Director: Mahesh Bhatt
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A clip from the film Saathi (1991) directed by Mahesh Bhatt starring Aditya Pancholi and Mohsin Khan.
Saathi is the ultimate buddy film about an intense relationship between two brothers. The film utilizes a familiar Bollywood/Hindi cinema trope of two brothers who choose different paths - one a gangster, the other a law abiding citizen. Though brothers, the intensity of their love for each other is picturised and dramatized through songs and intense arguments (as in this scene) much like lovers are portrayed in Hindi cinema.
Aditya Pancholi also was considered a gay icon during the early 90s, especially because of a revealing and scandalous cover for a film magazine.
See also the picturisation of the song 'Yaarana' from Saathi, available on Pad.ma at http://pad.ma/LC/info
This clip is part of the Queering Bollywood database, an exhibition and demonstration of a collection of queer readings of Indian cinema. This open and collaborative database of articles, film clips, magazine stories, etc., has been compiled by Namita Malhotra, Lawrence Liang and many others at Alternative Law Forum and in Bangalore. For more, see http://media.opencultures.net/queer/
Amar (Mohsin Khan): Okay Suraj. I'll come back. But what will we do? This business? Sell poison and destroy people's lives..?
Suraj (Aditya Pancholi): Why not? Who ever cared for us? Do you remember how father was killed like a dog, just for a piece of bread. We were starving.
When I remember this, I feel scared. don't you?
To escape all that we set out together.
I have struggled and come all this way to just go back and repent. Why should I?
I can't. You know I don't move in reverse gear
Amar: So then our paths are separate suraj. You are welcome to this poison filled world. I have to leave you. I have to go from here.
And if I go alone, then I will destroy you along with this dastardly world ..
Suraj: This is not you speaking. Its that girl speaking
Amar: Don't bring Nisha into this.
Suraj: Why shouldn't I? Nisha! Nisha...she is the one who is the root of this. She is the one who cast her evil eye on our friendship. She has snatched my friend from me.
Amar: Don't you dare take her name!
Suraj: Why? What will you do ... hit me? hit ...hit..!
Suraj: I've finally understood. This fight is not between you and me
Its between me and that girl.
Now I won't back down. No one can take you from me.
I will kill her. I will kill her
Amar: Suraj. I love that girl. If you touch her even, I will kill you.
And if in 24 hours you don't come back, you know what I will do