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Galiyon Kaa Badshah (1989)

  • Release Date1989
  • GenreAction, Thriller
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time144 mins
  • Length3636.45 metres
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU/A
  • Censor Certificate Number595
  • Certificate Date23/03/1990
  • Shooting LocationMehboob Studios, Seth Studios, Natraj Studios, Filmistan Studios, Chandivali Outdoor Location and Film City

This is the story of four children, they grew under railway Bridge and all the noises of the city, thats Bombay. They have ray of hope in a noble man abdul chacha who came to this great city with hopes but fate pinned him down to sell "CHAI" he can even sacrifice his "HAJ" savings to save the future of these kids. Their names, Rajan, Billo, Sikander and Tulsi.

The Essence of Raja is the essence of MAN. Good and evil aspects of society make conflicting demand on his sould, which is essentially lonely and detached, and in process he losses the identity, his triumph is on the spiritual level. Billo is daughter of earth, hers is firm belief that followers are the most beautiful thing on the mother earth as they have a very special place in the vision of God. Surrounded by sotnes She dream of floral riot, a "aangan wals ghar" in a vast paradise of flowers.

Sikander seeks to escapes from the spiritual obligations and existential conflicts through his pipe-dreams. He is an essential asspect of humanity. A vast sea of love for human fellows. Tulsi is the great eternal bleeding heart of humanity, hs is beyond tragedy, so she lives on in the bleeding heart of humanity as she is the second name of sacrifice.

In this walk of life their dreams turn into night-mares and the battle for existence begins and in this battle of existence human faces loose their CONTOURS and then their identity and turn into stones, the city, a gigantic factory continuously grinds them into concrete. This is the saga of these four innocent souls who confronted the evil with their courage to go through the darkness to dawn of PEACE. The wheel of time keeps on moving there is o escape, only movement, ever increasing movement without aim THAT universal.

[From the official press booklet]