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Dayavan (1988)

The story of Dayavan, a benevolent gangster who dedicates his life to helping those less fortunate than himself.

Director:

Feroz Khan

Writers:

Parvez Mehdi (dialogue), Aziz Quaisi (dialogue) (as Aziz Qaisi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinod Khanna ... Shakti Velhu / Dayavan
Feroz Khan ... Shankar Waghmare
Amala Akkineni ... Sarita Velhu (as Amala)
Amrish Puri ... Inspector Ratan Singh
Anupam Kher ... Mr. Kohli
Aruna Irani ... Tara
Madhuri Dixit ... Neela Velhu
Imtiaz Khan ... Anna
Alok Nath ... Karim Baba
Aditya Pancholi ... Assistant Commissioner of Police
Sudhir Pandey ... Manjle Anna
Mahavir Shah ... Chokshi
Anjan Srivastav ... S.P. Raghavan
Jainendra Jainendra
Tinnu Anand ... Ajit Singh
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Storyline

This is the story of two childhood buddies who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a shanty town. One of them (Vinod Khanna) becomes a sort of 'godfather' for the locals. One day he is taken to a brothel by his friend (Feroz Khan), where he meets a young prostitute (Madhuri Dixit). He is impressed by her ambition to educate herself and she is impressed by his honorable nature. They fall in love and get married the next day. However, their happiness is short-lived, as the gangster lifestyle begins to take its toll. Written by ajji-2

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (India) See more »

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Production Co:

F.K. International See more »
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Trivia

Jolly Mukherjee was visiting someone on the sets. Feroz Khan met him and asked him to sing " Chahe Mere Jaan Tu Lele". Hearing his voice, Feroz immediately signed him for the film. See more »

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Remake of Nayakan (1987) See more »

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A poor remake of Tamil Original
11 October 2012 | by dev_alokSee all my reviews

I had watched this movie while I was studying in Madras (Tamil Nadu). This movie is a poor copy of an excellent Tamil movie named Nayakan. The problem is that Dayavan movie pretended that it is not a copy and did a very poor job of copying. Dayavan is produced and directed by Feroz Khan who made some mega productions like Qurbani and Jaanbaaz. In this movie Feroz took the short cut and copied a widely popular movie without putting any though on his own. I was very impressed by the photography of the original Nayakan which captured the loneliness of a boy while keeping things dim. Dayavaan failed on the photography front. Nayakan starred Kamal Hassan who very deftly portrayed his characters with equal measure of strength and hesitation. Vinod Khanna in Dayavan doesn't even come close to Kamal in capturing the range of emotions. Watch a scene in the movie where Kamal and Vinod grieve for their dead son and note that Vinod was copying Kamal and still did a bad job of it. Original movie had excellent score provided by Illayaraja and it was poorly copied in Dayavaan. Overall I was very disappointed to see this remake/copy.


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