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Bandit Queen (1994)

Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 30 June 1995 (USA)
The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

Director:

Shekhar Kapur

Writers:

Ranjit Kapoor (dialogue), Mala Sen (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Seema Biswas ... Phoolan Devi
Nirmal Pandey ... Vikram Mallah (as Nirmal Panday)
Rajesh Vivek ... Mustaquim
Raghuvir Yadav ... Madho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anirudh Agarwal ... Babu Gujjar
Aseem Bajaj ... Poolan / Man Singh Gang
Manoj Bajpayee ... Man Singh (as Manoj Bajpai)
Pallavi Bharti Pallavi Bharti ... Little Girl
Kamia Bhatt Kamia Bhatt ... Rukhmani, Age 11
Puran Bhatt ... Poolan / Man Singh Gang
Sunita Bhatt Sunita Bhatt ... Little Phoolan
Ashok Bulani Ashok Bulani ... D.S.P
Mahesh Chandra Mahesh Chandra ... Chief Minister
Deepak Chibber Deepak Chibber ... S.P. Bhind
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Shiv Narain (as Ranjit Chaudhry)
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Storyline

The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a legend (like a modern Robin Hood) by the Indian press. Although the press tended to make her the optimal hero with blue eyes, dark hair, being tall and beautiful she was in reality an average Indian which makes it hard for the movie to fulfill the expectations of the audience and tell the truth at the same time. Later in her life,She entered into the politics and was assassinated in 2001. Written by Volker Boehm

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One woman dared to fight back See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | India

Language:

Hindi | Assamese

Release Date:

30 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rainha dos Bandidos See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$399,748
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This was banned by the Indian authorities due to its graphic scenes of sex and violence. It also incurred the wrath of its own subject, Phoolan Devi, who objected to the fact that she hadn't been invited to see the film. Devi claimed it was riddled with inaccuracies. See more »

Quotes

Puttilal: [Tied to a pole and beaten with rifle-butt] Forgive me.
Phoolan Devi: Forgive you?
Phoolan Devi: Write this to the police.
Vikram Mallah: What?
Phoolan Devi: Any man that marries a little girl... I'll kill him.
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Remade as Bandit Queen See more »

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full of strong emotion
29 July 2003 | by amzlSee all my reviews

I saw this movie over 5 years ago and the subject still infuriates me, as it should. Her anger and initiative were inspiring. Not that I would takeover an army and kill people, but the scene at the well and at the rebel strong hold will never leave my mind. This is a great film but be prepared for the strong subject matter.


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