Pratibandh is a 1990 Hindi-language action film directed by Ravi Raja Pinisetty and starring Chiranjeevi, Juhi Chawla and Rami Reddy. The film marked the Bollywood debut of leading Telugu film star Chiranjeevi. Juhi Chawla received a Best Actress nomination at the 36th Filmfare Awards for her performance in the film. This film is a remake of the Telugu film Ankusam, starring Rajasekhar, directed by Kodi Rama Krishna.

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Directed byRavi Raja Pinisetty
Written byAnees Bazmee
Produced byAllu Aravind
Juhi Chawla
Rami Reddy
J. V. Somayajulu
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
CinematographyK.S. Hari
Edited byVellai Swamy
Music byLaxmikant–Pyarelal
Distributed byGeetha Arts
Release date
  • 28 September 1990 (1990-09-28) (India)


Chiranjeevi plays a hard nosed, honest cop, Inspector Siddant, who fights for his beliefs. He gets in trouble with the villain (Rami Reddy) when he first refuses his bribe and then protects a witness to his crimes, Shanthi (Juhi Chawla). His guru (J. V. Somayajulu) becomes a minister and stands in the way of the villains. Because Siddanth spoils their assassination attempts and kills one of Rami Reddy's henchmen, Rami Reddy kills Shanthi, Siddant's wife. In a last attempt to save his guru as well as to prove to him that the other police officers and Reddy were trying to kill him, Siddanth lights the very torch, which is placed with explosives, that his guru was supposed to and dies.


  1. "Kabhi Hua Nahi Kabhi Dekha Nahi" - Amit Kumar, Alka Yagnik
  2. "Pyar Mujhe Tum Karte Ho Itna" - Alka Yagnik, Amit Kumar
  3. "Baccho Bajao Tali Aayi Khilone Wali" - Alka Yagnik
  4. "Yeh Badnaseeb Bachcha" - Mohammad Aziz


Box officeEdit

The original Telugu version was a big hit of the year and the Hindi version was also a big hit at the box office. Pratibandh made Chiranjeevi a notable face at the national level, as he was already a star in the south. It was remade in Kannada as Abhimanyu (1990) with V. Ravichandran in the title role, by Ravi Raja Pinisetty himself.

37th Filmfare AwardsEdit


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