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Rajkumari Pallavi
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Hunter Jwala Singh
Sheroo the Wonder Bird ...
Sheroo
Bobby Deol ...
Young Dharam (as Bobby Junior Dharmendra)
Indrani Mukherjee ...
Maharani Meenakshi (as Indrani Mukerjee)
Jeevan ...
Satpal Singh
Sujit Kumar ...
Rajkumar Sujan Singh
Dev Kumar ...
Dev Singh (Pallavi's brother)
Azad ...
Azad Singh
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Maharaja (The King) (as Sapru)
B.M. Vyas ...
Rajguru
Hercules ...
Ramdin Lohar
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The story revolves around two small kingdoms in British India. Court intrigue, murder, assassination, Royal excesses, injustice to the subjects were hallmarks of the time and find their way into the story. Princess Minakshi of one of the kingdoms hunts tigers and falls in love with warrior hunter Jwala Singh who saves her life. Jwala Singh disappears when out hunting tiger and the stage is set for the drama. The king is not aware that Minakshi married her lover, so Minakshi finds herself the Queen of a neighbouring kingdom while pregnant by Jwala Singh. Court intrigue separates one of the twin boys that she delivers. Grown up, the boys become close friends - the prince (Veer) and the ironsmith(Dharam}. One falls in love with a princess while the other with a seafaring gypsy. How Dharam wins the heart of a haughty princess and how Veer succumbs to the charm and determination of a gypsy girl is a good part of the story. The mastermind of the palace intrigue, Sujan Singh brings together ... Written by MG Gopalan

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The first ever remix done for "O Mere Mehbooba" was done in the album BMW Volume 1 (Bad Mad wicked). Remixed by Toronto based DJ Jiten. The remix was titled "O Meri Mehbooba (Murder Remix)". This was in 1991. See more »

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A Must Watch Classic
29 August 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Dharam Veer is a period costume drama set in the midieval periods shot in grand colourful palaces and forts. While the storyline and screenplay are contemporary, its the special effects and poorly edited action sequences that make the film look a bit dated.

The film is based on the "lost and found" formula, a specialty of its director, Mr. Manmohan Desai. When the family astrologer predicts to the brother of the queen of a kingdom that his eldest nephew (sisters son) will be responsible for his untimely death, the uncle tries to eliminate him on the day he is born. While the scheming uncle believes that his nephew is dead, all that he has unknowingly managed to do is that he has separated the child from his family. The prince is brought up at a poor blacksmith's house in an environment of contrast with the life of a palace.

However, as luck would have it, the poor prince emerges to be the best friend of his younger brother from the palaces in a kingdom which believes that rich and poor are all alike. They eventually reunite as brothers to get rid of their scheming uncle who had designs for his son to be the crowned king. Various parallel well knit side tracks enhance the pace of the film.

All in all, thoroughly entertaining fare with nice music, beautiful backdrops, gorgeous stars (zeenat aman and dharmendra are just fab!), grand festivities, moderate emotions and hilarious comedy scenes make it a must watch!


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