Zee Cinema to screen Aaj Ka Arjun


MUMBAI: In its Amitabh Bachchan special series, Zee Cinema would be showcasing Big B’s Aaj Ka Arjun on 14 July at 8 pm. The film is directed by K. C Bokadia and also stars Jayapradha, Raadhika, Suresh Oberoi, Kiran Kumar and Amresh Puri.

Thakur Bhupendra Singh (Amrish Puri) and his son Lakhan (Kiran Kumar) are landlords, presiding oppresively over a small community. Lakhan gets Laxmi (Raadhika) pregnant and casts her aside. Her brother Bheema (Amitabh Bachchan) goes to plead with them to accept Laxmi as their daughter-in-law and they reject his pleas and have him thrown out of the house.

Bheema tries to avenge this humiliation, only to have his sister killed. Bheema is imprisoned, and after his sentence is over he returns to his community, only to be told that he can no longer reside there, as the entire community is terrified of the Thakur and his men. Bheema then decides to move out of town. Some villagers and a police officer (Anupam Kher) persuade Bheema to return, and he agrees.

On his return, Bheema’s nephew Kanhaiya (Baby Guddu) is abducted by Thakur and his men, and he will only be returned after Bheema obtains signatures/thumb prints from everyone in the community, thereby turning over their properties to Thakur’s name. Will Bheema compromise the safety of his nephew, and will he able to persuade the community to bow down to Thakur’s demands?