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Ranjit Singh Choudhary
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Jabhar
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SP Sultan Singh
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Moran
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Sumitra Sultan Singh
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Tulsi
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Havaldar Gopi Dada
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Fatehpur's Thanedar
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Bade Thakur
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Shamu
Bharat Kapoor ...
Thakur Shakti Singh
Rajan Haksar ...
Makhan Singh Choudhary
Mazhar Khan ...
Thakur Jaswant Singh
Sulochana Latkar ...
Mrs. Makhan Singh Choudhary
Ram Mohan ...
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Near India and Pakistan's border-town of Fatehpur, lives Ranjit Singh Choudhary who has been labeled as a rebel by his schoolmaster and his dad, Makhan's employer, Bade Thakur, as he could not stand the injustice that was meted to farmers like his dad, and his ancestors who had become economic slaves to the upper-caste Thakurs, who loaned them some money, mortgaged their land, made them toil in the fields, took away their crops, molested their women, and when they passed away, forced their children to take on the debt. Ranjit decides to leave for good, but does return on the very day of his dad's passing. He is asked to assume the loan left unpaid by his dad, when he refuses to do so, he is treated as a bandit, leading him to confront the corrupt Police Force. When Bade Thakur's daughter, Sumitra, who was Ranjit's childhood sweetheart, marries DSP Sultan Singh, a buffalo is slaughtered and left to rot in the community well, poisoning the water, resulting in several deaths, including ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A Classisc
23 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film marked the debut of one the greatest film directors in Bollywood, JP Dutta.

It deals with the inequality of land ceilings in rural India. It focuses on a young boy who grows up to rebel against the cruel land owners, who have been ripping of poor farmers. Dharmendra delivers his greatest performance, aided fabulous performances by the supporting cast.

Technically, the movie is great like all JP Dutta films. The score is haunting. The dialogues by OP Dutta is brilliant. The screenplay is as detailed as you can get.

A movie that should not be missed by any movie fan.


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