Kartavya (1995)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 45 mins

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Gayetri (Aruna Irani) is a heiress and is the step-sister of the scheming and evil Ugranarayan Singh (Amrish Puri). When Gayetri announces that she wishes to marry Suraj Singh (Raj Kiran), Ugranarayan arranges his death, so that the family cannot have a heir to the estate. Ugranarayan with the help of corrupt police inspector Tribhuvan (Gulshan Grover), frames Gayetri for the murder of Suraj Singh and soon has her sentened to death. Gayetri, while in prison, is pregnant. Sharda Verma (Moushumi Chatterjee), a lawyer comes to the legal rescue of Gayetri, and pleads successfully against the death sentence. Ugranarayan is enraged at this, and hires a butcher, Ghulam Rasul (Om Puri) to kill the child, which he says he did. When confronted with the news of her son's death, Gayetri loses control and with the help of a corrupt doctor, Ugranarayan has Gayetri committed to a mental hospital, where the doctor, Dr. Neelkanth (Alok Nath) inflicts shock treatment and other tortures on the brain of Gayetri, thus rendering her a virtual vegetable. Several years pass by, and then one day Gayetri escapes from her tormentors. Then begin the sudden deaths of Ugranarayan, his family, and his goons. The police suspect Gayetri, but all the killings are done by someone who is a lot stronger than Gayetri.

Cast: Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Kapoor

Crew: Raj Kanwar (Director), Dilip Sen (Music Director), Sameer Sen (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Family

Release Dates: 21 Sep 1995 (India)

Hindi Name: कर्त्तव्य

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Did you know? Dimple Kapadia was the original choice for the role of Gayatri Devi but turned the role down. Read More
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as Kajal Sahay
as Karan Singh
Supporting Actor
as Dr. Neelkanth
as Thakur Ugranarayan Singh
as Gayetridevi Singh
as Roop Sundari
as Bhanu Singh
as Karan's College Friend
as Inspector Tribhuvan
as P.K. Dhoot
as Balbir Singh
as Sharda Varma
as Ghulam Rasul
Supporting Actor
as Ramakant Sahay

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Director

Production

Executive Producer

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Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Tips Music
01 
07:14
Music Director: Dilip Sen, Sameer Sen
Lyricist: Rani Malik
Playback Singer: Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
02 
06:24
Music Director: Dilip Sen, Sameer Sen
Lyricist: Rani Malik
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
03 
06:11
Music Director: Dilip Sen, Sameer Sen
Lyricist: Rani Malik
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
04 
06:27
05 
06:48
06 
04:11
Music Director: Dilip Sen, Sameer Sen
Lyricist: Rani Malik
Playback Singer: Sadhana Sargam, Udit Narayan
07 
07:54
Music Director: Dilip Sen, Sameer Sen
Lyricist: Rani Malik
Playback Singer: Sushma Shreshtha
08 
06:20
09 
06:49
Trivia:
Due to the change in cast and over budgeting the film took nearly 4 years in the making.

Divya Bharti was originally doing the part of Kaajal and shot several scenes. Due to her death she was replaced by Juhi Chawla.

Dimple Kapadia was the original choice for the role of Gayatri Devi but turned the role down.

Dimple Kapadia's reason for leaving the role of Gayatri Devi was because she was not comfortable playing a mother-in-law to Juhi Chawla who was a few years younger than her. She signed the film expecting to play the mother-in-law of Divya Bharti who died later during the shooting of the film.