After being dismissed from his employment as a newspaper editor, for writing against S.K. Vardhan, a influential politician and underworld don, Vinod Kumar, re-locates to the slums of Bombay, and starts his own publication. He soon runs into problems with the local street-gangs, one of which is headed by the notorious Raja. Vinod adopts a positive approach, and this brings out the best in Raja, who even manages to take Vinod's wife, Sudha, to hospital, risking his life, during a Bombay Bandh. Raja then decides to go straight, give up his gang, and study further, encouraged by girlfriend, Geeta. He leaves the slums to upgrade. Several months later, he returns back, anxious to get working with Vinod and his publication, only to find that Vinod is now a criminal don, who has no interest whatsoever in any publication, nor in Raja. Written by
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The role of Raja was written with Amitabh Bachchan in mind. Also, it was first offered to Kamal Hassan before Javed Akhtar recommended Anil Kapoor. See more
Referenced in Ek Ruka Hua Faisla
"O Holi Aayee, Holi Aayee Dekho"
Performed by Kishore Kumar
, Lata Mangeshkar
and Mahendra Kapoor
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar See more