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Aaj Ki Awaz (1984)

  • Release Date07/09/1984
  • GenreDrama, Crime
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time133 mins
  • Length3844.44 meters
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingA
  • Censor Certificate NumberA-212-MUM
  • Certificate Date16/08/1984
  • Shooting LocationFilmcity, Filmalaya, Natraj Studios

The voice of today...... the call of our times...... AAJ KI AWAZ. Every where violence reigns. Lawlessness and goondaism prevails. This is the cry of today which we hear night and day. But in the defending noise of violence and lawlessness there is also a gentler but challenging voice which refuses to remain silent and let evil prevail.

Such a voice is that of Prof. Prabhat Verma, a poet and a Professor of Sanskrit who comes to Bombay and finds himself unwittingly drawn into the vortex of lawlessness and violence that are a part of every city.

In trying to raise his voice of protest he draws on himself the violent reaction of the under world gangs one of which wants to teach him a lesson by brutally raping his sister and killing his mother.

Knowing about the inadequacy of law which seeks evidence as a precondition of justice Prabhat launches a one man crusade against all evil doers- and in the process becomes an avenging angel destroying all those who indulge in wanton lawlessness and perpetrate terrorism and death on peace-loving citizens.

When his mission which was to bring peace to the terrorised and the tormented public was accomplished he decides to surrender himself to the police so that he is able to face the court and defend himself. His main aim is to tell the court that whatever he did it was not to take law in his own hands but to protect law against those who broke it. 

Does he succeed in putting his message across?

(From the official press booklet)