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A zamindar and his family called "The Sooryavansh family" of Bharathpur village has a God like image among the villagers. This generation is headed by Thakur Bhanupratap Singh. He has 3 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Dual Role (Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh & Heera Singh)
Soundarya ...
Radha Singh
Rachana Banerjee ...
Gauri
Jayasudha ...
Sharda, Heera's mother (as Jaya Kapoor)
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Dharmendra (Mindra)
Mukesh Rishi ...
Deshraj Thakur / Kevda Thakur
Shivaji Satam ...
Radha's father
Rajesh Khattar
Anandavardhan ...
(as Ananda Vardhan)
Aahuthi Prasad ...
(as Ahuthi Prasad)
Bindu ...
Radha's mother
Delhi Rejeshwari
Neelima
Kader Khan ...
Major Ranjit Singh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brahmanandam ...
Doctor
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A zamindar and his family called "The Sooryavansh family" of Bharathpur village has a God like image among the villagers. This generation is headed by Thakur Bhanupratap Singh. He has 3 sons, the youngest, Heera he considers to be the black sheep, and most illiterate of the family, and he will not have anything to do with him. Deshraj Thakur, a village badman goes to jail as a result of the judgement given by the Panchayat headed by Bhanu Pratap and ignoring his own misdeeds develops vengeance against Bhanu Pratap. Bhanupratap is enraged when Heera proposes to marry his ward, Gauri; and even more angered when Heera flip-flops, albeit at the request of Gauri, and refuses to marry her. Heera is shunned by one and all in the family, including Gauri. And then Radha enters his life; she marries him; encourages him to live independently; and helps his business flourish. Soon they are blessed with birth of a son. In a strange situation Bhanu Pratap meets his grandson and friendship blossoms ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Pooja Batra was offered the role opposite Amitabh Bachchan, but she declined as she felt there wasn't much scope in the role and she had done a similar role in Virasat (1997). See more »

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Remake of Suryavamsam (1998) See more »

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Dil Mere Tu Deewana
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Lyrics by Sameer
Music by Anu Malik
Performed by Suchita Krishnamurthy
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Another good film that could have been better.
3 September 2003 | by (Tucson, Az) – See all my reviews

Amitabh is the main reason I am giving this movie a 7. He is quite convincing in the roles of both father and son. Some of the plot lines, though, are not as convincing, especially towards the end. I concur completely with another reviewer who felt that the comedy attempts were unnecessary and want to add that the comedic music cues were grating and distracting. I came very close to fast forwarding during these sequences. The subtitles were also very hard to follow, primarily because they were so small and because of their fancy font.

The acting was good throughout, especially by Amitabh and all the female characters. The music was OK and some of the songs were quite memorable. I still cannot understand, though, why so many Bollywood films do not have subtitles for the songs. The film quality is not what one would expect from some of the more recent Bollywood films, blurry and choppy at times -- at least on my DVD.

Technically, the DVD had other problems -- while the various features went from top to bottom, one had to press the right key to go from top to bottom. Also, two thirds of the way through, the subtitles stopped and I had to return to the chapter and start the subtitles again.


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