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Aakhree Raasta (1986)

 -  Action  -  2 June 1986 (India)
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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 ... See full summary »

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David D'Costa / Insp. Vijay Sandaliya
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Vinita Bhatnagar (as Sri Devi)
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Mary D. D'Costa (as Jaya Prada)
Om Shivpuri ...
D.I.G. S.K. Bhatnagar
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Mahesh Sandaliya
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ...
Neetaji (Prime Minister) Chaturvedi
Dalip Tahil ...
Inspector / S.P. Roop Kumar Sahay (as Dilip Tahil)
Bharat Kapoor ...
Dr. Varma
Umesh Sharma
Viju Khote ...
Inspector Amarnath (as Vijju Khote)
Jagdarshan ...
(as Jagadharsan)
Gurbachchan Singh ...
Inspector Ishwarlal (as Gurubachchan Sing)
Vijay Kumar
Rajbaldeo
Anand
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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 Anonymous

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Amitabh Bachchan disagreed in argument with the director over the graveyard scene. The director wanted the father and son to have a heated argument in English in the graveyard. Amitabh disagreed with him and said viewers would not be able to understand so much in English. The director refused to budge and told Amitabh what he was saying was not important, the language was important and explained, there is a background to that scene. The father, who is illiterate, marries an educated woman. She teaches him everything, including English. She tells him one day, 'If you had studied, you would have been a master of English. Now, you will not be able to retaliate if my son fights with you.' He challenges that he can. Now, both the father and son were in the graveyard where the mother was cremated. He wanted his dead wife to hear him fighting with his son in English. The director felt what he said was immaterial, only the language mattered. Amitabh Bachchan refused the director did not relent. When this whole debate ended up in heated argument, the producer asked the unit to go out so that Amitabh and the director could fight it out. Finally, the director told Amitabh, 'You just see. Once you start in English, people will start clapping. Anyway, we will shoot in both languages. I want you to show my version to somebody and watch their reaction. If you are not satisfied, we will have the Hindi version.' Amitabh thought for a while and said, 'Sir, you are the captain. If you feel so strongly about it, let us have it the way you want it. We need not waste any film and time.' See more »

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Revenge at its Fullest !
21 January 2009 | by (Lahore, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Amitabh has done a good job, in the father role (David), although he is shown aged and with a rugged beard. Amitabh always outperforms in angry, emotionally charged and frantically suspenseful roles. While portraying anguished roles in tough situations ridden with crises and brazen suspense, Amitabh is second to none.

His dialogue delivery and screen presence is a feast for the eyes when he utters the deep rooted words with stoic vengeance bursting from his moist smoldering eyes. He has always excelled in melodramatic and angry scenes which happens to be the culmination of his acting prowess.

With Dewaar, Sholay, Shakti and Kabhi Kabhi(to a lessor extent), this movie qualifies to be a must see picture, with all the suspense which would defy Alfred Hitchcock's effects and all the melodrama which would overshadow the skills of William Wyler.


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