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Deewaar (1975)

  • Release Date1975
  • GenreAction, Crime, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time174 min
  • Length4761.22 metres
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number76782
  • Certificate Date14/01/1975
  • Shooting LocationRajkamal Kalamindir, Chandivali Studios

The so callled civilization is nothing but a dense of Walls made of bricks and mortars, appearing tranquil but full of uproar of sighs and sorrows as loud as an explosion.

God, like his creation The Man, has turned a deaf ear to the woes of the suffering humanity. But within these walls dwell some, whose hearts throb with emotions, eyes glitter with tears and lips ready to smile.

Vijay and Ravi, two souls-two brothers, who once shared the joys and sorrows together-had to be separated by a WALL built truth and Justice.

Ravi had in his veins toughness of his father, tender love of his mother and undying affection of his brother. But the Wall of Duty would not allow a re-union.

Vijay had experienced the bitterness of life. He carried the stigma of his father's indiscretion, committed out of love for his wife and children and under duress of blackmail. This stigma could not be washed as it was tatooed on his hand, to be borne till death. Vijay could not forget his life on footpath and the nights of starvation and poverty. The abuses slung at his mother remained imprinted in his heart. Torture and torments turned him into a rebel.

On the other side was Ravi, a believer in the rules of road, conscious of duties to society and law.

This was the Wall, a Wall of dogmas, separating the brothers, each one's opposed to the other's.

The only link of affection between brothers was their Mother. But when she learnt the palace Vijay had built stood on crime and sin, she was full of remorse. All the wealth of Vijay could not lessen her grief. She went with Ravi on the other side of the Wall deserting Vijay on his dide full of misery and loneliness.

A day dawned and this wall crumbled down leaving a void as big as an ocean, which could not be gulfed by all the tenderness, love and affection.

[from the official press booklet]



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