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  • Ilaaka - has a small little world of its own. A world of dreams and desires love and longings, hatred and hardships. This is Raja who stands at the cross roads of truth and traditions.. In this small world we have Suraj and Neha, the two crusaders against the might of evil. And we have the evil incarnated too! Nagar as vicious as a viper and as blood thirsty as a wolf. Here we have good old Masterji who is ready to sacrifice himself for his tiny world. And we have cunning Swami also, who is ready to destroy everything. Ilaaka has love and laughter, blood and tears. It is as delicate as a petal and as hard as steel. Ilaaka, a painting which has all the seven colours of rainbow.

  • In his attempt to curb criminal activities in his region; an honest police inspector Dharam Verma gets murdered. Years later his son Suraj takes an enrollment in the force and is also an honest inspector like his dad. Suraj befriends Raja and both live like family. Suraj attempt to construct a police station in the slums where Raja resides are frustrated by a gangster named Nagar. To worsen matter Suraj recognize Raja's father Bheema as his father's killer, arrests him and logged him in an interrogation cell so that he can confess to this crime. Before Bheema could confess he is killed - Raja blames Suraj for this killing and thus join forces with Nagar so that he can avenge this carnage by destroying Suraj.

  • Raja wants to get educated but his adopted father Bheema wants him to sell liquor to his customers.Raja grows up doing the same business.The locality he lives is terrified by Nagar who has control over everything and people dare to speak about him.Raja befriends Inspector Suraj Verma and both decide to fight against corruption.But things turn for worse when Suraj finds that Bheema was among the one who killed his father.Raja and Suraj then become worst of enemies.

  • Raja was born and brought-up in Purani Basti, a large group of slum-like tenements in Bombay. Here he has been taught to sell and distribute locally brewed alcohol to all his crippled dad's, Bheema, clients. Raja's attempts to educate himself are frustrated by his uncle and the local school-master. Years pass by, Raja has now grown up to be a local gangster and alcoholic. When Inspector Suraj Singh gets assigned to Purani Basti, he finds out that the entire region is under the control of Nagar, a gangster, who has political influence all the way to Delhi. Every attempt to reign in Nagar is frustrated. There is one bright spot though - Suraj's friendship with Raja - which is short-lived when Suraj finds out that Bheema killed his father, Inspector Dharam Verma. How will this affect Suraj and Raja's friendship? With the two taking it out on each other, this leaves the field clear for Nagar and his gang to carry on doing what they have doing for years. Two of this movie's songs have been censored/banned from the Government-run All India Radio and Doordarshan ("Aaj peene ki tamana hai, main piyuga behisaab, kal ki kal soochoga, jab hoga gunaoh ka hisaab.... "sung by Mithun. This movie made history when cuss words were used in a song sung by Kishore Kumar "Khali botal ki tarah, aadmi hai khali, apni bhi kya koi zindagi hai saali...saali...".


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