Kala Patthar (1979)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 56 mins

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After being branded a coward for abandoning his ship full of over 300 passengers. Captain Vijay Pal Singh, is discharged from duty, humiliated by society and disowned by his parents. Feeling guilty over his cowardice and with low self-esteem, he starts working as a coal miner to forget his past. But it still continues to haunt him, and he welcomes the pain of physical labour as punishment. The owner of the mine is Dhanraj Puri, a carefree and irresponsible man whose mine is poorly equipped, with less than sufficient medical supplies, and no facilities for the miners and their families. Vijay tries his best to help the workers out whenever possible, but with little or no resources, it is an uphill task. One day the unthinkable happens: water gets into one of the mining tunnels, endangering the lives of more than 400 workers. Vijay, along with some of his colleagues struggle valiantly to save as many lives as possible. Will Vijay finally succeed in defeating the demons of his past? Can the miners be saved?
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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar, Shashi Kapoor

Crew: Yash Chopra (Director), Raju Kaygee (Director of Photography), Rajesh Roshan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Drama

Release Dates: 24 Aug 1979 (India)

Hindi Name: कला पत्थर

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Did you know? Amitabh Bachchan was against Shatrughan Sinha (his once old friend) doing this film. Read More
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as Vijay Pal Singh
as Dr. Sudha Sen
as Ravi Malhotra, Engineer
as Chief Navy Officer
as Rana
as Vikram's father
as Crippled hotel owner
as Shanker
as Jagga
as Raghunath's daughter
as Dhanraj Puri
as Vikram
as Dr Mathur
as Raghunath
as Dhanna
as Mangal Singh
as Mrs. Singh
as Navy officer
as Ram Singh
as Maneklal Saxena

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
01 
06:26
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi
02 
07:40
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
03 
05:17
04 
06:53
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Playback Singer: Pamela Chopra, Mahendra Kapoor
05 
03:17
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
06 
05:15
Trivia:
This film is the fourth collaboration between Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor and director Yash Chopra after the hugely successful Deewaar (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976) and Trishul (1978).

This movie is based on the Chasnala mining disaster. On 27 December 1975, in a coal mine in Chasnala near Dhanbad in the Indian state of Jharkhand. An explosion in the mine followed by flooding killed 372 miners.

When the movie opened in Leicester's Natraj cinema, England, UK in 1979, Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor both appeared on stage during the opening credits of the movie to surprise the movie audience. They were in the UK to promote the movie.

The opening of the song "Ek Raasta Hain Zindagi" is a re-working of the Dolly Parton song "Jolene", But the rest of the song is original.

Amitabh Bachchan was against Shatrughan Sinha (his once old friend) doing this film.