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Shakti (1982)

A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son... See full summary »

Director:

Ramesh Sippy

Writers:

Javed Akhtar (as Salim Javed), Salim Khan (as Salim Javed)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dilip Kumar ... DCP Ashwini Kumar
Amitabh Bachchan ... Vijay A. Kumar
Rakhee Gulzar ... Sheetal
Smita Patil ... Roma
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... K. D. Narang
Amrish Puri ... J.K. 'JK' Verma
Vikas Anand ... Inspector Sudhakar
Jagdish Raj
Chandrashekhar ... Senior Police Officer (as Chandra Shekhar)
Neiraj Bhalla Neiraj Bhalla ... (as Niraj)
Murli Sharma ... (as Murli)
Sharat Saxena ... Loko
Master Ravi Master Ravi ... Young Vijay A. Kumar
Dalip Tahil ... Ganpat Rai (as Dilip Tahil)
Goga Kapoor ... Yeshwant
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Storyline

A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son for the sake of his principles. This works out to devastating effect when the son grows up to be a Mafia don, and his father is assigned the job of bringing him in. Written by joyojeet <joyojeet@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1 October 1982 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Tatăl şi fiul See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

M.R. Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1989 video release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Mushir Riaz had signed Yash Chopra for a film titled "Aag Ka Dariya" starring Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan .Yash Chopra backed out for unknown reasons. It remains a mystery if Aag Ka Dariya and Ramesh Sippy's Shakti were the same film. See more »

Quotes

DCP Ashwini Kumar: [answering ransom demand over the phone] Yeshwant is a criminal, and I am a police officer... I cannot let him go.
K. D. Narang: Do you understand what this could mean?
DCP Ashwini Kumar: Yes... I understand that right now my son's life is in your hands...
[conflicted pause]
DCP Ashwini Kumar: Kill him. Kill him. You can kill him, but I won't misuse my badge. No matter what you do, do you guys hear me? No matter what you do I will never violate my duty, ever.
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Connections

Referenced in Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Jaane Kaisey Kab Kahan Ikraar Ho Gaya
Performed by Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Music on H.M.V.
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A psychological clash between two mega stars.... Worth Watching....
12 April 2016 | by SumanShakyaSee all my reviews

Two mega stars of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan star in this action drama. The story is pretty familiar, with the father cast as a dedicated inspector and son a criminal. Instead of regular stunts and villains, the film focuses much on the psychological relationship between a father and the son, who both love each other immensely but fail to understand each other until it is too late. In their roles as a father and son, both mega stars have performed brilliantly and instead of their star power they have shown their pure acting skills. Smita Patil and Rakhee both have shared some of the most heart felt sequences. Music and songs are good enough. The flaws if you want to point out include certain sequences which are familiar from other Amitabh Bachchan movies like the regular cop and criminals chase, Amitabh's alcoholic scene, or the regular image of the police.

Rating: 2 stars out of 4


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