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Damini (1993)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 30 April 1993 (India)
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After witnessing a rape in her own household, Damini fights for justice for the deceased victim. However, she faces a bunch of challenges until she meets a disgraced lawyer who decides to fight the case and bring the culprits to justice.

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Rajkumar Santoshi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Meenakshi Sheshadri ... Damini Gupta
Rishi Kapoor ... Shekhar Gupta
Sunny Deol ... Govind
Amrish Puri ... Indrajit Chaddha (Scheming Lawyer)
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Mr. Gupta (Shekhar's dad)
Rohini Hattangadi ... Mrs. Sumitra Gupta (Shekhar's mom)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tinnu Anand ... Shekhar's Uncle
Sulabha Arya ... Shekhar's aunt
Suhas Bhalekar
Anu Dhawan Anu Dhawan
Vijayendra Ghatge ... Inspector Kadam
Ashwin Kaushal Ashwin Kaushal ... Rakesh Gupta
Aamir Khan ... Self
Viju Khote ... Mangesh
Prajakta Kulkarni Prajakta Kulkarni ... Urmi - Maid Servant
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Storyline

The theme revolves around the character Damini who represents truth and innocence. After her marriage in renowned wealthy family, Damini happens to see a cruel act done by her brother-in-law. She wants the victim to get justice, but the family including her husband oppose her, which leads her to leave the house. Soon she is helped by a drunkard, an ex-advocate, who helps her in all respect to reach to her aim and therefore justice. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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lawyer | justice | cover up | court | rape | See All (24) »

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (India) See more »

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Свидетельница See more »

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Cineyug See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Ravenna Tandon was to play Sunny Deol"s wife in the film. But due to the length problems, she wasn't called for shooting. But one song of hers was picturised, but it wasn't there in the film See more »

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Remade as Nari Nuhen Tu Narayani (2007) See more »

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Gawah Hain Chand Taare Gawah Hai
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Composed by Nadeem Akhtar Saifi and Shravan Kumar Rathod
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Film(un)fare ignored the year's best performance!
18 November 2012 | by anthony_fernandes80See all my reviews

Damini was a well made film that dealt with a woman's lone battle against a male dominated society to get justice for a rape victim. The film had some very powerful sequences in the second half, with Sunny Deol taking control. The film is remembered for its screenplay and direction and excellent performances from 3 actors,Meenakshi Seshadri, Sunny Deol and Amrish Puri. Director Rajkumar Santoshi combined a socially relevant subject with commercial ingredients to deliver one of the best films of the year.

Sunny Deol was easily the scene stealer. Although Rishi Kapoor was the main lead, he walked away with several awards, including the National award. Amrish Puri delivered a memorable depiction of the corrupt lawyer, Chadda. Rishi Kapoor was just about okay. Nadeem-Shravan came up with an average musical score. Meenakshi and Aamir Khan's pairing in the song Bin Saajan Jhoola Jhulu was refreshing.

Meenakshi Seshadri gave Damini everything she had and she truly shone in a performance of a lifetime. All who watched this film knew that the best actress trophy belonged to no one else in 1993, but her. She portrayed the role of Damini Gupta with complete conviction. Honestly, how Juhi Chawla won for Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke over Meenakshi in Damini, is a mystery that remains unsolved till date. I have lost all respect for Filmfare ever since!


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