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Mangal Pandey (1982)

  • Release Date1982
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time138 min
  • Length3945.13 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number102170
  • Certificate Date2/11/1982
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YEARS BACK. THE LEGENDARY FIGURE OF MANGAL PANDEY OF YORE FOUGHT AGAINST SLAVERY AND OPPRESSION OF THE FOREIGN RULER. THE SAME WAY HIS NAMESAKE ANOTHER MANGAL PANDEY OF TODAY.  FIGHTS AGAINST THE CRIME AND UNLAWFULLNESS OF THE UNDERWORLD.
IN FACT, HE HAS BEEN FIGHTING THIS WAY RIGHT FROM HIS CHILDHOOD, FIRST AGAINST THE VINDICTIVE TYRANNY OF HIS STEPMOTHER AND LATER AGAINST THE SELFISH AND CRUEL WORLD. WHEN HE WAS THROWN OUT OF HIS HOUSE AT THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER HAVALDAR PANDEY (CHANDRASHEKHAR). MURDERED WANTONLY BY DAKU LAL SINGH (AJIT).
THE YOUNG MANGAL (SHATRUGHAN SINHA) HAD VOWED TO AVENGE THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER, LITTLE KNOWING, THAT A TIME WILL COME LATER, WHEN HE WILL BE SERVING UNDER THE KILLER, UNAWARE OF THE REAL IDENTITY AND ONLY KNOWING THAT HE WAS CALLED JAGAN SETH (AJIT). IN FACT THE LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD.
MANGAL’S EYES ABE OPENED TO THE NEFARIOUS AND INHUMAN SCHEMES OF JAGAN SETH WHEN HE COMES IN CONTACT WITH A LONELY SINGER KAVITA (PARVEEN BABI), WHO WITH SPONTANEOUS FRANKNESS AND CONCERN FOR HIM, TELLS ABOUT THE CRIME SYNDICATE GOVERNED BY JAGAN SETH.
MANGAL REVOLTS AND LEAVES THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF THE CRIMINALS AND ACTIVITIES. BUT JAGAN SETH CAN NEVER FORGET AND FORGIVE SUCH ACTS OF INSUBORDINATION AND HE MANAGES TO CREATE A BETWEEN MANGAL AND A TOUGH AND A STRICT POLICE INSPECTOR VIJAY (KADER KHAN), WHO IS BENT UPON ERADICATING THE EVIL OF CRIME FROM HIS AREA.
THIS CONFRONTATION ENDS IN THE DEATH OF VIJAY BY A BULLET AND IN A PANIC MANGAL RUNS AWAY FROM THERE AND IS PROCLAIMED A MURDERER. JAGAN SETH HAS A HEARTY LAUGH WHEN MANGAL IS INVOLVED IN A TRAIN ACCIDENT AND IS PRONOUNCED DEAD. KAVITA AND OTHER FRIENDS TO MANGAL ARE PLUNGED INTO THE GLOOM OF HEART BREAKS AND SORROWS.
BUT FATE BRINGS MANGAL BACK TO THE LAND OF LIVING AND WHILE DISCLOSING HIS IDENTITY TO THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITIES. HE IS RECOGNISED BY SUSHMA (NEETA MEHTA) THE DAUGHTER OF POLICE COMMISSIONER GUPTA (IFTEKHAR) WHO ONCE WAS A FAST FRIEND OF MANGAL’S FATHER.
MANGAL IS TAKEN TO GUPTA’S HOUSE AND THERE HAS THE SHOCK OF HIS LIFE, AS HE COMES TO KNOW THAT VIJAY WAS OTHER THAN THE HUSBAND OF HIS LONG LOST SISTER DEEPA (FARIDA JALAL)
VARIOUS SHOCKING QUESTIONS FACE HIM?
WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN DEEPA KNOWS THAT HER BELOVED BROTHER WAS THE PROCLAIMED MURDERER OF HER HUSBAND?
WHAT WILL KAVITA BE PASSING THROUGH AT THE NEWS OF HIS DEATH?-DOES DOES HE DISCLOSE HIMSELF TO HER? AND IN REALITY WHO KILLED VIJAY? – WHO ??
THERE WAS ONLY ONE WAY TO SOLVE ALL THESE QUESTIONS- ONLY ONE DARING WAY WHICH COULD SAVE HIS HONOUR, LOVE, AND HIS VERY LIFE! THE ONLY WAY-!!
WHAT IS IT-CAN YOU GUESS???

[from the official press booklet]