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Chambal Ke Daku is a 1982 Hindi action drama film of Bollywood directed by S. Azhar and produced by R. Sandhu. Two real life dacoits of Chambal, Mohar Singh and Madho Singh starred in this film.It is the first movie in India where two criminals have portrayed their own characters on celluloid.
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Dacoity is a term used for "banditry" in the Indian subcontinent. The spelling is the anglicised version of the Hindustani word daaku; "dacoit" is a colloquial Indian English word with this meaning and it appears in the Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases (1903). Banditry is criminal activity involving robbery by groups of armed bandits. The East India Company established the Thuggee and Dacoity Department in 1830, and the Thuggee and Dacoity Suppression Acts, 1836–1848 were enacted in British India under East India Company rule. Areas with ravines or forests, such as Chambal and Chilapata Forests, were once known for dacoits.
Amjad Khan was an Indian actor and director. He worked in over 132 films in a career spanning nearly twenty years. He gained popularity for villainous roles in mostly Hindi films, the most famous being the iconic Gabbar Singh in the 1975 classic Sholay and of Dilawar in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978).
Mumtaz Askari Madhvani is a retired Indian actress. Primarily known for her work in Hindi films, she is the recipient of a Filmfare Award, and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, for her contributions to Hindi cinema.
Salim Abdul Rashid Khan is an Indian film actor, producer and screenwriter. As a screenwriter, he wrote the screenplays, stories and scripts for numerous Bollywood films. Khan is one half of the prolific screenwriting duo of Salim–Javed, along with Javed Akhtar. The duo were the first Indian screenwriters to achieve star status in Hindi cinema, and became the most successful Indian screenwriters of all time. They are regarded as "Hindi cinema's greatest screenwriters". While working together, Salim Khan was largely responsible for developing the stories and characters, while Javed Akhtar was largely responsible for developing the dialogues.
Man Singh (died 1955) known as Daku Maan Singh was a notorious dacoit born in Agra.
Mujhe Jeene Do is a 1963 Hindi film, directed by Moni Bhattacharjee and written by Aghajani Kashmeri. This dacoit drama stars Sunil Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Nirupa Roy, Rajendranath and Mumtaz.
Paan Singh Tomar is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language biographical film about the eponymous athlete who was a soldier in the Indian Army and won a gold medal at the Indian National Games, but was forced to become a rebel against the system. The film is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and produced by UTV Motion Pictures. Irrfan Khan plays the title role, with Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the supporting cast.
Gauahar Khan Darbar is an Indian model and actress. After pursuing modeling, she made her acting debut with Yash Raj Films' Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009). Khan also starred in films such as the action thriller Game (2011), the revenge drama Ishaqzaade (2012), the suspense thriller Fever (2016), the romantic comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017) and the Indian period drama Begum Jaan (2017).
Joginder was an Indian actor, director, producer, writer, singer, songwriter and distributor. Two Hindi films produced, directed, written, acted and distributed by him were "Super Hits" – Bindiya Aur Bandook and Ranga Khush.
Sushant Singh Rajput was an Indian actor who is best known for his work in Hindi cinema. He starred in a number of commercially successful Bollywood films such as M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), Kedarnath (2018) and Chhichhore (2019). Due to his contribution to the film industry, he received a Screen Award and was nominated for the Filmfare Awards on two occasions.
Ravinder Kapoor, popularly known as Goga Kapoor, was an Indian film actor, who appeared mostly in Bollywood films. He has acted in over 120 films, majorly known for playing supporting roles of that of villain's henchmen or that of gangster. He is also remembered for portraying the role of Kans in the popular TV serial Mahabharat, Daku Shaitan Singh in the film Toofan, Dinkar Rao in the 1990 film Agneepath and as the Don in the film Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. His other notable works include the films such as Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Run.
Dacait is a 1987 Indian film directed by Rahul Rawail. It was a semi-hit earner at the box office. The movie stars Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Raakhee and Raza Murad. It is based on how a simple-living guy transforms into a dacoit after being oppressed by the Zamindars of the area. The plot is based in the Chambal area, which is the confluence of three states UP, MP and Rajasthan and has been ignored for development since independence.
Gabbar Singh is a fictional character, the antagonist of the 1975 Bollywood film Sholay. It was written by the duo Salim–Javed, consisting of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. Played by Amjad Khan, he is depicted in Sholay as a dacoit with an evil laugh who leads a group in looting and plundering the villages in the region of Ramgarh. He has a sadistic personality and insists on killing whenever required to continue his status and to take revenge on his enemies. The character is considered to be one of the most iconic villains in Indian cinema. He was featured in the 1991 spoof Ramgarh Ke Sholay, with Khan portraying a parody version of the character.
Sidharth Malhotra is an Indian actor who appears mainly in Hindi-language films. Malhotra began a career as a model at the age of 18. Dissatisfied with his modelling career, he went on to work as a trainee assistant director to Karan Johar for the 2010 film My Name Is Khan.
Javed Khan is an Indian film and television actor and former model. He studied at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Nikitin Dheer is an Indian actor who works in Hindi and Telugu language films, and television shows.
Narendra Nath (1935–1998) was an Indian Bollywood film actor.
Aman Ke Farishtey is an Indian action film directed by Kader Kashmiri and produced by Pravin Kotak and Sohan Bhatia under banner of Sohan Art International. The film stars Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Javed Jaffrey, Aasif Sheikh and Ekta Sohini in pivotal roles along with Roopa Ganguly, Kiran Kumar and Kader Khan in supporting roles.
Kaamyaab is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed and written by Hardik Mehta, and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Drishyam Films. The film stars Sanjay Mishra and Deepak Dobriyal with Isha Talwar, Nasirr Khan and Sarika Singh appearing in supporting roles. It is the story of a washed up “side-actor” of Hindi movies, who wants to make a comeback with a memorable role so that he can complete a record figure of acting in 500 films.
Mohar Singh Gurjar was a former dacoit, bandit turned political leader. He was one of the most dreaded dacoits of the Chambal valley in the 1960s. Singh had 315 cases against him, of which 85 were murder cases.
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