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Pratiggya (1975)

  • Release Date1975
  • GenreAction, Comedy, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time152 min
  • Gauge35 mm

PRATIGGYA… a positive oath… a mission to do-or-die !

What would happen to a happy-go-lucky young truck driver when he is told by his own mother that he is not her real son but the only survivor of a noble police officer, and whose parents were murdered, brother slaughtered and sister raped to death by a terrorist dacoit!

Truck driver Ajit was dazed to learn the bitter truth from his dying mother. The instant shock flashed across his stoned eyes… the rape of his sister… the molestation of his mother… slaying of his brother… and his father’s indignation and death in the hands of dacoit Bharat. Ajit stood to behold the burning pyre of his loving mother, who was not his real mother, and yet she was the only soul he lived for!

Emotional lava bursted through his stoned eyes and he leaped towards the pyre crying to departed mother that he would not rest in peace until he has avenged the butchery dealt by ruthless Bharat.

Bharat’s terror reigned the entire village and villagers worshipped him as Thakur Bharat. His underground empire of hoodlums had many a times thwarted even the most statistical raids of district police. Ajit was all alone on his mission to kill Bharat, but he was being pursued by law for having spurned his dutiful path.

Braving all odds, hungry like a lion, Ajit treaded his hard way to Thakur Bharat’s village, dodging the police under a disguise. Bharat’s vigilant eyes were all over the place, day in and day out, till Ajit entered the village,w ith grit deadlier than Bharat. Villagers were taken aback… Bharat was alerted.

Once again the whole village became the target of arson, loot and plunder. This time abduction of village belles aroused villagers to oust the stranger Ajit from the village.

Ajit’s mission was river of no return.

Yet Ajit was hunted by blood-thirsty dacoits, unruly villagers, and above all the police.

Did Ajit succeed in his revolt against butchery and injustice… his sacred vow to kill Bharat?

(From the official press booklet)