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Karan and Arjun reincarnate in the different parts of the country. But the faith of their previous mother brings them together in order to avenge their death.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rakhee Gulzar ...
Durga Singh
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Karan Singh
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Arjun Singh
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Thakur Durjan Singh
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Sonia Saxena
Mamta Kulkarni ...
Bindiya
Ranjeet ...
Mr. Saxena
Johnny Lever ...
Lenghaiya
Arjun ...
Nahar Singh
Ashok Saraf ...
Munshiji
Aashif Sheikh ...
Suraj Singh
Ila Arun ...
Rajasthani Dancer (segment "Gup Chup")
Kishore Anand Bhanushali ...
The Guy who wanted to marry Bindiya
Suresh Chatwal ...
Girdhari (Vijay's Father)
Salim Khan Ding-Dong ...
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When Durga's husband speaks out against the tyrannical rule of his brother, Durjan Singh, he is mercilessly killed, and Durga and her two children, Karan and Arjun, are left destitute. Durga brings up her sons without informing them of their heritage nor of the death of their father, but they soon find out when the elder Thakur decides to invite Durga back into his household. This does not auger well with Durjan Singh, and he has the elder Thakur killed. When he finds out about Durga, he goes to end her life, but her sons spring up to defend her, only to get themselves killed. Alone, destitute more than ever, and devastated, Durga loses her mind, and prays to God to bring her sons back so that they can avenge her humiliation, and the death of their father. Seventeen years later, two youth re-enter her life, they do look like her sons, and are ready to take on Durjan Singh, but will they also meet the same fate as Karan, Arjun, and their father? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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At one point Rakesh Roshan was thinking of casting Bobby Deol in the film. But Bobby was busy with his debut film Barsaat. See more »

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Referenced in Tere Mere Sapne (1996) See more »

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Jaate hoom mein
Sung by Kavita Krishnamurti
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Reincarnation, Bollywood music and getting the bad guys
3 July 2005 | by (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) – See all my reviews

This 1995 drama has a little of everything, thoroughly mixed together. The familiar leading man Shakrukh Kahn is paired with Salman Khan as a pair of brothers done in early in the film by the ever deliciously evil Amrish Puri, to keep them from their unsuspected inheritance. Their devastated mother, played by the long-suffering and then fiercely vindictive Rakhee, prays to the goddess Kali for the return of her sons. Temple bells sway, the camera gives a closeup of a the goddess figure, and reincarnation is underway.

The plot is a garish comic book, of course, in which the bad guys strut, bluster, and can't shoot straight even with the latest smuggled machine guns. Shakrukh Khan in his new avatar as a raffish stableboy is a crack shot with a sling shot; Salman Khan is a muscled bare knuckle fighter. They are briefly pitched against one another when Shakrukh breaks into the gangster wedding where his beloved (Kajol, as cute as always but more mannerisms than acting here) is about to be pledged to the bad guy's affected son (just back from London with brilliantined hair & moustache and the catchphrase in English, "It's a joke!"). Salman Khan, his unrecognized reincarnated brother, is a hired heavy for the gangsters. . . after they have trashed the bar, each other and many of the tables, throwing one another around, cue the lightning flash and dizzying flashbacks to stop the fight. Shakrukh flees, Salman is arrested, and Kajol is still helpless in the grip of the bad guys.

The Khans did much better, slicker pictures later in their careers. This one is amusing for posturing that recalls Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns but never bothers to keep consistency of tone. Salman with his handsome and often sullen look is more convincing than Shakruh, who is alternately too boyish and too grief stricken.

But the best of show is the classic bad guy, Amrish Puri, bullet headed, pop eyed and fierce, a villain epic enough to make you believe that he would assassinate his associates but then howl like an animal in the dust when vengeance touches his own family.

Music and dance is familiar Bollywood; my favorite number was that one done in Kali's temple, silhouetted in the dark as the boys appear and then disappear before a baffled Amrish Puri.

A trifle, but a lot of fun!


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