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Paro, her mother, and her brother, Natwar, find an unconscious man near their town. They bring him over to their house, nurse and nurture him back to good health, only to find out that he ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mithun Chakraborty ...
Bhola / Inspector Bhishma
Harish ...
Sub-Inspector Abhimanyu Verma
Anjali Jathar ...
Priya Rana
Vani Viswanathan ...
Paro (as Vani Vishwanath)
Mukesh Rishi ...
Nagesh Rana (Rana's son)
Upasna Singh ...
Bharti Verma (as Upasana Singh)
Avtar Gill ...
Pratap Rana (Rana's brother)
Arun Bakshi ...
Inspector Jagawar
Harish Patel ...
Havaldar Ramdas
Johnny Lever ...
Natwar (as Johny Lever)
Mohan Joshi ...
Rana Saheb
Kader Khan ...
Jaunpuri
Sulabha Deshpande ...
Paro's mom (as Sulbha Deshpaney)
Dinesh Hingoo ...
Milawat Ram
Sanjeeva
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Paro, her mother, and her brother, Natwar, find an unconscious man near their town. They bring him over to their house, nurse and nurture him back to good health, only to find out that he has the mind of a 12 year of old child, and name him Bhola. Years pass by, Paro has fallen in love with Bhola, for he rescued her from a molester, and both would like to get married. Before that could happen, Bhola is viciously attacked and left for dead by Paro's molester, and is hospitalized. While in hospital, Police Sub-Inspector Abhimanyu Verma finds out that Bhola is not who he claims to be but a homicidal maniac, wanted for killing three policemen - named Bhisma - and is possibly masquerading as a 12 year old child to hide from the police. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Typical Revenge Drama
20 July 2013 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Mithun Chakraborty acted in the same type of movies in the 90s especially the late 90s. After his shift to Ooty in 1995, his films all became terrible B Grade style action films that only worked in the South. The masses loved his films, he was dominating the single screens and people would just go to these low class theatres just to watch Mithun fight. To be honest, his movies in the early 90s were good, but ever since he had TLV Prasad as his director, his films were like South films.

Bhishma released at the time when Mithun had already moved to Ooty and was busy constructing his Monarch hotel, he would only do films in that area. Bhishma was one of his delayed movies that started in 1993, this was the time when his mainstream films were flopping. This one was also a box office flop. The film is about a naïve villager Bhola who has the brains of a little child. Always acting silly and creating a mess in the village. Paro falls in love with him after he rescues her from a molester. After some boring comedy and typical romance, Paro's molester injuries Bhola and he is hospitalized. It is then the twist is unfolded that Bhola had lost his memory. He was actually Inspector Bhishma who was almost killed by some corrupt policemen. The film goes in flashback and shows Bhishma's story. How his innocent family was killed just because he stood in the way of some evil villains. Bhisma starts taking his revenge and the rest of the film is a typical action film with a predictable ending.

Direction by Jagdish A Sharma is decent in parts but the first half is boring and lame. The comedy slows down the film and the typical romance goes on and on till it's time for the twist to happen. The scenes before and after the twist are well handled. After the twist, the film is a typical revenge film which is entertaining but some of the deaths of the villains are illogical. Overall, it's the script's problem but Sharma's direction is fairly decent. This however couldn't do good business like his Sapoot(1996) did. At least this film was better than Judge Mujrim(1997) his next film.

Mithun Chakraborty excels as Bhishma but overdoes it as Bhola. His overacting and childish scenes are irritating but the twist and the on going typical action saves the film from being a complete bore. Anjali Jathar and the heroine who plays Paro are OK but they don't have much to do, their roles are short. The villains Mohan Joshi, Mukesh Rishi, Avtaar Gill, and Arun Bakshi are typecast. Harish Patel as the investigating officer does an average job. The rest provide average support.

On the whole, Bhishma is an average film that's good in parts only. The bad first half prohibits the film from becoming a good action film.


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