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? For the film promotion 100's of children were hired to deck themselves in "angel of death" posters and made to walk Mumbai's street in the sweltering heat. Read More
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as Dr. Ram Prasad Ghayal
as Mrs. Janki Ghayal
as Mohanlal's Son
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as Bharat Prasad Ghayal
as Mohanlal
as Dr. Rahim Siddiqui
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as Raja Tonga
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as Mr. Maslani
as Mrs. Ghayal
as Raja's Gang
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as Rana Tonga
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as Police Inspector Danapani
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as Trilochan Tripathi (T.T.) / Terror of Terrors
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as Professor Nizamuddin Azad / Prisoner
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
as Jailer
as Umeshchan Jain
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as Police Commissioner
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Dolby Digital, DTS, Ultra Stereo
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24 fps
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Angel of death.
This movie marked the comeback of superstar Amitabh Bachchan after a five-year sabbatical.

Amitabh Bachchan noticed "Daler Mehendi" at a wedding and was very impressed with his vocals he felt he should sing for his own film. The next day Amitabh rang Daler and Daler recorded the song the very next day when the film was already 90-95% complete. Amitabh called it "a last minute song".

Pran only agreed to do a cameo because his lengthy association with Amitabh Bachchan.

Abhishek Bachchan was a uncredited assistant to the film, where he also met his future wife Aishwarya Rai in August 1997 for the first time. Abhishek was scouting for location shoots for his home production in Switzerland, while Aishwarya was shooting ...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya in the next village.

After the movie bombed at the box-office, critics wrote off Amitabh Bachchan's career.

A computer firm Raja Interactive merged with ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited) to set up a touch screen kiosk at theater halls with the promotional game Death series.

After the film bombed at the box office, Amitabh Bachchan was questioned several times by the media what went wrong with the film. Amitabh would often reply that he had seen bits and parts of the film and had not seen the whole film.

For the film promotion 100's of children were hired to deck themselves in "angel of death" posters and made to walk Mumbai's street in the sweltering heat.
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