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Deewaar (1975)

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 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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Trimurti Films Pvt. Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Amitabh Bachchan's character was based on docks smuggler Haji Mastan. Whereas Madan Puri's character was based on Sukkur Narayan Bakhia, rival of Haji Mastan. 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

Builder: You're not a smart businessman. If you'd have tried to negotiate, I would have reduced the proce of this building by 5-10 lakh rupees.
Vijay: I'm sorry sir, but in my point of view, you're not a smart businessman. If you'd have asked for a million rupees more, I'd have given them without any hesitation. Twenty years earlier from today my mother had picked up bricks in this building. Today I am going to gift this building to her.
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Soundtracks

Deewaaron Ka Jungal
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Manna Dey
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Awesome move
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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