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Mashaal (1984)

 -  Drama  -  12 January 1984 (India)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Vinod Kumar
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Raja
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Sudha Kumar
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S.K. Vardhan
Rati Agnihotri ...
Geeta
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Kishorilal
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Keshav
Vikas Anand ...
Inspector
Avtar Gill ...
Mohan
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Munna
Iftekhar ...
Doctor
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Nagesh (Cameo)
Harish Magon ...
Damodar
Alok Nath ...
Dinesh (Editor)
Nilu Phule ...
Vithal Rao
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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 rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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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 »

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Referenced in Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986) See more »

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Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main
Performed by Kishore Kumar
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar
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Terrific Story , Brialliant Performance , A Must Watch Movie
6 November 2009 | by (San Jose , CA , United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is all about Performance , Story line , Dialogs and Music .

Director : Yash Chopra Mashaal : (1984) Release date : 12 January 1984 ******One of the Medieval Classics of Indian Cinema . A Must Watch Movie . ***** Yash Chopra has directed a superb movie . The whole movie is about characters , dialogs , expressions. Dialogs are written by Javed .

Story and the dialogs are intense.

About Dilip Kumar in his role : Dilip Kumar has been portrayed as an Angry old Man .

His role is about a transformation from a Loyal , fearless Journalist to a angry Old Man (Don) .

His acting is all about Expressions . He is able to express himself very well and he is very natural .His on screen presence created a greater impact . His dialogs , facial expression , body language were powerful and created a on screen impact . He is a Superb Actor . (no 2nd thought about it ) . No other actor would have fitted in this role. His role is about a transformation from a Loyal , fearless Journalist to a angry Old Man (Don) .

About Anil Kapoor in his role : His role is also about a transformation from a Street goon to a Loyal and honest man . The credit for this transformation in the movie goes to Dilip .

Anil was able to match his frequency with Dilip and was able to stand up with Dilip in his role . His Performance in both the role ( raja a local goon and the new honest man ) were superb .

Dilip Kumar and Anil Kapoor On screen presence was Dynamic . Truly Fantastic Performance by both the actors.

Waheeda Rahman , Rati Aghinotry and Amrish Puri were great too . They fited in their role very well.

Now Coming to Music : Music was also one of the factor which added success to the movie .

2 of the Songs are Super Hit : (A) A lovely romantic number : Mujhe tum Yaad karna ( Kishore and Lata) (B) Liye Sapne Nigahon Mein ( Kishore Kumar) The film was based on the well-known Marathi play "Ashroonchi Zhali Phule" written by famous Marathi writer playwright Vasant Kanetkar.

Recommendations: 1. Anil Kapoor Other Best Movies are Parinda , Ram Lakhan , Teezab , Who Saat Din , Mr India , Lamhe , sahib and many more .

Brilliant performance in Parinda , Teezab , who saat din and Saheeb 2. Dilip Kumar other Best movies : Shakti , Karma , Kranti , Gopi , Ram aur Shyam , Ganga Jamuna , Saudagar , and many more . The list is Endless.

3. Yash Chopra : Other Great movies in his direction are : Deewar , Kapa Pathar , trishul , Silsila , Kabhi Kabhi and many more.


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