Azaad Desh Ke Gulam (1990)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 46 mins

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This complex psychological drama follows Bharti Bhandari, who lives a wealthy life-style with her parents, Sharda and Ashok. She studies in the local law college, where she falls in love with fellow-collegian, Vijay Srivastav. Another collegian, Vicky, who is also smitten with Bharti, tells her that Ashok has made millions not by a legitimate business but by smuggling, kidnapping, selling children and young women. Bharti is shocked, she confronts her father, but he denies everything. Satisfied that her dad would not lie to her, she goes for a trip to Goa along with Vijay and that's where she actually sees her dad, who is supposed to be in London, U.K., smuggling some children abroad a yacht. Bharti and Vijay find out that Ashok has vital documents that will lead to India being taken over by a foreign power, and they decide to put a stop to this. Before they are able to take any strong action, Vijay is killed. When Bharti confronts her parents, it results in arguments, which lead to a physical struggle, resulting in the death of Sharda, and Bharti shooting Ashok to death. Bharti takes the documents and runs away to distant Ooty in a bid to escape the murder charge and bring the documents to the appropriate authorities. But when Ashok's associates find out and she becomes their target, she hires a bodyguard named Jamliya, who proves to be unreliable. Bharti will now find that her worst nightmare comes true when a couple claiming to be her mom and dad surface out of nowhere, backed up by none other than her very own paternal uncle, Kishore Bhandari. Their motive is to prove her insane. But the question remains, what will Kishore and her new parents gain by proving her insanity? Or, the most diabolical question of all, is this nothing but her mind playing tricks on her?

Cast: Jackie Shroff, Rekha Ganesan, Rishi Kapoor

Crew: SA Chandrasekhar (Director), Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (Music Director), Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1990 (India)

Hindi Name: आज़ाद देश के गुलाम

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as Inspector Jai Kishen / Jamliya Jamshed Purwala
as Bharti Bhandari
as Vijay Srivastav / Chanakya
as Sharda A Bhandari
as Vicky
as Mangal Das
as Ashok Bhandari
as Minister Narayan Das
as S I Verma
as Inspector Tiwari
as Daulatram / Havaldar Kulkarni
as Kishore Bhandari
as Father Francis
as Goa resident
as Minister Nagendra Rao
as Jailor


First Assistant Director


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24 fps
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2.39:1 (Scope)
This was the first film Rekha and Jackie Shroff acted together. However, they weren't paired opposite each other, with Jackie playing a supporting role.

This was the last film in which Pran acts as a villain.

This is the first film in which Rishi Kapoor and Jackie Shroff acted together.