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Dharm Adhikari (1986)

  • Release Date1986
  • GenreAction, Comedy, Drama
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time159 mins
  • Length4528.72 metres
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingUA
  • Censor Certificate Number117
  • Certificate Date10/02/1986
  • Shooting LocationA V M

Dharamraj is a so called crownless king of Nandgaon and was maintained from his fore fathers. Neither a court nor a police station is located in that village. Dharamraj is only the Judge and the commissioner of that village. Villagers bow in front of his judgement and accepts it as God's judgement, and he also does justice to everybody and doesn't hesitates to give punishment whether he is poor or rich or his own relative or his own blood. Everybody happily living fearless and peaceful life. They respected and worshipped Dharamraj as God.

But Chowdry and Shastry of the village were jealous for Dharamraj's popularity. They were waiting for the opportunity to let him down from his justice seat and Chowdry was having the dream to occupy it.
Dharamraj is having a wife called Savitri, a sweet and loveable daughter called Arti and a strong and handsome brother called Prakash.

Beautiful Priya and charming Sudha are the daughters of a poor villager. Chowdry is having a mischief son called Chotu.
Once because of Chotu's mischiefness Sudha losts her voice Dharamraj gives the judgement that Chotu should marry dumb Sudha. This makes Chowdry irritated and he becomes the enemy of Dharamraj. Laterly he comes to know that Dharamraj is maintaining a widow woman by visiting her offenly and paying money monthly. He opens the affairs of Dharamraj in front of villagers, but he fails.

One side Priya and Prakash were loving each other and other side Arti and Arun, (son of the widow lady who is maintained by Dharamraj).

Chowdry again played a game and Dharamraj gave the judgement against his daughter that she should marry the same poor villager who lost his eye sight by Arti.

Prakash quarreled with Dharamraj and performed the marriage of Arti and Arun. Dharamraj became ferocious and asks him to leave village with Arti and Arun.

Savitri goes and performs the pregnancy ceremony of her daughter, on which Dharamraj sends her away from his house. Chowdry and Shastry were very happy on their success. And to end the last scene of their drama they wanted to kill Arun and his mother. Prakash comes on spot and saves them. Dharamraj also joins hands with Prakash. Dharamraj kills Chowdry and handovers him to the police.

[from the official press booklet]