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Madhav Verma (Om Puri) is a dedicated, honest, and diligent union representative. He represents the majority of the employees in an organization, which recognizes his union. However, there ... See full summary »

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Madhav Verma
Gopi ...
Krishnan Raju
Pankaj Kapur ...
Chotelal
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Rustom Patel
Deepa Sahi ...
Chotelal's wife
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Chakradev
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ...
VP Sarnaik
Rohini Hattangadi ...
Mrs. Ali, Social Worker (as Rohini Hattangady)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Salim Ghouse
Vijay Kashyap
Loveleen Mishra ...
Shobha
Harish Patel ...
Laxman, Chotelal brother
Achyut Potdar ...
Chotelal's elder brother
K.K. Raina
M.K. Raina
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Madhav Verma (Om Puri) is a dedicated, honest, and diligent union representative. He represents the majority of the employees in an organization, which recognizes his union. However, there is a rival in the shape and form of Rustom Patel (Naseeruddin Shah) who is attempting to break the union so as to establish his majority, through his henchman Krishnan (Gopi), and will not hesitate to stoop to any level to get what he wants. Chhotelal (Pankaj Kapoor) loses his legs in an accident, and must be hospitalized. Krishnan takes advantage of the situation and puts pressure on Chhotelal and his brothers (Achyut Potdar and Harish Patel) to enroll in his union, and he will get him a higher compensation package than his regular union. Madhav must use his utmost diligence and consistently uphold his principles as they will be put to a test before all logic gives way to violence, anarchy, apathy, and corruption. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Intense film

This is another film which deviates from the regular Indian movies.

The movie raises the issue of exploitation of factory-workers by their employer. A worker named Chotelal, played by Pankaj Kapoor, gets injured while working in the factory, and his family is poverty-ridden. There is a powerful performance by Om Puri as Madhav Verma, a truthful Labor-Union leader with high morals and strong leftist ideas, fighting for a workers' rights.

The opposition Labor Union tries to use this incident as a means of wooing workers to join them by getting higher severance package from the employer. Madhav Verma is also sucked into the game to save his Union. Hence, what started off as a fight for Chotelal's rights becomes a fight for the existence of the 2 Unions.

The political games played by the trio of the 2 Labor Unions and the employer come into the forefront. But Chotelal and his wife are always in the background reminding Madhav how he had gone back on the promise to truthfully server the workers.

Great portrayal of the dilemma of Madhav, and Chotelal's wife as a constant reminder to Madhav of their pain. Interestingly, she has only one dialog in the end, and plays the rest of the role through her expressive eyes.


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