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Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while his younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. This divide causes problems in their relationship.

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Yash Chopra

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Vijay Verma
Shashi Kapoor ... Ravi Verma
Nirupa Roy ... Sumitra Devi
Parveen Babi ... Anita
Neetu Singh ... Leena Narang
Manmohan Krishna ... DCP. Narang
Madan Puri ... Samant (as Madanpuri)
Iftekhar ... Mulk Raj Dhabaria (as Iftikhar)
Satyendra Kapoor ... Anand Verma - Father (as Satyendra Kapoo)
Sudhir ... Jaichand
Rajpal Rajpal
Jagdish Raj ... Jaggi
Kuljit Singh Kuljit Singh
Raj Kishore Raj Kishore ... Darpan
Yunus Parvez ... Rahim Chacha (Head porter)
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Storyline

The movie tells the story of two brothers, Vijay and Ravi Verma, who follow different career paths: Vijay is a smuggler and Ravi the policeman who is asked to hunt Vijay down. Vijay Verma (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi Verma (Shashi Kapoor) are the sons of a trade unionist, Anand Verma(Satyen Kappu), who was defeated and disgraced by the management of his firm using his family as bait. Unable to bear the public disgrace father deserts the family, and the sons are raised by their mother(Nirupa Roy)who brings them to Bombay City, who suffers the trials and tribulations of a poor single mother. Vijay Verma, the elder brother, grows up with an acute awareness of his father's humiliation and is victimized for his father's supposed misdeeds. In the process of fighting for his rights Vijay, who starts out as a boot polisher and becomes a dockyard worker in his youth, becomes a smuggler and a leading figure of the underworld. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wall See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Amitabh Bachchan found that the coolie shirt he wore was too long, hence he tucked it half in. This became a style statement. See more »

Goofs

After Vijay Verma gets shot in the climax, he was touching the upper part of his left arm, but after it showed he was shot at the back before it was shown again shot at the upper part of his left arm. See more »

Quotes

Vijay: Your principles, your ideals? What work are your principles of? What work are your ideals of? All your principles mashed up together couldn't make up one time of bread Ravi ! The ideals for which you are ready to play from your life, what has they given you? One rented quarter, a rundown police car, two pairs of brown uniform. Watch, watch today this is all me, today this is all you, we both have stood up together from this pathway, but today where have you remained and where have I arrived. ...
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Soundtracks

Koi Mar Jaaye
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Asha Bhosle Usha Mangeshkar
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Excellent Performances, Script & Direction - A CLASSIC !
22 July 2002 | by altu2001See all my reviews

This movie can be termed as one of the best in the annals of Indian Cinema history. A perfect script by Salim-Javed and equally captivating direction by Yash Chopra makes this movie a treat to watch. Amitabh as usual lives his role as Vijay. Every dialogue, body language of his is just extraordinary. The only drawback of this otherwise class movie is its music.

The movie released during the tensions then prevailing in India made the people to identify with the character of Vijay (Amitabh). Was a stupendous hit and is still considered a classic. On totality the movie is a treat to watch.


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