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Deewaar (1975)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | May 1979 (USA)
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Vijay struggles as a dockworker and eventually 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

Writers:

Javed Akhtar (dialogue) (as Javed), Javed Akhtar (screenplay) (as Javed) | 4 more credits »
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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 Daavar (as Iftikhar)
Satyendra Kapoor ... Anand Verma - Father (as Satyendra Kapoo)
Sudhir ... Jaichand
Rajpal Rajpal
Jagdish Raj ... Jaggi
Kuljit Singh Kuljit Singh
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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Trivia

Mahurat on March 21, 1974. See more »

Goofs

In the awards scene at the start, Nirupa Roy is shown again in the audience after she goes on the stage. See more »

Quotes

Vijay: I still don't pick up thrown away money.
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Connections

Featured in Road, Movie (2009) See more »

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Maine Tujhe Maanga
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle
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15 December 2007 | by rahul332See all my reviews

One of the best movies of Indian Cinema. This is a must see for all Bollywood movies lover. What a performance from Amitabh Bachchan!! I don't have words for it. I doubt anybody could make such a movie in future or anybody could act like Amitabh, God of Indian Cinema.

Loosely based on Haji Mastan's life, this movie portrays the life of Vijay from a dockyard worker to an underworld don. Legend is Amitabh Bachchan met Haji Mastan in a race course in Bombay before the shooting of Deewar started. He saw the moist eyes of Haji Mastan and was quite impressed with them. In an interview he said he tried his best to make his eyes look moist to add life to the character. Amazing script by Salim Javed and direction by Yash Chopra.


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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,317
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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