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Bhupen Hazarika (story)
Kalpana Lajmi (dialogue)
Release Date:
17 February 2006 (India) See more »
Spark of revolution...
In the village of Rangpur, District of Badlapur, India, lives Narainda, who has been the Postmaster for the last over 35 years... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Sushmita Sen ... Basanti
Mithun Chakraborty ... Bhuvan Panda
Anuj Sawhney ... Chandan Mishra
Ila Arun ... Padmavati
Anjan Srivastav ... Narainda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suresh Abhas ... Raju
Ravi Gossain ... Chintu
Preeti Joshi ... Bijli
Swini Khara ... Titli
Jhumma Mitra ... Rupali
Anita Neha ... Chameli
Preeti Prakash ... Phulwa
Shankar Sachdev ... Mukhiya (as Shankar Sachdeva)
Ashika Sagar ... Gulabo
Lakhwinder Singh ... Subodh
Sunil Singh ... Lallan
Vikas Singh ... Daroga

Directed by
Kalpana Lajmi  (as Kalpana Lazmi)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bhupen Hazarika  story
Kalpana Lajmi  dialogue (as Kalpana Lazmi)
Kalpana Lajmi  screenplay (as Kalpana Lazmi)

Produced by
Kalpana Lajmi .... producer (as Kalpana Lazmi)
Vikas Sahani .... producer
Vikas Sahni .... producer
Original Music by
Adesh Shrivastava 
Cinematography by
Vishal Sinha 
Film Editing by
Zafar Sultan 
Art Direction by
Nikhil S. Kovale 
Costume Design by
Khatri Irfan 
Art Department
Srinivas Konda .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Ameet Ahire .... adr assistant
Vijay Angre .... song recordist
Vijay Kumar .... foley recordist
Parikshit Lalwani .... sound designer
Kunal Mehta .... sound designer
Shankar Singh .... sound editor
Sreejesh .... associate re-recording mixer
Bhiku Verma .... stunts
Music Department
Vijay Angre .... song recordist
Sunidhi Chauhan .... playback singer
Bhupen Hazarika .... playback singer
Barnali Kalita .... playback singer
Himani Kapoor .... playback singer
Kavita Krishnamurthy .... playback singer
Lata Mangeshkar .... playback singer
Mukesh .... playback singer (as Late Mukesh)
Vijayata Pandit .... playback singer
Adesh Shrivastava .... playback singer
Jagjit Singh .... playback singer
Alka Yagnik .... playback singer
Other crew
Ganesh Acharya .... choreographer

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Sushmita Sen was not the first choice. Kalpana Lazmi had offered the role to Raveena Tandon, Bipasha Basu and Preity Zinta before her.See more »
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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Mithun, 27 October 2006
Author: Romuz from london

CHINGAARI: Review by: Romuz Dear Members, I would like to share my opinion about the movie Chingaari, which I recently watched in a DVD. I was waiting for them to release in UK cinema but unfortunately they did not showed in a UK cinema.

I am not a good writer so please forgive me if you get distract by reading my review. And also please don't take personally if you get upset with my review. I am just sharing my own opinion as a spectator.

Cast: Mithun Chakraborty: Bhuvan Panda Sushmita Sen: Basanti Anuj Sahani: Chandan Mishra-Postman

The Story

Chingaari is the story of a young and innocent prostitute Basanti played by Sushmita Sen, Who is a humiliated, frightened and ravaged sex

worker. Anuj Sahani plays the post man Chandan Mishra who comes as a crusader with innocent views. Basanti falls in love with the Chandan the postman, she dream for a relationship, but the same time she is not allowed to dream of a relationship with postman. Mithun Chakraborty (Lovingly called Mithunda) who plays Bhuvan Panda, a village priest. He misuses his powers, he tortures the village people and incidentally, he falls in love with Basanti. So now we can see Chinagri is based on three characters: Bhuvan Panda, Basanti, and the Postman.

The film story is very interesting it's an emotional story of Basanti who dream falls in love with postman? This news spread to Bhuvan panda's ears. Then Bhuvan Panda torture Basanti. Basanti is helpless. Once Basanti dream of getting married to postman so her daughter Titli can live in good life grow up in good society. But Bhuvan Panda who heard everything and hints titli says, one day Titli will take your place when she grows up. That time Basanti get Spark of Revolution. She speaks against Bhuvan Panda. This scene is terrific. The way Mithun and Sush was expressing their acting. It's mind blowing.

Then Bhuavan Panda kill Chandan. This is another challenging scene. Mithun look real devil when he kills Anuj. After that Basanti become Chingari and she get ready take the revenge. She fights Bhuvan Panda.

My opinion

So let's talk about the Chingari. It is very difficult to write about this film. As I already mentioned I am not a good writer. It is very pleasing too see a very good and well made film after long time. I will not say it's the best film, but it's very nice movie. This film is women centric film. I think in India the public does not shows interest in women centric film that much. This film is for certain audience who like watching good cinema. The other advantage of the film is location. After long time I have seen a film set on the village. Recently we seen many Bollywood film has shoot in western country and mostly the story is more westernize. This film Chingari is has very good location and looks more authentic. It will be good for Asian audience who is living in western. Normally we are fed up of watching same kind of film like Kaal, Kal Hona Ho which has western effect and more stylish. Chingari is more like and authentic film. The costume the dance and songs are really great. I think the producer they must show in the over seas...

The Performance

Mithun Chakraborty: Mithunda a three times National Award Winner. He did a tremendous job in Chingari as Bhuvan Panda. He was like a nature its self. He was mind blowing. Mithun was not playing the role of Bhuvan, he was Bhuvan. Mithunda is genius and unique... The Body language was precise. His lust for Basanti, the way he looks and the way he walk it was very precise only genius actor like Mithun can do such a great acting. Mithun prove to be greatest actor. I hope if he could win his 4th national Award. He deserves his 4th National Award. The chemistry between Sush and Mithun were fantastic it look so real. Mithun love Basanti and at the same time he hate Basanti being a prostitute. Mithun talks Sanskrit but some time he used foul languages which is acceptable. All Mithunda's fan will enjoy watching this movie. If you like his Jallad you must like this role. He is absolutely fantastic. I hope he will win an award.

Sushmita Sen What can I say about her acting? I think this is her best role I have ever seen. She was awesome. Honestly speaking I never liked her in other movies, but she has proved her self she is indeed a talented actress. The role of Basanti she was completely into Basanti. I think this Sushmita sen's most cherishing work. She is very lucky to work with three time's National Award winner a living legend called Mithun. Sen should be pleased for this role. She has most fantastic role in her career. She did award wining performance.

Anuj Sahani I always liked Anuj as a good actor. He is a fantastic actor. And he proved it in Chingari. He played his role with heart. He has put soul in his acting. There are few powerful scenes of Mithunda and Anuj. When Anuj speak against Mithun and Mithun killed him. That scene was great. Anuj was superb in Chingari. I think he also deserve an award, for supporting actor category.

The direction

This film directed by Kalpan Lajmi. The screen play is not up to standard. She has got the right concept but she could've avoided some of the foul language. The performance of artist is fantastic. The music was very good. Dank Mare song is great.

Performance: 10/10 Direction: 8/10

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