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Bandit Queen (1994)

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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Phoolan Devi
... Vikram Mallah (as Nirmal Panday)
... Mustaquim
... Madho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Babu Gujjar
... Poolan / Man Singh Gang
... Man Singh (as Manoj Bajpai)
Pallavi Bharti ... Little Girl
Kamia Bhatt ... Rukhmani, Age 11
... Poolan / Man Singh Gang
Sunita Bhatt ... Little Phoolan
Ashok Bulani ... D.S.P
Mahesh Chandra ... Chief Minister
Deepak Chibber ... S.P. Bhind
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Shiv Narain (as Ranjit Chaudhry)
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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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A Rainha dos Bandidos  »

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$399,748
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Shekhar Kapur: truck driver with beard whom Phoolan Devi (Seema Biswas) hits with the gun handle. 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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full of strong emotion
29 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie over 5 years ago and the subject still infuriates me, as it should. Her anger and initiative were inspiring. Not that I would takeover an army and kill people, but the scene at the well and at the rebel strong hold will never leave my mind. This is a great film but be prepared for the strong subject matter.


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