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Directed by T. Krishna
Produced by Cherukuri Ramoji Rao
Written by T. Krishna
Starring Vijayshanti
Chandra Mohan
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Sai Kumar
P. L. Narayana
Charan Raj
Suthi Velu
Dr. Rajasekhar
Narra Venkateswara Rao
Music by K. Chakravarthy
Release date(s) January 1, 1986
Country India
Language Telugu

Pratighatana (Telugu: ప్రతిఘటన) is a 1986 Telugu film about a woman's (Vijayshanti) fight against corruption and criminalization of politics in India. Vijayshanti acted the leading role while Chandra Mohan acted as her husband. This film was directed by a noted Telugu director T. Krishna who was famous for revolutionary Telugu movies under the banner of Eetaram Films.


Vijayshanti was the wife of a lawyer Chandra Mohan. The city life was always disrupted by a group of street criminals supported by the ruling party. These criminals humuliate Vijayshanti in front of a large crowd by showing her nude on the street when she refuses to take back her complaint against the criminal "khali" for murdering a police officer in public. Her husband remains helpless despite being a lawyer fearing of the consequences that they may face in future if they went to court for justice. Meanwhile the leader of the criminals, the villain, gets elected to the legislative assembly and arranges an open meeting to celebrate his election. Vijayshanti with frustration kills the villain in that open meeting.


  • Ee Dhuryodhana
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  • This film was dubbed in Tamil as 'Poo Ondru Puyalaanadhu' and became very big hit at the box office.



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