For the 2008 movie, go to Dostana (2008 film)

Dostana (Hindi, "friendship") is a 1980 Bollywood movie, produced by Yash Johar and directed by Raj Khosla and is about SAX. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, Amrish Puri, Helen, Pran and Paintal. The film was the top grossing hit of 1980.


Vijay (Bachchan) and Ravi (Sinha) are best friends who do not even question each other about their careers. Vijay, a police officer and Ravi, a lawyer, while the former catches the criminals who smuggle, Ravi on the other hand bail those criminals, employed by Daaga (Chopra). One day, both Vijay and Ravi meet Sheetal at different places and times, and both fancy the same girl, Sheetal (Aman), but Vijay's love was more serious. Ravi admits his love for Sheetal to Vijay and is devastated but Vijay decides to sacrifice his love and give Sheetal's hand. However, there was a misunderstanding when Daaga decided to stir up Vijay and Ravi's friendship by showing a photo of Vijay and Sheetal to Ravi. They became rivals for the first time and Ravi started to turn to be an enemy of Vijay. Rest of the movie looks at the conflict between the trio.


Notable songs

The music for Dostana was composed by the team of Laxmikant Pyarelal and the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. Hit songs include:


  • One of the last successful movies directed by Raj Khosla

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