This Week From The Past : GERAFTAAR
Release Date : 13th Sep, 1985
Short synopsys :
Geraftaar is a non stop entertaining movie. Another classic from the legend himself Amitabh Bachchan. It has the regular 80s storyline about boy separated from family, father gets killed etc. Geraftaar entertains thankfully because of Big B and Rajnikhant. Rajnikhant is a south Indian actor with good fast skills. Watching him with Amitabh is great fun. The other lead is Kamal Hassan. Kamal is practically the main actor in this movie. Amitabh doesn’t appear till half way, that still doesn’t stop the movie to disappoint. geraftaar has a few villains, the one that shines is Kader Khan and his dumb son Shakti kapoor. It has one nice song Dhoop mein. If you haven’t seen this film, i suggest you watch it.
From WIKI :
This is one of the films where the three great actors of Indian industry come together for the first time in screen. Here Rajinikanth gets a very small role as police inspector and his introductory screen he smokes his cigarette by shooting the gun up and with that fire he lights it up. This was the last movie in which Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth acted together.
“It was Rave in south and record breaking in north. I still remember those days, I was passing by Kamal cinema delhi, There was uncontrollable Mob on the road. I was wondering what happens. I thought it must be some agitation or strike. I asked one person in mob “Kya ho raha hai yaha bhai” , He said “Amitabh ki movie lagi hai, uska advance ticket book ho raha hai“. Finding truth behind Mob was quite shocking, It was huge mob for getting advance ticket of geraftaar, I just surrender the God of Boxoffice.”
Jubilees : 10 Silver jubilees at Hyderabad(SkyLine), Delhi (Moti, Kamal), Meerut ( Nishant), Saharanpur ( Samrat), Khanna ( Natraj), Yamuna nagar(Madhu) , Ambala ( Nigar) , Bangalore ( Santosh) , Chennai ( Krishnaveni). These are recorded silver jubilees. Estimated unrecorded : 20.
Now about Numbers : It collected around 7 crore at boxoffice as par boxoffice trade magzine. If we adjust this figure in today scenario, it comes to around 80 crore.