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Virasat (1997)

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After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides. Accompanying him is his leggy girlfriend, Anita, who he is in ... See full summary »

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Shakti Thakur
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Gehna
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Anita
Milind Gunaji ...
Bali Thakur
Govind Namdeo ...
Birju Thakur
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Raja Thakur
Satyendra Kapoor ...
Shurkyen (as Satyan Kappu)
Dilip Dhawan ...
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Tiku Talsania
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Sukhiya
Sulabha Deshpande ...
Bali's Mother (as Sulbha Deshpande)
Rita Bhaduri ...
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After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides. Accompanying him is his leggy girlfriend, Anita, who he is in love with and wants to marry, much to the disapproval of his family. After a few days, Shakti starts to feel that nothing much has changed in this part of India and longs to return, as he is unable to bear the animosity between the townspeople, in general, and in particular between his Zamindar dad, Raja Thakur, and rival Zamindar Birju, none other than Raja's crippled brother. When Anita leaves the town to meet her parents elsewhere in India, Shakti too wants to follow her, but his plans change suddenly when his father passes away, and the region is ravaged by unprecedented natural calamities. Following the funeral he decides to stay on to look after the family estate and business temporarily, and that is when he meets local town belle, Gehna, who has given her heart to him years ago, hopes to ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Naseeruddin Shah was the first choice to play Raja Thakur but declined the role, the part went to Amrish Puri. See more »

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An "okay" remake of Thevar Magan
16 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie Virasat is a remake of the tamil movie Thevar Magan, which starred the legendary Sivaji Ganesan and Kamal Hassan. While Thevar Magan was an excellent movie with brilliantly etched characters and situations, and superb performances from all the actors (a rarity in most movies), Virasat gave me a feeling of being incomplete. True, it is impossible to match Kamal Hassan and Sivaji Ganesan for their acting capabilities, but Anil Kapoor comes no where close to Kamal Hassan. He completely lacks the grace that Kamal brings to the screen. All the other actors have put in average performances. A few changes (minor) have been made to the original to create it in Hindi, but the effect of the typical rural setting in Tamil Nadu to the movie as a whole goes missing. The adaptation could have been handled better. Without any comparisons, Virasat can be termed as a good movie that could have been made a little better, but juxtaposed with Thevar Magar, it comes a cropper. Watching Thevar Magan (even with subtitles) will leave you feeling more satisfied than Virasat.


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