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Bhai (1997)

A simpleton turns into a gangster after his younger brother is killed and sets out for revenge on the perpetrators who destroyed his life.


Deepak S. Shivdasani (as Deepak Shivdasani)


Kader Khan




Credited cast:
Sunil Shetty ... Kundan
Pooja Batra ... Pooja
Sonali Bendre ... Meenu
Shakti Kapoor ... Bharat
Ashish Vidyarthi ... David (the don)
Kader Khan ... Inspector Lalit Kapoor
Kunal Khemu ... Krishna (Kundan's brother)
Om Puri ... Advocate Satyaprakash
Lalita Pawar ... Satyaprakash's mom
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ishrat Ali ... Mantri
Brij Gopal ... Inspector Sinha
Rajendra Gupta ... Malik
Mohan Joshi ... Ganesh
Mushtaq Khan ... Principal
Shiva Rindani


Kundan is a naive and simple-minded young man who comes to Bombay City from a small village in Uttar Pradesh, along with his younger brother, Krishna. Upon arrival in Bombay, he is assisted by a young lady named Pooja, who also helps Krishna to read and write. The community where they live is being terrorized by a gangster named David. When Pooja's lawyer father, Satyaprakash, attempts to take this matter to court, he is killed. Kundan avenges his death by severelly beating up David, and making a big name for himself. Soon he is respected by everyone around, and attains the position of a gangster with a good heart. Kundan marries Pooja, and few months later they are proud parents of a baby boy. It is then that Pooja questions this living, and wonders if she would like to have her son also grow up to be like his father. Her attempts to sway Kundan are in vain, for Kundan has gone too far deep in this game, and the only they can stay alive is by maintaining a status quo. But will this ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Manisha Koirala was signed for the film but opted out. See more »

Crazy Credits

One of the films, where Deepak Shivdasani's name is not included in credits during intermission, neither in opening. See more »


Remade as Nammanna (2005) See more »

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Went up against big names and succeeded!!!
26 February 2006 | by srivastavagSee all my reviews

Bhai was released Diwali of 1997 in the same week as Dil To Pagal Hai and Ghulam-E-Mustapha. Even though it released with some big names, it ended up doing very well at the box office despite stiff competition and was declared a hit.

The film has a good plot and good performances from Sunil Shetty and supporting cast of Sonali Bendre and Pooja Bhatra.

The songs are decent and action is what would be expected from a Sunil Shetty movie. A definite must see for any Sunil Shetty fan and was a good follow up to his 1996 movie Rakshak.

Although Shetty is unable to handle a movie as a lead man anymore, this movie was at a time when he was and should be watched by all those that enjoy his work.

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30 October 1997 (India) See more »

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