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Dancer (1991)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Musical | 23 August 1991 (India)
A popular singer-dancer finds out that his current sponsor is the one who murdered his father and framed his mother for the murder.


Kishore Vyas


Nawab Arzoo (dialogue), Afzal Khan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Raju 'Raja'
Kirti Singh Kirti Singh ... Radha - Dattu's sister
Mohnish Bahl ... Mohnish
Laxmikant Berde ... Dattu
Mahesh Anand ... Mohnish's Goon
Gajendra Chauhan ... Joshi (as Gajendra Chouhan)
Anjana Mumtaz ... Malti Devi
Dalip Tahil ... Rai Bahadur Brijbhushan Sharma
Anand Balraj ... Malti's husband
Mohini ... Priya B. Sharma
Sudhir Dalvi ... Dattu's dad
Viju Khote ... Dhasukh Ghotale
Gurbachan Singh ... Georgie Dada (as Guru Bachan)
Ram Mohan ... Judge
Dev Sharma Dev Sharma


Malti witnesses a physical altercation between her husband and Rai Bahadur Brijbhushan Sharma, as a result of which her husband gets knifed and killed. As she tries to take the knife out, the Police arrive, arrest her, and hold her in a cell. It is here that Brijbhushan visits her and warns her not to testify against him as he will kill her son, Raju. Malti accepts full responsibility of her husband's death, is found guilty, and sentenced to 14 years in jail. After her discharge, she is released and finds out that Raju is now known as Raja is very popular dancer and singer. She also gets to meet Radha and her brother, Dattu, who are looking after Raju, and hopes that her son will eventually marry Radha. She subsequently comes to know that Raju loves Priya, who is the daughter of none other than Brijbhushan. Malti is not ready to expose Brijbhushan as her husband's killer - she has other plans for him, and none of her plans include Priya as her future daughter-in-law. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Action Film, With a Strange Dances
23 April 2020 | by artikafitriaramadhaniSee all my reviews

Long before watching the Dancer film, I saw Akshay Kumar's talents in his various films. He is not as smart as Hrithik Roshan in dancing, but Akshay can act well in every dance. That's what I like about every Akshay dance, he doesn't over-dance and doesn't think to flex his dance.

I've watched this movie twice. The first time I watched it, I swear! I cannot describe this film. The main attraction for me in the movie Dancer is Akshay Kumar. The second time, I tried to look on the other side of the film.

Just an ordinary story. Corny. Indeed there is nothing special. But, this film fascinates me with romantic scenes and action. Hundreds of Bollywood masala films also have the same appeal. That's why this film is normal.

Revenge films are commonplace in Bollywood in the 80s and 90s. The only thing that made me interested in watching this film was Akshay Kumar and Rakhee that I had seen in their other films before. Rakhee performed well as a mother. I also appreciate this film because it displays the figure of a mother as the figure of an angel. This film really teaches about the meaning, "who is mother?". Although there are some dramatized scenes. This is the disadvantage.

Laxmikant Berde also performed well, although he played some scenes with crisp comedy. He appeared to accompany all the main characters quite well. Although his acting seemed ordinary in this film.

Mohnish Behl also performed the same as his other roles. He appeared as a villain in the film. Mohnish is another attraction in this film besides Akshay.

Mohini appeared as a sweetener. I guess, she doesn't work well in some scenes. She only honey for this film.

Akshay is the main magnet of the Dancer film. He appeared as a good dancer. He should be appreciated for his efforts. But what was most disturbing was the strange dance moves. He seemed to be doing martial arts rather than dancing. The only Akshay dance that is very good and quite reasonably referred to as "dance" is the dance in the song Rim Jhim Sawan Barse.

The song composed by Anand-Milind is rather strange. They don't usually make songs like this. Overall, the music for this film is very bad. Of course there are still exceptions. Rim Jhim Sawan Barse's song is the only song that is not strange. Aao Chalo Milke Gaaye's song is not bad either.

My rating: 5/10

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