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Shankar Verma lives a poor lifestyle with his mom, Shanti, in India after His father, Sathpal, leaves the family for a courtesan by the name of Meenabai. Years later, Shankar has now grown ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Shashi Pratap Singh
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Amita S. Singh / Sundari / Meenabai
Vinod Mehra ...
Sathpal Verma
Tanuja ...
Shanti
Mithun Chakraborty ...
Shankar S. Verma
Mandakini ...
Madhu
Moon Moon Sen ...
Sunita P. Singh
Roopesh Kumar ...
Kedar
Jagdeep ...
Khatarnak Khan - Shankar's friend
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Balram
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Hariya
Amrit Pal ...
Bhanu Pratap Singh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ila Arun ...
Tara
Birbal ...
Dalanani
Mohan Choti ...
Khatarnak's assistant
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Shankar Verma lives a poor lifestyle with his mom, Shanti, in India after His father, Sathpal, leaves the family for a courtesan by the name of Meenabai. Years later, Shankar has now grown up and finds himself the object of affection of two beautiful women, Sunita - who is wealthy and is the daughter of Bhanu Pratap Singh, and Madhu - who is poor and lives with her parents, Hariya and Tara. Both women think that Shankar is in love with them. Shankar is hired by a wealthy woman named Amita who wants him to spy on Bhanu Pratap, his sons, Balram and Jackie, and his partner, Kedar. Shankar goes on this task and reports his findings to Amita regularly. One day while talking to villagers, he finds out that his dad had a bad reputation and had not only betrayed Bhanu Pratap, but had also killed Bhanu's brother, Shashi. His inquiries take him to Central Jail so that he could speak with his dad, but on arrival, he is told that his dad passed away six years ago. Shankar then sets out to find ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Enjoyable flick!
15 August 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Umesh Mehra's Jaal is quite an entertaining film despite its usual and expected problems which can be associated with many films of its era. There are many themes and genres within this one: a social drama, a romantic love triangle, a thriller, an action film. This multi-starred picture is mainly about Mithun's character Shankar and Rekha's Ameeta. She just set the brothel she's worked in for years on fire and hires him to visit the village in which he was born and she lived to spy on the man who ruined her life (and interestingly, his family's life as well). Again, Rekha plays a forty plus woman and Mithun plays a 20 plus guy while in real life he is several years older than she is. The story is narrated interestingly, involving many flashbacks, beautiful songs composed by Anu Malik, and unsurprisingly typical action and successfully tear-jerking drama scenes. Mithun is great in roles such as this when he plays the action-romantic hero, and this one is no exception. Rekha is as always astonishing and very convincing. Mandakini and Moon Moon Sen, two extremely beautiful girls, are well-cast. Sharat Saxena and Ila Arun are very good. Tanuja plays the typical suffering mother well, and Jeetendra and Vinod Mehra appear in smaller parts. Among the songs, my favourite is "Oye Kya Cheez Hai Tu" (which is preceded by Ila Arun's song "Raina Bawari Bhayee Re"), which is wonderful, while Rekha rocks in her numbers "Main Hoon Dulhan" and "Break Dance", sung by Asha Bhosle. To sum it up, Jaal is nowhere a particularly good film, but I quite enjoyed watching it nonetheless and I've liked it since childhood. A Hindi masala which is worth watching.


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