The movie plot begins with daredevil magician Ramesh Kumar (enacted by Ramesh Deo) and his best friend Inspector Hanuman Prasad (acted by Pran) bringing their wives to the hospital for childbirth. Unfortunately, Inspector Prasad loses his wife during childbirth while Ramesh Kumar's wife delivers a stillborn baby. Inspector Prasad entrusts one of his twin sons to Ramesh Kumar to enable them both to enjoy the happiness of bringing up a child.
The secret is kept between the two friends and the doctor. Ramesh Kumar returns to Mumbai and the boy Shyam (acted by Amitabh Bachchan) learns about magic and becomes Shyam Jadugar. Because Ramesh Kumar dies during an attempt for the Chinese Water Torture Cell escape trick, his wife persistently tries dissuading Shyam from following his father's footsteps. Still Shyam is persistent and determined to successfully perform the trick as an honor to his father. After several failed attempts, Shyam Jadugar manages to complete this escape trick to the relief of his mother, girlfriend, and his best friend (played by Farooq Sheikh).
The Toofan DVD is available in Hindi with English subtitles. The 1989 movie cast includes Amitabh Bachchan, Amrita Singh, Farooq Sheth, Sushma Sheth, Pran, Ramesh Deo, Jagdeep, Goga Kapoor, Zarina Wahab, Sudhir Dalvi, and Raza Murad. Produced by Manmohan Desai, this action thriller is directed by Ketan Desai. Written by Salim Khan and K.K. Shukla and music by Anu Malik this 174 minute movie DVD is manufactured by Moser Baer.
Audio encoding is 5.1 digital sound and the movie has a "U" rating with NTSC video encoding for all regions. Until the release of this movie, Ketan Desai Amitabh Bachchan duo had several successful flicks on the box office. However, their luck ended with this movie that included every possible trick of the trade but failed to deliver the expected results.
Although, Amitabh Bachchan playing a double role tries very hard, he fails to create magic primarily due to the poor script that is very weak. As Anu Malik replaces the musical duo Laximant Pyarelal, the musical scores also fails to entice the public. The results are disastrous. The saving grace of the movie is Farooq Sheikh who plays Amitabh's friend in the movie and has performed brilliantly.
The entire movie plot is weak and fails to impress the viewers. Combined with weak performances by most of the cast, Toofan fails to reach up to the expectations of the public who watch a film because Amitabh Bachchan plays the leading role. The movie also has too many plots, which make it extremely difficult to follow that fails to excite the viewers.
However, if you are a big Amitabh Bachchan fan, you may consider buying the Toofan Movie DVD, which is available at very affordable prices. You may also want to give it a watch for the excellent performance delivered by Farooq Sheikh. This was one of Amitabh's films after his prolonged absence and much anticipated but failed to deliver up to the expectations of his viewers and fans. You can buy this movie DVD at discounted prices on junglee.com.