Mrityudaata (1997)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 46 mins

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Dr Ram Prasad Ghayal (Amitabh) is a surgeon whose scalpel proves to be a magic wand. He has a wife called Janaki (Dimple) and a brother called Bharat. Bharat is in love with a dancing doll Renu (Karishma) whom the baddie's brother (Deepak Tijouri) also loves. Bharat, an architect refuses to sign a power project involving heavy kickbacks and heavier displacement (with so many scams in the air, what can one expect the plot to be). He is implicated in a plot and sent to jail. Unable to bear this humiliation, he apparently commits suicide and Renu marries Deepak instead of repenting her beloved's loss. Now is the time for Dr Ram as 'Mrityudaata' to avenge the loss of his wife and his brother. He trades his scalpel for a machine gun and apron for a commando coat and cap.
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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia

Crew: Mehul Kumar (Director), Russi Billimoria (Director of Photography), Anand Chitragupth (Music Director), Milind Chitragupth (Music Director), Sunil Kaushik (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1997 (India)

Tagline: Angel of death.

Hindi Name: मृत्युदाता

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Did you know? Pran makes a cameo appearance in the film. He only agreed to it because his long time relationship with Amitabh Bachchan. Read More
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as Dr. Ram Prasad Ghayal
as Mrs. Janki Ghayal
as Mohanlal's Son
Supporting Actor
as Bharat Prasad Ghayal
as Mohanlal
as Dr. Rahim Siddiqui
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Raja Tonga
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Mr. Maslani
as Mrs. Ghayal
as Raja's Gang
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
as Rana Tonga
Supporting Actor
as Police Inspector Danapani
Supporting Actor
as Trilochan Tripathi (T.T.) / Terror of Terrors
Supporting Actor
as Professor Nizamuddin Azad / Prisoner
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
as Jailer
as Umeshchan Jain
Supporting Actress
as Police Commissioner
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor


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Dolby Digital, DTS, Ultra Stereo
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24 fps
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Angel of death.
Movie Connection(s):
Features: Krantiveer (Hindi)
The film marked the comeback of Amitabh Bachchan after a six-year hiatus.

Amitabh Bachchan had come across Daler Mehndi at a wedding when the film was over 90% complete. He was very impressed with his vocals and had him record a last-minute song the very next day.

Pran makes a cameo appearance in the film. He only agreed to it because his long time relationship with Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan was paid INR 3 crore for the film.