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Dharmendra-the lead actor of Hukumat with his children in 2011.
|Directed by||Anil Sharma|
|Produced by||K.C Sharma|
|Written by||Anil Sharma|
|Release date(s)||27 March 1987|
|Running time||150 minutes|
|Box office||110 million (US$2.0 million)|
Hukumat is a 1987 Bollywood film directed by Anil Sharma and starring Dharmendra and Rati Agnihotri in the lead roles while Swapna and Sadashiv Amrapurkar play supporting roles. The movie became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1987. It also received highly positive response from critics and audiences alike. Also, Dharmendra gave 8 successful movies in the same year, which still remains a record.
Arjun Singh (Dharmendra) is a dare -devil upright cop who believes in dealing strongly with criminals. D.I.G.Khan (Shammi Kapoor) does not agree with his ways and there is always a disagreement between the two. Arjun is sent on a special mission to Shanti Nagar which in under the police scanner due to some shady activities going on there. On reaching Shanti Nagar, Arjun sees that it is ruled by a wealthy businessman, Deen Bandhu Deena Nath aka D.B.D.N., who has very high contacts. He has terrorised the town with the help of his convoy of uniformed men who kill the citizens at will. Arjun realises that D.B.D.N is none other than Mangal Singh, the corrupt police officer who had killed Arjun's father (Parikshit Sahni) when Arjun was a child. Arjun gets thirsty for D.B.D.N's blood but is stopped by D.I.G Khan. But when D.B.D.N kills Arjun's young son (Jugal Hansraj), Arjun with the help of D.I.G Khan sets out to overturn the evil rule (Hukumat) of D.B.D.N
Hukumat went on to become the biggest hit of 1987 and even made more money than the much hyped Mr. India made. It was the first ever hit for director Anil Sharma. The film was celebrated at the 2003 Zee Cine Awards hosted by Anil Kapoor as one of the greatest hits of Indian cinema. The film was considered to have had great songs, powerful dialogue delivery, excellent cinematography, and the acting of Dharmendra also received much praise. By many, this film was ranked as one of the best ever to be made in the history of Bollywood. The protagonist, Dharmendra, was critically acclaimed widely for his mannerisms, anger, charisma, emotions, powerful delivery of dialogues and ingenuity which were all conveyed excellently in a full blend in the film. His pairing with Rati proved to be immensely successful as the duo received praise for their chemistry. It was well received by the Indian audience. Also, the brief duet picturised on them was praised and considered exceptional.Sadashiv is a one-man treat and he is truly one of India's greatest villains.Hukumat was a huge financial as well as a critical success, grossing a huge 110 million (which was a huge gross at that point of time in Bollywood) and became a milestone film,widely regarded as a cult classic in Indian Cinema.
|1||"Na Zulm Na Zalim Ka"||Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy|
|2||"Es Afsar Ka Baja"||Shabbir Kumar, Kavita Krishnamurthy|
|3||"Ram Ram Bol"||Shabbir Kumar, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy|
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