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Desh Premee (1982)

Master Dinanath is an ex-freedom fighter. When he gets Thakur Pratap Singh arrested for arms smuggling, he has Master's wife Bharati and young daughter Priti kidnapped and also turns his ... See full summary »

Director:

Manmohan Desai

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Kader Khan (dialogue) (as Kadar Khan), K.B. Pathak (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Master Dinanath / Raju
Hema Malini ... Asha
Navin Nischol ... Inspector Deepak Singh
Parveen Babi ... Dr. Priti
Shammi Kapoor ... Shamsher Singh
Prem Nath ... Puthu Anna
Uttam Kumar ... Parunto Ghosh
Parikshat Sahni ... Ghulam Ali
Prem Chopra ... Don
Kader Khan ... Sher Singh
Amjad Khan ... Thakur Pratap Singh
Sharmila Tagore ... Bharati
Jeevan ... Munim
Jagdish Raj ... Major B.K. Verma
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Master Dinanath is an ex-freedom fighter. When he gets Thakur Pratap Singh arrested for arms smuggling, he has Master's wife Bharati and young daughter Priti kidnapped and also turns his locality's public against him. Dinanath escapes with his young son Raju and they settle into a slum named Bharat Nagar. Meanwhile, Bharati contracts leprosy and escapes from her kidnappers, leaving her daughter Priti in a friend's care. Dinanath is led to presume that his wife and daughter are dead. Bharati Nagar is ruled by four underworld dons, each representing a different Indian community. Dinanath persuades them to live in harmony and once they settle their differences, the four dons use Dinanath's stay in Bharat Nagar to cover up their own illegal activities. Fast Forward to 15 years later, the year is 1962. Dinanath's now grown-up son Raju turns out to be the opposite of his father by being drawn into the underworld, committing crimes to earn money with his father unaware of what he does. Raju ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 April 1982 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Desh Premi See more »

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S.S. Movietone See more »
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In this movie Hema wears a yellow version of the exact same costume she wore in MKD's other movie Naseeb's song sequence! Both movies were being shot together and Amitabh-Hema formed the lead pair in both. See more »

Goofs

The "transmitter tracker" that Amjad Khan's character uses to track the transmitter that he fitted in Prem Chopra's shoe is actually just a calculator. See more »

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Spoofed in Housefull (2010) See more »

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Khatoon Ki Khidmat Mein Salaam Apoon Ka
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Performed by Kishore Kumar
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17 March 2004 | by ArvindVyasSee all my reviews

Manmohan Desai, who in his earlier movies "Amar Akbar Anthony" and "Naseeb" introduced formula of "Hindu-Muslim-Christian unity", has gone beyond the formula. Here he has the formula for "east-west-north-south unity of India". Of course, he has his usual spice.

Dinanath (Amitabh) is a freedom fighter - married to Bharati (Sharmila Taigore). During the freedom struggle, though freedom is won but, he looses Bharati - who leaves as she is affected by leprosy. He is given shelter in Bharat Nagar - as four underworld dons of Bharat Nagar (representing east - great bengali actor Uttam Kumar - who died during filiming the movie and the rest of his role was played by hair dresser to Amitabh Bachchan), west (Parikshit Sahani), north (Shammi Kapoor) and south (Prem Nath)). However, his son (again played by Amitabh) right from childhood realizes that the dons are using his father's stay in Bharat Nagar to cover up their wrong doings. So he starts "hafta-wasooli" and grows up just opposite of his father. He is mistakenly married to Hema Malini while trying to run away from police hides behind "sehra" in a mass marriage ceremony organized by his "Father".

How the son and the Bharat Nagar is reformed that is rest of the story.

Lot of massala is there and that include Amitabh Bachchan mimicking his idol "Mehmood"!

Overall load of fun!


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