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G.R. Kamath (screenplay)
Akhtar Romani (dialogue)
Ajit saves the village from the dakus (bandits); whilst having romance with Anju. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Asha Parekh ... Anju

Dharmendra ... Ajit
Vinod Khanna ... Jabbar Singh
Laxmi Chhaya ... Munnibai - Dacait / Dancer
Jayant ... Hawaldaar-Major Jaswant Singh
Asit Kumar Sen ... Motumal (Drunk) (as Asit Sen)
Sudhir ... Police Inspector
Purnima ... Mausi - VillagerMadLady
Master Bhagwan ... Chotumal (Drunk)
Uma Dutt ... Judge
Mohan Choti
Shah Agha
Birbal ... Nai (Barber)
Ravi Khanna
Sudarshan Sethi (as Sudershan Sethi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dulari ... Mrs. Ramdin Patel (Anju's mother) (uncredited)

Directed by
Raj Khosla 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
G.R. Kamath  screenplay (as G.R. Kamat)
Akhtar Romani  dialogue

Produced by
Bolu Khosla .... producer
Lekhraj Khosla .... producer
Original Music by
Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar  (as Laxmikant)
Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma  (as Pyarelal)
Cinematography by
Pratap Sinha 
Film Editing by
Waman B. Bhosle  (as Waman Bhonsle)
Art Direction by
Ram Yedekar 
Costume Design by
Sudha Parekh  (as Mrs. Sudha Parekh)
Makeup Department
Baijnath .... makeup artist (as Baiju)
Sarla Chhaya .... hair stylist (as Sarla)
Dinu Indulkar .... makeup artist
Perin Pereira .... hair stylist (as Mrs. P. Pereira)
Sawant .... assistant makeup artist (as Datta Sawant)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sudesh Issar .... chief assistant director
Ravi Khanna .... second unit director
Mahesh .... chief assistant director
Art Department
G.D. Dixit .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Manohar Amberkar .... sound
Dinesh Chaturvedi .... assistant sound
Mangesh Desai .... sound re-recordist
Manohar Kanade .... assistant sound
Special Effects by
Ansari .... main titles: G.D. Art
Dahyabhai Patel .... special effects (as Dayabhai Patel)
Ravi Khanna .... fight composer
Camera and Electrical Department
Babu Kaiser .... still photographer
A. Majid .... assistant camera (as Majid)
Swami .... assistant camera
Kaka Thakur .... camera operator: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tanu Sakharam .... assistant costumes (as Sakaram)
Panna Ujavne .... dress (as Panna Ujavane)
Editorial Department
Achyut Gupte .... assistant color consultant
T.M. Sunder .... assistant editor
J.F.H. Van der Auwera .... color consultant
Music Department
Anand Bakshi .... lyricist: songs
Minoo Katrak .... song recordist
Lata Mangeshkar .... playback singer
Mohammad Rafi .... playback singer
Other crew
Ambalal .... outdoor manager
Mahesh Bhatt .... production controller
Suresh Bhatt .... choreographer
Agnes Fernandes .... office
Mohandas K. Gandhi .... philosophy: "If I Have To Choose Between Cowardice and Violence, I Will Choose Violence." (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Harjeet .... production assistant
Iyer .... office
Anil Khosla .... general manager
Kishore .... production assistant
Krishnamurthy .... accountant (as Krishna Murthy)
Misra .... production assistant
Manohar Naidu .... choreographer (as Naidu)
Padmanabh .... associate director
Pandit .... outdoor manager (as Mrs. Pandit)
S. Ramesh .... production assistant (as Ramesh)
Haji Shamsuddin .... junior artists supplier (as Shamsuddin Haji)
Jaswant Singh .... outdoor manager
Nandu Thakur .... public relations officer
Tikku .... outdoor manager

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"My Village, My Country" - India (English title)
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151 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

The film has many similarities with SHOLAY(1975) both having Dharmendra in the lead and also Vinod Khanna's name is Jabbar Singh similar to Gabbar Singh.See more »
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Referenced in Do Chor (1972)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
satisfaction guaranteed, 17 April 2001
Author: sajid-1 from ny

okay, lets just put it this way: if you enjoyed sholay, you will definitely love this movie. if you watch the film you will see many similarities with sholay. sholay is considered to be one of the all time great indian movies because of its successful adaptation of a spaghetti western, great performances by the two main characters, and a super villain in amjad khan(gabar singh). this movie is also an "indian western", but instead of two heroes it only has one, dharmendra. his characters personality is a blend of veeru, and jai in sholay. this movie also has a villain, played by vinod khanna, in one of his finest performances, who is incidentally named "jabbar singh". may not be as good as sholay, but comes extremely close. if it were made after sholay, you would think of it as a nice rip off; however, it was made before sholay, therefore it is a trend setter. by the way this movie is complete on all accounts of indian cinema: it has a great story, excellent performances, and great music. satisfaction is guaranteed. also for some reason pratiggya, another super "indian western" is not listed in IMDB, check it out also.

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