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Shakti (1982)

A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son... See full summary »

Director:

Ramesh Sippy

Writers:

Javed Akhtar (as Salim Javed), Salim Khan (as Salim Javed)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dilip Kumar ... DCP Ashwini Kumar
Amitabh Bachchan ... Vijay A. Kumar
Rakhee Gulzar ... Sheetal
Smita Patil ... Roma
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... K. D. Narang
Amrish Puri ... J.K. 'JK' Verma
Vikas Anand ... Inspector Sudhakar
Jagdish Raj
Chandrashekhar ... Senior Police Officer (as Chandra Shekhar)
Neiraj Bhalla Neiraj Bhalla ... (as Niraj)
Murli Sharma ... (as Murli)
Sharat Saxena ... Loko
Master Ravi Master Ravi ... Young Vijay A. Kumar
Dalip Tahil ... Ganpat Rai (as Dilip Tahil)
Goga Kapoor ... Yeshwant
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Storyline

A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son for the sake of his principles. This works out to devastating effect when the son grows up to be a Mafia don, and his father is assigned the job of bringing him in. Written by joyojeet <joyojeet@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1 October 1982 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Tatăl şi fiul See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

M.R. Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1989 video release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Raakhee who was Amitabh's co-star in many movies, played his mother though she is younger to him in real life. Surprisingly she played his co-star in the same year in Bemisaal (1982). She had stated in an interview that she accepted the role since it was opposite the legendary Dilip Kumar. See more »

Quotes

DCP Ashwini Kumar: [answering ransom demand over the phone] Yeshwant is a criminal, and I am a police officer... I cannot let him go.
K. D. Narang: Do you understand what this could mean?
DCP Ashwini Kumar: Yes... I understand that right now my son's life is in your hands...
[conflicted pause]
DCP Ashwini Kumar: Kill him. Kill him. You can kill him, but I won't misuse my badge. No matter what you do, do you guys hear me? No matter what you do I will never violate my duty, ever.
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Connections

Referenced in Koffee with Karan: Episode #6.3 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Jaane Kaisey Kab Kahan Ikraar Ho Gaya
Performed by Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Music on H.M.V.
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"Shakti", to my opinion, is one of the best Indian movies.
28 May 2006 | by fatima-kubanovaSee all my reviews

The film "Shakti" is one of my favorite movies. It's a deep psychological story, touching a problem of choice before a human: love to your child or duty before the society, which you chose to defend. I know that this story is close to many people's hearts, as such a choice in life often stands up before us. Wonderful, accurate play of the actors Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar. One sympathizes to their heroes and asks a question to himself: how would I act if I were in such situation? And one understands that he could act in both ways: like the hero of Amitabh Bachchan and like the hero of Dilip Kumar. Love, honor, pure conscience, these are important values without which you cannot feel yourself happy. And if any of these values is under a threat, then a question appears: what to sacrifice with? It's sad that such a choice stands up before people... Amazing music of gifted Rahul Dev Burman strengthens all the feelings which you experience during watching this drama. I love to watch this film again and again, and every time I do it, this movie touches my heart like at the first time when I saw it 20 years ago... To my opinion, "Shakti" is one of the best pictures of the world's cinematography.


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