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Ghulam (1998)

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Ghulam means a slave. Sidharth (Aamir Khan) is an amateur boxer who does not work, preferring to loaf about with friends. His older brother Jai (Rajit Kapoor) works with a gangster who ... See full summary »

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Siddharth Marathe
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Alisha
Rajit Kapoor ...
Jai, Siddhartha's brother
Mita Vasisht ...
Siddharth's lawyer (as Meeta Vashishta)
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Charlie
Akshay Anand ...
Jai Marathe
Bobby Sainy
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Ronak Singh (Ronnie)
Dalip Tahil ...
Mr. Marathe
Raju Kher
Madhu Malhotra
Ashwin Kaushal
Ashutosh Rana ...
Agrawal, Shyamsundar
Anil Rajput
Javed Rizvi Jarehavi ...
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Ghulam means a slave. Sidharth (Aamir Khan) is an amateur boxer who does not work, preferring to loaf about with friends. His older brother Jai (Rajit Kapoor) works with a gangster who rules the neighborhood, terrorizing merchants and demanding protection money. As a child Sidharth idolized his father, an ex-freedom fighter, whom he saw committing suicide in guilt after a visit from an old acquaintance. Sidharth meets a girl, Alisha (Rani Mukerji), who rides with a motorcycle gang, and Hari, a social worker. The film tells the story of Sidharth's romance with Alisha and his reformation. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Heroic
16 March 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I have read the reviews given by different people and I am well versed with the version played by The Great Marlon Brando(On the Waterfront) which won him Oscar for best actor,Ella Kazan the best Director and 6 other categories. It took almost 44 years to bring out the remake using the finest actor in Indian History. The fact that remains in my mind is that I had watched the filmfare award ceremony and I was only 13 but still I remember Vikram Bhatt saying that "The Award was only possible due to Aamir Khan's effort.He had taken chance with his life by not duping the Train-race stunt.Even though the train was not running at full speed it had momentum to kill the person hitting it". The commitment from the side actors are as important as the film script.If this was shot nowadays it could have been more effective with several camera angling. Aamir knew that if he had to provide justice at least .1% to the original film he had to do this. These make it almost or equivalent to the "On The Waterfront".


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