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Ram Lakhan

1989 186’ col Hindi d/st Subhash Ghai p Ashok Ghai pc Suneha Arts sc Ram Kelkar lyr Anand Bakshi c Ashok Mehta m Laxmikant-Pyarelal lp Raakhee, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Gulshan Grover, Madhuri Dixit, Dimple Kapadia, Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Saeed Jaffrey, Satish Kaushik, Raza Murad, Sonika Gill, Dalip Tahil

A family feud mixed with large-scale villainy. Thakur Pratap Singh is killed by his own cousin and his family loses its ancestral home. His wife Sharda (Raakhee) swears that she will immerse his ashes in the Ganges only when her sons Ram (Shroff) and Lakhan (Anil Kapoor) have avenged their father. Ram becomes an honest cop, Lakhan a corrupt one who wants to get rich quick. Both have totally different notions of revenge. Lakhan eventually repents when his mother almost destroys his house accusing him of betraying his primary duty, to avenge his father. The story refers to the Ramayana via the names of the brothers (Ram and Lakshman) and labelling the villains ‘a set of Ravanas’. Sharda, dressed in black whenever she confronts the villains, refers to the myth of the female black cobra who avenges the death of her mate. The film was a big success.