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Dayavan (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 21 October 1988 (India)
The story of Dayavan, a benevolent gangster who dedicates his life to helping those less fortunate than himself.

Director:

Feroz Khan

Writers:

Parvez Mehdi (dialogue), Aziz Quaisi (dialogue) (as Aziz Qaisi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinod Khanna ... Shakti Velhu / Dayavan
Feroz Khan ... Shankar Waghmare
Amala Akkineni ... Sarita Velhu (as Amala)
Amrish Puri ... Inspector Ratan Singh
Anupam Kher ... Mr. Kohli
Aruna Irani ... Tara
Madhuri Dixit ... Neela Velhu
Imtiaz Khan ... Anna
Alok Nath ... Karim Baba
Aditya Pancholi ... Assistant Commissioner of Police
Sudhir Pandey ... Manjle Anna
Mahavir Shah ... Chokshi
Anjan Srivastav ... S.P. Raghavan
Jainendra Jainendra
Tinnu Anand ... Ajit Singh
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Storyline

This is the story of two childhood buddies who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a shanty town. One of them (Vinod Khanna) becomes a sort of 'godfather' for the locals. One day he is taken to a brothel by his friend (Feroz Khan), where he meets a young prostitute (Madhuri Dixit). He is impressed by her ambition to educate herself and she is impressed by his honorable nature. They fall in love and get married the next day. However, their happiness is short-lived, as the gangster lifestyle begins to take its toll. Written by ajji-2

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (India) See more »

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Production Co:

F.K. International See more »
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Color
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Dayavan had one of the biggest film premiere in the film industry. It was talk of the town in 1988. See more »

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Remake of Nayakan (1987) See more »

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a superb movie
14 November 2006 | by sseven-1See all my reviews

It's a great saga . The story of a hero among the poor and the exploited. It keeps you engrossed throughout. A fast paced movie, Superb screen play ,real depiction of life.

The fight scenes are superb

The songs are just situational and not inserted just like that like in some movies.there are hardly 2 songs. It's nice that the director hasn't wasted time on songs and focused on the content. It's a complete story.It's not just a love story;it includes a love story as a part of the main plot.All other sub plots are equally interesting.

You will find almost all situations in life here It shows all kinds of people.

It is said to be based on Kamal Hassan's movie in Tamil. Kudos to Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna for making this movie for Hindi audiences.


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