Deewar (1975)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 54 mins

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'Deewar' is a sentimental family-oriented drama that revolves around two brothers – one an exemplary cop, Ravi (Kapoor), the other a criminal, Vijay (Bachchan). The bridge between them is the mother they both adore, Sumitra (Roy) but whom Vijay cannot later visit for fear of being arrested. This evocative tale explores the reasons why Vijay is forced to choose a life of violence and crime, as he works hard at menial jobs and suffers many humiliations to pay for his younger brother’s education. Embittered by the prevailing social iniquities, Vijay is recruited by a dockyard gang of smugglers and rises to become their leader. Ravi has to arrest him. Vijay decides to marry his pregnant lover, the dancer Anita (Babi), and go straight but she is murdered, causing him to become a ruthless vigilante while his mother gives Ravi permission to hunt down his wayward brother. Will Ravi be so dutiful as to take down his own brother? Where will Vijay's journey on the path of crime and violence lead him?
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Did you know? In 2014, Bachchan revealed that his iconic look in this film - a "denim blue shirt worn with khakee pants and a rope dangling over the shoulder" - was the result of a mistake by the tailor. He said, "The knotted shirt and rope on shoulder was an adjustment for an error in stitching, shirt too long so knotted it" Read More
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as Vijay Verma
as Leena Narang
as Ravi Verma
as Dancer in song "Koi Marjaye
as Chander's Father
as Young Vijay Verma
as Mulk Raj Dhabaria
as Anand Verma's Employer
Supporting Actor
as DCP. Narang
Supporting Actor
as Sumitra Devi
as Anita
as Darpan
as Young Ravi Verma
Supporting Actor
as Anand Verma - Father
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as Rahim Chacha

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
01 
03:22
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Playback Singer: Bhupinder Singh
02 
03:41
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
03 
05:36
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle
04 
02:38
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Playback Singer: Manna Dey
05 
03:37
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Playback Singer: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
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Crew/Equipment Visible
When Anand Verma (Satyen Kappoo) returns signing agreement with mill owners, it's raining outside. The water sprayed artificially for rain effect can be seen on left corner of the screen.

Continuity
In the awards scene at the start, Nirupa Roy is shown again in the audience after she goes on the stage.
Trivia:
This movie was remade in Telugu under the title Magaadu (1976) starring NTR with Ramakrishna, and in Tamil as Thee (1981) starring Rajinikanth, Suman, Manorama and Sripriya.

In 2014, Bachchan revealed that his iconic look in this film - a "denim blue shirt worn with khakee pants and a rope dangling over the shoulder" - was the result of a mistake by the tailor. He said, "The knotted shirt and rope on shoulder was an adjustment for an error in stitching, shirt too long so knotted it"

Nirupa Roy's role was first offered to Vyjayanthimala but she turned it down.

This movie swept most of the major categories at the 1976 Filmfare Awards. These include the awards for Best Film (Gulshan Rai), Best Director (Yash Chopra), Best Supporting Actor (Shashi Kapoor), Best Story (Salim-Javed), Best Dialogue (Salim-Javed), Best Screenplay (Salim-Javed) and Best Sound (M. A. Shaikh).

The phenomenal success of this movie turned out to be a career-defining one for many who worked on the movie, especially the writers Salim-Javed.

This movie is regarded as a a ground-breaking work. It was one of a few films which established Bachchan as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema.

The dialogs for the death scene of Amitabh Bachchan were never written, Yash Chopra gave this talented actor the leeway to speak what came to his mind.

Navin Nischol was the first choice for the role of Ravi Verma and Vyjanthimala was to play the mother's role. Both declined this film's offer when they learnt Rajesh Khanna was not doing Vijay Verma's role.

For the role of Vijay Verma, Yash Chopra wanted Rajesh Khanna. However, Salim Javed insisted on not having him, as they had gone through a recent altercation with Khanna. It was then that the role given to Amitabh.

Gulshan Rai read the movies script twice, and both the times he got so emotional that tears burst from his eyes.

Shashi Kapoor, who plays Amitabh Bachchan's younger brother in this movie is actually four years older than him.

Amitabh Bachchan's role was loosely based on famous Bombay smuggler Haji Mastan.

Salim-Javed were demanding 8 lakh rupees after the success of the movie. This sum was unheard of in Bollywood then.