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Black Stone (1979)

Kaala Patthar (original title)
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Inspired by a true mining tragedy the film is about people from all walks of life showing courage and character to fight the forces of nature.

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Yash Chopra
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Vijay Pal Singh
Shashi Kapoor ... Ravi Malhotra, Engineer
Shatrughan Sinha ... Mangal Singh
Rakhee Gulzar ... Dr. Sudha Sen
Parveen Babi ... Anita, Press Photographer
Neetu Singh ... Channo, jewellery seller (as Neeto Singh)
Parikshat Sahni ... Jagga
Prem Chopra ... Dhanraj Puri, Owner of the Coal Mine
Romesh Sharma Romesh Sharma ... Vikram
Poonam Dhillon ... Raghunath's daughter
Manmohan Krishna Manmohan Krishna ... Crippled hotel owner
Madan Puri ... Vikram's father
Iftekhar ... Mr. Singh (as Iftikhar)
Sudha Chopra Sudha Chopra ... Mrs. Singh (Vijay's mom)
Satyendra Kapoor ... Raghunath - Miner (as Satyen Kappoo)
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Storyline

Captain Vijay Pal Singh is branded a coward, disgraced, humiliated by society and disowned by his parents for abandoning his ship risking the lives of over 300 passengers. With guilt on his mind and low self-esteem Vijay takes up work as a miner in a coal mine owned by Dhanraj Puri. Puri is a self-senile man who thinks about himself, by endangering the lives of his workers to profit himself and with no benefits or medical facilities for them. Vijay attempts to get rid of his cowardice by saving the lives of his co-workers by the contended wrath of Puri. The same happens when water forces its way into one of the mining tunnel endangering the lives of hundreds of workers; this time Vijay hopes to make it big so that he can be able to put together his life again. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

24 August 1979 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Stone See more »

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Yash Raj Films See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

A very good mohd rafi and usha mangeshkar song, mujhe pyar ka tofa dekar, was missing in the film. This was the last film poet sahir ludhianvi wrote songs for yash chopra film. See more »

Quotes

Vijay Pal Singh: Only those who have never sinned have the right to throw stones at sinners.
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Connections

References Baazi (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Dhoom Mache Dhoom
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi, Mahendra Kapoor, & S.K. Mohan
Music by Rajesh Roshan
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A brilliant concept that works well in bits...
11 July 2003 | by JAGDEVSSee all my reviews

This film has an amazingly ambitious story for its time. a story about poorly treated coal mine workers and a deeply powerfull hero destined to a life of pain and suffering for his mistakes in his past. this film boasts some powerfull performances from Amithab Bachan and Shatrugan sinha. Rakhee plays the soulful doctor destined to help the unfortunate wherever they may be thus on of the most famous lines in bollywood history when Rakhee is trying help The injured Amithab. "please why dont you try uderstand" "Pain is my destiny doctor and I can't avoid it!" Shashi kapoor plays the Dashing young romantic engineer together with Parveen Bhabi the news reporter who plays his girlfriend in the film. The story works well on a whole though technically the film leaves a lot to be desired. Though the scenes in the coal mines are well done. The rest is a bit shoddy in places, but some brilliant acting is what takes this film beyond its rather dull appearance. This film comes with a soulful soundtrack that really works well and some fantastic songs to be rememderd forever... they just don't make stories like this anymore.....shame really


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