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Andhaa Yudh (1987)

Raja assassinates a minister. He takes shelter in a house and takes a hostage.

Director:

Dayal Nihalani

Writers:

Vasant Dev (dialogue), Neeta Sharma (story)
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Credited cast:
Raj Babbar ... Raja
Vyjayanti Chavan Vyjayanti Chavan ... Newspaper Reporter
Vaishali Dandekar Vaishali Dandekar
Rohini Hattangadi ... Shalini 'Shaloo'
Anant Jog ... Sub Inspector Vijay Gupta
Pallavi Joshi ... Saroj
Master Kaushal Master Kaushal ... Sanju
Pramila Mathur Pramila Mathur
Sanjay Narvekar
Sudhir Pandey ... Sampatrao Mahadik
Nana Patekar ... S.P. Suhas Dandekar
Divya Rana Divya Rana ... Nurse Madhuri Pande
Kirti Rawal Kirti Rawal
Shivaji Satam ... Diwakar
Asha Sharma ... Diwakar's sister
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Saroj lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Ahmednagar along with her dad, Diwakar; mom Shalini; and younger brother Sanju. At the age of 4, she became ill and lost the use of both her legs, and since then has been wheel-chair bound. Her parents took her to several doctors and specialists, who placed her on a variety of medications, but it was all in vain. Years later, Saroj is still wheel-chair bound, often refuses to take her medication, and is generally upset and depressed over the futility of her condition. Her parents decide to take her to a temple near a town where Diwakar's sister lives, so that Saroj could obtain Devi Maa's blessings and hopefully be able to walk again. After they return from the Mandir, Shalini and Diwakar go to do some shopping while Diwakar's sister returns to her place of employment. They will soon be summoned back by the Police, where they will find Saroj being held captive by a ruthless killer, Raja, who has just assassinated the Chief Minister. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Hindi

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The blind war
24 April 2013 | by jmathur_swayamprabhaSee all my reviews

Andha Yuddh (1987) narrates the tale of two such used ones only out of whom one is an outlaw and the other one is a cop. Both realize quite late that the war being blindly carried out by them is actually not theirs and they are not aware of the real motives of the masterminds behind as well. Andha Yudhh (blind war) starts with the murder of the chief minister of the state. The killer – Raaja (Raj Babbar) is running away from the police when he gets shelter in a home holding the only person available there at that time as captive who is a handicapped girl – Saroj (Pallavi Joshi). Dutiful cop – Suhaas Daandekar (Nana Patekar) is chasing him and now seeing that he has held the handicapped girl as captive in his bid to escape from there, he works out different plans to catch him. He seeks the help of a doctor (K.K. Raina) and a nurse - Maadhuri Paande (Divya Rana) in this regard. The nurse enters the household under the pretext of administering the essential medicine to the handicapped girl and tries to give a sedative to Raaja but fails. All the family members of Saroj alongwith the cops, i.e, Suhaas and his subordinates plus the press reporters are witnessing the high tension drama involving two sides with different motives – a cat and mouse game, putting it straight.

On the other hand, an emotional interaction goes on between Saroj and Raaja inside the house. Saroj who herself is highly depressed because of her crippled condition and a bleak future, asks many questions from Raaja taking him down his memory lane containing several painful incidents that took place in his childhood and youth. She puts up certain ethical questions before him and they share a lot, despite Saroj still fearing Raaja and Raaja still not relying upon her sympathies towards him. Raaja has been led to commit this murder through a brainwashing of him, making him believe that he would be serving a noble cause by doing it. Gradually Raaja realizes that he has been misguided and used to carry out that evil deed by someone who has been benefited from that. Saroj asks him to surrender to the law but Raaja has some different intentions. He seeks clear path from the cops to escape from there with Saroj by threatening to kill her. Before that he gets her clad in a red sari. Suhaas follows them and kills Raaja upon getting the first opportunity to nail him. Before that Raaja has conveyed to Saroj the name of the person who got the CM murdered through him and Saroj conveys the same to Suhaas. Now Suhaas also realizes that himself was in a blind war with Raaja and his position is no better than that of Raaja. In fact, both have been pawns in the hands of the real chess player, making moves from both the sides. This realization of Suhaas paves the way for the finale of this movie.

Andha Yuddh is a very impressive movie with no songs or regular Bollywood formulae like romance, comedy or fight. It is an out and out realistic intense drama which keeps the viewer hooked. The viewer seldom realizes that the regular entertainment factors are absent in this movie because already there is so much to keep him tied to his chair. The plight of Raaja and his exploitation moves the viewer deep within.Through the character of Raaja, the filmmaker has emphatically underscored this fact that man is nothing but the product of his experiences. One can give back to the society only what he has got from it in the first place. When the society itself turns an innocent into a criminal, what can he repay to it ?

Producer Neeta Sharma herself has written the story of this movie which is damn good and brought on the screen by the director Dayaal Nihalani with a high degree of proficiency. The movie is engrossing right from the word go to the very finish and provides enough food for thought that can be utilized by the thinking viewers to make a better society.

The final act of Suhaas appears to have been created to please the front-benchers and not in line with the mood of the movie. I fail to understand when the filmmaker did not give a damn for the tried and tested formulae for creating the major part of the movie, then why the hell did he go for an utterly Bollywoodish finale ? If he wanted to make a formula-studded commercial movie, then he could have made the whole movie in that style only.

The highlight of this movie is the performances. Nana Patekar as the no-nonsense dutiful cop on one hand and Raj Babbar as the misguided outlaw on the other, have delivered towering performances. I especially admire Raj Babbar who showed his mettle in the difficult role of the hero who appears as the villain. Then we have Pallavi Joshi whose talent never got justice from Bollywood. She has done superbly in the meaty role of the handicapped girl whom we can consider the heroine of the movie also. Divya Rana as the nurse has also done exceedingly well.

The director has done the rightest thing by keeping the movie free from songs. The background score prepared by Ajit Varman is highly admirable. Technically the movie is excellent with the realistic settings and praiseworthy camera work.

Andha Yuddh is a movie which entertains though it is not meant to entertain. Instead it is meant to provoke thoughts in the audience. Let's not allow ourselves to be used by the selfish ones who might be willing to exploit our precious time and energy for their vested interests. Let's utilize our wisdom and strength for positive and desirable objectives, preserving them from the blind wars that might be imposed on us.


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