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Narsimha (1991)

  • Release Date05/07/1991
  • GenreAction, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time214 mins
  • Length5876.11 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU/A
  • Censor Certificate NumberUA-943-MUM
  • Certificate Date31/05/1991

Narsimha is a story of today’s youth who have developed an indifferent attitude towards the society and its problems.

Narsimha the protagonist is such a youth who has lost the taste of life and urge to live. He has stopped understanding the difference between the good and bad. He obeys the orders of a tyrant called Baapaji who virtually rules the town Narayanpur. Even a police officer like Vinod Rastogi who tries to challenge his authority is wiped out.

Baapji's daughter Minu falls in love with Ravi who is the son of victim of Baapji’s wrath. Baapji’s men beat up Ravi but when Minu comes to know about it she tries to kill herself.

Baapji saves her but she warns him that if ever he touches Ravi in future she would kill herself, Baapji is non – pulled, he sends Narsimha to throw Ravi’s family out of town.

Narsimha goes to Ravi’s house but Ravi’s sister Anita refuses to leave and accuses him of doing injustice to them. Her desperation reminds Narsimha of his own past, when his fully family was wiped off by some unknown goondas for no rhyme or reason. Suddenly he feels himself placed in the identical situation where he is a goonda trying to wipe out her family for no rhyme or reason. His sense of under-standing the difference between good and bad comes back.

He goes back to Baapji  and pleads him to have mercy on them but when Baapji and pleads him to have mercy on them but when Baapji adamantly refuses to do so he challenges Baapji that whatever may come he would not allow Baapji to throw the family out.

Then be brings the awakening to the youth of the town and launches a crusade against Baapji and successfully ends the evil of Baapji with the help of youth power. 

(From the official press booklet)