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Self-Respecting (1982)

Khud-Daar (original title)
Hari R. Srivastav lives a middle-class life in rural India with two step-brothers, Govind and Rajesh. Circumstances compel him to get married to Seema, who dislikes Govind and Rajesh. When ... See full summary »


Ravi Tandon


Kader Khan




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjeev Kumar ... Hari Srivastav
Amitabh Bachchan ... Govind Srivastav ('Chhotu Ustad')
Vinod Mehra ... Rajesh Srivastav ('Raja')
Tanuja ... Seema Srivastav
Parveen Babi ... Mary
Bindiya Goswami ... Manju Verma
Prem Chopra ... Bansi
Mehmood ... Jaggan / Jackson
A.K. Hangal ... Rahim Chacha
Ramesh Deo ... Ramanathan
Pinchoo Kapoor ... Mr. Verma
Madhu Malini Madhu Malini ... Farida
Kalpana Iyer ... Julie
Vikas Anand ... Police Inspector
Ravindra Kapoor ... Taxi Driver (as Ravinder Kapoor)


Hari R. Srivastav lives a middle-class life in rural India with two step-brothers, Govind and Rajesh. Circumstances compel him to get married to Seema, who dislikes Govind and Rajesh. When Hari goes to Bombay to study law to become a lawyer, she manages to get rid of the two children, who find their way to Bombay, become beggars, then are rescued by a devout Muslim, Rahim, who looks after them like his own children, Farida and Anwar. 20 years later, Hari, Govind and Rajesh are re-united in a Courtroom - where Hari is the Judge; Rajesh is accused of embezzling money from his father-in-law, Verma, and of drug-dealing and smuggling; while Govind, a taxi-driver, prone to physical violence - is accused of killing Verma!!! Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Producer, actor Anwar Ali had married a Japanese lady named Esko. She was to come to India permanently.Anwar asked her to bring a imported car with her.The difficulty was , Anwar was to pay the customs's duty of Rs 40,000 before it could be released from the airport.Getting the money was difficult because Mehmood had just thrown out Anwar Ali from the house.Anwar went to brother Usman Ali to complain about Mehmood.At the same time, Usman's friend Kuldeep was sitting with him and offered help.but Kuldeep had a condition. Kuldeep wanted Anwar to get a confirmation letter from Amitabh Bachchan for a film, and in return he would give Anwar the money needed.Amitabh felt sorry for Anwar Ali and agreed and did not take a signing amount. but the only condition he had was that a scriptwriter of his choice be used. salim Javed were approached but they quoted a high price. That is when Kader Khan was brought in. Amitabh Bachchan, charged way less his market price. See more »


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22 February 2010 | by sharankandhaiSee all my reviews

This movie of Amitabh's is undoubtely one of his classics though it is not as famous as other Bachchan classics as Deewaar, Trishul, Kabhi Kabhie, Sholay, Shaan, Shakti, Satte pe Satta, Kasme Vaade or others. This is unfortunate cause the movie is very good. Produced by Mehmood's brother Anwar Ali and directed by Lekh Tandon with a classic score by Rajesh Roshan this movie has songs by Kishore Kumar, Lata, Amit Kumar. All the songs are classics like Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain Ke I Love You, Mach Gaya Shor, Disco 82, Oonche Neeche Raaste, Hatja Baju and Maa Ka Pyar (not in the movie). The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Tanuja, Parveen babi, Vinod Mehra, Bindiya Goswami, Prem Chopra, Ramesh Deo, Mehmood, AK Hangal and others. The story revolves around 3 brothers played by Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh and Vinod. Sanjeeb is the older brother who dotes on his 2 young stepbrothers. When he marries Tanuja she gets jealous of their bond and the 2 younger brothers run away from home. Amitabh sacrifies everything to get Vinod an education and it seems that everything will turn out right. Then Vinod gets to know rich girl Bindiya Goswami and Amitabh's world falls apart when his brother chooses money over him. Amitabh also meets his older brother by now who is a judge but Sanjeev doesn't recognise him though there is a friendship between the 2 older brothers. Watch when a murder is committed, Amitabh is arrested and tried in court where Sanjeev is the judge. All the performances are first rate. Vinod, Bindiya, AK Hangal. But the movie belongs to Sanjeev Kumar (though in a supportung role) and Amitabh, the main character. These movies don't get made anymore. Amitabh can make you laugh by just saying " yes" (in the Can You Tell Me What Time It Is -scene" and he can make you cry with his taxi. A great film you must watch!

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30 July 1982 (India) See more »

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