Ram Lakhan (1989)
(Released: Jan 27, 1989)
When Thakur Pratap Singh (Dalip Tahil) refuses to bow down to cruel Bhishamber Nath (Amrish Puri), he is severely beaten up and left on a nearby railway track to be cut to pieces by the next passing train, leaving behind his widowed wife, Sharda (Rakhee), and two young sons, Ram and Lakhan. Sharda vows to avenge the death of her husband, and hopes she will achieve this when her sons grow up and ultimately destroy their father's assailants, and it is then and then only will she disperse her husband's ashes. Years later, Ram (Jackie Shroff) is now the Police Inspector and is a major obstacle in Bhishamber's illegal activities. While Lakhan (Anil Kapoor) is the fun-loving, wanna be quick millionaire, precocious young man, still living in his brother's shadow. When Lakhan finds out that there is a big reward for the capture and arrest of notorious gangster Kesariya Vilayti (Gulshan Grover), he single-handedly captures him and claims the reward. Thinking police work is quite simple and easy, he applies for the job, completes his training and also becomes a police inspector like his brother. Satisfied that her sons have chosen the right path, Sharda goes on a religious pilgrimage. When she returns she finds that nothing is the same anymore, Ram and Lakhan have quarreled and no longer speak with each other; Ram lives in a their older family home, while Lakhan has moved in to a spacious bungalow, supposedly bought through bribes. While Ram continues to create obstacles for Bhishamber, Lakhan has now joined Bhishamber's gang and is on their pay-roll. Taking the current situation into account, it looks like Sharda may not live long enough to avenge her husband's death.