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Honest police officer Hanuman Prasad Singh lives like friend and family with a magician by the name of Ramesh Kumar. Hanuman's wife passes away after giving birth to male twin babies; upon ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dual Role (Toofan & Shyam)
Meenakshi Sheshadri ...
Amrita Singh ...
Farooq Shaikh ...
Gopal Sharma
Kamal Kapoor ...
ACP Sharma
Goga Kapoor ...
Daku Shaitan Singh
Zarina Wahab ...
Mrs. Laxmi Gopal Sharma
Sushma Seth ...
Raza Murad ...
Vikram Issa
Mahesh Anand ...
Daku Zalim Singh
Jack Gaud ...
Daku Jagga
Inspector Hanuman Prasad Singh
Master Makrand
Master Amit Shukla
Javed Rizvi Jarehavi ...
(as Master Javed)


Honest police officer Hanuman Prasad Singh lives like friend and family with a magician by the name of Ramesh Kumar. Hanuman's wife passes away after giving birth to male twin babies; upon finding out that Ramesh's wife, Devyani loses her child and is render barren Hanuman decides to give one of his sons to Ramesh. Unfortunately Ramesh passes away in the midst of performing a stunt while entertaining his audiences leaving the child to be brought up by Devyani who grows up to be Shyam; a magician like his foster father. While on the other hand inspector Hanuman is falsely implicated by the corrupt Assistant Commissioner of Police Sharma and Daku Shaitan Singh for stealing huge number of gold bars. When Hanuman attempt to clear his name by bringing the real culprits to justice he is killed by Shaitan Singh; when his son heard of his death he goes to a temple of Bhagwan Shri Hanuman and pleads to him only to receive a boon with immense strength to fight for people who are subjected to ... Written by gavin (

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The acting style (dialog delivery, voice, expressions)of Amitabh Bachchan when he see a cobra in the film, were repeated earlier. In Mahaan, Amitabh also encounter a cobra, he delivered the scene in the same exact way as he did years later in Toofan. See more »


Toofan shoots arrows from his weapon at the enemies, but his weapon is always shown in the next scene loaded, not a single arrow used. See more »


Referenced in Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) See more »

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Typical Manmohan Desai movie
19 September 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a very hard movie to get your hands on in Britain so I had to order it overseas. Overall, I think it is a very good movie where Amitabh Bachchan plays Toofan who is a robin hood to those who suffer the atrocities of the robbers and Shyam who is a magician. They were separated by the father, played by Pran who only appeared in the first 30 minutes. It's very strange why this movie is not shown on TV. At the second half of this movie, Toofan and Shyam start playing opposite characters. It's a typical Manmohan Desai movie, brothers separated and found. Farooq Sheikh was good in a small role playing Amitabh's (Shyam) best friend. Meenakshi Sheshadri looked great but had a very short role while Amrita Singh had no character name but had not much to offer. Goga Kapoor didn't really do too much to convince he was the main villain as it was his only movie playing the main villain. The best songs of the movie are Jaadugar Ka Jaadu and Don't Worry Be Happy, sung by Amitabh Bachchan himself. I think it's a good movie and recommend it to Amitabh fans.

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