Pitaah (Father) is a 2002 Indian Bollywood Action Drama film directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and produced by Avinash Adik. It stars Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Nandita Das and Anupama Verma in pivotal roles. The plot of the film similar to the 1996 film A Time to Kill. The film was well received by critics as well as audience.[1]

Directed byMahesh Manjrekar
Written byMahesh Manjrekar
K. K. Singh (dialogues)
Screenplay byTeja
Story byTeja
Produced byAvinash Adik
StarringSanjay Dutt
Jackie Shroff
Nandita Das
Anupama Verma
Mink Singh
CinematographyVijay Arora
Edited byV. N. Mayekar
Music bySongs:Anand Raj Anand,
Rahul Ranade
Release date
  • 4 January 2002 (2002-01-04) (India)
Running time
127 minutes


A small town in rural India gets to witness a confrontation between two fathers, one a rich, powerful, and cruel Zamindar Thakur Avadh Narayan Singh who wants the man who filed a police complaint against his two sons to be killed immediately. The other is Rudra, a poor laborer employed by Avadh, who wants justice when he finds out that his nine-year-old daughter, Durga, has been beaten and brutally raped by Avadh's sons, Bachhu, and Bhola.

His quest for justice is made harder due to a corrupt doctor, willing to change his medical report after he is bribed appropriately; and Police Inspector, Ramnarayan Bhardwaj, who is willing to drop any charges against Avadh's sons provided he gets his "dues" from the Thakur. These hardships force Rudra to take matters into his own hands and he kills the Thakur's sons when they arrive for there court date.

Rudra confronts the Thakur and apologises for his actions, he agrees to surrender himself to the police in return for his families safety. However, Avadh refuses to give in and Rudra kills his men. The Thakur himself is eventually killed by Rudra's wife Paro. Rudra then surrenders himself to the police and is given a six-month sentence. He is eventually released and reunites with his family, finally at peace.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Pitaah" Udit Narayan
2 "Bituing Walang Ningning" Sharon Cuneta
3 "Rama Bachaye" Anuradha Sriram
4 "Sau Baar Janam Nahi" Sukhwinder Singh
5 "Meri Jawani" Sunidhi Chauhan
6 "Humko To Ishq" Kavita Krishnamurthy
7 "Putra Pratishtha" Rahul Ranade, Ravindra Saathe


  1. ^ "Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 29 October 2012.

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