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Dharam Veer: All you should know about this Bollywood classic movie

by Ratan Srivastava
Dharam Veer

Dharam Veer is a 1977 Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Manmohan Desai and produced by Subhas Desai underneath the Mehboob Studios and R.K. Studios banners. It features Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh, Pran, and Laxmikant–soundtrack. Pyarelal’s Bobby Deol, Dharmendra’s youngest child, makes a brief appearance as a juvenile version of his father’s role. It was one of Desai’s four big blockbusters of the year, all others were Parvarish, Chacha Bhatija (that also featured Dharmendra), as well as Amar Akbar Anthony, all of which have been centred upon that “separated and reunited” subject.

Dharam-Veer is set in a mythological country and relates the storey of twin brothers who were separated at birth yet grew up to be closest friends, unaware that they have been actual brothers. It also recounts their exploits, including Dharam capturing the heart of a lovely princess, court intrigues, and a slew of villains. The film went on to become a massive success in India and became the second-highest-grossing picture of 1977 and one of the most popular films of the decade.

I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to see this movie since it is fantastic. It’s ludicrous, to say the least. However, you must see this movie to appreciate Manmohan Desai’s unbridled inventiveness as among Hindi cinema’s best masala directors.

Dharam Veer is situated in an unknown historical period, thus anything might happen. There really are kings, queens, and wicked ministers, as well as gladiators and jousting competitions, banjaras, as well as a hawk who saves the day.

Pran, who wears his hair in a ponytail, portrays Jwala, a great swordsman who was regarded as a famous Samurai. Dharmendra, who plays the village blacksmith’s son Dharam, asks Jwala inside one scene: Agar aap mujhe samurai sikha de toh… Jwala, of course, agrees.


The soundtrack has been created by Laxmikant–Pyarelal, while the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi, a veteran. The film’s music was just as popular and successful as that of the film originally. Misirlou covered Hum Banjaaro ki Baat Mat Pucho ji.

The villain, performed by Jeevan, is my favourite character because he never stops plotting. When this is predicted the his sister’s son would kill him, he plots her assassination right away, stating, “Jab behen hi nahin rahegi toh bhanja kahan se hoga.”

It’s far too enjoyable. The purity of Dharam Veer is reminiscent of a children’s storey. As the zany narrative evolves, you can practically feel the director’s delight at getting far too many varied tools to play with – one of which is a sea-fight inside the conclusion.

Dharam Veer was introduced in 1977 was also one of Manmohan Desai’s four successes that same year. Amar Akbar Anthony, Chacha Bhatija, and Parvarish were the other once.

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