- 2 hr 23 min
Devata is a 1978 Bollywood movie starring Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, and Rakesh Roshan. The film is directed by S. Ramanathan and produced by Prasan Kapoor. The movie revolves around the story of a rich businessman, Mahendra Pratap Singh, portrayed by Sanjeev Kumar, who lives a happy life with his wife (Shabana Azmi) and two children. Mahendra is well respected and admired for his philanthropic deeds and social work. However, a tragedy strikes when his son is kidnapped and held for ransom. Mahendra is forced to part with a huge sum of money to get his son back, but he soon realizes that the kidnappers have no intention of releasing his son.
Desperate to save his son, Mahendra turns to his close friend Ranjeet (Rakesh Roshan), a police officer, for help. Ranjeet advises Mahendra to take matters into his own hands and fight back against the kidnappers. Mahendra sets out on a mission to rescue his son and avenge the culprits, but he soon realizes that the situation is not as simple as it seems.
As Mahendra delves deeper into the crime world to find his son, he uncovers a web of corruption and deceit that runs deep in society. He comes face to face with some ruthless criminals who will stop at nothing to protect their interests. Mahendra must use all his wit and bravery to outsmart the criminals and get his son back safely.
Devata is a gripping crime thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats until the dramatic climax. The movie features stellar performances by Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, and Rakesh Roshan, who bring out the emotions and tension of the story with panache. The movie also features some great action sequences and a thrilling car chase, which add to the thrill of the story.
Apart from the main characters, the movie also features some great performances by the supporting cast, including Om Shivpuri, Madan Puri, and Ranjeet. The movie's music, composed by R. D. Burman, is also noteworthy, with some memorable songs, including "Aisa Kabhi Hua Nahi" and "Chanda Mama Door Ke."
Overall, Devata is a must-watch movie for fans of crime thrillers and anyone who enjoys an edge-of-the-seat drama. The movie has stood the test of time and remains a classic of Indian cinema.