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Main Aur Mera Haathi (1981)

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Wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit in his youth, Ram's seeks vengeance against Teja. Upon his release from prison, Ram changes his name to Raj, and gets employed by Teja. Teja... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Mithun Chakraborty ...
Ram / Raj
Poonam Dhillon ...
Satyendra Kapoor
Keshto Mukherjee
Suresh Oberoi ...
Mahendra Sandhu


Wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit in his youth, Ram's seeks vengeance against Teja. Upon his release from prison, Ram changes his name to Raj, and gets employed by Teja. Teja finds out that Ram loves Julie, and goes to meet her, only to find out that she does not know any man by the name of Ram, and when shown a photograph, she identifies him as Raj. Angry with Ram for concealing his true identity, and for attempting to avenge himself, Teja has Ram imprisoned, and the only one who can save Ram is an elephant. Written by rAjOo (

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This a brilliant film!
10 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The plot is based around vengeance but it starts with the main actor Ram getting an elephant (lakshman- who happens to be a brilliant actor although he's an elephant!) when he is born. They get up to all sorts of mischief until Ram has to be separated from lakshman and is sent away to study. There is a deeply moving scene when he returns and they again become friends and carry on with their tricks to make Ram the hero in order to impress a girl who Ram is smitten by. After lots of kung fu action and otherwise winning the girl with his charms the two are to get married but as it happens on the day Ram's father (a policeman) is killed by villains who know they are about to be caught by him. The chief villain is Theja whose organization Ram manages to infiltrate, but it means killing his fiancés brother (Ram doesn't know who he is apart from that he's a secret villain working for Theja) but lakshman goes to the rescue of the villain to the anger of Ram. The two have a fight where there elephant actually cries! When all is revealed the brother of the girl agrees to help Ram bring down Theja. They manage to kill most of the villains but there is the ending of Rams bittersweet revenge which will make even the most hard hearted movie buffs cry. I don't want to spoil it for those who want to watch it! but lakshman's relationship to Ram throughout the film truly makes the ending. A top film that I watched while growing up and the detail in this piece shows the impact it had- truly a masterpiece of filming! Some great songs as well.

'Mere aur mera hathi Janam, janam ke shathi….'

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