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Lineage of the Sun God (1999)

Sooryavansham (original title)
Heera fails to live up to expectations of his father Thakur Bhanupratap Singh, a powerful and respected man of his community. Despite all odds Heera struggles to keep his father's pride.


E.V.V. Satyanarayana (as Satyanarayana E.V.V.), Pranavanand (co-director)


Aadesh K. Arjun (dialogue), E.V.V. Satyanarayana (screenplay) (as Satyanarayana E.V.V.) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Dual Role (Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh & Heera Singh)
Soundarya ... Radha Singh
Rachana Banerjee ... Gauri
Jayasudha ... Sharda, Heera's mother (as Jaya Kapoor)
Anupam Kher ... Dharmendra (Mindra)
Mukesh Rishi ... Deshraj Thakur / Kevda Thakur
Shivaaji Satam ... Radha's father
Rajesh Khattar
Anandavardhan Anandavardhan ... (as Ananda Vardhan)
Aahuthi Prasad ... (as Ahuthi Prasad)
Bindu ... Radha's mother
Delhi Rejeshwari Delhi Rejeshwari
Neelima Neelima
Kader Khan ... Major Ranjit Singh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brahmanandam ... Doctor


Due to the respects he has for his subjects; Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh rules over his region with fairness and thus any decision he makes on behalf of the villagers holds weight. He lives with his wife Sharda, three sons with Heera being the youngest son, who is uneducated and for this very reason he is black-listed by his dad. When Heera abducts a girl name Radha from a respectable family and marry her this defame his family more prompting Bhanu Pratap to turn him out of the house. In a short while Heera and his wife Radha struggles to make ends; with the advent of a bus service Heera is now a wealthy man and Radha is now the collector. He continues to climb the ladder of success by inaugurating a charitable hospital in his dad's name but another calamity destructs him when he became the prime suspect for poisoning his dad's Kheer. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Amitabh Bachachan has played double role in this movie. See more »


References Sometimes (1976) See more »


Lyrics by Sameer
Music by Anu Malik
Performed by Sonu Nigam
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One of Bachchan's Best
10 June 2006 | by Li_85See all my reviews

Sooryavansham released at a time when Amitabh Bachchan made a series of Flops. Insaniyaat, mrityudaata, Major Saab, Lal Badshaah, Bade Miyan chote miyan and Kohraam were all duds in the box office. A percentage of the audience were not keen on his next release since all those flops in a row, coming from a Bollywood legend. The trailer of Sooryavansham didn't look too good, mainly because of the setting in a village and unknown actresses. This is the reason the movie did not do well financially. Majority of the people watched this on Video rather then Cinema. The reviews turned out to be Excellent. The film had a great storyline, great acting and nice music. Amitabh in a double role delivers yet another brilliant performance. The supporting cast were quite good especially Kader Khan and Anupom Kher, who gave us the comedy. Sooryavansham is a heart warming family movie, which you can enjoy watching with the family.

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Release Date:

21 May 1999 (India) See more »

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Lineage of the Sun God See more »

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Padmalaya Combines See more »
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Dolby Digital


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