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Commando (1988)

  • Release Date1988
  • GenreAction, Romance
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time144 mins
  • Length4932.18 metres
  • Number of Reels19
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number9760
  • Certificate Date03/06/1988
  • Shooting LocationFilm City, Filmistan, Madh Islands, Fariyas Hotel Lonavla

This is the story of a true patriot, whose father laid down his life for the Country. He loves his Country with great pride and, like his father. He too is ready to lay down his life for his motherland.

Chander is appointed as a COMMANDO in a Gun Factory. The Factory's management, is in league with a antinational organisation, are smuggling out arms by mock hold-ups. Chander, in one such encounter, retaliates, saves the arms, and during the process, manages to save the life of Asha, the Factory owner's daughter, by escaping into the hills and landing across the border. By clever manoeuvres  and amid great adventures, he finally brings back Asha to her House.

Asha by now is madly in love with Chander, she hooks him for yet another adventure, in the snow mountains, where they get trapped in a snow storm and return back to the house a day later.

This infuriates Bhalla, who has been offered Asha's hand in marriage by her father. M.C.'s charge on Chander of kidnapping Asha, falls flat as Asha states otherwise. Bhalla is further antagonised when Asha and Chander openly express their love for each other at Asha's birthday party before her father and all others present. An angry and jealous Bhalla falls for a plan offered by Marciloni, his antinational friend to kill Chander. On M.C.'s instructions Chander goes to deliver arms in a terrorists' godown where he smashes their Ninja Force and escapes to Marciloni's Estate where he overhears vital information, at a conference held by Marciloni and his accomplices.

Finally M.C. manages to trap Chander and has him arrested. The Ninja attacks him in jail. Chander Fights and escapes. On Asha's insistence Chander reveals the arms scandal to her father Mr. Puri. Mr. thinks otherwise and tries to get Chander re-arrested. Chander escapes.

Mr. Puri learns about the terrorists involvement in his Factory, by his daughter, and puts a red alert on all arms movement.

Marciloni's plans get disturbed because of the arms freeze, he kidnaps Asha to put pressure on her father.

Chander reveals the arms scandal to her father Mr. Puri.  Mr. Puri thinks other and about the kidnapping of Asha. The Chief expresses his inability to help Chander as the terrorists Head Quarters fall in no-man's land but encourages him to take the challenge and set out on a mission to save Asha and destroy enemy head quarters.

Chander and his friend Diler Singh set out for the mission, banking on the help of an Indian spy, Zum Zum in the terrorists' camp.

Do they conquer the evil? Does Chander's love for motherland hold its head high? See this in in purposeful action film, blended with fresh romance and foot tapping music.

[from the official press booklet]