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Panch Fauladi (1988)

  • Release Date27/12/1988
  • GenreAction, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingA
  • Shooting LocationChandiville, Essel, Filmalaya, Natraj Kamalistan, Filmistan, Film City

Raj, Samson, Shanker and Dilawar are four friends who run a garage. As part-time 'Social' workers they dispense justice to the corrupt and invariably land up in jail to be bailed out by their Guru who is more than a brother to them.

Guru's Sister Geeta gets married to Vikram Singh, the son of Inspector Virendra Pratap who dared to face the wrath of dacoit Zorawor Singh and had to pay with his life. Zorawor Singh with the connaivance of the local Chowdhary, ruthlessly rules over the area. On the wedding night itself, Zorawor Singh forcibily takes away Geeta. Vikram follows him to his den and both are shot dead.

When Guru and his brothers come to the village and learn of the tragedy, they vow to take revenge. Chowdhary incites the villagers against giving them shelter holding the wrath of Zorawor Singh as a threat. When Vikram's mother who has lost her husband and her son, supports them alongwith Anju, the niece of Chowdhary, the villagers relent.

The 'Paanch Fauladi's' now train the villagers and instill in them a sense of confidence and self respect. They are able to repel many an attack of Zorawar Singh. 

An enraged Zorawar Singh now decides to attack the village himself with the help of Chowdhary, holding Anju as a pawn whose life would be at stake in case of any opposition.

The find /clash takes place. It is as much a clash between courage and cowardice, Self respect and humility, glorious death and object surrender, as it is a clash between the good and the evil.  abject.

(From the official press booklet)