Deewaar (1975 - Hindi)
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Amitabh Bachchan-starrer “Deewaar” hit the screens 40 years back and the megastar has thanked its scriptwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar for the "perfect script". The movie, which revolves around two brothers -- a policeman and a criminal -- also stars Shashi Kapoor in the lead.
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Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) struggles hard as a deckworker to become a top figure in the underworld, while his brother Ravi (Shashi Kapoor) becomes an honest and righteous policeman. The brothers engage in a dedly battle with each other to prove whom the mother loves more...
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"Deewar" deploys melodrama, addressing contemporary discourses within a moral framework; social injustice, state power, criminality, gender, and religion are braided together against the backdrop of early 1970s turmoil. A prominant strand in the film is the sympathetic representation of the struggling working class with Vijay as its emblematic figure. At the film's outset, in a flashback, Anand Babu, Vijay's father, a trade union leader, in a stirring speech reminds striking workers of their fight for education, health care, and housing. In carefully chosen rhetoric he argues that ...» Read full review
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Waheeda Rehman was approached for the mother's role in 'Deewar'. Since Yash Chopra had already cast her in 'Kabhi Kabhie' as Amitabh Bachchan's wife, he was worried about public reaction to her playing the role of Amitabh Bachchan's mother, if 'Kabhi Kabhie' released before 'Deewar'.
Yash Chopra wanted to cast Rajesh Khanna for the role of Vijay Verma in 'Deewar'. However, writer duo Salim-Javed insisted on the role being given to Amitabh Bachchan, because of their earlier misunderstanding with Rajesh Khanna.
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Also spelt like: diwar, Deewar