Damini (1993)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 55 mins

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Damini the virtuous daughter of an impoverished father who is worried about getting his two daughters married, achieves the impossible when the millionaire Shekhar Gupta falls for her. Shekhar’s family, including his mother and his mother’s brother are initially against Damini but finally accept her, until an incident disrupts the entire family. On the day of Holi, Damini witnesses her husband’s younger brother and his three friends rape a maidservant. The entire family, including her husband Shekhar, conspire to hush up the scandal. When Damini refuses to keep silent, the family, aided by a scheming lawyer (Puri) and a Corrupt police force, try to make her go insane. She is eventually helped by a down-and-out lawyer Govind (Deol) who defends her in court. Will justice be served in the end? What price will Damini have to pay for standing up against injustice and exploitation?
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Cast: Meenakshi Sheshadri, Rishi Kapoor, Sunny Deol

Crew: Rajkumar Santoshi (Director), Ishwar Bidri (Director of Photography), Nadeem Akhtar Saifi (Music Director), Shravan Rathod (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 30 Apr 1993 (India)

Tagline: Lightning

Hindi Name: दामिनी

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as Damini Gupta
as Shekhar Gupta
as Govind
Special Appearance
as Urmi's Grandfather
as Barrister Indrajit Chaddha
as Chandrakant (Damini's dad)
as Shekhar Brother
as Shekhar's friend
as Mr Gupta
as Tolu Bajaj
as Mrs Gupta
as Mami Tinu Anand's wife
as Shekhar's uncle
as Inspector Kadam
as Police Commissioner




Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


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Movie Connection(s):
Remade as: Nari Nuhen Tu Narayani (Oriya)
Spoofed in: Phata Poster Nikala Hero (Hindi)
Spoofed in: Boss (Hindi)
Referenced in: Happy New Year (Hindi)
Aamir Khan makes a cameo appearance in the film.

Despite only appearing in the second half of the film, Sunny Deol received national awards for his performance. His dialogues also became very famous.

Raveena Tandon shot opposite Sunny Deol but her role was edited out to shorten the film.

Jackie Shroff was approached by the producers for Rishi Kapoor's role. He refused because he had a problem with director Rajkumar Santoshi. Santoshi had stated in print that Jackie mostly suited older brother roles. Jackie did not appreciate this comment.