• Romance
  • Hindi
  • 1988
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  • Categories - Film
  • Genre - Romance
  • Language - Hindi


  • Producer - N. Chandra
  • Director - N. Chandra

Music - Laxmikant- Pyarelal

Cast - Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Chunky Pandey, Madhuri Dixit


Type - Color

Grade - A+

Censor Rating - V/U


Chandra, The Maker Of The Shiv Sena Propananda Film Ankush (1985), Had His First Hit With This Bombay Low-Life Crime Movie. Munna (Anil Kapoor) Is In Love With The Dancer Mohini (Dixit). Mohinis Father (Kher) Is An Alcoholic Gambler Who Lives Off His Daughters Earnings. To Prevent The Lovers Marrying, He Helps Lotiya Khan (Kumar A Criminal Hostile To Munna. Lotiya Khans Brother Tries To Rape Munnas Sister And Munna Kills Him, Earning Himself A Year In Jail. On His Release, Munna Is Persecuted By Lotiya Khan, Mohinis Father And Police. Forced By His Bail Conditions To Remain Outside Bombays City Limits, Munna Becomes A Noted Criminal. Mohinis Father And Lotiya Khan Quarel And Mohini Is Kidnapped By Khan. Munna Rescues Her And Defeats The Villains. Most Of The Film Is Told In Flashback, Narrating The Romantic Between Munna And Mohini And The Violence It Engenders (The Film Is Subtitled A Violent Love Story). The Main Title, Meaning Acid, Refers To The Way Mohinis Father Disfigures His Wife And Causes Her To Commit Suicide, Threatening To Assault His Daughter In The Same Way. Chandra Places Much Of The Action In Recognisable Parts Of The City. However, The Films Spectacular Opening Sequence At A Rock Concert, Featuring The Hit Song Ek Do Teen Showing Mohinis Kidnap By A Bunch Of Motor-Cyclists Weaving Through The Crowded Streets, Is Shot In A Studio And Presents A Fantasy Version Of New Yorks Times Square. The Fanatic Communalism Evident In Chandras Ankush Is Echoed Here: The Hero, Identified As Maharashtrian, Disposes Of Several Outside Thugs Suggesting That Local Maharashtrian Criminals Are Revered By The People Who Dislike Outsiders Interfeing With Their Home-Grown Racketeers.

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