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Great Robbery (1996)

  • Release Date1996
  • GenreCrime, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
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Monster witchcraft in Bangkok plans to attain more supernatural powers by sacrificing human life to his goddess in presence of the crown of Lord Venkateswara of Tirupati. He orders his beloved assistant, Mr. Chang to organize the robbery of God's crown. Mr. Chang meets Mr. Paresh, the biggest smuggler in Bombay. Mr. Paresh agrees to organize the robbery for a big ransom. Mr. Paresh comes to know the story of Lord Venkateswara through a sage. He snatches the crown with the help of a local henchman, Satyanandswamy. Both Satyanandswamy and Paresh leave India for Bangkok to encash the crown by handing over it to Mr. Chang. 

Mr. Chang double-crosses and tries to kill them. To save their lives, Mr. Paresh and Mr. Satyanandswamy escape from him. 

The police in India comes to know about the robbery and starts to investigate the case. In this connection, a CBI officer is posted, takes along with him an adopted son of the temple, Archaka, who is the eye witness of the robbery to Bangkok. Mr. Srinu (Hero) another guy also accompanies them, but unfortunately, the CBI officer gets murdered in Bangkok. Mr. Srinu and the boy become helpless, but Srinu luckily recollects the memory of a woman tourist by the name Navina for whom he drives the car in India. At this juncture, Srinu loses the boy. 

Navina who happens to see the TV program finds the boy missing. She recognizes him and proceeds to the police station. Srinu meets her there. They recognize each other. Srinu explains to her about the robbery and thereafter Navina feels sorry and extends a helping hand to him. Meanwhile, both of them become lovers. The boy and Srinu get a clue and follow the gang. At this stage, the witchcraft enters the scene and captures Navina and tries to sacrifice her. Knowing this Srinu enters and fights with all of them. Navina who tries to save Srinu gets killed by him. Srinu becomes helpless. Lord Venkateswara gets dissolved into the boy. Thus the boy fights with the gang and relieves Srinu. Srinu also fights with the gang and kills the monster witchcraft. 

What happens to Paresh? Does God forgive him? What happens to the life of Srinu and Navina? The answer to all these questions is the Great Robbery. 

[from the official press booklet]