Deewaar (2004 film)

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Directed by Milan Luthria
Produced by Gaurang Doshi
Written by Milan Luthria (dialogue)
Screenplay by Shridhar Raghavan
Gaurang Doshi
Milan Luthria
Story by S. Gopala Reddy
Milan Luthria
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Sanjay Dutt
Akshaye Khanna
Amrita Rao
Aditya Srivastava
Music by Aadesh Shrivastav
Cinematography Nirmal Jani
Edited by Hozefa Lokhandwala
Distributed by V. R. Pictures
Release dates
  • 25 June 2004 (2004-06-25)
Running time
161 mins
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office INR175 million (US$2.7 million)

Deewaar - Let's Bring Our Heroes Home is a 2004 Bollywood, war film directed by Milan Luthria, produced by Gaurang Doshi and written by S. Gopala Reddy. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Akshaye Khanna, Sanjay Dutt and Amrita Rao in lead roles. Raghuvir Yadav, Kay Kay Menon and Tanuja had supporting roles.[1] The film is an adaptation of escape of Indian Army's prisoners of war during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, and also describes the father-son relationship.[2]


Major Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) is a prisoner of war who was captured along with over 50 soldiers by Pakistani soldiers in 1971 during the war between India and Pakistan.

33 years later (in 2004) Major Kaul's son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna) decides to go on a rescue mission to Pakistan and bring back his father who he has not seen since he was a child. Helping him on his mission is Khan (Sanjay Dutt) who had successfully escaped from the same prison. They steal, kill, and plan to get the prisoners out. They finally succeed and got the prisoners into India and killed all the evil Pakistani officers..



Music for the film was composed by Aadesh Shrivastav. The lyrics were written by Nusrat Badr.

Two remix versions of the songs were also recorded:

  • "Marhaba Marhaba" (remix), sung by Sonu Nigam and Xenia Ali (5:18)
  • "Piya Bawri" (instrumental) (4:52)


  1. ^ "The summer bonanza". The Hindu. 2004-05-07. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  2. ^ Mark Kermode. "Film of the week: Deewaar | From the Observer | The Observer". Guardian. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 

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