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Itihaas (translated as "History") is a 1987 Hindi film directed by V.Joshi and produced by Tito, starring Raaj Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Rati Agnihotri, Anil Kapoor, Mohnish Bahl, Suresh Oberoi and Danny Dengzongpa. This film was a remake of the Malayalam film Ithihasam, directed by Joshiy himself in 1981.

Directed byJoshiy
Produced byTito
Navjeevan Productions
Written byGyandev Agnihotri (screenplay)
Krishna Dehlvi as Krishan Dehlvi (dialodue)
StarringRaaj Kumar
Shabana Azmi
Rati Agnihotri
Anil Kapoor
Suresh Oberoi
Mohnish Bahl
Danny Dengzongpa
Music byR.D.Burman
CinematographyJal Mistry
Edited byWaman B.Bhonsle,
Gurudutt Shirali
Distributed byNavjeevan Productions
Release date
  • 27 March 1987 (1987-03-27)


Joginder Singh is a dedicated Police Commissioner. He and his wife have two sons, Vijay and Rakesh, and a daughter Jyoti. One day, Rakesh arrests Kalicharan, henchman of underworld kingpin Alexander. He is disturbed when he learns of Kalicharan's release after his son's appeal. As if this was not enough, Alexander himself is trapped by police and the anger against Singh reaches its climax. Alexander goes free on bail and abducts and molests Jyoti. When Singh is informed by Kalicharan's son about the tragedy, he kills a man at the scene of tragedy thinking him to be responsible.


Track# Title Singer(s)
1 "Aao Tumhain Pyar Kare, Kuch Nayi Baat Kare" Kavita Krishnamurthy, K. J. Yesudas
2 "Shabba Kher Shabba Kher Mere Deewano" Asha Bhosle
3 "O Champa O Chambeli Sun Meri Prem Paheli" Shabbir Kumar
4 "Dilruba O Dilruba, Dilruba Mera Naam Hai" Shabbir Kumar, Asha Bhosle
5 "Mausam Awara Hai" Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar


Actor/Actress Character/Role Notes
Raaj Kumar Joginder Singh
Shabana Azmi Sunaina
Rati Agnihotri Shobha
Anil Kapoor Vijay
Mohnish Bahl Rakesh as Mohnish Behl
Danny Dengzongpa Alexander
Suresh Oberoi Kalicharan
Iftekhar Senior Police Officer as Iftekar
Nameeta Chandra
Dinesh Hingoo Bihari
Master Suresh Munna — child
Ramesh Goyal Alexander's man as Ramesh Goel
Prema Narayan Khursheed
Leena Das


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