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Sooryavansham (1999)

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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 ...
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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 Kumar Sanu
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One of Bachchan's Best
10 June 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Sooryavansham released at a time when Amitabh Bachchan made a series of Flops. Insaniyaat, mrityudaata, Major Saab, Lal Badshaah, Bade Miyan chote miyan and Kohraam were all duds in the box office. A percentage of the audience were not keen on his next release since all those flops in a row, coming from a Bollywood legend. The trailer of Sooryavansham didn't look too good, mainly because of the setting in a village and unknown actresses. This is the reason the movie did not do well financially. Majority of the people watched this on Video rather then Cinema. The reviews turned out to be Excellent. The film had a great storyline, great acting and nice music. Amitabh in a double role delivers yet another brilliant performance. The supporting cast were quite good especially Kader Khan and Anupom Kher, who gave us the comedy. Sooryavansham is a heart warming family movie, which you can enjoy watching with the family.


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