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Andhaa Yudh (1987) (Movies To See Before You Die - Thriller)

27 Oct, 2011 | Movies To See Before You Die / Thrillers

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During the 70s & 80s Art Movies Wave in Hindi Cinema, there were many small but remarkable films made by few directors who later on somehow got lost in the technological changes in the medium of expression all over the world. Dayal Nihalani, can easily be included in that list since he came up with this well thought of film in 1987 as probably his first directorial venture, but later on couldn’t give us any other similar gem in his entire career.
ANDHAA YUDH is a song-less, political thriller written around a dramatic emotional plot which is both novel and interesting supported by many brilliant performances from its talented cast. It broadly revolves around a deadly terrorist (Raj Babbar) who has just killed the Chief Minister of the state and has now taken a shelter in a house with only a bed ridden female patient (Pallavi Joshi) in it. By holding on to her as his only means to escape an arrest, he tries to manipulate the situation. But as he interacts more with the girl, he meets with his own hidden part of a good hearted man and then decides to take a completely unexpected decision.
The helpless Inspector in charge on the other hand is none other than Nana Patekar, who tries to tackle the tense situation to the best of his ability. But the sudden twist in the end makes the things worst leading to a superb climax, wherein Nana returns to his original form acting as the social rebellion taking the necessary last resort decisions at the right time.

Supported by well known actors such as Rohini Hatangadi, Shivaji Satham, Sudhir Pandey and Divya Rana and having a well composed Background score, ANDHAA YUDH is a perfect example of the Off Beat Cinema trend of those two decades in Hindi Cinema, which may not be known to many youngsters of today’s net age. Written around this one line plot, the film further moves into more darker aspects of our cruel society, wherein the youth is misguided and used by the politicians for their own benefits and the Police just acts as a puppet caught between the two.
So if you are really into appreciating these great unheard gems of that gone era, then do watch ANDHAA YUDH as a must. The film is not a very polished product in terms of technicality or production values, but it will clearly give you a glimpse of those changing times when the writers and directors deliberately started thinking out of the box, with a strong revolutionary social angle in their films.

Directed by Dayal Nihalani
Starring: Raj Bababr, Nana Patekar, Pallavi Joshi, Rohini Hatangadi, Shivaji Satham, Sudhir Pandey and Divya Rana.
Music by Ajit Verman

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27 Oct 2011 / Comments ( 6 )
Tabish Nadeem

yeahhh..now i remember it...saw it when i was a kid...gr8 movie..thnx for posting!!

Bobby Sing

Thanks for always responding instantly Tabish,


Andhaa Yudh was my first edge of the chair experinece, back in 87.
I was just a teen... It also touched issues like sexual exploitation by , A TEACHER, no less !!!

The movie was quite realistic in showing what makes a common man into a killar and how compassion comes to him.

It was a very fine blend of an Art-Part, a Thriller and a mainstream film. If my memory serves me right (it was over 24 yrs ago), the film had no songs. The whole film takes place in a small room, which has a paralysed girl, now an unintentional hosatge of a hitman.


Bobby Sing

Thanks Manjit for visiting and contrbuting with your valuable comment.
Yes, since its a1987 release so it was around 24 yrs ago.
But there are many more unknown gems coming soon on the site too,

So Keep Visiting and Cheers!

Akhilesh Malviya
Today its almost 31 years. I had watched this in 1987 when parallal cinema is in its peak. Still I remeber and recall when discuss it with my friends with same test or when see such movie.  All were gem of that time. Nihlani, Nana, Pallavi, its back ground music too.  If you not noticed that listen again, it will give u thrill.  
Bobby Sing

Thanks for writing in Akhilesh and yes it had a very fine background score too.
We also watched the film in the days of VCR and were left stunned by the content.

Keep visiting and writing in,


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