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Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists. He manages to capture their leader, but finds himself and his family mentally ... See full summary »

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Govind Nihalani

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Govind P. Deshpande (additional dialogue), Govind Nihalani (additional dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Om Puri ... DCP Abhay Singh
Naseeruddin Shah ... DCP Abbas Lodhi
Mita Vasisht ... Sumitra Singh
Annu Kapoor ... Surinder
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Commander Bhadra
Amrish Puri ... IGP Pathak
Milind Gunaji ... Shiv
Vineet Kumar Vineet Kumar
Ila Arun ... Zeenat
Joan David Joan David
Sadiya Siddiqui ... (as Saadiya Siddique)
Rajiv Dhingra Rajiv Dhingra ... (as Master Rajiv Dhingra)
Achyut Potdar Achyut Potdar
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... Inspector Tiwari
Shivkumar Subramaniam Shivkumar Subramaniam ... (as Shiv Subramaniam)
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Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists. He manages to capture their leader, but finds himself and his family mentally and physically manipulated by the wily terrorist and his followers. Written by ajmal hussain <ajji@nightmail.com>

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Hindi

Release Date:

31 August 1994 (India) See more »

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Remade as drohi in Telugu and Tamil with kamal Hassan and Arjun in lead characters See more »

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Remade as Kuruthipunal (1995) See more »

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Above average
22 July 2002 | by innerproductSee all my reviews

When I first saw this movie I thought it was one of the best movies I'd ever seen. When I saw it again a couple of years ago, as a more experienced viewer, my opinion diminished significantly. Having said that, the movie has some good performances.

In spite of the presence of stalwarts like Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri, it is Ashish Vidyarthi who has the film's best performance.

In my opinion, Droh Kaal is one of Govind Nihalani's lesser films. I recommend Aakrosh as an example of one of his better ones. Ardh Satya isn't too bad either.

Govind Nihalani is a fine film-maker from India, and I recommend his films (especially his earlier films). At the same time, and without a great deal of effort, I can think of at least three other Indian film-makers who have consistently made significantly better films: Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, and Girish Karnad.


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