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Geraftaar (1985)

Kishan Kumar Khanna is a well-rate film actor who falls head over heels in love with young, beautiful and attractive Anuradha Saxena much to the dislikeness of her gangster brother who ... See full summary »

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Kishan Kumar Khanna
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Anuradha Saxena
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Inspector Geeta Sinha
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Ranjit Saxena
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Chutkiram
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Vidyanath
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Mrs. Durga Kumar Khanna
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Gulabo
Rabia Amin ...
Lucy
Renu Joshi ...
Hussein's Mother
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Police Commissioner Sinha
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Mr. Kapil Kumar Khanna
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Judge
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Vijay Sinha
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Lucy's Father
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Kishan Kumar Khanna is a well-rate film actor who falls head over heels in love with young, beautiful and attractive Anuradha Saxena much to the dislikeness of her gangster brother who wastes no time in entrapping Kishan in a web of lies and deceits and gets him imprisoned for life. While in jail, Kishan reaches up with his long lost elder brother Karan who has been sentenced for life charged with murdering the Police Commissioner son, Vijay Sinha. Together they both plotted a scheme which will only benefit them in granting revenge from there perpetrators. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Amitabh's entry scene music from Coolie and several fight scene music was reused for Geraftaar. See more »

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Grand 80's Bollywood Entertainer
20 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Geraftaar is now considered a cult classic. One of the best masala movie of 80's. It has engaging performance throughout. The movie is filled with typical Bollywood clichés of the time. Kamal Hasan plays an innocent victim of murder. He successfully apes Sammo Hung in a funny martial arts sequence involving a bench. Amitabh plays Kamal Hasan's long lost brother with his his own back-story involving the murder of his friend. Rajnikant almost steals the film in the cameo appearance in the role of Amitabh's friend. This movie also known for the appearance of hilarious villains in the role of father-son by Kader Khan and Shakti Kapoor. The Duo got so successful that they repeated this same combination for next 15 years. The movie features three heroes (Amitabh Bachan, Rajnikant and Kamal Hasan) who are superstar in their own right. At the time of this movies release , Amitabh Bachan was the undisputed king of Bollywood. Any movie with his name on it, was guaranteed great opening week collection. Rajnikanth at the time was huge star in South Indian movies but was trying to mark his mark in Bollywood movies. Kamal Hasan was the rising star of Bollywood, having previously made his mark in South Indian cinema. Initially when the movie was in pipelines it has just Kamal Hasan in lead , however the producers persuade Amitabh to have a small cameo as Kamal's brother in the movie. Amitabh liked his role so much that he requested his role to be increased and roped in Rajnikant to act in the role of his friend. Later Madhvi was added his lead Heroine. During the final editing Amitabh role was increased even at the expense of lead hero Kamal Hasan. In the final cut of the movie Amitabh's role was almost as big as Kamal Hasan's. Amitabh appears just before the second half of the movie, but soon becomes the central focus of the movie.


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