Dostana (1980 film)
Dostana ("Friendship") is a 1980 Indian action-drama film, written by Salim-Javed, produced by Yash Johar, and directed by Raj Khosla. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, Amrish Puri, Helen, Pran and Paintal. The film was the fourth highest-grosser of 1980, behind Qurbani, Asha and Ram Balram. Dostana was one of the last successful films directed by Raj Khosla. The film was remade in Tamil as Sattam, with Kamal Haasan.
|Directed by||Raj Khosla|
|Produced by||Yash Johar|
|Cinematography||Nariman A. Irani|
|Edited by||Waman Bhonsle|
|Distributed by||Dharma Productions
Yash Raj Films
Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi (Shatrughan Sinha) are best friends who do not question each other about their careers. Vijay is a police officer and Ravi is a lawyer. While Vijay catches criminals, Ravi bails those criminals out and is employed by Daaga (Prem Chopra). One day both Vijay and Ravi meet Sheetal (Zeenat Aman) at different places and times, and both fall in love with her. While Vijay's love is more vocal and is reciprocated by Sheetal, Ravi has one-sided crush on Sheetal.
Ravi admits his love for Sheetal to Vijay who is devastated but decides to sacrifice his love for Ravi's sake. However, there is a misunderstanding when Daaga decides to stir up Vijay and Ravi's friendship by showing Ravi a photo of Vijay and Sheetal. Vijay and Ravi become rivals for the first time. The rest of the movie looks at the conflict between Vijay and Daaga. After the misunderstanding, Ravi is on Daaga's side but later learns the truth and atones for his deeds.
- Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Varma
- Shatrughan Sinha as Ravi Kapoor
- Zeenat Aman as Sheetal Sahni
- Prem Chopra as Mr. Daaga
- Amrish Puri as Balwant Singh
- Helen (actress) as Sylvia
- Pran (actor) as Tony
- Gajanan Jagirdar as High School Principal
- Sajjan as Ramnik Lal Tiwari
- Iftekhar as Prosecuting Lawyer
- K.N. Singh as Judge
- Paintal (comedian) Guest Appearance
- Jagdish Raj as Driver (Daaga's man)
- Sudhir as Inspector Shinde
- Mac Mohan as Daaga's man
- Sharat Saxena as Photographer (Daaga's man)
- Ruby Mayer as Nun
- Yunus Parvez as Gold Smuggler
- Goga Kapoor as Baldev Singh
- Vikas Anand as Dr. Karm Chandani
In the film where Amitabh Bachchan beats Sajjan in the prison and after that, Sajjan was killed by another prisoner, the same scene was copied by Raj Khosla from his own directed film CID, where the same circumstances were faced by Dev Anand.
|1||"Bahut Khoobsurat Jawan"||Kishore Kumar||04:42|
|2||"Kitna Aasan Hai"||Lata Mangeshkar||04:04|
|3||"Mere Dost Qissa Yeh Kiya"||Mohammad Rafi||04:56|
|4||"Salamat Rahe Dostana" - I||Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar||04:26|
|5||"Dil Lagi Ne Di Hawa"||Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle||05:58|
|6||"Salamat Rahe Dostana" - II||Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar||04:28|
- Lal, Vinay; Nandy, Ashis (2006). Fingerprinting Popular Culture: The Mythic and the Iconic in Indian Cinema. Oxford University Press. p. 77. ISBN 0195679180.