Kranti (1981)

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This is the story of India's Freedom Struggle between the years of 1825&1875.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanga / Kranti
Manoj Kumar ...
Bharat / Kranti
Shashi Kapoor ...
Rajkumari Meenakshi
Shatrughan Sinha ...
Kareem Khan
Parveen Babi ...
Sarika ...
Nirupa Roy ...
Prem Chopra ...
Shambhu Singh
Pradeep Kumar ...
Shamsher Singh
Dheeraj Kumar ...
Prince Heera
Shashikala ...
Charumati (Shakti's Adopted Mother)
Madan Puri ...
Sher Singh
Sulochana Latkar ...
Rama (lady found child in the water) (as Sulochana)


The British did not give India its independence on a silver platter. Independence was the result of a long and bloody battle. "Kranti" is the story of how two men became soldiers in that battle. Sangha is a honest and dedicated employee in the kingdom of Ramgarh, owing allegiance and loyalty to no one except Raja Laxman Singh. When Laxman Singh conditionally permits the British to use the port for trading purposes, Sangha finds out that the British are taking out gold and jewelery and bringing in ammunition, he puts a stop to this. He goes to report this outrage to Laxman Singh, only to find him stabbed to death and he charged with treason and of killing him. Sentenced to death, he escapes and forms a group of revolutionaries who have only one motto - drive the British out of India. This group multiplies into several armies, all united with one slogan - an Independent India. Which is also known as Kranti. Written by

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Release Date:

3 February 1981 (India)  »

Also Known As:

A Chama da Liberdade  »

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Manoj Kumar wanted Amitabh Bachchan for Shatrughan Sinha's role but was not able to get him. See more »


Referenced in Sharaabi (1984) See more »


Durga Hain Meri Maa
Lyrics by Manoj Kumar
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar & Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Performed by Mahendra Kapoor and Minu Purushottam
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fantastic story, great songs
19 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Great film with great songs. Have been humming the songs since watching it - check out

Saw it when i was young, and bought back a couple of memories, vaguely remember the film but you can never forget the wonderful songs.

The song, 'Zindagi ki na tote lari' was fantastic and very emotional, especially where the fantastic Hema Malini and Manoj Kumar are on the top deck, all wet and crying their eyes out, the picturisation was amazing and you really felt for both characters.

Why did Praveen Babi have such a short role in the film? Definitely recommend the film to others.

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