The story of an evil politician.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Garm Hava (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own.

Director: M.S. Sathyu
Stars: Balraj Sahni, A.K. Hangal, Gita Siddharth
Katha (1983)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Rajaram P. Joshi (Naseeruddin Shah) is a middle-class Clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor, Sandhya Karnik (Deepti Naval) but is unable to disclose ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A tapori's dream to become a bigshot, but after the reality-check; dose of education opened his eyes and he begins to question his own existence.

Director: Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Stars: Pavan Malhotra, Makrand Deshpande, Ashutosh Gowariker
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An old couple, Mohan Joshi (Bhisham Sahni) and his wife (Dina Pathak), sues their landlord (Amjad Khan) for not maintaining their 'collapsing' apartment building. For this, they hire two ... See full summary »

Director: Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Stars: Somesh Agarwal, Salim Ghouse, Mohan Gokhale
Haasil (2003)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Aniruddh, a law-abiding college student, in love with Niharika, gets caught up in college politics and crime and must fight it out for himself when his friend becomes his foe.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Stars: Jimmy Shergill, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Irrfan Khan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver working for a senior executive in Mumbai. He takes a month's leave to find a husband for his teenage daughter, who lives near Hyderabad. When he is... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal
Stars: Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba, Sammir Dattani
Pinjar (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In the days leading up to Partition, a Hindu woman is abducted by a Muslim man. Soon, she finds herself not only forced into marriage, but living in a new country as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn.

Director: Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee, Sanjay Suri
Junoon (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.

Director: Shyam Benegal
Stars: Jalal Agha, Nafisa Ali, Tom Alter
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Janta
...
(First version that was destroyed)
Chaman Bagga ...
Deshpal - President's Secretary
...
Gopal
Katy Mirza ...
Ruby Dixsana
...
Meera
Manohar Singh ...
President Gangaram 'Gangu'
Swapna Sundari ...
Dancer / Singer
Edit

Storyline

Elections are soon to be held in Jan Gan, and the two main rivals are Bhikharimal and Garibdas, who are contesting under their symbols of a horse and a cycle. Then Meera and Gopal recruit a poor male, Gangaram, who assists his employer to sell fake herbs and medicines, including a birth-control pill 'Sanjay Sanjeevni', to stand for elections. Armed with a tonic-shot of Netagiri; a pill for Revolution; and a needle-shot of Socialism, Gangaram competes to be the next president with a symbol of a car. Meera then bribes the two main competitors and gets them to withdraw from the race, thus ensuring an easy win for Gangaram, who is then elected President. On his very first day, Gangaram learns that it is more practical to worship his Kursee, as well as listen to it's 8 Dictums. Then he decides to live it up during the daytime, and sleep with his busty Personal Secretary, Ruby Dixsana, at night. He then sets about to woo a dumb and naive woman, ironically named Janta (Public), and then ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 February 1978 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Kissa Kursi Ka  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kissaa Kursi Ka was getting made in 1974, it was ready to release in 1975 but the government didn't allow its release as a period of emergency had been declared. The movie was one of the first, if not first, political satires of Hindi cinema. The movies print and negatives were confiscated and destroyed (against Supreme Courts orders, which said to maintain them). The movie allegedly was a spoof of Sanjay Gandhi and Congress at that time. The director tried remaking the movie, replacing some actors (such as replacing Shabana Azmi with a better looking model etc), but failed to make an impact. The director went on to ask 1 crore as a compensation, because he felt that the movie could've become a blockbuster if released originally. One can't ignore the amount of positive reviews the limitedly viewed film got. The movie was mentioned in articles about the recent ban on Aarakshan in some Indian states. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
KKK - politics in India.... the real picture....!!!
23 July 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

KKK - It was released 3 years before i was born... excellent star cast... theatrical presentation one of the most controversial movies ever made in India... the producers were only able to release it after the fall of Indira Gandhi's govt. in 1977.....

and i watched it 34 years after it was made.. and still can relate everything to the present scenario in 2012.... the PM and presidential elections... babas and dharnas.... corruption and dumb public... influential businessmen.... and the age old money making business called politics...

Everyone may not like it since its not as fast paced as today's lightening cinema.... but a gem according to me

Sometimes.... I wonder.... weren't we better off in the times of kings, maharajas, sultans and nawabs... at least the power and money was being exchanged through one source...


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Indian Movies Celebrating Anniversaries This Month

Do you know the inspiration behind Ileana D'Cruz's character in Barfi!? Go back in time and check out some of the Indian movies celebrating anniversaries this September.

See the full list

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.