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Reviews 84% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Two brothers (Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan) head for a showdown when one becomes a policeman, and the other, a criminal. Read More Read Less Watch on Hulu Stream Now

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Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express Yash Chopra, Salim-Javed, and Amitabh Bachchan changed the face of the Hindi film. The Angry Young Man, born in Zanjeer, came of age in this infinitely better crime drama, and made its hero unstoppable. Aug 17, 2021 Full Review Allan T. Sutherland Time Out They really should not make them like this any more! Oct 20, 2017 Full Review Jimmy Cage Jimmy Cage Movie Reviews (YouTube) DEEWAAR is THE angry young man epic that everyone should have seen. A "70s" film through and through, full of charm and style. And above all with a Big B that kicks some serious ass! Rated: 8/10 Mar 13, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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William L Amitabh Bachchan dressing like Pacino's Scarface, rolling up like Denzel's Frank Lucas, and kicking ass like Roundtree's Shaft. If Deewaar wanted to seriously pit the streetwise vs the idealistic in a tumultuous India, they shouldn't have made crime seem so cool. Though considered to be something of a spiritual successor to such films as Mother India, which is heavily allegorical and focuses on the radical social changes that the country was undergoing on a national level, Deewaar leans more contemporary and is less immediately convincing. The over-the-top fight choreography (which includes a WWE-style toss out of a window) and musical components are real drags on the story, but Salim-Javed and Chopra take the crucial step of making Bachchan's Vijay convincing and empathetic - raised in unjust circumstances and rightfully bitter, his fall to a life of crime is not without justification, transitioning from a champion of worker's rights to an enforcer in order to gain the status that was robbed of him by the greed of others. In contrast, Kapoor's Ravi, as Vijay's brother and ehtical mirror, is far less nuanced, less well-explored, and serves more as an excessively righteous representation of how the youth of then-India should be, a Boy Scout. If you're asking the audience to choose between the pair, the 'wrong' choice often seems like the right one. Though considered a classic by many fans of Hindi film, often using some slick gangster elements, and featuring solid performances from many well-regarded Indian actors of the 1970s (particularly Bachchan), the lack of moral depth in a film that attempts to sell itself on difficult choices is noteworthy. Given the heavy influences of blaxploitation films of just a few years prior, it's not out of line to call this a thriller with elements of both nationalist sentiment and exploitation. (3/5) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/17/21 Full Review S R 1001 movies to see before you die. Bollywood with a tough guy for the ages. Sadly, it was a bit too Bollywood for my taste. However, it had some sweet costumes and cheesy plot to boot. It was on youtube. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Poverty and injustice overcast the fate of this family. Nevertheless our life should be dictated by the choice we make and not by the shadow that cast upon us. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the greatest films of all time and a classic!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of Amitabh Bachchan's finest performances in the 1970's !! One of the best films ever made !! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member My favorite movie of all the time. Great dialogues, Mind Blowing Performances. Deewar is a true cult classic for ever. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Synopsis Two brothers (Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan) head for a showdown when one becomes a policeman, and the other, a criminal.
Yash Chopra
Gulshan Rai
Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan
Production Co
Trimurti Films Pvt. Ltd.
Crime, Drama, Action
Original Language
2h 48m
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