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A public prosecutor discovers the harsh realities about life of the scheduled tribes in India during 1980s while defending a case of a tribesman charged of murdering his wife.

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Govind Nihalani

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Satyadev Dubey (dialogue), Vijay Tendulkar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Advocate Bhaskar Kulkarni
Smita Patil ... Nagi
Amrish Puri ... Public Prosecutor Dushane
Om Puri ... Bhiku Lahanya
Mahesh Elkunchwar Mahesh Elkunchwar ... Social worker
Bhagyasri Kotnis Bhagyasri Kotnis ... Bhiku's sister
Arvind Deshpande Arvind Deshpande ... Dr. Vasant M. Patil
Mohan Agashe ... Bhonsle (as Dr. Mohan Agashe)
Vinay Apte
Vihang Nayak Vihang Nayak
Achyut Potdar Achyut Potdar ... Forest Officer More
Madhukar Nayak Madhukar Nayak
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arvind Arvind
Jaishree Jaishree
Reema Lagoo ... Lavhni dancer
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After working with his mentor and Public Prosecutor Dushane for many years, Advocate Bhaskar Kulkarni is assigned a legal aid case of Bhiku Lahanya, who is accused of brutally killing his wife, Nag, for disobeying him and refusing to have sex with other men. Bhiku remains silent when asked to plead guilty or otherwise. Bhaskar's efforts to get him to subsequently confide in him, prove in vain. Even when Bhaskar goes to talk to Bhiku's dad and sister, he is shunned. When he persists his window panes are broken, then one night he is attacked and knifed. He gets Police protection through the courts and persists with his questions - only to run into nothing but a wall of silence. Then he is contacted by a Social Worker who tells him what really happened. Before Bhaskar could do anything, the Social Worker goes missing, & Bhiku's dad passes away. When Bhiku is permitted to attend his funeral - this is where Bhiku will break his silence - a silence that will see him face another charge of ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Aakrosh....cry of the wounded.


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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1980 (India) See more »

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India

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Krsna Movies Enterprises See more »
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just watch, think and step up
13 April 2010 | by anish3189See all my reviews

Oh my god!! what did I witnessed?? was it a piece of superlative cinema ever been made in Indian CINEMA or a straight potshot at both, Indian cinema and our system?? How can one feel so much sensitized and connected to one's role that he forgets himself? NASEERUDDIN SHAH and OM PURI deserve a round of applause for the pure epitome of acting levels being touched upon by them, not to forget AMRISH PURI. The fire in LAHANIYA's eyes, the irresistible courage of NASEERUDDIN SHAH against this case, the constant nagging of the unsculprous elements present in this society, and the condition of MIDDLE MAN in this so created hypocrite society is so beautifully welded and presented that one feels where does one's position stands in today India. Specially, the climax scene in which LAHANIYA kills her own sister to save her from the devils of this brutal society, the answer that AMRISH PURI gives to his junior NASEERUDDIN SHAH DAT even if anything happens to him, it will be a ACCIDENT; make this movie a excellent experience and leave with you an impact which you will found hard to get rid with, as this is what we wan't to get rid of, and still indulge ourselves in such malpractices that one's own self esteem should be degraded. Really, hats off to GOVIND NIHALANI and his bunch of MASTER ACTORS which make this movie go beyond just a cinematic experience and steers one's soul to the extent that one wants to do something for the society, at least help one LAHANIYA, HELP one person find justice, so that THE GREAT WORK put forward by our ANCESTORS is not wasted, really just pure BRILLIANCE(i M trying to discover new adjectives to describe this movie, knowing that no amount of wordly praise or acclaim can justify the efforts put in to make this movie)


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