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Laawaris (1981)

A man, abandoned as a baby and forced to live as an orphan, is unknowingly employed by his biological father.

Director:

Prakash Mehra

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Shashi Bhushan (screenplay), Kader Khan (dialogue) (as Kadar Khan) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Heera
Zeenat Aman ... Mohini
Rakhee Gulzar ... Vidya
Amjad Khan ... Ranvir Singh
Bindu ... Kamini
Ranjeet ... Mahendar Singh
Padmini Kapila Padmini Kapila ... Ranjeet's girlfreind
Jeevan ... Lala
Mukri ... Gaffoor Bhai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vikas Anand ... Beggar (song "Jiska Koi Nahin")
Mumtaz Begum Mumtaz Begum ... Mohini's grandmother
R.S. Chopra R.S. Chopra ... Private Teacher
Nandita Das ... Mrs. Kailash Nath
Goga Kapoor ... Phuga
Satyendra Kapoor ... Kailash Nath
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Storyline

Left in the care of an alcoholic Gangu Ganpat (Shreeram Lagoo), young Heera, who named himself after a stray dog, wrestles with life in his young age. Years later, now a young man (Amitabh Bachchan), he works for Mahendar Singh (Ranjeet) and is in love with Mohini (Zeenat Aman), who will not have anything to do with him due to his lack of ancestry. Heera is now determined to find out who his parents are, and the only one who can help him is the elusive, alcohol-induced and incoherent Gangu Ganpat. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Action | Musical

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 May 1981 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Orphan See more »

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Trivia

The song Mere Angane Mein is a old Indian folk song that first appeared in the 1970 film Bombay Talkies. It was also used in the 1975 film "Maze Le Lo". In the film actor Naresh Kanodia performs the song on stage. See more »

Goofs

In the famous dog scene where Amitabh feeds the dog a hot chili, Zeenat Aman enters the restaurant with 2 unexplained mark blemishes on her face. Possibly from a previously edited out scene in the movie. As the scene progresses into a song, Zeenat's blemish mysteriously disappears. See more »

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Remade as Panakkaran (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Mere Angne Mein Tumhara Kya Kaam Hai (female)
Performed by Alka Yagnik
Music by Kalyanji Veerji Shah & Anandji Veerji Shah
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The Orphan
17 July 2012 | by gurdeepmann59See all my reviews

Prakash Mehra and Amitabh Bachchan were a hit combo and made some of Amitabh's memorable hits like ZANJEER (1973), HERA PHERI (1976) and MUQADDAR KA SIKANDAR (1978)

In this film Amitabh is an orphan but the son of a very rich man (Amjad Khan) who dumped Amitabh's mother Raakhee A unique story well handled

Amitabh's emotions are well-handled during the film Amjad Khan is given a positive role for once after Gabbar Singh in SHOLAY (1975)

Amitabh makes the best of his role Zeenat Aman is good Shreeman Lagoo is funny Ranjeet is OK Suresh Oberoi does well in his mini role Amjad Khan excels


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