Batwara (1989)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 20 mins

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Set against the backdrop of a tumultuous period in Indian history, when princely families and wealthy landowners found their wealth, status and powers gradually being taken over by the government machinery, this evocative tale follows one such princely family's struggle to adapt to changing times. Bade Thakur (Shammi Kapoor) has three sons Devan (Vijayendra Ghatge), Vikram Singh (Vinod Khanna), and Rajendra Singh, a Police Officer (Mohsin Khan). While Devan is threatened by the eroding power of their family, his brothers, on the contrary, accept the change. Vikram even has a lowly peasant, Sumer Singh (Dharmendra) for a friend. But fate has something else in store for these two friends. Things come to such a boil that eventually Bade Thakur may have to decide to split the estate. How will this effect the relationships of the father and the sons? Will this impact on the friendship of Sumer and Vikram?
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as Sumer Singh
as Jinna
as Vikram Singh
as Narrator
as Hanumant Singh
as Roopa
as Bade Thakur's wife
as Devan's wife
as Rajendra's wife
as Sukhchain
as Bade Thakur




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24 fps
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2.39:1 (Scope)
The film is narrated by Amitabh Bachchan.

Director J. P. Dutta and Dharmendra had several arguments while making the film because of Dharmendra arriving late and drunk.

Several articles reported that Dharmendra and Vinod Khanna had a physical fight on the sets due to a disagreement. Both the actors denied these allegations.

Anil Kapoor was signed for the film but was replaced by Mohsin Khan.