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Sadak (1991)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | 20 December 1991 (India)
A taxi driver with a tragic past sees an opportunity for redemption when he encounters a woman sold into prostitution. Wanting to help her escape, he has to deal with the wrath of the brothel madam.


Mahesh Bhatt


Robin Bhatt (dialogue), Robin Bhatt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Dutt ... Ravi
Pooja Bhatt ... Pooja
Deepak Tijori ... Gotya
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ... Maharani
Neelima Azim
Soni Razdan ... Special Appearance
Avtar Gill ... Salim Bhai
Mushtaq Khan
Javed Khan
Pankaj Dheer ... Inspector Irani
Manohar Singh
Suhas Bhalekar
Kumud Tripathi Kumud Tripathi
G.P. Singh
Gavin Packard ... Maharani's henchman


Ravi is a distraught young man who works day and night by driving a taxi in order to forget his horrible past. He visits a brothel with his friend, Gotya and falls in love with a prostitute by the name of Pooja - but meets with strong opposition from the head of the brothel Maharani who will not buck under any pressure nor permit anyone of her prostitutes to fall in love with anybody. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Did You Know?


After Sanjay Dutt discussed his idea of making a film on a Eunuch with Mahesh Bhatt he found it amazing.But felt which actor should be cast in the role.Mahesh Bhatt then remembered Sadashiv Amrapurkar's negative role in Ardh Satya 1983 and decided to cast him. See more »


After Gotya is killed, Ravi and Pooja are shown escaping with Police jeep which has Maharashtra number plate but very soon the number is changed to TN43-Tamilnadu. See more »


Referenced in Sanju (2018) See more »

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One Star Extra For Sadashiv Amrapurkar aka Maharani
27 April 2020 | by Hussain-AL-NaseerSee all my reviews

To be honest I never intended to give review of this movie but some un-expected response from my insta account, here I share with you my thoughts about Sadak. One of the popular and highest grossers of 1991,the film looks pretty ordinary in 2020. A hero rescuing his love from Antogonists is surely we've seen many times with multiple plots. The only thing for which I can argue or recommend you to go and watch this 2hours romantic action flick is the outclass performance of Late Sadashiv Amrapurkar as Maharani a Transgender running a brothel and is the main Antagonist of the movie. Almost 30years ago a one cannot aspect this type of bold performance and so straight forward brutal dialogues which gives you chill. Sadashiv's one of the most powerful character that he has played on screen is surely Maharani for which this underrated actor got Filmfare for best actor in a negative role. So people from late 90's and 2000's again I would suggest you that if you wanna see a hell of a character you should go an watch Sadak and look for Maharani.

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20 December 1991 (India) See more »

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