Shahenshah (1988 film)

Shahenshah (1988 Film)

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Shahenshah (1988 film)

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Shahenshah (Urdu & Persian: King of Kings) is a 1988 Bollywood superhero film directed by Tinnu Anand and starring Amitabh Bachchan in the title role. The film was produced and directed by Tinnu Anand. The story of the film was written by Amitabh Bachchan's wife Jaya Bachchan and the screenplay was written by veteran screenwriter Inder Raj Anand who died before the film was released. The film marked Bachchan's comeback after a three year hiatus during which he had entered politics. Due to the hype of Amitabh Bachchan's comeback Shahenshah went onto do well at the box office.


The movie opens with a corrupt and sniveling bank manager Mathur (Prem Chopra) and crime baron JK (Amrish Puri). Mathur is in a financial dilemma, and JK orchestrates a bank robbery to bail him out. Inspector Shrivastav (Kader Khan) gets wind of this plot and is about to crack the case when JK enlists an exotic dancer, Julie (Aruna Irani), to use the robbery as a backdrop and frame the honest inspector for corruption.

Inspector Shrivastav, unable to bear the false charges, hangs himself at home after being released on bail. This creates a lasting and powerful impression on his young son, Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan). Vijay retains the noose his father used to hang himself.

Years later, Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) grows up in the care of Inspector Aslam Khan (Pran), and becomes a cop himself. Aslam Khan is an honest cop much like Vijay's father. Vijay is an obsequious and cowardly inspector, prone...
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