Kabzaa (1988)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 32 mins

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Ranjit Verma (Raj Babbar) is the lawyer and legal counsel for a criminal named Veljibhai Soda (Paresh Rawal). Due to this association, Ranjit's brother, Ravi (Sanjay Dutt) also get involved with Veljibhai. Veljibhai trusts Ravi and asks him to intimidate Ustad Ali Mohammed (Aloknath), so that he can take possession of his property, but Ustad Ali is not intimidated by Ravi or by Veljibhai, his men, and a corrupt police inspector (Avtar Gill) and refuses to let go of this property. Ravi feels sympathy for Ustad Ali and becomes his follower. This angers Velji, and Ranjit as well, and they try to talk to Ravi, but to no avail. Veljibhai then takes matters into his own hands and must not only get rid of Ustad Ali, but also Ravi, and Ranjit as well. Will Veljibhai succeed?
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Cast: Amrita Singh, Paresh Rawal, Raj Babbar, Sanjay Dutt

Crew: Mahesh Bhatt (Director), Nadeem Khan (Director of Photography), Rajesh Roshan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 20 May 1988 (India)

Hindi Name: कब्ज़ा

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Did you know? This film is a remake of the American hit On the Waterfront (1954) starring Marlon Brando. Read More
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as Rita
as Veljibhai Soda
as Ranjit Varma
as Ravi Varma
as Arun Date
as Ustad Ali Mohammed
as Dagha Sahab
as Police Inspector
as Doctor Smita
as Dancer
as Ravi's Employer
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as Dagha's Assistant
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as Tiwari
as Mandar Bhagawat
as Barber
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Remake of: On the Waterfront (English)
This film is a remake of the American hit On the Waterfront (1954) starring Marlon Brando.

Mahesh Bhatt used Emraan Hashmi 's apartment to shoot several scenes. As a child, Emraan would sit in the hallway and watch Mahesh direct several scenes in the living room.