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Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son, who grows up and after his mother's death comes to Delhi to take revenge on the Gupta family by destroying the family's business and connections with each other.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Amitabh Bachchan dominates this revenge film as he plays yet another Vijay, born illegitimate, he promises his dying mother he will have revenge. And so he goes after his father, a wealthy developer, by out-competing him in business but when he is finally poised to destroy him, he relents. Sashi Kapoor is his playboy half-brother in a romance with Hema Malini. Yes, there are fight scenes but this is cold, calculating revenge but with a happy ending. Marred by the very poor sub-titles which virtually disappear for about a third of the movie.
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