Hathyar (1989 film)

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not to be confused with Hathyar (2002 film)
Directed byJ. P. Dutta
Produced byF.A.Nadiadwala
Written byJ. P. Dutta
Sanjay Dutt
Rishi Kapoor
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Asha Parekh
Amrita Singh
Sangeeta Bijlani
Puneet Issar
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
CinematographyIshwar Bidri
Edited byDeepak Wirkud
Release date
  • 10 March 1989 (1989-03-10)
Running time
180 Minutes
Budget0.56 crore (equivalent to 4.5 crore or US$650,000 in 2018)
Box office1.60 crore (equivalent to 13 crore or US$1.8 million in 2018)

Hathyar is a 1989 Indian Bollywood action film written and directed by J. P. Dutta. It performed average at the box office when released despite receiving favorable reviews from critics. The performance of Sanjay Dutt is widely regarded amongst his career best. Over the years it has never had an official DVD release from distributors, only converted video prints of the film are available.


Avinash (Sanjay Dutt) and his parents (Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Asha Parekh) come to Bombay where they miserably scrape along. Sometimes their acquaintance with Samiulla Khan (Rishi Kapoor), the younger brother of the underworld crime lord Khushal Khan (Dharmendra), is quite helpful as Sami, who refuses to deal with his brother’s business, enjoys a good reputation. But after some bitter experiences, Avinash’s father cannot stand his poor situation anymore and commits suicide. Now Avinash bears the responsibility to be the family’s breadwinner which he, as he doesn’t manage to find a job, is unable to fulfill. Desperately (and instigated by his friend Satyajeet Puri (Pakya) from the local gang) he starts stealing. After having killed one of his victims in affect, he gets more and more bogged down in the mire of crime – and gets into the rivalry between the gang bosses Khushal Khan and Rajan Anna (Paresh Rawal).



Composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and written by Hasan Kamal

  1. "Der Aaye Dursat Aaye v1" - Kavita Krishnamurthy
  2. "Der Aaye Dursat Aaye v2" - Kavita Krishnamurthy
  3. "Jalwa Dekhoge Kya Ji" - Alisha Chinoy
  4. "O Senor O Senor" - Anuradha Paudwal, Shailendra Singh


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