Satyamev Jayate (film)

Last updated

Satyamev Jayate
Satyamev Jayate (1987 film).jpg
Poster
Directed by Raj N. Sippy
Produced byRomu N. Sippy
Starring Vinod Khanna
Meenakshi Sheshadri
Madhavi
Anita Raj
Music by Bappi Lahiri
CinematographyAnwar Siraj
Edited byAshok Honda
Release date
  • 18 June 1987 (1987-06-18)(India)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Satyamev Jayate (lit.'Truth alone triumphs') is a 1987 Bollywood action film, directed by Raj N. Sippy, starring Vinod Khanna and Meenakshi Sheshadri in the lead roles. The other cast members include Madhavi, Anita Raj, A. K. Hangal, Renu Joshi, Alankar, Neeta Puri, Saahil Chadha, Satyen Kappu,Sudhir Dalvi, Vinod Mehra, Shakti Kapoor and Anupam Kher.

Contents

The film is a remake of the Malayalam film Aavanazhi , starring Mammootty. [1] The film was a comeback film for Vinod Khanna and emerged a box office success. [2] [3] Vinod Khanna’s performance as a police officer was critically acclaimed and is regarded as one of his best. [4] [5] [6] Meenakshi Sheshadri’s performance as a prostitute; was also acclaimed. The chemistry between Khanna and Sheshadri was appreciated. [7] The song "Dil Mein Ho Tum” gained popularity. [8]

Plot

Inspector Arjun Singh (Vinod Khanna) of Mumbai Police has attained the sordid reputation of being one of the most ruthless policemen in India. He is known for his torture and brutality. When a young man is killed in custody, Arjun is spoken to and warned, and subsequently transferred to the small town of Tehsil. Arjun denies these charges and asserts in vain, that the death was not his fault.

Arjun re-locates there, and finds to his horror that the family of the young man who died in his care, are his neighbors, and that this town regards him as enemy number one. Arjun must now come to terms with his past and compromise in this town, and find out what were the circumstances behind this young man's death or just get another transfer. However, he is abandoned by his lover Vidya (Anita Raj), and a determined Pooja (Madhvi) is doing all she can to bring justice to her brother's murder. Arjun finds solace in alcoholism and a prostitute, Seema (Meenakshi Sheshadri).

Cast

Soundtrack

#TitleSinger(s)
1"Dil Mein Ho Tum" (Male) Bappi Lahiri
2"Dil Mein Ho Tum" (Female) S. Janaki
3"Tan Hai Hamara Himalay Jaisa" Shailender Singh
4"De Rahi Hai Duya Behna Tere" Kavita Krishnamurthy
5"Tu Jaan Se Pyaara Hai"Mitalee Mukherjee
6"De Rahi Hai Duayen Behna Tere" (Sad)Kavita Krishnamurthy
7"Dil Mein Ho Tum" (Sad) Bappi Lahiri

Related Research Articles

Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor Award

The Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a male actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role. Although the awards started in 1954, awards for the best supporting actor category started only the following year 1955. As of 2016, Pran, Amrish Puri, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Anil Kapoor lead the list, with three wins each. Anil Kapoor currently also holds the record of being the youngest recipient of the award, whereas Rishi Kapoor holds the record for being the eldest while Abhishek Bachchan holds the record for winning it consecutively 3 times (2005,2006,2007)

Meenakshi Seshadri is a former Indian actress, model and dancer who mainly appeared in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu-language films. She won the Eve's Weekly Miss India contest in 1981 at the age of 17.

Vinod Mehra

Vinod Mehra was an Indian actor in Bollywood films. He started out as a child actor in the late 1950s before starting his film career as an adult in 1971. He acted in over 100 films from the 1970s through to his death at the age of 45 in 1990. He was also the producer and director of the film Gurudev which was released 3 years after his death.

<i>Vijay</i> (1988 film) 1988 Indian film directed by Yash Chopra

Vijay is a 1988 Indian Hindi romantic action film directed by Yash Chopra. It features an ensemble star cast consisting of Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Meenakshi Seshadri, Raj Babbar, Moushmi Chatterjee and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles. Anupam Kher won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance. The role played by Anil Kapoor was written originally for Mithun Chakraborty.

<i>Bhrashtachar</i> 1989 Hindi film directed by Ramesh Sippy

Bhrashtachar (transl. Corruption) is a 1989 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Ramesh Sippy, produced by G.P.Sippy, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Rekha, Anupam Kher, Raza Murad and Abhinav Chaturvedi, with Rajinikanth in a special appearance. and introduced Shilpa Shirodkar.

<i>Devi</i> (TV series)

Devi is an Indian television series which aired on Sony Entertainment Television from 20 September 2002 to 22 December 2004. It was produced by Ajay Devgan's production house Devgan Software.

<i>Swati</i> (1986 film) 1986 Indian film directed by Kranthi Kumar

Swati is a 1986 Bollywood romantic drama film directed by Kranthi Kumar. The film belongs to the art house cinematic genre, known in India as parallel cinema.

<i>Mahaadev</i> 1989 film directed by Raj N. Sippy

Mahaadev is a 1989 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Raj N. Sippy, starring Vinod Khanna, Raj Babbar, Meenakshi Seshadri, Sonu Walia, Shakti Kapoor and Anupam Kher. The film score and soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja.

Sarphira is a 1992 Bollywood film directed by Ashok Gaekwad. The film stars Vinod Mehra, Sanjay Dutt, Madhavi, Sumeet Saigal, Kimi Katkar, Kiran Juneja, Shreeram Lagoo and Anupam Kher.

<i>Raat Hone Ko Hai</i>

Raat Hone Ko Hai is an Indian television horror series that premiered on Sahara Manoranjan on 10 May 2004.

<i>Aandhi-Toofan</i> 1985 film by Babbar Subhash

Aandhi-Toofan is a 1985 Indian Hindi-language film directed by B.Subhash, starring Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Mithun Chakraborty, Meenakshi Sheshadri and Danny Denzongpa. It was a hit film at the box office. The film was very similar to Sholay.

<i>Bees Saal Baad</i> (1988 film) 1988 film directed by Rajkumar Kohli

Bees Saal Baad is a 1988 Hindi-language Indian horror film directed by Rajkumar Kohli, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Dimple Kapadia, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Vinod Mehra, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Om Prakash.

<i>Allah Rakha</i> (film) 1986 film by Ketan Desai

Allah Rakha is a 1986 Bollywood Masala film directed by Ketan Desai and starring Jackie Shroff in the title role, along with Dimple Kapadia, Meenakshi Seshadri, Shammi Kapoor, Biswajeet and Waheeda Rehman. The film is notable as the protagonist, played by Shroff, is a Muslim, usual in Hindi cinema. Film fared moderately well at the box office. The film is not considered a cult classic but a real masala entertainer.

Raj N. Sippy also known as Raj Sippy, is an Indian film director and producer working on Bollywood films. He was very prominent in the 1980s, with successful films, like Inkaar, Satyamev Jayate and Mahaadev with Vinod Khanna, Satte Pe Satta with Amitabh Bachchan, then Boxer and Baazi with Mithun Chakraborty He directed Satyamev Jayate, the come back film of Vinod Khanna after his Osho stint.

<i>Kala Dhanda Goray Log</i> 1986 film by Sanjay Khan

Kala Dhanda Goray Log is a 1986 Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Sanjay Khan, starring Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Khan, Anita Raj, Akbar Khan and Amrita Singh. The film's music was by Louis Banks and Laxmikant–Pyarelal, while the lyrics were by Anand Bakshi. The film was shot Chandivali Studio and Film City in Mumbai. This was Khan's last film, before shifting to television, acting and directing TV series like The Sword of Tipu Sultan (1990). The title of film became a popular phrase regarding corruption in high places.

Satyamev Jayate or Satyameva Jayate is the national motto of India.

<i>Janam Kundli</i> 1995 Indian film directed by Tariq Shah

Janam Kundli is a 1995 Hindi-language action-drama film, produced by Ibrahim Khan, Hiralal N. Patel under the Uma Productions banner and directed by Tariq Shah and it stars Jeetendra, Vinod Khanna, Reena Roy, Anu Agarwal in the pivotal roles and music composed by Anand-Milind.

<i>Aakhri Adaalat</i> 1988 Indian Hindi film

Aakhri Adaalat is a 1988 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film, directed by Rajiv Mehra. It stars Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Jackie Shroff and Sonam.

Yug is an Indian Hindi language television series that was telecast on DD National from September 1996 to November 1997.

References

  1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=P9oYG7HA76QC&dat=19870710&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
  2. "Vinod Khanna: A star and an actor who set the screen ablaze with his presence". www.dailyo.in. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. "Bollywood star and Indian politician Vinod Khanna dies aged 70". Metro. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  4. "Remembering Vinod Khanna: 15 Films That Celebrate The Actor's Legacy". www.news18.com. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  5. "10 Iconic Cop Characters in Bollywood". filmfare.com. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  6. "RIP Vinod Khanna | 6 Oct 1946 - 27 April 2017". UdaipurTimes.com. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  7. "From angry young man to angry father: Vinod Khanna's cinematic voyage". Zee News. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  8. SpotboyE. "Vinod Khanna's Birth Anniversary: Debonair Star's 10 Best Scenes And Songs". www.spotboye.com. Retrieved 26 June 2019.