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Deewaar (1975)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | May 1979 (USA)
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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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Javed Akhtar (dialogue) (as Javed), Javed Akhtar (screenplay) (as Javed) | 4 more credits »
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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 ... 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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,317
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It was unofficially remade as "Mahaveera" but the siblings were Raj Babbar and Dimple Kapadia. 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

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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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Circus: Imagination Special (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Idhar Ka Maal Udhar
Written by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Bhupendra Singh
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Excellent Performances n an awesome intense film.
5 November 2013 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

My dad made me see this when i was a kid. Even as a kid i hated those bollywood films with unnecessary songs. It is an intense n awesome film with solid performance by Bachan. Those who love Hindi cinema for its extravagant song and dance routines, its mix of romance, comedy, action and melodrama, and its over-the-top stuff may be surprised to learn that this 1975 movie is devoid of such characteristic elements. Yet Deewaar is an awesome bollywood film. Mr. Bachchan was terrific.


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