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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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In one of the scenes, there is a cameo appearance by General VK Singh(General Vijay Kumar Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM is an Indian politician and retired military officer). He appears on-screen when a Colonel briefs Major Chavhan on the mission to rescue school kids who are held hostage by militants. The Colonel says, "We have some slides of the area; Colonel V. K. Singh will explain it to you." 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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Nana Patekar directed Masterpiece.
23 November 2010 | by (Kenya) – See all my reviews

To date, I have never seen a film like it. There will never a film like this be made now, as India is becoming increasingly westernized day by day.

To prove this point we already have a reality show Bigg Boss copied from Big Brother which was first developed by Endemol in the Netherlands. In this show people can openly express their sexuality and sexual preference.

Back to the film. It deals with many topics and in order to appreciate the message of the film, you will need a second viewing. I myself have seen this film at least ten times and each time I have discovered something new that I had missed earlier.

The topics dealt with are: national and internal security, prostitution in India, the life of orphans in India, crime and extortion and the influence of the media.

It also deals with madness. Major Chauhan who as a child watched his mother abducted was deeply affected mentally and to this day still has visions of that terrible day. Left untreated this madness built in him throughout the years, and when it finally erupted in the climax of the film it was devastating.

Also we see in the film that Major Chauhan has a vision for his country

  • people of all caste and creed freed from all shame, hatred and


suspicion and united in mutual love. This is the final scene of the film which is I think removed by the India Censor Board in the TV screening of the film.

Major Chauhan is committed to a mental asylum after which we notice a change in his character. He is finally at peace with himself and is waiting with eager anticipation at the final fulfillment of his dream.

Plot: Peter D'Souza goes for commando training and is trained by Major Chauhan who takes a liking to him. He completes his training with honors receiving the prized Commando Dagger.

During a mission to rescue some schoolchildren taken hostage by terrorists, he is fatally shot in the legs and crippled for life. He is discharged with honors.

Major Chauhan gets an wedding invitation from Peter some time later. When he arrives and inquire of Peter's whereabouts, he is told bluntly by a woman that Peter is no more.

What happens next has to be seen.

I sincerely request you to see this film or better still buy it on DVD or VCD. It will be money well spent.

This is the only film directed by Nana Patekar. Why he hasn't directed more films after Prahaar is a mystery.

GOD BLESS India.


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