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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.

Director:

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

aywy album Kismet Instrumentals, released in 2018, has a song titled Strangers. The song has been sampled from the song "Im Falling In Love With a Stranger " from the film. A music video has also been produced with scenes of Deewar . The video is on bandcamp.com. See more »

Goofs

When Anand Verma (Satyen Kappoo) returns signing agreement with mill owners, it's raining outside. The water sprayed artificially for rain effect can be seen on left corner of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Young Vijay Verma: Differences, there are many differences, and the biggest difference is this.
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Referenced in Tashan (2008) See more »

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I'm falling in Love with a Stranger
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Ursula Vaz
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What can you say about it!!
12 April 2006 | by mad_0See all my reviews

What can you say about Deewar. There are some movies you watch and you remember them for your life. They are art work (not an art film). It is just pleasant to watch them again and again. I miss the count how many times I have seen Deewar and every time it is fresh.

Movies like Deewar, Kalia, Sholay, Mukaddar ka Sikendar, Silsila, Anand, Shaan, ... no matter how hard you try, but you just cant get bored with them.

Amitabh's performance (not because he got award for it) is simply great. That way Big B is truly Big B .. no doubt about that. But such movies make him even greater.

A must watch!!


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