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Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991)

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Prahaar is the story of Major Chavan, a tough and stern soldier, trained to destroy the enemy. He can see the enemy on our borders but is unaware of the invisible enemy within ourselves. ... See full summary »

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Prahaar is the story of Major Chavan, a tough and stern soldier, trained to destroy the enemy. He can see the enemy on our borders but is unaware of the invisible enemy within ourselves. When one of Major's Commandos - Peter D'Souza is killed, he is shown the harsh reality revolving around us, the enemy is within ourselves. The battlefield changes and Major Chavan makes his final attack on the enemy within this crumbling society. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Music Director Aadesh Shrivastav can be seen playing violin in the song Dhadkan Zara Ruk Gayi Hai. See more »

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Verdict of the Court: Major Chavan has been disturbed mentally by the evils of society. Due to this he forgot his duty and made the mistake of trying to reform society.
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Brilliant performance. A must watch for every true Indian

I would rate this as Nana Patekar's career best performance after his National award-winning performance in Krantiveer. Good acting by first-timer Gautam Joglekar(who was not to be seen after this movie) and the gorgeous Madhuri Dikshit. The film opens with Peter D'Souza(Gautam Joglekar) who joins the army and has to report for commando training, much against the wishes of his father and his fiancé Shirley (Madhuri). There he meets Major Chauhan(Nana Patekar) who is the instructor at the academy. Maj. Chauhan makes Peter and his fellow commandos go through various hellish training regimes which are indeed nearly brutal. Peter decides he has had enough and decides to quit. But when Maj Chauhan learns about his decision, he humiliates Peter in front of his fellow commandos. This makes Peter re-consider his decision and he tops the commando training. After the training is nearly complete Peter discovers Maj Chauhan's nice side too. The story also reveals Maj Chauhan's dark past. He is the son of a prostitute, who is sold to a couple of goons by her pimp. He is then raised in an orphanage and then goes on to become an army officer.

Soon after the commando training is over, Peter becomes an invalid due to injuring his legs in a mission against hijackers. Peter is discharged from duty and then he decides to marry Shirley, the invitation for which is received by Maj Chauhan. But when Maj Chauhan reaches Mumbai for Peter's wedding, he comes to know that Peter was killed by the neighborhood goons, when he refused to pay them extortion money.

What Maj Chauhan does after that to gain justice for Peter and his family forms the crux of the plot. This movie sends out the message that India's sovereignty has more threat from the corrupt politicians and policemen than from any kind of foreign aggression. It also sends out the message that Army officers, who risk their lives, sometimes sacrifice them for the benefit of the nation , are meted out treatment far worse than dogs after they are discharged due to injury or illness, and that their condition should be improved.


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