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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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Bali Thakur
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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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The best of Bollywood.
19 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is very underrated. This film is probably the best Bollywood has ever produced. It has spot-on perfect writing, amazing direction, and legendary acting by Anil Kapoor. This film is truly flawless.

Best part about this film is that it's REAL. Most bollywood films tend to have happy endings or exaggerations of events that may never occur. This film is a rare exception.

This film deserves a better rating on IMDb, 7.2 doesn't do it justice. Easily a 8.5

Watch this film, if you haven't yet. THE BEST Indian MOVIE EVER.

ACTING: Perfect. Couldn't ask for more. Anil Kapoor delivers his best. And Amrish Puri, is great as always.

DIRECTION: The direction was amazing, except the fight scenes didn't look legit enough, due to lack of technology, which is understandable.

WRITING: Brilliant writing. Stays to it's original themes, and doesn't drift in awkward directions.


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