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Bhrashtachar (1989)

  • Release Date1989
  • GenreAction, Crime, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time141 mins
  • Length4923.43 metres
  • Number of Reels18
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingUA
  • Censor Certificate Number569
  • Certificate Date22/11/1989
  • Shooting LocationFilm City

BHRASHTACHAR is the story of journalist-editor Bhavani who wields her pen like a sword to fight injustice and corruption.

BHRASHTACHAR is the story of widow Janki, who, to save her blind daughter Gopi rom panderers of lust, herself becomes the mistress of Fatte, a local hoodlum.

BHRASHTACHAR is the story of Inspector Ashutosh - who drinks to forget his sorrows - to whom Bhavani entrusts Janki's safety, and who maintains that even the police can take no action against the hoodlum Fatte, because politicians need hoodlums to remain in power.

BHRASHTACHAR is the story of Fatte's political Godfather Purushottam, who tries to win votes by promising the people a fair and an ideal government; and who in response to Bhavani's challenge, immediately orders Fatte's arrest - thus providing Ashutosh to be wrong.

BHRASHTACHAR is the story of Sattar, who, although himself a Don of the underworld, is not a vicious and depraved person like Purushottam. He tries to warn Bhavani about Purushottam, but she does not listen to him.

BHRASHTACHAR is the story of Jayanti, who is driven to madness by the murder of her journalist husband.

BHRASHTACHAR is the story of the web which Purushottam weaves around Bhavani in a trap which will lead her straight to the gallows.

BHRASHTACHAR is the story of the long and difficult struggle which Bhavani wages to expose Purushottam.

BHRASHTACHAR is the story of how pen is transformed into sword in Bhavani's hand; and how, with the active help of Inspector Ashutosh, she seeks vengeance from the enemies of society.

(From the official press booklets)