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Insaaf Ki Devi (1991)

  • Release Date31/1/1992
  • GenreAction
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time148 min
  • Length4444.80 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-16709-MUM
  • Certificate Date26/12/1991
  • Shooting LocationFilm City, Filmistan, RK Studio, Swati Studio, Natraj Studio, Convent Villa, Nadiadwala Bunglow, Poonawala Bunglow

What is truth?

One that is seen by the eyes or the one that is proved in the count.

Whatever may be the truth but count admits only what is proved and that's why it often gives a wrong judgment.

Sadhana is an educated woman of today who cannot tolerate injustice hemp done to any woman. And her husband Santosh Kumar is a very honest police officer who will sacrifice anything for law and duty.

One day Sadhana's sister is killed and the killer is her husband Suraj Prakash who can even sell his wife for money. Matter goes to court. Fabricated proofs win and truth is defeated.

But Sadhana does not accept defeat. Knowing fully well that Vakil Kanooni Lal and dishonest police officer Ajay Singh are the right and left hands of Suraj Prakash, she declares to wage a war against him.

Suraj Prakash does not think himself less than anyone. To teach Sadhana a lesson he kills her daughter in front of Sadhana. Once again the matter goes to court. And once again the proofs win and truth is defeated. But this time Sadhana's husband was the key witness to prove killer's innocence. Santosh Kumar was only doing his duty.

Sadhana decides to take the law in her own hands and punish Suraj Prakash. Santosh being a police officer with principles has to arrest anyone who takes law in hand.

The couplet between husband and wife begins and she has to leave her husband's house.

One after the other villains are being killed and Santosh Kumar fails to arrest the killer. Third and last murder of Suraj Prakash, takes place in front of Santosh Kumar, but Sadhana escapes before he could arrest her.

Case goes to court once again. Once again the same question raised. What is the truth. One that is seen by the eyes or the one that is proved in the court. But this time Sadhna has not used the truth as her defence but the proofs.

Let us see what court decides in 'Insaaf Ki Devi'.


(From the official press booklet)