Deewaar a classic Indian movie, directed by Indian director Yash Chopra built upon the angry young man persona of Amitabh Bachchan.The movie came at a time when the lofty heights of freedom movements were dashed by stark reality of corruption that had steeped into the society.Amitabh Bachchan’s character, Vijay Verma, is said to have been based on the life of the Mumbai gangster, Haji Mastan Mirza.The film became a “superhit” at the box office in 1975, ranking in at number 4.
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Neetu Singh
Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi (Shashi Kapoor) are two brothers who were raised amidst much hardship by their strong-hearted mother (Nirupa Roy) after their father abandons them.Vijay is very different from his brother as he has a more hot-headed temperament while Ravi is soft spoken and polite.Ravi struggles to find a job even though he is a graduate.
Ravi meets his girlfriend’s (Neetu Singh) father who is a police commissioner and after meeting him he decides to join the police force and leaves for training.On the other hand, Vijay works in a shipping dock where he comes into contact with the underworld and is driven into the world of crime.Vijay’s primary reason to go into the underworld is because he has seen his mother suffer so much in life and wants to provide her with all the luxuries of life.
Then Ravi returns from his training having become a full-fledged policeman.The two brothers are separated by their duties as one protects the law while the other breaks it.Finally Ravi shoots down Vijay who dies in his mother’s arms.
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