Hukumat (transl. Rule) is a 1987 Indian Hindi-language action film directed by Anil Sharma, starring Dharmendra and Rati Agnihotri, while Swapna and Sadashiv Amrapurkar play supporting roles. The movie became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1987 and it became "Super-hit" at box office, but It also received highly positive response from critics and audiences alike.[1] Also, Dharmendra gave 8 successful movies in the same year, which still remains a record.[2] It was remade in Tamil as Puthiya Vaanam.

Promotional poster
Directed byAnil Sharma
Written byAnil Sharma
Produced byK.C Sharma
CinematographyAnil Dhanda
Music byLaxmikant–Pyarelal
Shantketan Films
Release date
  • 27 March 1987 (1987-03-27)
Running time
150 minutes
Box office110 million (equivalent to 1.4 billion or US$17 million in 2023)

Plot edit

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 (Sadashiv Amrapurkar), the corrupt police officer who had killed Shankardayal Singh, 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

Cast edit

Actor Character Name Role Notes
Dharmendra Arjun Singh Superintendent of Police After killing Jamaal Sen he is promoted from Assistant Superintendent of Police to Superintendent of Police
Shammi Kapoor Khan DIG
Rati Agnihotri Kusum Singh Arjun's Wife
Swapna Sonia
Goga Kapoor Jamaal Sen Terrorists
Sadashiv Amrapurkar Mangal Singh /Deenbandhu Dinanath (DBDN) Before becoming Terrorist he was corrupt Police Inspector
Prem Chopra Nanumal Thekedar
Deepak Qazir DBDN Secretary
Joginder Dharam Singh DBDN Henchman
Praveen Kumar Sobti Rakhshash
Deep Dhillon
Lilliput Bhimsen Servant of Arjun Singh
Padma Khanna Ramkatori Vegetable Seller
Sudhir Javed Corrupt Police Inspector
Jankidas Railway Ticket Collector of Shantinagar
Pinchoo Kapoor Keshav Lal District Magistrate of Shantinagar
Rajendra Nath Charlie Tourist Guide of Shantinagar
Raj Kishore Chalta Firta Market
Beena Banerjee Village Woman
Parikshit Sahni Shankardayal Singh Fauji / Thakur and Father of Arjun Singh
Jugal Hansraj Chintu Son of Arjun Singh
Sudhir Dalvi Sonia's Dad
Chandrashekhar Vaidya Minister
Guddi Maruti Prostitutes in Red Light Area Dancer in "Ram Ram Bol" song
Huma Khan
K.N. Singh All DBDN Friend's (Guest Role)
Bob Christo Bob English Man
Manorama Chinese Lady
Rajan Haksar Pakistani Man

Soundtrack edit

Music for the film was scored by the duo of Laxmikant–Pyarelal.[3] All lyrics are by Verma Malik.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Na Zulm Na Zalim Ka" Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Mohammed Aziz
2 "Es Afsar Ka Baja" Shabbir Kumar, Kavita Krishnamurthy
3 "Ram Ram Bol" Shabbir Kumar, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy
4 "Zulm Karne Se Bura Hai" Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Mohammed Aziz

References edit

  1. ^ Kanwar, Rachna (3 October 2005). "25 Must See Bollywood Movies". Indiatimes movies. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Top Box Office Draws of Indian Cinema". Ibosnetwork,com. Retrieved 20 November 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Dharmendra – Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 16 October 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2010.

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