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Sooryavansham (1999)

Heera fails to live up to expectations of his father Thakur Bhanupratap Singh, a powerful and respected man of his community. Despite all odds Heera struggles to keep his father's pride.

Directors:

E.V.V. Satyanarayana (as Satyanarayana E.V.V.), Pranavanand (co-director)

Writers:

Aadesh K. Arjun (dialogue), E.V.V. Satyanarayana (screenplay) (as Satyanarayana E.V.V.) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Dual Role (Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh & Heera Singh)
Soundarya ... Radha Singh
Rachana Banerjee ... Gauri
Jayasudha ... Sharda, Heera's mother (as Jaya Kapoor)
Anupam Kher ... Dharmendra (Mindra)
Mukesh Rishi ... Deshraj Thakur / Kevda Thakur
Shivaji Satam ... Radha's father
Rajesh Khattar
Anandavardhan Anandavardhan ... (as Ananda Vardhan)
Aahuthi Prasad ... (as Ahuthi Prasad)
Bindu ... Radha's mother
Delhi Rejeshwari Delhi Rejeshwari
Neelima Neelima
Kader Khan ... Major Ranjit Singh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brahmanandam ... Doctor
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Storyline

Due to the respects he has for his subjects; Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh rules over his region with fairness and thus any decision he makes on behalf of the villagers holds weight. He lives with his wife Sharda, three sons with Heera being the youngest son, who is uneducated and for this very reason he is black-listed by his dad. When Heera abducts a girl name Radha from a respectable family and marry her this defame his family more prompting Bhanu Pratap to turn him out of the house. In a short while Heera and his wife Radha struggles to make ends; with the advent of a bus service Heera is now a wealthy man and Radha is now the collector. He continues to climb the ladder of success by inaugurating a charitable hospital in his dad's name but another calamity destructs him when he became the prime suspect for poisoning his dad's Kheer. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Action | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 May 1999 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Suryavansham See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Padmalaya Combines See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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The plot was powerful. Yet the movie was a flop - mainly due to miscasting and lack of chemistry. While Amitabh who was 57 at the time, excelled in the role of the disciplinarian father, he looked jaded in the role of the young twenty-something son. His chemistry with the super-beautiful Soundarya was weak. Newcomer Rachna as his childhood sweetheart just did not jell. The role of his mother, the senior Amitabh's wife was played by the 40 year old Jayasudha, making the mother-son dynamics very unconvincing as well. Had the makers cast a senior leading lady like Raakhee or Waheeda opposite the older Amitabh and given the son's role to a younger actor like Abhishek, the movie would have been a hit. If Amitabh's dual role was a must, at a very minimum, he should have been shown as a man in his 30s instead of a contemporary of a college-going Rachna. See more »

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Referenced in The Kapil Sharma Show: New Year Special (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Dil Mere Tu Deewana
(2)
Lyrics by Sameer
Music by Anu Malik
Performed by Kumar Sanu
T-Series
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One of Bachchan's Best
10 June 2006 | by liakot_aSee all my reviews

Sooryavansham released at a time when Amitabh Bachchan made a series of Flops. Insaniyaat, mrityudaata, Major Saab, Lal Badshaah, Bade Miyan chote miyan and Kohraam were all duds in the box office. A percentage of the audience were not keen on his next release since all those flops in a row, coming from a Bollywood legend. The trailer of Sooryavansham didn't look too good, mainly because of the setting in a village and unknown actresses. This is the reason the movie did not do well financially. Majority of the people watched this on Video rather then Cinema. The reviews turned out to be Excellent. The film had a great storyline, great acting and nice music. Amitabh in a double role delivers yet another brilliant performance. The supporting cast were quite good especially Kader Khan and Anupom Kher, who gave us the comedy. Sooryavansham is a heart warming family movie, which you can enjoy watching with the family.


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