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Deewar- the great escape
Director: Milan Lutharia
Akshaye Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Amrita Rao, Raghuveer Yadav, Sanjay Dutt, Tanuja
UK Release:
28th June 2004 by EROS International
Deewar poster
Amitabh heads an all star cast in Deewar
Deewar depicts the torture, inhuman imprisonment and brutality suffered by 54 soldiers captured during the Indo-Pak war.


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Deewar (meaning the wall) is largely inspired by stories suggesting there are still 54 soldiers, held as prisoners of war during the 1971 war between India and Pakistan.

The film concentrates on the lives and loves of these captured men and their final struggle to freedom.

Akshay Khanna and Amrita Rao
Akshay Khanna and Amrita Rao in Deewar

Thirty three years later, fed up of the long wait, prisoner Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) decides on a plan of escape. His idea involves the rest of the prisoners.

At the same time, Ranvir's son, Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna) travels to Pakistan in search of his father. He makes friends with a local lad by the name of Khan (Sanjay Dutt), who promises to help.

Once in Pakistan, Gaurav comes across Radhika (Amrita Rao) with whom he falls in love. But will their relationship take the strain of what lies ahead? Director Milan Lutheria's Deewar has the answers.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan in this great escape film

Veteran Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan was seen three decades ago in Yash Chopra's Deewar (1975).

We will see him once again as he reaffirms his angry old man image in this latest state of the art Bollywood offering.

Yesteryear actress, Tanuja will be seen playing Amitabh's wife in this film. Incidentally, they first appeared together in the movie, Pyar Ki Kahani (1971).

The highly talented actor, Kay Kay who gave a superb performance in films like Bhopal Express and Chhal, will be seen playing a baddie in Deewar.

Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt as Khan who helps Gaurav

Kay Kay is Sohail who is responsible for capturing the escaped prisoners and putting them back behind bars - for life.

This high tension drama opens in UK cinemas very soon.

With Amitabh Bachchan leading an all star cast, this Bollywood great escape from EROS International should do very well in cinemas across the UK.

Previewed by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Shropshire's Mr Bollywood.

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