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Directed byT. Krishna
Produced byCherukuri Ramoji Rao
Written by
Chandra Mohan
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Sai Kumar
P. L. Narayana
Charan Raj
Suthi Velu
Narra Venkateswara Rao
Music byK. Chakravarthy
Release date
  • 1 January 1985 (1985-01-01)

Pratighatana (Telugu: ప్రతిఘటన) is a 1985 Telugu action drama film about a woman's 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. The film was premiered at International Film Festival of India and has garnered the Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu).[1] Later it was remade in Malayalam as Pakarathinu Pakaram.[2]


Jhansi, wife of a lawyer Gopalakrishna, works as a college lecturer. The city life was always disrupted by a group of street criminals supported by the ruling party. These criminals humiliate Jhansi in front of a large crowd by showing her nude on the street when she refuses to take back her complaint against the criminal Kali 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. Jhansi kills the villain in that open meeting.



  • Ee Dhuryodhana - S. Janaki (Lyrics: Veturi Sundara Rama Murty)
  • Hechariko Hecharika(Lyrics: Veturi Sundara Rama Murty)
  • Vayasu Courtu(Lyrics: Veturi Sundara Rama Murty)




  1. ^ Collections. Update Video Publication. 1991. p. 395.
  2. ^ "Remakes from other languages (than Tamil)". 15 December 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  3. ^ Suman Shakya (17 March 1987). "Pratighaat (1987)". IMDb.

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