Dharam Veer (1977)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 45 mins

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A Manmohan Desai-style fairy-tale adventure story freely mixing elements from different film genres and historical periods. A lone hunter (Pran) secretly marries the maharani (Mukherjee) of a princely state. In the beginning, a wild tigress manifests herself during their wedding night. The bride believes her husband to have died as a result and marries a more powerful man, a prince (P. Kumar). Before the maharani gives birth to twin boys, her husband is killed; his dying wish is that the boys’ parentage be kept secret. The twins are separated: Dharam (Dharmendra) is raised by a woodcutter while Veer (Jeetendra) becomes the heir-apparent to the throne. Unaware of their relationship, the two become buddies and go through a series of adventures. Dharam woos the haughty princess (Aman) of a neighbouring kingdom and Veer falls for a gypsy girl (Singh). The maharani’s evil brother (Jeevan) provides complications to the plot and the key action scene, presided over by the haughty princess, is a jousting tournament won by Dharam. When the victorious knight is captured, Veer, disguised as a gypsy, rescues him. The end of the film includes a spectacular battle between two pirate ships.
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Did you know? Dharmendra's young son Bobby Deol appears briefly playing the younger version of his father's character. Read More
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as Dharam Singh
as Rajkumari Pallavi
as Young Dharam
as Mrs. Roopmati Singh
as Maharaja
as Maharani Meenakshi
as Veer Singh
as Roopa (Gypsy Girl)
as Hunter Jwala Singh






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The films special appeal are its grand and colourful sets, melodious music as well as its sharp screenplay and storyline based in the medieval periods.

The film went on to become a gigantic blockbuster at the Indian box office becoming the second highest grossing film of 1977 as well as one of the biggest hits of the 1970s decade.

Dharam-Veer takes place in a mythical kingdom and tells the tale of twin brothers separated at birth who still become best friends when they are older, not knowing that they were real brothers. It also tells about their adventures, Dharam winning the love of a beautiful princess, court intrigues, and has a host of villains which they have to face.

It was part of Desai's four big hits of the year based on the "separated and reunited" theme (the others being "Parvarish", "Chacha Bhatija" (which also starred Dharmendra) and "Amar Akbar Anthony").

Dharmendra's young son Bobby Deol appears briefly playing the younger version of his father's character.

The film also features a trained hawk, which was responsible for saving Dharam as a child and which intervenes several times on behalf of the good guys.