Dostana (1980 film)

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Directed by Raj Khosla
Produced by Yash Johar
Written by Salim-Javed
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Shatrughan Sinha
Zeenat Aman
Prem Chopra
Amrish Puri
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Cinematography Nariman A. Irani
Edited by Waman Bhonsle
Distributed by Dharma Productions
Yash Raj Films
Release dates
8 October 1980
Running time
153 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Dostana is a 1980 Bollywood action 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 Third highest grossing hit of 1980 after Qurbaani & another of Amitabh Bachchan's film released that year namely Shaan.[1] Dostana was one of the last successful movies directed by Raj Khosla. The film was remade in Tamil as Sattam with Kamal Haasan.


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.


The music for Dostana was composed by the duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal and the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi.

Song Singer
"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



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