New Delhi (1988 Hindi film)
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Theatrical release poster
|Produced by||M.Sudhakar Reddy |
|Written by||Gyandev Agnihotri (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Dennis Joseph|
|Story by||Dennis Joseph|
|Based on||New Delhi (1987)|
|Budget||Rs 2 Crores|
New Delhi is a 1988 Bollywood Thriller film, produced by M.Sudhakar Reddy, M.Tirupathi Reddy on Samyuktha Productions banner and directed by Joshiy. Starring Jeetendra, Sumalatha in the lead roles and music composed by Shyam. The film is a remake of Malayalam movie New Delhi (1987) which was first remade as Telugu movie Antima Teerpu (1988). The story is loosely based on the novel The Almighty by Irving Wallace. It was Urvashi's and Suresh Gopi's first Hindi (Bollywood) film. The film recorded as flop at the box office.
New Delhi is about a Delhi-based journalist who is imprisoned in a mental asylum after exposing the wicked side of two corrupted politicians, and his subsequent attempts at revenge with the help of this lady love. Vijay Kumar is an honest Delhi-based Journalist later expose the wrongdoings of two corrupt politicians to help his Keralite girlfriend, Maria Fernandes, is beaten to such an extent that he becomes partly paralyzed is imprisoned. The two politicians, Kendriya Mantri Shankar Babu, and Desbandhu Sharma ensure everything that Vijay Kumar does not get pardoned. Tortured Vijay Kumar complete his sentence and his girlfriend Maria helps him to start his own publication 'New Delhi Diary'. He uses information and material sent to him exclusively by his ace reporter, Vishwanath. Then the people who had harmed him start dying violent deaths one by one arousing suspicion amongst his staff, as well as his sister, Uma and her boyfriend Suresh, who decides to investigate Vijay's background and who the mysterious Vishwanath really is.
- Jeetendra as Vijay 'VK' Kumar
- Sumalatha as Maria Fernandes
- Suresh Gopi as Suresh
- Urvashi as Uma, Vijay's sister
- Raza Murad as Janseva Party's Leader Deshbandhu Sharma
- Thiagarajan as Nataraj Vishnu aka Salem Vishnu
- Devan as Shankar
- Siddique as Siddique
- Vijayaraghavan as Ananth
- Mohan Jose as Johny
- Prathapachandran as Jailor
It failed mainly due to the casting. Apart from Jeetendra and Raza Murad, all the actors were from the original Malayalam version and this decision by the makers backfired as North Indian audience couldn't relate with all the characters played by Malayalam actors.