Khuda Gawah - The Bollywood epic film which ran 10 weeks houseful in Kabul. Why it remains the greatest epic film ever made in Bollywood history

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The legend of Badshah Khan will never die.

It’s the movie about the ideal man who is an ideal lover, a hero, a warrior, a saviour, a husband, a brother, a father, an ambassador, a folk hero, an ideal foe.

He’s inspired a generation of boys to become men.

The love story of Benazir & Badshah Khan is beautiful. Benazir truly was a woman to die for.

The picturization of this movie was truly epic, the song numbers were on point and the dialogue delivery was emphatic.

There have been attempts at this genre by many Bollywood film makers and there have been some good movies but none can touch Khuda Gawah and probably never would.


No wonder this movie ran house full for weeks.

A movie of a lifetime.
 
I don't remember the entire story fully, but it had epic songs and amazing dialogues.
Is it fair to put it after Sholay and DDLJ.. in most impactful bollywood movies
 
This was my first movie in a cinema hall. My father took me and my brother to experience what it's like to watch a movie on the big screen.
 
When they talk about Amitabh Bachchan as the movie star of the millennium , it’s movies like these that should be remembered the most. I can’t really imagine any desi actor i know playing the role of the legendary Badshah Khan to perfection.

Amitabh Bachchan in Khuda Gawah was extremely Pathan.
 
Before Amitabh's macho pathan, there was Kabuliwalla by Tagore, a household story, at least in every Bengali family.
Could you please compare Kabuliwala with Badshah Khan for those of us unfamiliar with the legend
 
Could you please compare Kabuliwala with Badshah Khan for those of us unfamiliar with the legend
Rahmat Khan (Kabuliwala) was a big man with a tender heart. Keeping a crumpled sheet of paper close to his heart which bore the handprint of his daughter back in Kabul, and developing a bond with a bengali girl of the same age in Kolkata who reminded her of his own daughter. Gets jailed in India and is released the day the girl is getting married, and she doesn't recognize him.

The story is raw. No sugar coating. The girls mother is suspicious of Afghans. The father is cautious of strangers from rugged lands. The pathan is raw, displaced, and feels the pain of longing for his daughter every day. Ending is not a happy one, but a realistic one.


Btw, when I first auditioned for theatre, I played the role of Kabuliwala, and I got the name of Rahmat chacha among my college mates.
 
Rahmat Khan (Kabuliwala) was a big man with a tender heart. Keeping a crumpled sheet of paper close to his heart which bore the handprint of his daughter back in Kabul, and developing a bond with a bengali girl of the same age in Kolkata who reminded her of his own daughter. Gets jailed in India and is released the day the girl is getting married, and she doesn't recognize him.

The story is raw. No sugar coating. The girls mother is suspicious of Afghans. The father is cautious of strangers from rugged lands. The pathan is raw, displaced, and feels the pain of longing for his daughter every day. Ending is not a happy one, but a realistic one.


Btw, when I first auditioned for theatre, I played the role of Kabuliwala, and I got the name of Rahmat chacha among my college mates.

This sounds like a great piece of work by Tagore Da. Will surely read.

You should change your PP name to Rahmat chacha
 
I Didn't finish it due to its length or something when I was a kid. But I vaguely remember the gorgeous hilly panoramas.

I don't have the mental fortitude to watch Bollywood movies anymore.
 
51+4eqW5UWL._AC_UF1000,1000_QL80_.jpg
The legend of Badshah Khan will never die.

It’s the movie about the ideal man who is an ideal lover, a hero, a warrior, a saviour, a husband, a brother, a father, an ambassador, a folk hero, an ideal foe.

He’s inspired a generation of boys to become men.

The love story of Benazir & Badshah Khan is beautiful. Benazir truly was a woman to die for.

The picturization of this movie was truly epic, the song numbers were on point and the dialogue delivery was emphatic.

There have been attempts at this genre by many Bollywood film makers and there have been some good movies but none can touch Khuda Gawah and probably never would.


No wonder this movie ran house full for weeks.

A movie of a lifetime.
What a quality film this was. Don't make me like this no more
 
It was good movie which generated quite a news due to behind the scene antics. Sridevi refused to do movie unless she was a given a bigger role , so script was changed to give her double role. Sanjay Dutt's role was reduced as a result. So he quit the project despite filming some scenes. As a result Nagarjuna was signed to replace him.
 
It was good movie which generated quite a news due to behind the scene antics. Sridevi refused to do movie unless she was a given a bigger role , so script was changed to give her double role. Sanjay Dutt's role was reduced as a result. So he quit the project despite filming some scenes. As a result Nagarjuna was signed to replace him.

A big project would always have its challenges.

You can’t make a GOAT movie of this level.
 
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