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All Rounder (1984)

  • Release Date1984
  • GenreAction, Drama
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time140 mins
  • Length3969.72 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-1586-MUM
  • Certificate Date05/04/1984
  • Shooting LocationMehboob Studio, Film City, Chandivali Out-door Location, Essel Studio

From times immemorial, the rich and privileged classes all over the world believe that all the best things of life, all the opportunities and openings are their exclusive Domain and that the middle or poor classes should be denied access to them. So much so, the noble field of sports is also not spread from the heinous designs of this rich class who always scheme to curb the under-privileged to attain any position in the games. "All Rounder" is a poignant and heart-rending tale of two brothers who fall victims to the conspiracy and sabotage of evil rich. The younger brother has a burning desire from childhood to attain an enviable status in the game of cricket while it is the elder one who sacrifices everything and leaves no stone unturned to see the fulfillment of younger brother's dreams and ambition. Their path is strewn with seemingly unsurmountable difficulties and hurdles. The back-drop of cricket game is beautifully interwoven in a story full of love, romance, sacrifice and action. For the first time in the Indian cinema, there is a unique and novel background of the game of cricket which is so very popular all over.

Sorrow and happiness, tear and smile, love and hatred, faith and betrayal are like the various colours and shades which nature uses for making the great painting which is this world. Such thus are the ingredients which embellish the basic plot of "ALL ROUNDER" where incidents unfold themselves with utter naturalness and with the force of formidable torrent. It is a unique story portraying the ultimate triumph of goodness over evil and light over darkness. It is a powerful encounter between faith and betrayal.



(From the original official booklet)