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Prahaar (1991)

  • Release Date1991
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Gauge35 mm
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PRAHAAR, the final attack, that reflects the paradoxes of our life, our society, and our nation. It is an expose of the degenerated society, that we live, in impotent society. The final attack is on this crumbling society. Look...What the characters of this film say.

MAJOR CHAVAN: I am a soldier. I am taught to destroy the enemy, to kill them. I can see the enemy on our borders, but what about the invisible enemy within, who are more dangerous. What can I do if the battlefield changes?

KIRAN: Major, everyone views a widow wantingly. Some pity us yet others whistle and ogle. Since Cheeku's father's death, I have been deaf to all such moves. But yet today, I am happy that somebody dared a reply to that whistling.

SHIRLEY: Yes....they killed him...in front of everybody... and they all silently watched him being battered to death...

JOHN D'SOUZA: Son, we do not fight anybody, because we are decent people. We pay these anti-social part of our earning to buy peace.

HARRY: Does one destroy one's own home for the sake of the nation? How can one serve the nation when one cannot look after one's own home and family.

[from the official press booklet]

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