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Sepoy Shivcharan (as Nazir Hussain)
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Birju Thekedaar
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Maruti ...
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Inspector D'Souza (as Satyen Kappu)
Brahmachari ...
Sidhu
Alka ...
Malti S. Prasad
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Ajit Singh (Dharmendra) learns that his parents and younger sibling's death was due to a ruthless bandit massacring them in cold blood. Taking an oath that he will get revenge Ajit Singh ventures out to find the bandit Bharat Thakur (Ajit). However being wanted by the police for accidentally stealing goods Ajit goes into hiding and ends up witnessing a bloodbath shoot-out between the bandits and the police. The police were on their way to set up a police station in the rural town of which Bharat Thakur has control under in order to bring law and order for the people there. However Bharat has come to know of this plan and as a result all the policemen die in the shoot-out. After seeing this Ajit decides to pretend to be a policeman and carry out their mission. When he arrives at the village all he finds are village people who are too scared to face the bandits. Ajit Singh now faces the task of training them up in order to make his mission work - will he ever fulfill his 'pratiggya' ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Dharmendra had three looks in the film clean shaven as Thanedaar Indrajeet Singh,with mustache as Inspector Davinder Singh and with long hair and full beard as Ajit Singh the truck driver. See more »

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Uth Neend Se Mirzaya
Performed by Mohammad Rafi
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar, Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Music on H.M.V.
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2 November 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Another brilliant curry-western from Dharmendra (having already done Mera Gaon Mera Desh and Sholay), but this with a lot more of the comedy element. Which is enforced with the help of Johnny Walker and Jagdeep, plus a whole village of comedians (including Mehar Mittal - the King of Punjabi comedy himself).

The film also includes the hit song "Main Jatt yamla pagla diwana" - sung by non-other than Rafi sahib himself. As well as "Uth neend se Mirzeya", a Lata-Rafi duet on the Mirza-Sahiban theme.

On the whole this is a very funny film, which also has its typical serious side too. The story starts off with Dharmendra learning that he is really the son of a wealthy family massacred by Ajit. The nanny manages to escape with him (as a baby) and then brings him up. Upon learning this fact Dharmendra sets upon finding the villain. In doing so, his first confrontation with Ajit leads to a few police officers being killed. After which Dharmendra puts on the uniform and marches into the local village as a Thanaydhaar.

Here he recruits the locals into the police force and teaches them how to use a gun. This is where the fun starts!

As for the romance side of things, Dharmendra falls for (who else??) Hema. Hema, the niece of Ajit finally succumbs to Dharmendra's charms, and hence "Main Jatt yamla pagla diwana". Ram Mohan plays Hema's mute 'adopted' brother.


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