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An honest lawyer, Vishwanath is implicated and imprisoned at the behest of powerful underworld don, GNK and his associates. After his release from prison, Vishwanath decides to seek ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shatrughan Sinha ...
Vishwanath
Reena Roy ...
Soni
Rita Bhaduri ...
Munni
Parikshat Sahni ...
Siddharth
Prem Nath ...
GNK
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Golu Gawah
Madan Puri ...
Pukhraj
Iftekhar
D.K. Sapru ...
(as Sapru)
Lalita Pawar
Ranjeet ...
Kokha
Jagdish Raj ...
Francis
Satyendra Kapoor ...
D.P. Lal
Sulochana Latkar ...
Shanti (as Sulochana)
Hari Shivdasani ...
Raj Kishan Mehta
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An honest lawyer, Vishwanath is implicated and imprisoned at the behest of powerful underworld don, GNK and his associates. After his release from prison, Vishwanath decides to seek vengeance, but finds out that it is virtually impossible to do this through due process of law. So he decides to change his identity, hire a gang of crooks and assassins, to carry out his vendetta. Not realizing that in doing this he is alienating himself from the love of his life, Soni; and making himself a wanted man by the police, leaving his crippled sister, Munni and mom, Shanti to fend for themselves, and at the mercy of GNK and his associates. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Very average Shatrughan film...
11 September 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Can anyone make a Half good and half very bad film? Yes Subhash Ghai can and did...in Vishwanath a 1978 offering ..Riding on the success of earlier Kalicharan ( Note Cricketers name as titles in both) with the same team of Shatru-Reena Roy, this one is a dud ,a mindless crime and retribution movie with Shatrughan looking very good in the first half , but comes off very stereotyped and predictable with cheesy one-liners having a series of repeated showdowns with Premnath, the villain..

The film drags on interminably ..yaaawnnnn..and I was glad when it ended..even though it was the very typical good over evil finish...The music is average and Pran's performance is sparkling. Reena Roy as the glamour gal, gives bold skin show in cabaret dances, something surprising for her star status those days... An average entertainer , but it marked the arrival of Shatrughan sinha , the star...


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