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Virasat (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Musical | 30 May 1997 (India)
After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides. Accompanying him is his leggy girlfriend, Anita, who he is in ... See full summary »

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Priyadarshan (as Priyadarsan)

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Kamal Haasan (story), Vinay Shukla (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anil Kapoor ... Shakti Thakur
Tabu ... Gehna
Pooja Batra ... Anita
Milind Gunaji ... Bali Thakur
Govind Namdeo ... Birju Thakur
Amrish Puri ... Raja Thakur
Satyendra Kapoor ... Shurkyen (as Satyan Kappu)
Dilip Dhawan ... Shakti's Brother
Tiku Talsania
Neeraj Vora ... Sukhiya
Sulabha Deshpande ... Bali's Mother (as Sulbha Deshpande)
Rita Bhaduri ... Mausi
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Storyline

After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides. Accompanying him is his leggy girlfriend, Anita, who he is in love with and wants to marry, much to the disapproval of his family. After a few days, Shakti starts to feel that nothing much has changed in this part of India and longs to return, as he is unable to bear the animosity between the townspeople, in general, and in particular between his Zamindar dad, Raja Thakur, and rival Zamindar Birju, none other than Raja's crippled brother. When Anita leaves the town to meet her parents elsewhere in India, Shakti too wants to follow her, but his plans change suddenly when his father passes away, and the region is ravaged by unprecedented natural calamities. Following the funeral he decides to stay on to look after the family estate and business temporarily, and that is when he meets local town belle, Gehna, who has given her heart to him years ago, hopes to ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

30 May 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Inheritance See more »

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Production Co:

M.R. Productions See more »
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Dolby SR

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Color
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Raveena Tandon was the first choice for Pooja Batra's role . See more »

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Anil kapoor outscores kamal hassan
20 September 2015 | by pmukherjeeSee all my reviews

Virasaat is by far the most superior Bollywood film of 1997.Virasaat being the official reamke of "THEVAR MAGAN" comaprison with the original is inevitable.After minutely watching both Thevar Magan & Virassat I can safely conclude both Anil Kapoor & Tabbu outscores Legendary Kamal Hassan & Revathy respectively.Anil Kapoor is more restrained than kamal Hassan in his depiction of shakti Thakur.Tabbu delivers one of her finest performance which is simply outstanding.Amrish puri is superb in the role of old village patriarch.Pooja Batra is decent.Even in 2015 the performance of Mr.Kapoor looks relevant and praiseworthy.When virasaat released there was hardly any actor to match versatility of Anil Kapoor who simply carries the entire film on his shoulder ably bolstered by a brilliant Tabbu.


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