Krantiveer (English:Brave Revolutionary) is a 1994 Indian Hindi-language action crime film directed by Mehul Kumar. The film stars Nana Patekar, Dimple Kapadia, Atul Agnihotri, Mamta Kulkarni, Danny Denzongpa and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. It became the third highest-grossing film of the year,[3] additionally winning three Star Screen Awards, four Filmfare Awards and one National Film Award.

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Directed byMehul Kumar
Produced byMehul Kumar
Written byIshraq-Suja
StarringNana Patekar
Dimple Kapadia
Atul Agnihotri
Mamta Kulkarni
Danny Denzongpa
Paresh Rawal
Music byAnand-Milind
Sameer (lyrics)
Edited byYusuf Sheikh
Distributed byMehul Movies Pvt Ltd
Release date
  • 22 July 1994 (1994-07-22)
Running time
159 min
Budget30 million[1]
Box office206.7 million[2]

The film was remade in Telugu as Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam (1995), with Mohan Babu and in Kannada as Parodi (2007), with Upendra. The sequel of Krantiveer was released as Krantiveer: The Revolution (2010). According to Box Office India it's a Blockbuster at the box office.


Pratap Tilak (Nana Patekar) is the grandson of Bheeshmanarayan Tilak, a freedom fighter. Pratap starts gambling and this leads to a spoiling attack of Bheeshmanarayan as he dies. Pratap's mother Durgadevi (Farida Jalal) enraged of all this, asks him to leave the village and go away. Pratap comes to Mumbai where he saves the life of chawl owner, Laxminath's (Paresh Rawal) son Atul (Atul Agnihotri). Laxminath decides to keep Pratap with him. When they grow up, Atul falls in love with Mamta (Mamta Kulkarni), who is the daughter of a builder named Yograj (Tinnu Anand). Pratap keeps laughing at press reporter Megha Dixit (Dimple Kapadia), who lives in the chawl and keeps on fighting injustice by writing about it in newspapers. Pratap teaches people to become strong and fight for themselves instead of waiting for other people to help them. Chattursingh Chita (Danny Denzongpa) and Yograj plan to build a resort and at the place, they arrange communal riots, mass killings and burn the houses of people. Laxminath is murdered by Chattursingh Chita. Pratap learns that Megha's parents were murdered by Chattursingh Chita and she was raped by him. He proposes marriage to her. Mamta leaves her father's house and comes to Atul's house. Pratap kills the corrupted ministers, the judge, and the police officer. He is caught and ordered to be hanged till death. Chattursingh Chita plans to kill Pratap but dies by Pratap's hands. This story is about a brave person who decides to face injustice and is ready to lay his life down for this cause. Pratap is tried and is sentenced to be hanged. At the last moment, before he is going to be hanged, a lawyer comes to the scene informing that Pratap's death sentence has been revoked by the Court.



  • Producer: Mehul Kumar
  • Director: Mehul Kumar
  • Actor : Nana Patekar, Atul Agnihotri, Dimple Kapadia, Mamta Kulkarni
  • Story: Mehul Kumar
  • Dialogues: K.K. Singh
  • Lyrics: Sameer
  • Music: Anand-Milind
  • Choreography: Chinni Prakash, Madhav Kishen
  • Editing: Yusuf Sheikh
  • Costume Design: Shammim

Critical receptionEdit

The Indian Express wrote that "Nana Patekar, who can lay claim to being the best actor in Bollywood, is the chief reason to see Krantiveer". The review further noted the "strong supporting cast", including Kapadia and Rawal.[4]


National Film AwardsEdit

Filmfare AwardsEdit

Star Screen AwardsEdit


Soundtrack album by
1994 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelVenus Records and Tapes
Anand-Milind chronology
Eena Meena Deeka

The soundtrack of the film contains 6 songs. The music is composed by Anand-Milind, with lyrics authored by Sameer. The song Love Rap was taken from Apache Indian 's hit song Chak there.

Song Singer(s)
"Chunri Udi Sajan" Kumar Sanu, Poornima
"Jab Se Hum Tere" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
"Jai Ambe Jagdambe" Praful Dave, Sapna Awasthi, Sudesh Bhosle
"Jhankaro Jhankaro" Udit Narayan, Sapna Awasthi
"Love Rap" Amit Kumar, Sapna Mukherjee, Sudesh Bhosle & Poornima
"Phool Kali Chand" Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam


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  4. ^ PR (29 July 1994). "Patriotism and Patekar all the way". The Indian Express. The Express Group. p. 6. Retrieved 8 June 2020.

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