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Chambal Ka Badshah (1986)

  • Release Date1986
  • GenreAction
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time130 mins
  • Length3783.08
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingA
  • Censor Certificate Number592
  • Certificate Date14/08/1986
  • Shooting LocationLaxmi Studioas (Baroda)

CHAMBAL KA BAADSHA is the story of a child born to Sardar Shivani of a small tribe. When he was born, mullahs and pandits predicted that he would become and uncrowned king.

While the little Sultan was in his own innocent world, laughing and playing, his tribe was attacked and massacred. The shocked child was a witness to the brutal killing. There were dead bodies all over. His own parents were also killed.

Sultan grew up but he was haunted by that horrible incident in which his tribe was destroyed and his parent killed. He was in search of those criminal minded murderers. But the frustration was so much that he was on the verge of committing suicide. But at that moment, Padma who was humiliated by those very criminals, sought protection from Sultan. Sultan changed his mind and vowed to avenge the crooks.

God's ways are also strange. Like Krishna took his birth to destroy Kans, Padma came to inspire the sagging spirit of Sultan for revenge. It appeared that Sultan was born to become "Chambal Ka Baadsha" to destroy those murderers. Instead of "Chambal Ka Baadsha" he had become a gun slinging decoit. Like a tiger hunting for its prey, Sultan went after those criminals but he was the saviour of the poor and helpless. And he was ths sworn enemy of the British Government.

Mr. Young, the British officer could not face Sultan. He gave an order to capture Sultan, alive or dead. When he could not get Sultan. Mr. Young manage to trap Sultan's beloved Phol Kanwar. Like a feroicious tiger Sultan attacked the British officer and rescued his wife. The officer tasted the defeat but he did not lose his courage.

Phool Kanwar gave birth to a child in the hospital. The British officer kidnapped Sultan's child from the hospital. Sultan was very sad. He started searching for the child, like a mad man.

What happened to Sultan's wife Phool Kanwar?
Did the British officer succeed in his effort to capture Sultan?
Did Sultan get his child back?

For answers to these probing questions, see CHAMBAL KA BAADSHA on the screen and enjoy.

[from the official press booklet]