This Week From Past – Dostana (1980)
Release Date : 17 October, 1980
Dostana is a 1980 Bollywood movie, 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 top grossing hit of 1980.
“Vijay (Bachchan) and Ravi (Sinha) are best friends who do not even question each other about their careers. Vijay, a police officer and Ravi, a lawyer, while the former catches the criminals who smuggle, Ravi on the other hand bail those criminals, employed by Daaga (Chopra). One day, both Vijay and Ravi meet Sheetal at different places and times, and both fancy the same girl, Sheetal (Aman), but Vijay’s love was more serious. Ravi admits his love for Sheetal to Vijay and is devastated but Vijay decides to sacrifice his love and give Sheetal’s hand. However, there was a misunderstanding when Daaga decided to stir up Vijay and Ravi’s friendship by showing a photo of Vijay and Sheetal to Ravi. They became rivals for the first time and Ravi started to turn to be an enemy of Vijay. Rest of the movie looks at the conflict between the trio.”
Few words from Manish Mehrotra
“With Salim-Javed and Amitabh’s combination a normal romantic triangle is the last thing u expect so there is plenty of action.The film was a big break for action master Veeru Devgan who composed some amazing fights in the movie.Amitabh’s car chase,train chase and the excellently shot climax where he shot hanging from a helicopter made Amitabh a super cop.A great action film. ”
Dostana collects 6 Crore at boxoffice at the time of release which was biggest grosser of year. However there is no records of any jubilees, but it was tauted as golden jubilee hit of year.
Verdict : SuperHit