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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nana Patekar ...
Anna
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Corpse
Kamal Chopra ...
Rama
Suresh Oberoi ...
Abdul Khan
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Inspector Prakash
Anang Desai ...
Inspector Meerani
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Kishen
Tom Alter ...
Musa
Sameer ...
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Hitesh ...
Kid Karan
Mohan ...
Kid Anna
Shweta ...
Kid Paro
Jatin ...
Kid Prakash
Vilas Shinde ...
Man with bug
Imtiaz Hussain ...
Dara (as Imteyaz Hussein)
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After the death of Kishen and Karan's dad they are left destitute and struggle to survive on Bombay's footpath. They are eventually befriend by Paro and her brother Prakash; Paro and Karan fall in love and after days of starvation and hunger Kishen decides to rob a handbag only to escape whereby he is introduced to a dreaded gangster Anna who introduced him to crime thus Kishen is able to educate Karan in a convent school and eventually send him to the United States of America for further education. After years Karan returned home as an adult with the intention of re-uniting with his brother, Kishen, his beloved Paro and her brother Prakash all of whom are now adults. He find out that Prakash is now a police inspector and they plan to meet at a spot in Delhi which happens to be a front where pigeons are fed by passers-by unfortunately Prakash is killed before Karan's eyes by a gang of three men in a car who are recognize by Karan. Karan then vows to get Prakash's killers prosecuted by... Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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The film broke many taboos at the time of its release. It was shot in a realistic style, only two songs were recorded and used in the film, and the ending was kept open purposefully. This influenced a whole generation of filmmakers - most notably Ram Gopal Varma and Mahesh Manjrekar, who made two acclaimed underworld films in their own right - Satya (1998) and Vaastav: The Reality (1999). See more »

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An underworld saga
22 December 1998 | by (Frseno, CA) – See all my reviews

Of the hundreds of films made on the Indian underworld this film, along with Ram Gopal Varma's Satya, is one of the most gripping and powerful. Nana Patekar (who won a national award for this film) and Jackie Shroff are brilliant. Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor excel in their small roles. The editing is also great...something that puts it in a league of its own. The film has none of the commen Hindi masala film aspects...I can only remember 2 songs!!!


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