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Laawaris (1981)

A man, abandoned as a baby and forced to live as an orphan, is unknowingly employed by his biological father.

Director:

Prakash Mehra

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Shashi Bhushan (screenplay), Kader Khan (dialogue) (as Kadar Khan) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Heera
Zeenat Aman ... Mohini
Rakhee Gulzar ... Vidya
Amjad Khan ... Ranvir Singh
Bindu ... Kamini
Ranjeet ... Mahendar Singh
Padmini Kapila Padmini Kapila ... Ranjeet's girlfreind
Jeevan ... Lala
Mukri Mukri ... Gaffoor Bhai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vikas Anand ... Beggar (song "Jiska Koi Nahin")
Mumtaz Begum Mumtaz Begum ... Mohini's grandmother
R.S. Chopra R.S. Chopra ... Private Teacher
Nandita Das ... Mrs. Kailash Nath
Goga Kapoor ... Phuga
Satyendra Kapoor ... Kailash Nath
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Storyline

Left in the care of an alcoholic Gangu Ganpat (Shreeram Lagoo), young Heera, who named himself after a stray dog, wrestles with life in his young age. Years later, now a young man (Amitabh Bachchan), he works for Mahendar Singh (Ranjeet) and is in love with Mohini (Zeenat Aman), who will not have anything to do with him due to his lack of ancestry. Heera is now determined to find out who his parents are, and the only one who can help him is the elusive, alcohol-induced and incoherent Gangu Ganpat. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Action | Musical

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 May 1981 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Orphan See more »

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Trivia

An extra in the film Nellie ,(of Iranian descent),was rumored to be the reason Amitabh and Rekha had a break up/fight during Laawaris. See more »

Goofs

In the famous dog scene where Amitabh feeds the dog a hot chili, Zeenat Aman enters the restaurant with 2 unexplained mark blemishes on her face. Possibly from a previously edited out scene in the movie. As the scene progresses into a song, Zeenat's blemish mysteriously disappears. See more »

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Referenced in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Kahe Paise Pe
Performed by Kishore Kumar
Music by Kalyanji Veerji Shah & Anandji Veerji Shah
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Truly, one of Amitabh's best films.
19 January 2000 | by hammer_pantsSee all my reviews

Amitabh stars as the "Lawaaris" Heera referred to in the title of the film. A boy, abandoned at birth, sent to be raised by a drunken bum. He grows to be a man who cares for others, while trying to find out his meaning in life. He encounters many obstacles in the way, such as a public beating. The songs are great. The movie has its share of action, but moreover has superb acting. I give it a 9 out of 10


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