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Pratighaat (The Revenge) is a 1987 Hindi feminist drama film directed by N. Chandra, starring Sujata Mehta as lead.[1] It was a remake of the Telugu film Pratighatana (1986), directed by T. Krishna, with Vijayshanti as the lead.[2] The film deals with politics-criminal nexus and a college lecturer who takes them on, even after she faces public disrobing.[3][4]

Directed byN. Chandra
Produced byRamoji Rao
Screenplay byT. Krishna
N. Chandra
Jalees (dialogue)
Story byT. Krishna
Based onPratighatana
by T. Krishna
Music byRavindra Jain
CinematographyH. Laxminarayan
Edited byN. Chandra
Release date
  • 17 March 1987 (1987-03-17)
Running time
164 minutes

Made on a low-budget, and no big stars, it went on to become a hit, making Rs. 8 crore at the box office.[5] It became part of the hat-trick of hit films by N. Chandra, Ankush (1986), Pratighaat and Tezaab (1988).[2]




  1. "Tere Sar Pe Mere" - S. Janaki, S.P. Balasubramaniam
  2. "Hamre Balma Beimaan" - S.P. Balasubramaniam
  3. "Likhungi Mahabharat Naya" - S. Janaki
  4. "Sara Nagar Aap Hi Ke Saath Hai" - Sushil Kumar, Mohammed Aziz


  1. ^ M.L. Dhawan (21 July 2002). "On the sands of time — 1987: Year of the invisible hero". The Sunday Tribune. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Madhu Jain (28 February 1989). "Mean street Moghul: Hit director N. Chandra brings realism to films". India Today. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Politician-goonda emerge as the new villain". India Today. 15 September 1987. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  4. ^ Virdi, Jyotika (2003). The Cinematic ImagiNation: Indian Popular Films as Social History. Rutgers University Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-8135-3191-5.
  5. ^ "In Indian politics, line between politicians and goondas is fast disappearing: N. Chandra". India Today. 15 September 1987. Retrieved 24 September 2014.

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