The DGP of Police discovers a terrorist plot hatched by a sacked cricketer to blow up the stadium where an important cricket match is in progress.

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Sunny
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Aarti Rani (as Ektaa)
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Ranvir Singh (Ronny)
Neeta Puri ...
Maria
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Selection comittee member
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TV-spectator in Office with Typewriter
Bharat Bhushan ...
Sunny's dad
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Chhaganlal
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Sameer Khakhar ...
Rao - Terrorist
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Batra - TV-Cameraman
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India has lost two of the three one day internationals against Australia, and has lost all hope of winning the three-test series, mostly due to the dismal performance of the arrogant Cricket Captain, Ranvir Singh alias Ronny. Ronny is also the brother of the Chair of the Cricket Selection Committee. This Committee decides to replace Ronny with a newcomer named Sunny, whereupon an embittered Ronny seeks revenge. The third match is being planned in the Wankhede Stadium in Bombay, and a group of terrorists announces that they will blow the stadium up with the estimated 50,000 spectators, unless the Indian army withdraws its peace-keeping force in the region. The Chair of the Selection Committee takes control as the Director General of Police, launches an investigation, and arrests the culprits, who have been employed with the stadium for many years. But the problems are not over yet, for the stadium is still packed with explosives, and the remote control is in the hands of Ronny - who ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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One day at his house, Dev Anand was watching a one day international cricket match. On that day, he noticed that all shops were closed, that everyone he knew was going to watch the match with no one going to work, and that nobody cleaned their homes or cooked. He also noticed that even the students didn't go to school. He noticed everyone left everything to watch the game. Men, women, old people and youngsters, rich and middle class people; everyone in general were interested in the same game. Thus the idea of Awwal Number was born, Dev thought to put suspense, thrills, drama, and sports into a film, and then he wrote the script and the film shooting started. See more »

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Awwal Number
Performed by Bappi Lahiri
Lyrics by Amit Khanna
Music by Bappi Lahiri
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One of the first cricket based films
24 January 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Cricket based films have been taken up in a big way now but in late 80's and early 90's hardly films were made on them AWWAL NUMBER(1990) was one of the first The film showcases on the game cricket, the rivalry but it's also a DEV ANAND film He has directed the film and his worst habit is to hog the limelight So here initially the rivalry between Aditya and Aamir is well handled and also the cricket spirit is well built but later-on most scenes feature Dev Anand and how he plans to solve the conspiracy The film has several good moments but only flaw being too much on Dev Saab.etc The film builds up well towards the climax and the climax is good Direction by DEV ANAND is good in parts Music is okay Aamir looks young and does a good job, though he was raw initially those days Aditya too is good in his part though could be better in several parts Dev Anand repeats his usual style and does an okay job Ekta(Mohinish's wife now)annoys Khulbushan Kharbanda is good, Macmohan and rest are okay


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