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Soldier (1998)

The story follows a young man (Bobby Deol) who flees India and arrives in Australia seeking vengence for something that started in India. In Australia he meets and falls in love with the daughter of a rich and powerful man(Suresh Oberoi). The story keeps the covers on Bobby Deols plan until the end when everything is revealed as to why he is a SOLDIER.

Directors:

Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla (as Abbas), Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla (as Mustan)

Writers:

Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay) (as Sachin Bhaumick), Shyam Goel (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rakhee Gulzar ... Geeta Malhotra (as Raakhee Gulzar)
Bobby Deol ... Vicky / Raju Malhotra
Preity Zinta ... Preeti Singh
Farida Jalal ... Shanti Sinha
Johnny Lever ... Mohan / Sohan (as Johny Lever)
Suresh Oberoi ... Pratap Singh
Dalip Tahil ... Virender Sinha (as Dilip Tahil)
Sharat Saxena ... Baldev Sinha
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Dinesh Kapoor (as Ashish Vidhayarthi)
Salim Ghouse ... Jaswant Dalal
Sheetal Suvarna Sheetal Suvarna ... (as Sheetal Suvarnaa)
Jeetu Verma
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Pankaj Dheer ... Vijay Malhotra
Priyanka Upendra ... (as Priyanka)
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Storyline

Major Vijay Malhotra works in the Indian army; on one assignment whereby he is asked to be the security in-charge of a truck-load of arms and ammunitions; he red-handedly caught some traitors attempting to steal these arms. When he attempts to bring them to justice; they attacked him leading to a scuffle which ended up leaving Malhotra dead. They then put the blame on Malhotra; has his dead body stripped of all medals and commendations, and leave him to be cremated by his wife Geeta and young son Raju. The villagers' refuses to let a traitor cremated on their land and leave his body to rot in the hot desert sand. 20 years later Raju has now matured and is on the verge of unravel the secrets of his dad's death and to punish the real perpetrators. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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He who kills for his country is called...Soldier


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 October 1998 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Dolby Digital

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The film was shot in Australia and India. See more »

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Referenced in Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Soldier, Soldier
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Sameer
Sung by Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
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Great romantic action thriller.
29 January 2011 | by MovieInspectorSee all my reviews

This is easily one of Bobby Deol's best performances,if not his best performance. This was actually Preity Zinta's first film, though Dil Se was released before this so that was her debut. She has given one of her best performances in this film too. The film is very cleverly made. After a lot of the key moments, there is a song. You can't even fast forward it because you want to be told what happens next and not tell yourself. The climax is brilliant, and you don't expect what happens in the end to happen. The music is great, though the best track has to be, you guessed it, 'Soldier Soldier...'. Another good thing is that you don't know what each character is up to, so some of the events are surprising. The screenplay is great and it has been edited very well. What more can I say? Watch it yourself.

Verdict: Unmissable. The films these days very straightforward in comparison; they should make more like this. I give it 9/10


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