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Saathi (1991)

As children, Suraj and Amar had helplessly watched a police inspector beat their poor father to death by throwing him from a window of a multi-storied building. Amar and Suraj grow up and ... See full summary »

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Mahesh Bhatt

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aditya Pancholi ... Suraj (as Aditya Panscholi)
Mohsin Khan Mohsin Khan ... Amar
Varsha Usgaonkar ... Nisha
Paresh Rawal ... Pasha
Avtar Gill ... Samant
Mushtaq Khan ... Shetty
Dinesh Anand Dinesh Anand
Javed Khan ... Bartender
Soni Razdan ... Tina (Prostitute) (as Sony Razdan)
Raju Shrestha ... Vicky (as Raju Shreshtha)
Homi Wadia Homi Wadia ... Police Inspector Khan
Anant Jog ... Suraj's Father
Bashir Khan Bashir Khan
Gavin Packard ... Chikna (as Gavin Pekard)
Sharad Chauhan Sharad Chauhan
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Storyline

As children, Suraj and Amar had helplessly watched a police inspector beat their poor father to death by throwing him from a window of a multi-storied building. Amar and Suraj grow up and take to petty crime. It is this that leads them to a gangster named Pasha, and it is here that Amar and Suraj will decide to part ways, for Amar does not want to get involved in any gangland activity especially dealing with illicit drugs, while Suraj wants money and wealth and will do anything to get rich. Their paths will cross again, when Suraj accepts a contract to kill a young drug addict named Vicky from testifying against Pasha and his men. What Suraj does not know is that Vicky is the brother of Asha, the woman Amar has fallen in love with, and will do anything to protect her and Vicky. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Action | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

3 September 1991 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Companion See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Aditya Pancholi's character is based on Tony Montana See more »

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Hui Aankh Nam, Aur Yeh Dil Muskuraya
Music by Nadeem Saifi & Shravan Rathod
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Solid piece of 90's film-making!
4 September 2009 | by vik_chavSee all my reviews

Last week, I just happen to rediscover this film directed by Mahesh Bhatt and I must confess that I still can't get the film out of my mind. To me, it's a solid piece of 90's film-making in India. The film is loosely based on the film Scarface (1983) which was directed by Brian De Palma and was written by Oliver Stone. Though, the similarity between the two films is just restricted to the 'rise of a gangster' part. Saathi, essentially is the story of Suraj (Aditya Pancholi) and Amar (Mohsin Khan) and their friendship which also reminds me of Sholay's Jai and Veeru in a vague manner, especially the earlier part.

The film chronicles the journey of both the friends together from street urchins to petty thieves to life of some serious crime. At a certain point Amar refuses to tread this path of crime and Suraj is hell bent on going on and on. The characterizations of Amar and Suraj also share similarities with Ravi and Vicky respectively from Bhatt's previous film Naam (1986), incidentally written by Salim Khan.

The strength of the film lies in its brisk and relentless narrative, good performances and good music. The way Bhatt has used the songs to take the narrative further is also commendable. Every song adds up to the narrative in its own way despite of there being six songs in the film. 'Yaarana Yaar Ka', 'Aisa Bhi Dekho Waqt Jeeven Mein Aata Hai' and 'Zindagi Ki Talash Mein' are among the best of the songs in the film.

Aditya Pancholi's Suraj and Mohsin Khan's Amar balance each other quite well. Aditya's reckless, impulsive and nervous portrayal of Suraj is one of the actor's best till date. Mohsin's mature, restrained and underplayed interpretation of Amar compliments Suraj quite well. The highlight of the film is the scene where Suraj goes way out of control and shoots the policeman who was responsible for his father's death.

The explicitness of violence and drugs portrayed in the film is typically 80's-early 90's which was very much required by the film to make its point regarding connections between poverty, crime and class conflict.


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