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Some lesser known facts about Vishwanath

Here are some lesser-known facts about the 1978 Hindi film “Vishwanath”:

Director: Subhash Ghai


  • Shatrughan Sinha as Vishwanath
  • Reena Roy as Aarti Sohanlal
  • Pran as Sohanlal
  • Lalita Pawar as Shanti (Vishwanath’s Mother)
  • A. K. Hangal as Panditji

The film revolves around Vishwanath, portrayed by Shatrughan Sinha, who seeks justice for his father’s murder. As he delves into the investigation, he discovers that his father’s death is linked to a powerful and corrupt man, Sohanlal, played by Pran. The movie explores themes of revenge, justice, and the fight against corruption.

The music for “Vishwanath” was composed by Rajesh Roshan. The soundtrack includes memorable songs such as “Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi” sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar.

While “Vishwanath” may not be as widely remembered as some of Subhash Ghai’s other directorial ventures, it is a part of the filmmaker’s early works and showcases his storytelling skills. The film also contributed to Shatrughan Sinha’s filmography during that era.

Critical Reception:
“Vishwanath” received a mix of reviews. While the storyline and performances, especially by Shatrughan Sinha and Pran, were appreciated, some critics found the plot predictable.


  • The film marked one of the early collaborations between Subhash Ghai and Shatrughan Sinha.
  • Shatrughan Sinha’s portrayal of Vishwanath earned him praise for his intense performance.
  • Pran’s role as the antagonist added depth to the film, showcasing his versatility as an actor.

While “Vishwanath” may not be as widely discussed today, it remains a notable film in the late 1970s Bollywood era, contributing to the cinematic landscape of that time.

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