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Himmatwala (1983)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 25 February 1983 (India)
A poor and wronged woman's son returns from the big city to avenge his father, a honest school teacher.

Director:

K. Raghavendra Rao

Writers:

Kader Khan (dialogue), K. Raghavendra Rao (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sridevi ... Rekha S. Bandookwala
Jeetendra ... Ravi D. Murti
Amjad Khan ... Sher Singh Bandookwala
Waheeda Rehman ... Savitri
Kader Khan ... Narayandas Gopaldas (Munimji)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shoma Anand ... Champa
Asrani ... Bhushan
Arun Govil ... Govind
Satyendra Kapoor ... Dharam Murti (Ravi's father)
Shakti Kapoor ... Shakti N. Gopaldas
Sulochana Latkar Sulochana Latkar ... Govind's Grandmother
Swaroop Sampat ... Padma (Ravi's sister)
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Storyline

In order to defame the reputation of a school-master Dharam Murti; the landlord Sher Singh Bandookwala and Narayandas Gopaldas accuses him of sexually molesting a woman. The decision gets accepted by the local village Panchayat and Dharam, his wife Savitri, a son Ravi and his daughter Padma gets out-cast from the village for a period of one month. Dharam goes away never to return leaving his wife to bring up their children in a destitute way of living. Savitri slogs hard to send Ravi to the city for education - years later Ravi returns to his village as an engineer - and is all set to clear his father's name at any cost. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 February 1983 (India) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Padmalaya Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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This was the film which started the trend of jeetentra kader khan shakti kapoor type of comedy types of film from south. See more »

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23 July 2006 | by huma nwabSee all my reviews

Great Pair of Sridevi and Jeetu. Has everything that a masala movie should have and also its remake of a Tamil film. It's movie about an Ramu who is raised throw hardships by his mother and he returns to village as a engineer. Jeetendra is playing the character of engineer babu, Ravi, and Waheeda is playing the role of his mother. Sridevi playing the Rekha daughter a Sher Singh played by Amjad Khan. This movies great to watch and contains lots of comedy and wonderful music. The Naino Main Sapna , Sapno main sajna, sajna pe dil aagya, is from this film. The music is foot taping and dances are great. One more thing this is the movie of Sridevi's early years in Hindi movies and the voice dobbed on her is not her voice but dances are just super. Her character is small character but as a leading lady opposite Jeetu whom she worked with in many great films, but also as a kid she played his sister in 73. Jeetu at his best dances but his acting good sometime you hear him that he lecturing somebody or in college. Maybe his acting in dialog delivery had same always but i think its seems little weird. Amjad Khan is at his best and Kader Khan is giving the best performance I ever seen. Shoma looks great in village gal. Arun Govl is mute and he is giving great performance. Asarni gives average performance but great direction of the director. Lovely locations, and its worth watching. The locations are similar in other Padmalya films also but lovely locations and great art direction set coordination. It's great film that a family can enjoy. Beautiful costumes, and great cinematography. To find what the movie is about everyone should see it.


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