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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohan Agashe ...
Keshav
Vikas Anand ...
Inspector
Avtar Gill ...
Mohan
Gulshan Grover ...
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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Sunny Deol was considered for the role of Raja, but Dharmendra thought it was too early for Sunny to work with Dilip Kumar. See more »

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

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Performed by Anup Jalota, Hariharan, Shailendra Singh and Suresh Wadkar
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar
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Mashaal - The 'Blazing' Torch
9 October 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

There are very few Hindi films that impress me and Mashaal is one of those few. The highlights were, of course, a powerhouse performance by Dilip Kumar, a well-grounded finely etched portrayal of a youth from the slums by Anil Kapoor and a sinister yet commendable performance by Amrish Puri as SK Vardhan. But what really stood out for me, personally, in this movie were the very real and strong female characters played by Waheeda Rehman and Rati Agnihotri. I strongly feel that there was a genuine effort on the part of these two versatile actresses to break away from the quintessential Hindi film stereotypes of MAA and HEROINE. So, while you had a very pregnant Waheeda standing by her husband in his fight against injustice, you also had an educated Rati Agnihotri encouraging her beau Anil Kapoor to continue his further education while she stays back and helps Dilip Kumar in his fearless journalistic pursuits. I mean, how many contemporary Hindi movies can you remember where the women characters had such a purposeful and strong portrayal of the all-important roles of mother and fiancée. Sadly, such roles and performances are scarce in our industry. The directors of today ought to take a leaf out of Yash Chopra's directorial life and give back to Cinema some more of these powerful female characters and maybe help the medium which has been reduced to commercial glorification of such strong influences on the life of the male species.


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