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Dharm Adhikari (1986)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 11 April 1986 (India)
The compelling story of honest and ethical Dharamraj of Nand Gaon village, whose very name instills fear amongst wrong-doers. Ironically, the very man whose family has been administering ... See full summary »

Directors:

K. Raghavendra Rao, M. Madhusudhana Rao (co-director)

Writers:

Som Haksar (dialogue director) (as Som Haxar), Rajendra Krishan (dialogue) (as Rajendra Kishen) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dilip Kumar ... Dharamraj
Jeetendra ... Prakash
Sridevi ... Priya (as Sri Devi)
Pran ... Chaudhry
Kader Khan ... Shastri (as Kaderkhan)
Shakti Kapoor ... Chhotey Chaudhry (as Sakthi Kapoor)
Asrani ... Kallu
Mayur Verma ... Arun (as Mayur)
Rakesh Bedi ... Lallu (as Raakesh Bedi)
Sujit Kumar ... Police Inspector
Pradeep Saxena Pradeep Saxena ... Narayan
Dinesh Hingoo ... Shastri's friend
Shivraj ... Narayan's Father
Rohini Hattangadi ... Savitri
Priti Sapru Walia ... Sudha (as Preeti Sapru)
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The compelling story of honest and ethical Dharamraj of Nand Gaon village, whose very name instills fear amongst wrong-doers. Ironically, the very man whose family has been administering justice for four generations, must now distance himself against his very own brother, Prakash; wife, Savitri; and daughter, Aarti, while the villagers, headed by Chaudhry and Shastri, charge him of having an illicit and extra-marital affair with a widow. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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When the film was first offered to Jeetendra, he was to play the double role of father and son. Later Jeetendra decided if Dilip Kumar could do the role the film could be sold for more. That is when Jeetendra went to Dilip Kumar and offered him the film. See more »

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Remake of Bobbili Brahmanna (1984) See more »

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Ek To Kam Zindagani
Music by Bappi Lahiri
Lyrics by Indivar
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An Unrealistic portrayal of Life
22 April 2017 | by mnaquviSee all my reviews

I think Dilip Kumar accepted this role as an experiment in that the entire dialogue that Dilip has delivered was written in in proper Hindi. That is all Persian/Arabic words that have become current in everyday Indian spoken language were replaced by specific Hindi words.

That has made the film unrealistic. Even though, Dilip has delivered his dialogue effortlessly, the rest of the film is artificial. There is some specific contrast in the story where a conflict is shown between Hindu Dharam and modern secular social ideas. The whole set up of the story is very unrealistic - a police no go area in the middle of modern India.

It is this kind of portrayal that has made the film unacceptable for the masses. That is why the film failed on the box office in spite of Dilip Kumar being the main character.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 April 1986 (India) See more »

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Gopi Krishna Movies See more »
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