Gangvaa

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Gangvaa
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Vinyl Records Cover
Directed by Rajasekhar
Produced by Dwarakish
Starring
Music by Bappi Lahiri
Release date
14 September 1984
Language Hindi

Gangvaa is a 1984 Hindi film directed by Rajasekhar. The movie was a hit in Hindi.[1][2] It is a remake of the 1983 Tamil film Malaiyoor Mambattiyan that starred Thyagarajan and Saritha in the lead roles.

Plot[edit]

The basic injustice at the core of Gangvaa is the way the landed classes take advantage of ordinary village folk. Early on in the film, a work crew finds a pot full of gold coins, and a suitably mustache-twirling zamindar (Amrish Puri) confiscates them to add to his already massive wealth. Enter Gangvaa (Rajnikanth) to save the day; Gangvaa kills Zamindar and his goons. Gangvaa puts together a band of the men who had suffered under the Zamindar's tyranny. Together they hang out in the wilderness and perform Robin-Hood-esque raids for the sake of vigilante justice. At some point Jamna (Shabana Azmi) encounters Gangvaa and is smitten. Then a village girl accuses Gangvaa of rape, and Jamna is enraged – it is here that she gets down to find the truth. It turns out that the rape was actually done by a totally different guy named Gangvaa (Raza Murad), and righting this wrong wins Jamna back for our hero, but makes him a new set of enemies that he spends the rest of the film fleeing from. Also on his tail is a police inspector (Suresh Oberoi), who cannot allow vigilante justice in his district, no matter how noble the intention.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 Aare Aa Paas Aa Asha Bhosle, Bappi Lahiri
2 Angaara Hoon Main Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle
3 Gangvaa Bappi Lahiri
4 O Jaanam Asha Bhonsle
5 Dance Music Bappi Lahiri
6 O Behna (Sad) Mohammad Aziz

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hara Mandira Siṃha (2000). Hindi filmography: 1981-1999. Satinder Kaur. p. 25. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (26 June 1999). Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. British Film Institute. p. 187. Retrieved 19 August 2012.