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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

The background music composed by Rahul Dev Burman in the Amitabh's warehouse truck scene (when he steals back the truck) was used as inspiration years later. In the song "Mujhe Rang De" in the film Thakshak, A. R. Rahman used the same instrument in the first few seconds of the song as Rahul Dev Burman did in the beginning of the warehouse truck scene. 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 Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001) 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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Stunning performance by indian superstars.
15 February 2001 | by asatsiSee all my reviews

It is indeed a feast to watch the performance of the superstars in the movie. The plot is well developed. And Amitabh stands shoulder to shouler with 'Mughal E Azam' Dilip Kumar. Its not a question of who tops whom ? or who is best and who is worst ? They both suited their roles. And its a pleasure to watch them. Highly recommended in the must see movie.


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