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Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980)

After the passing of multi-millionaire Ramlal Gupta, his only son and heir, Ramesh, takes over the estate and business. He attends a Beauty Contest sponsored by Vimal Fabrics, and is ... See full summary »

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B.R. Chopra

Writers:

Shabd Kumar (dialogue), Shabd Kumar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zeenat Aman ... Bharti Saxena
Raj Babbar ... Ramesh R. Gupta
Deepak Parashar ... Ashok Sharma (as Deepak Prasher)
Padmini Kolhapure ... Neeta Saxena
Shreeram Lagoo ... Mr. Chandra (Lawyer) (as Dr. Shree Ram Lagoo)
Iftekhar ... The Judge
Simi Garewal ... Lady Lawyer (as Simi)
Jagdish Raj ... Inspector
Vijay Sharma Vijay Sharma
Sunil Dhawan
Prem Sagar Prem Sagar
Om Shivpuri ... Mr. Sharma
Sudha Shivpuri ... Mrs. Sharma
Sujit Kumar ... Chief of the Modelling company (Guest Appearance)
Yunus Parvez ... Gunshop owner (Guest Appearance)
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Storyline

After the passing of multi-millionaire Ramlal Gupta, his only son and heir, Ramesh, takes over the estate and business. He attends a Beauty Contest sponsored by Vimal Fabrics, and is attracted to the Beauty Queen, Bharti Saxena. He meets her later and invites her to his yacht to celebrate her winning the title, as well as accompanies her on several modeling shoots. He goes to her residence one morning to show her the photographs taken on his yacht. The next day Ramesh is arrested by the police and charged with sexually assaulting Bharti. He hires a advocate named Chandra, and enters a plea of not guilty, stating that both had consensual sex. The Court hears the arguments as well as the testimony from none other than Bharti's sister, Neeta, and exonerates Ramesh. Two years later, Bharti is arrested by the police for killing Ramesh in cold blood. Watch as events unfold to show what compelled Bharti to kill Ramesh, and whether the Court will sentence her to death or life in prison. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 November 1980 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Scales of Justice See more »

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NH Studioz See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Raj Babbar made his film debut in this movie as a rapist. See more »

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Remade as Edi Dharmam Edi Nyayam (1982) See more »

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Jeeja Ji Deedi Ko Dekhein
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Gripping rape drama
23 July 2017 | by IbukSee all my reviews

In a typical Bollywood movie of yesteryears rape was depicted in a trashy and disrespectful way with the heroine yells out "Bachao Bachao (save me, save me).

With the rise in rape in countries like India, directors have started to tackle the subject on a more sensitive manner.

Insaaf Ka Tarazu is probably the first Bollywood movie to tackle the subject of rape in a mature and sensitive way. Who better to direct it than the wonderful B.R. Chopra who has experience with dealing with social issues like his masterpiece, the man VS machine saga Naya Daur.

Insaaf Ka Tarazu is a very enjoyable and well made movie.

Now onto the performances. Zeenat Aman is brilliant, her transformation from beauty queen to a disgraced woman was believable and well acted. Her finale speech was so moving and inspiring to rape victims.

The shining star of the movie however is the woefully underrated actor Raj Babbar as the devious Ramesh Gupta. I never expected such an unforgettable performance from an actor with only a few films behind him. It's sad that post Ghayal he got stuck in supporting or villainous roles.

Even child star Padmini Kholapure showed signs of a seasoned performer and she would go on to have a successful career as a lead heroine. Shreeram Lagoo's performance is also commendable as the conniving lawyer Mr Chandra.

It's reassuring that back in the days when rape was seen as nothing more than an exploitation device in Bollywood, there were some directors who went against the grain and made a movie that is a tribute to womanhood.


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