David is an old prisoner, released after twenty-four years in a penitentiary for a crime he hasn't committed. The three men who framed him and sent him away, are now prominent citizens of his town. David walks out of the prison straight into a confessional booth at his church. He tells the priest that he is about to kill three prominent men, for which he seeks God's pardon in advance. He must find his old friend, bootlegger and the custodian of David's only son. David had believed in his friend to bring up his son as the worst criminal and seek revenge from the men who put him away. On meeting him, David finds that his son is a Cop instead. Devastated, David continues on his own. When he is about to kill the three men, his son has vowed to protect the citizens under any circumstances. David and his son are at war, personally and the smarter of the duo would win. Written by
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Producer Poorna Chandra had been asking south Indian film director K Bhagyaraj (whose several south Indian films had been remade into Hindi films) to direct a Hindi film, after the producer persisting several times, K Bhagyaraj gave an outline first. Poorna Chandra liked the story so much that he wanted him to write a screenplay and give it to him. Initially the story was made into a Tamil film by Bharatiraja based on this script, Oru Kaithiyin Diary (1984) with Kamal Hassan. Poorna Chandra was adamant of making the Hindi version with Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh was brought to Chennai for the story narration, he liked it. But was a little doubtful about the directors ability to direct an action film, as he had done only family oriented subjects, after some discussion Amitabh agreed and signed on. See more
Remake of Oru Kaidhiyin Diary