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Aaj Ke Angaarey (1988)

  • Release Date1988
  • GenreAction, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time128 mins
  • Length4235.14 meters
  • Number of Reels18
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-09742-MUM
  • Certificate Date09/05/1988
  • Shooting LocationNatraj Studios, Filmistan Studios, Film City

This is the story of a group of 11 young students of Love Dale High School, Delhi. They are chosen to represent the school for a musical competition at Nainital. The children accompanied by their favourite music teacher Priya, keep their school’s hope high and are declared winners. The principal, staff and parents make elaborate arrangements to welcome them but on their way back to Delhi they are kidnapped for ransom by a seasoned criminal. Sudden shock spreads all over, the police are set out in the trail. While the kidnappers are transporting the children by a van their teacher slips out a student who runs for help. But this hope is shortlived as the youngest of the innocent lot express worry for his absence.

They are put in a hideout for the night and in the late hours, they all manage to run for their life.

But when exhausted they demand rest for a while from the teacher who gives in after seeing the children tired and fatigued. They all go in deep sleep to their horror they have woken up the kidnappers. They now find themselves trapped in a cave but their prayers are answered when Nag Devta appears to show them the way out. Hope to live brightens when brightens when they reach a forest officer’s exhausted and starving. Papaji the forest officer livens them up, his wife feeds them and as they are taking them towards their only goal home the kidnappers arrive.

There is a showdown but the officer and his wife save the children sacrificing their own lives for them.

The kidnappers loose trail while the children take refuge in the ruins of a castle. Here their teacher boosts their confidence, morale, courage citing the example of Arjun and Krishna to fight for survival- to fight for a cause to fight for evil and not run away from it. The children stand up to her call and improvise the making of self-defence arms. They are ready for the challenge. The kidnappers arrive at the scene-

Do the children live up to their teacher’s expectations? Does good reign over evil? 

All this is answered in this exciting story of the adventure of a group of children full of thrill action and a feast of music.

 (From the official press booklet)



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