Lal Salaam (2002)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 12 mins

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This film is mainly based on various true incidents relating to tribles, their culture and their lifestyle. The main characters are Dr. Kanna (Sharad Kapoor), his fiancée Rupi (Ms. Nandita Das), Rajayya (Makrand Deshpande) as Naxalite Commander, Inspector Despande (Sayaji Shinde), Ghisu (Vijay Raj) and Dattu (Rajpal Yadav). Also, introducing Hemangini as Mainee. Dr. Kanna & Rupi are childhood lovers and made for each other. Kanna is intelligent and presently doing final year MBBS in Nagpur. Everybody is proud of him. The first trible Indian to achieve such status. Rupi is typical aggressive trible girl, wildcat like manners and irrespective of free trible culture where sex before marriage is treated as part of education, nobody proposes to her knowing her love and devotion to Kanna. Kannas brother Ghisu is one aggressive and hot-tempered with who is illiterate and is slowly getting attracted towards Naxalites. Kanna does not like this. Kanna goes back to city to complete his final year but not before warning his loved ones that Naxalisam is not good for them. Due to Rangers atrocities and high handedness, Ghisu becomes a Naxalite. Rupi who is totally devoted to Kanna does try to convince Ghisu. Ghisu firm on his views. Ranger and Inspector Shinde are desperately searching Ghisu. In the process they have tortured villagers and something dreadful happens and Rupi disappears. When Kanna comes back from Nagpur both the persons he loved the most Rupi and Ghisu are not there for him. He is under the impression that Rupi is dead. He makes all efforts to bring Ghisu back but does not succeed. Actually Rupi is not dead. She has also become a Naxalite. She knows that Kanna is back but now she does not want to go back to him. Naxalites are becoming more and more popular among tribles because of their capacity to give instant justice and more and more youths are joining them. Ghisu and Rupi are now promoted as commanders of their new Dalam. On the other hand, Govt. has taken serious note of the situation and special task force is sent to the jungle to deal with Naxal problem. War between Kanna's non-violence and Rajayya violence begins. Both, Ghisu and Rupi are in a situation; where on one side is their love for Kanna and on the other side is the conviction to fight for justice.

Cast: Nandita Das, Sharad S Kapoor

Crew: Gaganvihari Borate (Director), Debu Deodhar (Director of Photography), Hridaynath Mangeshkar (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 03 May 2002 (India)

Tagline: Revolution is always written in blood

Hindi Name: लाल सलाम

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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Music Label: Universal Music India
Music Director: Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Music Director: Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar