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Dayavan (1988)

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A tale of near Biblical proportions, telling the story of Dayavan, a heroic do-gooder who dedicates his life to helping those less fortunate then himself.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinod Khanna ...
Shakti Velhu / Dayavan
Feroz Khan ...
Shankar Waghmare
Amala Akkineni ...
Sarita Velhu (as Amala)
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Inspector Ratan Singh
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Mr. Kohli
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Tara
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Neela Velhu
Imtiaz Khan ...
Anna
Alok Nath ...
Karim Baba
Aditya Pancholi ...
Assistant Commissioner of Police
Sudhir Pandey ...
Manjle Anna
Mahavir Shah ...
Chokshi
Anjan Srivastav ...
S.P. Raghavan
Jainendra
Tinnu Anand ...
Ajit Singh
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This is the story of two childhood buddies who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a shanty town. one of them (Vinod khanna) becomes a sort of 'godfather' for the locals. One day he is taken to a brothel by his friend (Feroz Khan), where he meets a young prostitute (Madhuri Dixit). He is impressed by her ambition to educate herself, and she is impressed by his honorable nature. They fall in love and get married the next day. However, their happiness is short-lived, as the gangster lifestyle begins to take its toll. Written by ajji-2

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Feroz Khan stated he considered playing the lead role,but the intimate scenes the film demanded made him feel uncomfortable. See more »

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Perhaps Vinod's Best
26 February 2006 | by (Sadiq Abad. Pakistan) – See all my reviews

It is perhaps Vinod's best movie. Vinod was a talented and original actor but it was pity that he left the film industry for a long interval. This interruption caused much damage to his career otherwise he might be among great heroes. Dayavan is a good movie telling the crude realities of criminal and poor life. Perhaps it is a remake of Kamal Hassan's movie and Vinod is successful in recreating the character of Shakti. Film runs on pace and plot twists grip the movie-goer but the last part of the movies seems a bit weak. Perhaps discredit goes to Adita Pancholi's weak acting. Overall, movies is worthy to be collectd and a must see for those who want real life action and story.


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