Jeevan Ek Sangharsh (1990)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 40 mins

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Widowed Sulakshana Devi (Raakhee) has three children: two sons, Arjun (Kanwaljit Singh) and Karan, and a daughter, Suman (Shehnaz Kudia). They live in a rented house and the landlord behaves badly with Sulakshana Devi and robs all her money. Karan decides to rob the landlord but gets caught and is sent to the children's remand home. Sulakshana Devi decides to visit Karan before they leave for Mumbai but realizes that he ran away from the remand home. Karan also makes his way to Mumbai, where he is picked up by a garage owner. During a road-side fight, grown up Karan (Anil Kapoor) is caught by police and is offered to work for Devraj Kamat (Anupam Kher), a criminal mastermind. Karan refuses the offer but Kamat informs his rival Rattan Dholakia (Paresh Rawal). Rattan frames Karan for a murder of a police officer but is freed way by Kamat when he agrees to work together. Karan tries to meet his family through Arjun (Kanwaljit Singh) and Suman (Shehnaz Kudia) but Sulakshana Devi refuses to accept him. Various incident leads Karan to meet and fall in love with Madhu (Madhuri Dixit) and he decides to leave the underworld. However, Kamat and Dholakia join hands to destroy Karan as he was critical part of their underworld operations.

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Rakhee Gulzar

Crew: Rahul Rawail (Director), KS Prakash Rao (Director of Photography), Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (Music Director), Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 03 Aug 1990 (India)

Hindi Name: जीवन एक संघर्ष

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as Karan Kumar
as Madhu Sen
as Sulakshana Devi Kumar
as Devraj Kamat
as Roop Chand
as Ghan Shyam
as Police Inspector Gill
as Shivani
as Mahesh Dholakia
as Rattan Dholakia
as Suman Kumar
as Arjun's Senior Officer
as Khushiram


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The film was initially titled Sanghursh.

Anil Kapoor's voice is dubbed in one of the scenes.

The film was offered to Aamir Khan but he turned it down.