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10 September 1993 (India) See more »
Shiva is being groomed to become a policeman just like his father Purshottam Sathe. When his father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jackie Shroff ... Shiva P. Sathe

Amrish Puri ... Purshotam Kashinath Sathe

Dimple Kapadia ... Shanti

Farida Jalal ... Lakshmi P. Sathe

Mukesh Rishi ... Billa Jilani

Shammi Kapoor ... Prithviraj Bhalla

Asrani ... Shiva's brother-in-law

Suresh Oberoi ... Inspector Saini

Raj Babbar ... Pratap
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aishwarya ... Vidya P. Bhalla (as Iswarya)

Shagufta Ali ... Dancer (Rang Rangeeli Raat)

Rakesh Bedi

Annu Kapoor ... Manishbhai Harishbhai

Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ... Havaldar Sawant (as Anant Mahadevan)
Amit Mohan

Tej Sapru

Directed by
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas  story (as A.K. Lohitadas)
Priyadarshan  screenplay
Suraj Sanim  dialogue

Produced by
R. Mohan .... producer
Original Music by
Rahul Dev Burman  (as R.D. Burman)
S.P. Venkatesh 
Cinematography by
Santosh Sivan 
Film Editing by
N. Gopalakrishnan 
Art Direction by
Sabu Cyril 
Production Management
K.S. Ravindran .... production executive
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vijay K. Bhavan .... assistant director
Murali Nagavally .... third unit director
Mohan Payyanoor .... assistant director
R.R. Shinde .... second unit director
Sonu Sisupal .... assistant director
Viswanathan Vaduthala .... assistant director
Sound Department
Deepan Chatterjee .... audiographer (as Deepan Chatterji)
Satish Poojari .... dialogue editor
Thyagarajan .... stunt coordinator: action
Editorial Department
N. Adhinarayanan .... assistant editor (as Adi Narayanan)
Music Department
Javed Akhtar .... song writer
Asha Bhosle .... playback singer (uncredited)
Balasubramaniam S.P. .... playback singer (uncredited)
Other crew
Sasi Kumar .... office in charge: Bombay
R.K. Nair .... production executive: Mavelikkara
Radhakrishnan .... office in charge: Madras
Rajendra Rao .... public relations officer
K.S. Ravikumar .... production executive: Bombay (as K.S. Ravi)
Sampat Kumar Badla .... thanks: Bombay
Thampi Kannanthanam .... thanks (as Thamby Kannamthanam)

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Dimple Kapadia had seen Priyadarshan' s South Indian films and was very impressed. She wanted Priyadarshan to launch Twinkle Khanna. Dimple signed Gardish but was disappointed the way her role turned out .See more »
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Absolutely awesome film!!!, 12 May 2006
Author: dicks_lash

One of Priyadarshan's viciously underrated films...and in my opinion, Gardish is one of the most well acted Indian films ever. The story is of an aspiring policeman (Jackie Shroff) who gets caught in a web of hooliganism and the fight of his father (mesmerisingly played by Amrish Puri) to keep his son from becoming corrupt. The story may sound tried and tested but the results on screen are nothing short of amazing. Excellent direction by Priyadrashan, where he more than capably manages to portray the emotions of both father and son. The film never bores or loses the audience's attention because the screenplay is so flowing and relevant. I think Amrish Puri deserved a National Award for his performance and this is one of Jackie Shroff's most praiseworthy performances. The star of the show though, once again, is Amrish Puri (surely the most underrated actor to work in Bollywood). His performance rivals that of Amitabh Bachchan's in some of his classics such as Sholay and Silsila. If you like to be entertained by watching well acted, well directed and stimulating films, then you must watch this!

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