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Indian (1996)

 -  Action | Drama  -  23 August 1996 (India)
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Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry against the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Senapathy / Chandra Bose
Nedumudi Venu ...
Krishnaswamy
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Ishwarya
Urmila Matondkar ...
Sapna
Sukanya ...
Senapathy's Wife
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Gulabo Ram. Khilawan
Kasturi ...
Kasthoori (Senapathy's Daughter)
Goundamani
Crazy Mohan ...
Parthasarathy
Manorama
Senthil ...
Pannerselvam
Ajay Ratnam
Nizhalgal Ravi
Bala Singh
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Circa the British rule in India, a man named Senapathy decides to rebel against the British in a violent way, learns a rare martial art that enables him to kill with his bare hands, and travels to Singapore, joins the Indian Liberation Army formed by renowned Subhash Chandra Bose, is one of the soldier's to engage the British into war. He subsequently joins a death squad in order to destroy British tanks. While all of the others succeed in carrying out their mission, Senapathy is captured, jailed, beaten, and mercilessly tortured by the British. Upon his release, he is looked after by a woman named Namrata, whose honor he had saved from the British - who had captured two truckloads of women protesters, burned their clothing, and forced them to commit suicide. Namrata and Senapathy marry, India gains independence, and they soon have two children - Chandrabose and Kasthoori. Years later Chandra quarrels with his honest and straight-laced father, leaves home, so that he can earn enough ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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INR 180,000,000 (estimated)
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Kamal Hassan originally wanted the title "Indian" for the Hindi dubbed version of the movie. But the title's right was with Sunny Deol. Sunny refused to give away the title. See more »

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References The Way of the Dragon (1972) See more »

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A must see film for all audiences, Indian and foreign
1 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Indian was clearly director Shankar's magnum opum and India's entry for the Oscar. This utterly brilliant and gripping film explores the horror of bureaucracy, corruption and bribery in modern India and its effect on society. Even locals themselves will be shocked as reality reflects on their TV screens in this movie. Whats shocking is the quality of the flashback footage in sepia of the colonial times where Indian rebels fought against the British. Such superb quality, story and acting is truly not seen anywhere else in any Indian-made film. However, as an entry for the Oscars, it would need some polishing up. I highly regret not seeing this film in the theatre when it originally released. If seeing this film a decade after it released, on poor quality print, left such a positive impression, I wonder what the impression would have been back then?


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