indian cinema heritage foundation

Marte Dam Tak (1987)

  • LanguageHindi

The battle between virtue and vice, truth and lies is as old as the creation of world. And every human being fights this never ending battle in his own way "till death".
Based on this central idea MARTE DAM TAK weaves an unusual tale about the modern world in an unusual way, a unique story told in a unique manner.

An honest police officer with the law and the power of his uniform on his side begins his battle against vice and lies, his target are the criminals who operate behind respectable masks. But his adversaries are too powerful. The police officer feels like a small fish in a sea of crimes ruled by the sharks of crime, vice and lies. He loses the battle. But not the war.

He takes a pledge to wipe out the crime and the criminals. A time comes when he takes the law in his own hands and becomes a big criminal himself. But a criminal with a difference. Because he is a man with a mission and keeps on fighting his personal war till death.

But even after taking the law in his own hands, can a person win this battle against virtue and vice, truth and lies? The answer to all such question is MARTE DAM TAK.

(From the official press booklets)