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Joshilaay (1989)

  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time157 min
  • Length4767.75 meters
  • Number of Reels20
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingA
  • Censor Certificate Number971
  • Certificate Date10/01/1989
  • Shooting LocationRajkamal, Filmcity, Mehboob, Filmistan, Essel, Chandivali

Decoits are very ruthless, robbing and killing is their religion. They don't see which village is ruined, whose house is destroyed and how many women and children became widows and orphans.

The Doctor makes application to Collector to open a police station in the village, so that innocent villagers can be protected from dacoits. As soon as dacoit Jogi Thakur comes to know about this application to Collector, he kills Doctor and his wife but fortunately his only son Karan was saved. Karan takes the oath that he will kill Jogi Thakur and avenge the death of his mother and father.

Jogi Thakur comes to Village and kills the Mukhiya and his wife of that village. But Jogi Thakur's men leave Mukhiya's son Dara near the circus tent where the circus manager brings up Dara.

Jogi Thakur's colleague Raja Singh cheats him and runs away with the rotted money and materials but Jogi Thakur is arrested and sentenced for life imprisonment. After some years Jogi Thakur breaks the Jail and runs  away   to   catch   Raja  Singh  to  get  back  the   looted  money  and  materials  from   him, then everywhere posters are put up that whoever finds Jogi Thakur dead or alive will be rewarded rupees fifty thousand . When Karan comes to know that Jogi Thakur has fled away from the Jail, he leaves to search him and take revenge of his mother-father's death.

Dara also sees the poster and he leaves the circus to catch Jogi Thakur alive and to know who were his mother and father and their whereabouts.

Whether Jogi Thakur kills Raja Singh? or Karan kills Jogi Thakur, or whether Dara finds Jogi Thakur alive? 

To know answer of these questions see JOSHILAAY.

(From the official press booklet)



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