Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Krantiveer

Jul 3, 2012, 4:42:45 PM (10 years ago)



  • Krantiveer

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     41994 159’ col/scope Hindi 
     5d/p Mehul Kumar pc Mehul Movies 
     6s K.K. Singh lyr Sameer c Russi Bilimoria 
     7m Anand Milind 
     8lp Nana Patekar, Dimple Kapadia, Atul 
     9Agnihotri, Mamta Kulkarni, Paresh Rawal, 
     10Tinnu Anand, Danny Denzongpa, Farida Jalal 
     11Local Maharashtrian ‘anti-hero’ Patekar 
     12expands his vigilante image (cf. Ankush, 1985; 
     13Prahaar, 1992) into his first big-budget, solo 
     14star vehicle. He plays Pratap, the wayward 
     15grandson of a Gandhian nationalist. Evicted 
     16from his house for dishonesty, which caused 
     17the death of his grandfather, he grows up and 
     18collects rent for a slum-owner (Rawal), 
     19maintaining a fervent contempt for legality and 
     20a belief in the basic rightness of taking the law 
     21into one’s own hands, an ideology repeatedly 
     22endorsed in the film. From this perspective he 
     23takes on the might of the corrupt builder Yograj 
     24(Anand) and the gang boss Cheetah 
     25(Denzongpa). In the end, sentenced to death, 
     26he delivers, directly to camera, a spine-chilling 
     27harangue ostensibly in favour of communal 
     28harmony, but in fact directly invoking the 
     29language associated with the Shiv Sena leader 
     30Bal Thackeray (cf. Anand Patwardhan’s 
     31Father, Son and Holy War, 1994). The film uses 
     32the fearless journalist Megha Dixit (Kapadia), 
     33raped in the film by Cheetah, to reinforce its 
     34basic message that Pratap’s lumpen-brutalism, 
     35directly connected with Shiv Sena gangsterism, 
     36is the legitimate inheritor of the nationalist 
     37freedom struggle. It also continues director 
     38Mehul Kumar’s previous odes to macho 
     39posturing (Tiranga, 1992). The song Love rap, 
     40picturised on romantic lead Agnihotri and 
     41Kulkarni, assisted the film’s ominous success.