Dostana (1980 film)

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Dostana 1980.JPG
Directed byRaj Khosla
Produced byYash Johar
Written bySalim-Javed
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Shatrughan Sinha
Zeenat Aman
Prem Chopra
Amrish Puri
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
CinematographyNariman A. Irani
Edited byWaman Bhonsle
Distributed byDharma Productions
Yash Raj Films
Release date
  • 17 October 1980 (1980-10-17)
Running time
153 mins

Dostana ("Friendship") is a 1980[1] Indian action-drama film, written by Salim-Javed, 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 fourth highest-grosser of 1980, behind Qurbani, Asha and Ram Balram. Dostana was one of the last successful films 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 Vijay catches criminals, Ravi 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. While Vijay's love is more vocal and is reciprocated by Sheetal, Ravi has one-sided crush on Sheetal.

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 Vijay and Daaga. After the misunderstanding, Ravi is on Daaga's side but later learns the truth and atones for his deeds.


In the film where Amitabh Bachchan beats Sajjan in the prison and after that, Sajjan was killed by another prisoner, the same scene was copied by Raj Khosla from his own directed film CID, where the same circumstances were faced by Dev Anand. Dostana's Producer was Yash Johar and later his son Karan Johar also producer made a movie same name Dostana starring Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra.


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

# Song Singer Duration
1 "Bahut Khoobsurat Jawan" Kishore Kumar 04:42
2 "Kitna Aasan Hai" Lata Mangeshkar 04:04
3 "Mere Dost Qissa Yeh Kiya" Mohammad Rafi 04:56
4 "Salamat Rahe Dostana" - I Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar 04:26
5 "Dil Lagi Ne Di Hawa" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle 05:58
6 "Salamat Rahe Dostana" - II Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar 04:28



  1. ^ Rohit K. Dasgupta; K. Moti Gokulsing (4 December 2013). Masculinity and Its Challenges in India: Essays on Changing Perceptions. McFarland. pp. 228–. ISBN 978-0-7864-7224-6.

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