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Sham Ghansham (1998)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 1 January 1998 (India)
Satyadev Singh lives with his wife, Ganga, and two sons, Sham and Ghansham, and their family leads a fairly comfortable life. Things turn for the worse for them when a new corrupt Collector... See full summary »


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Ravi Shankar Jaiswal (additional dialogue), Ram Kelkar (additional dialogue)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rakhee Gulzar ... Ganga
Chandrachur Singh ... Sham
Arbaaz Khan ... Ghansham
Priya Gill ... Geeta
Pooja Batra ... Roopa
Bhupinder Singh ... Monty
Amrish Puri ... Collector Bhim Singh
Gufi Paintal ... Chintamani
Vikram Gokhale ... Satyadev Singh (as Vikram Gokhle)
Rohini Hattangadi ... Kaushalya Bhim Singh
Raju Kher
K.K. Singh K.K. Singh
Ghanshyam Nayak Ghanshyam Nayak
Vinod Raut Vinod Raut
Hayat Asif Hayat Asif


Satyadev Singh lives with his wife, Ganga, and two sons, Sham and Ghansham, and their family leads a fairly comfortable life. Things turn for the worse for them when a new corrupt Collector named Bhim Singh enters their region. Satyadev is killed, and Ganga has to flee with her children away from this region, and from Bhim Singh. Years later, Sham and Ghansham have grown up and would like to avenge their father's death. Their quest takes them to Collector Bhim Singh and his men, who are ready to let history repeat itself, by killing the sons of Satyadev Singh. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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1 January 1998 (India) See more »

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Rakhee's third film where Amrish Puri plays the villain.And films title is based on character names of lead heroes.Earlier being Ram Lakhan 1989 and Karan Arjun 1995. See more »


Mitwa Re
Sung by Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik
Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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About the bond between mothers & sons and good vs. evil. Good script & performances by Rakhee Gulzar & Amrish Puri
10 November 2019 | by r_mantra_rSee all my reviews

Sham Ghansham features a similar theme to Rajesh Roshan's 1995 blockbuster 'Karan Arjun', Abbas & Mustan's 'Soldier' (released in the same year 1998), and Subhash Ghai's 1989 blockbuster 'Ram Lakhan'. Less violent, but with a hugh twist!

Good script incorporating concepts from Ramayana & Bhagavad Gita in the plot with teachings of human values, morality and good vs. evil.

Rakhee's motherly performance was well played and not overdone as some of the other mentioned films with a similar role.

The film is themed on the bond between mothers and sons and is also played well by the less popular cast of Arbaaz Khan, Chandrachur Singh, Pooja Batra & Priya Gill.

Amish Puri's villain role is different from other similar films and is important to the film's astounding climax which keeps one glued to their seat!

The film keeps it's focus throughout and plot, with less time being spent on too many timepass comedy scenes or item numbers.

Music by Vishal Bharadwaj is average. The strongest & most popular compositions being 'Mitwa Re' with vocals by Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik, the title song 'Maa Ki Mamta' & 'Tum Dono Ho Ek Se' by Lata Mangeskar, Hariharan & Sudesh Wadkar and 'Aandhi Hai Jandhi Hai' by Sukhwinder Singh & Hema Sardesai.

Worth the watch and guaranteed to keep you entertained till the end!

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