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Hifazat (1987)

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After Laxmi has had three still-births, her husband, Satyaprakash and his mother are afraid she will not be able to give any more births, and therefore there will be no one to carry the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ...
Kailashnath
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Laxmi
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Ram Kumar / Raj Kumar
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Janki (as Madhuri)
Bindu ...
Rukmani
Shakti Kapoor ...
Lakhan
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Gulloo
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Shambhu Dada (as Sharad Saxena)
Bharat Bhushan ...
Cameo appearance in song "Ram Ki Baatein.. Ram Hi Jaane"
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Thakur Satyaprakash
Kader Khan ...
Buddhiram (Teen Karanwala)
Lalita Pawar ...
Thakurain Satyaprakash
Shubha Khote ...
Ganga Mausi (as Shobha Khote)
Rekha Sahay ...
Young bride
Vikas Anand ...
Shankarlal Verma
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After Laxmi has had three still-births, her husband, Satyaprakash and his mother are afraid she will not be able to give any more births, and therefore there will be no one to carry the name of the family forward. So they propose that Satyaprakash gets married for a second time, to which Laxmi consents to, and as such he gets married to Rukmani. After this marriage Laxmi gets pregnant and gives birth to a son, Rajkumar, and shortly thereafter Rukmani too gives birth to a son, Lakhan. Rajkumar is abducted, and disappears from their lives. Thereafter, Satyaprakash is arrested for the murder of a contractor, and sentenced to prison. Rukmani and her brother, Buddiram, take over running the household, and inflict abuse on Laxmi. Years later, a young man appears claiming to be the missing son of Laxmi and Satyaprakash, and he attempts to bring some sense and honor for poor Laxmi. But this does not last for long, when Satyaprakash is released from prison, he recognizes the young man, as his ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Protect yourself from this Hifazat!
15 October 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Hifazat is a typical 1980s masala movie which has drama, melodrama, action and romance, and pretty much everything in it is senseless, beyond any logic, and based on coincidences. The movie does bring a few laughs here and there, but in most parts it is unintentionally funny rather than witty and humorous. The film stars Anil Kapoor and he does fairly well with what his role allows him to do. Madhuri Dixit is natural and amazingly beautiful. Pran is okay as Thakur. The queen of acting, Nutan, is given a silly role of a typical victimised and suffering woman, which is a true insult to an actress of her calibre, although she herself does well in whatever she is given. The supporting cast has more caricatures than real characters. Bindu, Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover and Kader Khan are all examples of that, although I personally always like Bindu and Kader Khan no matter what they're doing and in this one Khan was quite funny as always. The film's music is the saving grace of the film, well that is to be expected when the music director is R.D Burman. "Mohabbat Kya Hai" is a beautiful song. However, there is one song called "Batata Vada" which I found really pathetic and bizarrely choreographed. It really got on my nerves. The film's ending is contrived and was predictable from the beginning. Hifazat is just another of the many awful movies the Hindi film industry used to make at that time.


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