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Ardh Satya (1983)

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A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality.

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Jyotsna Gokhale
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Faujdar Velankar
Shafi Inamdar ...
Inspector Hyder Ali
Achyut Potdar ...
Inspector Patil
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ...
Rama Shetty
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Mike Lobo
Prabhakar Patankar
Rafique Mukadam
Madhuri Purandare
Shanta Gokhale
Ila Arun ...
Neha Vajpayee
Leela Jariwala
Arun Kakde
Suresh Bhagwat ...
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After having watched his cop father abuse his mother and compel him to become a Sub-Inspector with Maharashtra Police, Anant Velankar, who had wanted to complete his MBA, re-locates to live in Bombay. It is here he meets and falls in love with a Lecturer, Jyotsna Gokhale. Proud of his profession and hoping to make a change, he soon realizes that the police are manipulated by politicians like Rama Shetty to do their bidding. Frustrated, he turns his anger on suspects held in cells and beats them mercilessly. His frustrations arise after he is sidelined for a medal while apprehending a dacoit, and being counseled by Jyotsna to resign from this job. Things only get worse after he is humiliated by Rama Shetty, who is now campaigning to be a Municipal Councillor, as well his superior, Inspector Patil. He takes to alcohol, gets suspended and with a Delhi-contact gets reinstated. Things only get worse after he brutally assaults another suspect resulting in death. It is this news that will ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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HALF TRUTH IS MORE SCARIER THAN A LIE
10 August 1999 | by (Bombay, India - Phone - 4920799) – See all my reviews

Govind Nihalani's directorial venture of Vijay Tendulkar's novel is brilliant. Om Puri plays an inspector Velankar who is forced to protect underworld don rama shetty, played brilliantly by sadahiv amrapurkar. This is Govind Nihlan's Most talked about movie. This is a very good and a classic film. Smita Patil plays the female lead opposite Om Puri. Naseeruddin Shah is brilliant in a cameo role. Although Sadashiv Amrapurkar has only 4 scenes in the movie he dominates the movie. This was Sadashiv Amrapurkars acting debut.Om Puri won a national award for this film for the best actor. Filmfare award winner for Best Film,Story,Supporting Actor(Sadashiv Amrapurkar).


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