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Batwara (1989)

 -  Action | Drama  -  14 July 1989 (India)
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In India circa after the British Rule, there is a princely family consisting of Bade Thakur (Shammi Kapoor), his sons Devan (Vijayendra Ghatge), Vikram Singh (Vinod Khanna), and a third son... See full summary »

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Sumer Singh
Vinod Khanna ...
Vikram Singh
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Jinna
Poonam Dhillon ...
Rajendra's wife
Amrita Singh ...
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Hanumant Singh
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Bade Thakur
Vijayendra Ghatge ...
Devan
Neena Gupta ...
Devan's wife
Asha Parekh ...
Bade Thakur's wife
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Mohsin Khan ...
Thakur Rajendra Singh
Ram Mohan ...
Sukhchain
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In India circa after the British Rule, there is a princely family consisting of Bade Thakur (Shammi Kapoor), his sons Devan (Vijayendra Ghatge), Vikram Singh (Vinod Khanna), and a third son who is a Police Officer (Mohsin Khan). Devan is threatened by the changes taking place in India, and the gradual erosion of power by princely families and zamindars. His brothers, on the contrary, accept the change. Vikram even has a lowly peasant, Sumer Singh (Dharmendra) for a friend. But fate has something else in store for these two friends. Things come to such a boil that eventually Bade Thakur may have to decide to split the estate. How will this effect the relationships of the father and the sons? Will this impact on the friendship of Sumer and Vikram? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A True Epic
23 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Probably the least absorbing of all of JP Dutta's early films.

I think the movie slightly suffers because of the age and status of his 2 main protagonists, Dharmendra and Vinod Khanna. JP should have gove for Sunny Doel and Anil Kapoor for their respective roles.

Otherwise, the film as quite brilliant in dramatic terms. Like all his films, technically it is almost flawless. The performances are excellent.

The movie deals with the growing tension between the land owners and the tenants prior to the British leaving.

A must for Bollywood film lovers.


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