Maachis (1996)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 49 mins

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Following the assassination of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, at the hands of her Sikh bodyguards, a wave of violence broke out against innocent Sikhs and their families. Pressure was also brought on the police to bring the assassins and their allies to justice. The police, with their limited resources, and the lack of any witnesses, brutally brought in innocent Sikh men and women, and aggressively interrogated them with third degree methods. This created a wave of sympathy for the extremists, and more people started joining them to revolt against an oppressive regime. This story is of one such family, consisting of Veerandra (Tabu), her brother Jaswant Singh or Jassi (Raj Zutshi), and her mom. One day Inspector Vohra (Kanwaljeet) comes to their house with a police escort to find out the whereabouts of Jimmy or Jaimal (Jasjit Shergill). Jassi playfully introduces the police party to his pet dog Jimmy, and is taken away for questioning. He returns several days later, bleeding and badly wounded. Veerandra's boyfriend Kripal Singh or Pali (Chandrachur Singh) vows to avenge Jassi's beating and joins up with Commander (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) and Sanataan (Om Puri), both hardcore extremists.
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Cast: Chandrachur Singh, Om Puri, Tabu Hashmi

Crew: Gulzar Kalra (Director), Manmohan Singh (Director of Photography), Vishal Bhardwaj (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 25 Oct 1996 (India)

Hindi Name: माचिस

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as Kripal Singh 'Pali'
as Sanatan
as Veerandra 'Veeran
as Jaimal 'Jimmy'
as Inspector Vohra
as Commander
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as Jaswant Singh Randhawa 'Jassi'
Supporting Actor
as Kuldip
as Vazira

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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05:15
02 
04:54
Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
03 
06:29
Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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06:29
Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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05:09
Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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04:55
Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Hariharan
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03:25
Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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04:27
Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Suresh Wadkar, Hariharan