Dostana (1980 film)
|Directed by||Raj Khosla|
|Produced by||Yash Johar|
|Cinematography||Nariman A. Irani|
|Editing by||Waman Bhonsle|
|Distributed by||Dharma Productions
Yash Raj Films
|Release dates||8 October 1980|
|Running time||153 mins|
Dostana is a 1980 Bollywood drama film, 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 second highest grossing hit of 1980 after another of Amitabh Bachchan's film released that year namely Shaan. Dostana was one of the last successful movies directed by Raj Khosla.
Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi (Shatrughan Sinha) are best friends who do not question each other about their careers. Vijay is a police officer and Ravi is a lawyer; while the former catches criminals, the latter bails those criminals out and is employed by Daaga (Prem Chopra). One day both Vijay and Ravi meet Sheetal (Zeenat Aman) at different places and times, and both fall in love with her. Vijay's love is more serious.
Ravi admits his love for Sheetal to Vijay who is devastated but decides to sacrifice his love for Ravi's sake. However, there is a misunderstanding when Daaga decides to stir up Vijay and Ravi's friendship by showing Ravi a photo of Vijay and Sheetal. Vijay and Ravi become rivals for the first time. The rest of the movie looks at the conflict between the trio.
|"Buhat Khubsurat Jawan Ek Ladki"||Kishore Kumar|
|"Kitna Asan Hai Kehna Bhul Jao"||Lata Mangeshkar|
|"Mere Dost Kisa Yeh Kiya Hugaya"||Mohammad Rafi|
|"Salamat Rahe Dostana Humara"||Mohammad Rafi & Kishore Kumar|
|"Dilagi Ne Di Hawa"||Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle|
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Actor--Amitabh Bachchan
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Actor--Shatrughan Sinha
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Lyricist--Anand Bakshi for the song "Salamat Rahe"
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Male Playback Singer--Mohd. Rafi for the song "Mere Dost Kissa"
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