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Clerk (1989)

  • Release Date1989
  • GenreAction, Crime, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time185 mins
  • Length4742.13 meters
  • Number of Reels18
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number12011
  • Certificate Date27/03/1989
  • Shooting LocationFilm City, Natraj, Seth Studio, Filmistan, Mehboob Studio, Aarey Milk

‘CLERK’ is the story of struggle and strife of the poor and powerless, but honest and honourable against the rich and strong but corrupt and degraded.


It is the story of Bharat (Manoj Kumar) who stands like a rock in the sea of corruption.


It is the story of Sneh (Rekha), who loves Bharat, but is out to destroy him in vengeance.


It is the story of Pooja (Anita Raj), who knows that she has to remain by the side of Bharat even if he is in love with Sneh.


It is the story of Vijay Kapur (Shashi Kapoor) whose ambition is to win at all costs and by all means, foul or fair and to destroy Bharat is his ultimate sin.

It is the story of Ram (Mohammad Ali), elder brother of Bharat, who is suspicious of the character of his wife Rukmani (Zeba Ali).

It is the story of rebel youth (Rajiv Goswami), younger brother of Bharat, honest officer Khan (Rajendra Kumar), sick father (Ashok Kumar), corrupt officer (Satish Shah) and many others who are in pursuit of their own kind of justice.

‘CLERK’ is the story of Bharat and also the story of masses of the nation, Bharat, who make it strong and indestructible.


(From the official press booklet)



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