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Bandit Queen (1994)

Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 30 June 1995 (USA)
The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

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Shekhar Kapur

Writers:

Ranjit Kapoor (dialogue), Mala Sen (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Seema Biswas ... Phoolan Devi
Nirmal Pandey ... Vikram Mallah (as Nirmal Panday)
Rajesh Vivek ... Mustaquim
Raghuvir Yadav ... Madho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anirudh Agarwal ... Babu Gujjar
Aseem Bajaj ... Poolan / Man Singh Gang
Manoj Bajpayee ... Man Singh (as Manoj Bajpai)
Pallavi Bharti Pallavi Bharti ... Little Girl
Kamia Bhatt Kamia Bhatt ... Rukhmani, Age 11
Puran Bhatt ... Poolan / Man Singh Gang
Sunita Bhatt Sunita Bhatt ... Little Phoolan
Ashok Bulani Ashok Bulani ... D.S.P
Mahesh Chandra Mahesh Chandra ... Chief Minister
Deepak Chibber Deepak Chibber ... S.P. Bhind
Ranjit Chowdhry Ranjit Chowdhry ... Shiv Narain (as Ranjit Chaudhry)
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Storyline

The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a legend (like a modern Robin Hood) by the Indian press. Although the press tended to make her the optimal hero with blue eyes, dark hair, being tall and beautiful she was in reality an average Indian which makes it hard for the movie to fulfill the expectations of the audience and tell the truth at the same time. Later in her life,She entered into the politics and was assassinated in 2001. Written by Volker Boehm

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Revenge was her reply. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK | India

Language:

Hindi | Assamese

Release Date:

30 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rainha dos Bandidos See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$399,748
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Color:

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Trivia

Manoj Bajpai wanted to play Nirmal Pandey's role. When Shekhar Kapur came to the theatre to look at some actors for the film, Manoj knew he would sign Nirmal. See more »

Quotes

Puttilal: [Tied to a pole and beaten with rifle-butt] Forgive me.
Phoolan Devi: Forgive you?
Phoolan Devi: Write this to the police.
Vikram Mallah: What?
Phoolan Devi: Any man that marries a little girl... I'll kill him.
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References Mera Karam Mera Dharam (1987) See more »

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No Bollywood here!
7 February 2003 | by mifunesamuraiSee all my reviews

The true story of Phoolan Devi who became a national hero in India because she fought for her rights as a woman but in a violent manner. I was surprised to see a powerful film with strong images come out of India instead of the Bollywood art trash classics they churn out.


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