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Bandit Queen (1994)

The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

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Vikram Mallah (as Nirmal Panday)
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Mustaquim
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Madho
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Babu Gujjar
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Poolan / Man Singh Gang
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Man Singh (as Manoj Bajpai)
Pallavi Bharti ...
Little Girl
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Rukhmani, Age 11
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Poolan / Man Singh Gang
Sunita Bhatt ...
Little Phoolan
Ashok Bulani ...
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Mahesh Chandra ...
Chief Minister
Deepak Chibber ...
S.P. Bhind
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Shiv Narain (as Ranjit Chaudhry)
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The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a legend (like a modern Robin Hood) by the Indian press. Although the press tended to make her the optimal hero with blue eyes, dark hair, being tall and beautiful she was in reality an average Indian which makes it hard for the movie to fulfill the expectations of the audience and tell the truth at the same time. Later in her life,She entered into the politics and was assassinated in 2001. Written by Volker Boehm

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She was the most feared outlaw in India. If the story wasn't true you wouldn't believe it... See more »

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30 June 1995 (USA)  »

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A Rainha dos Bandidos  »

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$399,748
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This was banned by the Indian authorities due to its graphic scenes of sex and violence. It also incurred the wrath of its own subject, Phoolan Devi, who objected to the fact that she hadn't been invited to see the film. Devi claimed it was riddled with inaccuracies. See more »

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Puttilal: [Tied to a pole and beaten with rifle-butt] Forgive me.
Phoolan Devi: Forgive you?
Phoolan Devi: Write this to the police.
Vikram Mallah: What?
Phoolan Devi: Any man that marries a little girl... I'll kill him.
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No Bollywood here!
7 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

The true story of Phoolan Devi who became a national hero in India because she fought for her rights as a woman but in a violent manner. I was surprised to see a powerful film with strong images come out of India instead of the Bollywood art trash classics they churn out.


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