A wealthy, but evil man named Zafar Khan, has fallen in love a girl named Salma and wants to marry her, but she and her father do not let him. Zafar is arrested for various crimes and is imprisoned for 10 years, but when he is discharged, he sees that Salma is married to a good man named Aslam Khan. Zafar Khan, wants to convince Salma to marry him but Salma refuses. Zafar plots his revenge by flooding the region in which Salma lives in, killing her father, injuring Aslam and Salma, causing her to lose her memory. During this catastrophe, Salma is also separated from her young son, Iqbal. Zafar abducts Salma and tells the world she is his wife. He also adopts an infant from an orphanage in Kanpur, a boy named Sunny, for Salma to raise on the advice of a psychiatrist. Meanwhile, Iqbal is reunited with his uncle, who has lost his wife and son in the flood. The uncle will raise Iqbal as his own, as they have no more family. Years pass, and Iqbal and his uncle work as coolies. Iqbal has ...
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Manmohan Desai stated "Trade journalist's are now saying that Coolie is a Muslim mythological. The correct impression of impact of Coolie on Muslim audience's comes from watching the film at the Alankar Theatre ( at the edge of the Bhendi Bazaar neighborhood). I knew that once the ladies in burka's started filling that theatre, making the house full daily, that the film was a hit. The Muslim's have taken Coolie to their hearts. Otherwise Muslim ladies would'nt be there. They are very orthodox. They are not allowed to see any Tom Dick and Harry film by the family,unless the male member's see it approve". See more
When Iqbal is explaining to the Railway Minister that one of his porters was assaulted by one of the commuters, there is a yellow stick in front of him which moves with him. See more
At the shot where Amitabh Bachchan actually got hurt and had serious injury, a card appear reading the same. See more
Referenced in Raanjhanaa