Hathyar (1989 film)

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not to be confused with Hathyar (2002 film)
Directed by J.P.Dutta
Produced by F.A.Nadiadwala
Written by J.P.Dutta
Starring Dharmendra
Sanjay Dutt
Sangeeta Bijlani
Rishi Kapoor
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Asha Parekh
Amrita Singh
Puneet Issar
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Cinematography Ishwar Bidri
Edited by Deepak Wirkud
Release date
10 March 1989
Running time
180 Minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 0.56 crore (equivalent to 4.2 crore or US$660,000 in 2016)
Box office 0.59 crore (equivalent to 4.4 crore or US$690,000 in 2016)

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 become a Cult film, despite never receiving 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 don 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 friends from the local gang) he starts stealing. After having killed one of his victims in affect, he more and more bogs down in the mire of crime – and gets into the rivalry between the gangster bosses Khushal Khan and Raghan 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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