Dacait (1987)

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Arjun Yadav return from the city after completing his studies to get settled in his village with his family consisting of his mother Devi Chaudaran, his older brother Amrit and sister. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rakhee Gulzar ...
Arjun's Mother (as Raakhee)
Arjun Yadav
Meenakshi Sheshadri ...
Javli (as Meenakshi Seshadhadri)
Suresh Oberoi ...
Amritlal Yadav
Raza Murad ...
Thakur Bhanwar Singh
A.K. Hangal ...
Bighu chacha
Shafi Inamdar ...
S.P. Srivastava
Dan Dhanoa ...
Badri Singh
Dilshaad ...
Amritlal's wife
Satyajeet ...
Ahmed (as Satyajit)
Paresh Rawal ...
Vishnu Pandey (thanedar)
Anita Kanwar ...
Dr. Geeta (as Aneeta Kanwar)
Urmila Matondkar ...
H.L. Pardesi ...
Harish Patel ...


Arjun Yadav return from the city after completing his studies to get settled in his village with his family consisting of his mother Devi Chaudaran, his older brother Amrit and sister. Arjun finds out that Amrit and Thakur Bhanwar Singh does not get along quiet well and attempts to be a peace-maker between the two. One day situation takes a turn for the worse when Amrit is killed, Devi Chaudaran loses her senses, Arjun's sister is raped and he himself is beaten and tied to a tree. Arjun is then rescued by some sympathetic villagers and run off with his childhood friend Makan Malla in the deep ravines only to turn an outlaw whose only motive is to avenge the killings of his family members. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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Rahul Rawail is the best !!
11 April 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The mention of the word "DACOIT", is enough to send a silver through the spine of man. But has one ever thought as to what are the circumstances which lead a normal human being to take up the life of a DACOIT? Rahul Rawail's film 'DACAIT' is one such story.

Bordering the Chambal river, are the deadly ravines around which there are numerous villages. In one village lived Arjun Yadav (Sunny Deol) along with his mother Devi Chodhrain (Raakhee), his elder brother Amrit (Suresh Oberoi), his Bhabi, nephew, and younger sister.

Arjun had completed his education in the city and come back to live with his family. The Zamindar, Thakur Bhanvar Singh (Raza Murad) along with his brother Badri (Dan Dhanoa was a greedy and ruthless man who had design to take over all the land owned by the poor farmers of the village, by tricking them into signing the land papers in his favor. The Thanedar of the village Bishnu Pandey (Paresh Rawal) was hand in glove with Thakur Bhanvar Singh thus making life extremely difficult for the poor villagers. Devi Chaudhrain managed to rally all the villagers together and along with her son Amrit opposed Bhanvar Singh. When Bhanvar Singh realized that this family was becoming a thorn in his plans, he attacked the villages and in the carnage that followed, Arjun's family was massacred, his mother became insane and he was left with no alternate but to take to the life of a Dacoit.

How did Arjun take his revenge from all the cruel people who led him into this life? What had destiny in store for a peace loving boy who was forced into a life of violence by oppression?

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