made a graceful transition into more mature roles. 'Main Azaad Hoon' and 'Khuda Gawah' were the standout beginnings in that era with 'Mohabattein' putting the finishing touches on it. But for those fans of Amitabh of yesteryear and Bollywood masala at it's zaniest I would heartily recommend 'Mahaan' as one of that era's swansong films.


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