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Credited cast:
Subhashni Saigal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rambhau Kaka (Villege Sarpanch)
Arun Bakshi ...
IG Nagu
Suhas Joshi ...
Avinash's mom
Mill worker
Mishra - CM's assistant
Dalchand Jain
Gulapchand (Prime Minister)
Deepak Qazir ...
V.K. Dubey
M.K. Raina ...
Newspaper employee


A newspaper reporter exploits an ordinary man for few rupees to pose as a man who is fighting against the corrupt politicians and prints imaginary stories in his name to improve the circulation of her newspaper. People take him for real and he becomes a powerful leader of poor man. One day the paper prints a letter in his name that he is going to end his life fighting corruption. This puts the ordinary man in a fix. He knows that at this juncture he can't refute the accuracy of all those stories. He also realizes that he is the sole hope of millions. Finally, he buckles under moral pressure and jumps from an incomplete multi-storied building and ends his life. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Socially and polictially awakening movie
28 February 2005 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

Main Azaad Hoon has a very different theme to usual masala treats as this has a cause or soul in the people Azaad voices for. The script was excellent along with the plot.

A corrupt politician decides to accelerate newspaper sales by asking a female reporter to create a fictional character who claims rights for the poor and unwealthy called "Azaad" (Freedom). This starts a sensation a face is required for Azaad and Amitabh a wandering bumpkin is recruited for the job. However, it turns out that he's quite popular with his new identity. The story continues......

Amitabh again is great as the wondering nomad turned voice of the downtrodden, Shabani Azmi is ideal in the supporting lead.

A film which addresses certain issues in our motherland which still resound today even after 16-17 years this movie was released.

This was Tinnu Anand's latest AB starrer after Shahenshah. Not your usual "dishoom dishoom haram zaada", more "humari maange puri karo!"

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