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The story of India's freedom struggle between the years of 1825 and 1875.

Director:

Manoj Kumar

Writers:

Javed Akhtar (screenplay) (as Salim Javed), Javed Akhtar (story) (as Salim Javed) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dilip Kumar ... Sanga / Kranti
Manoj Kumar ... Bharat / Kranti
Shashi Kapoor ... Shakti
Hema Malini ... Rajkumari Meenakshi
Shatrughan Sinha ... Kareem Khan
Parveen Babi ... Sureli
Sarika ... Sheetal
Nirupa Roy ... Radha
Prem Chopra ... Shambhu Singh
Pradeep Kumar ... Shamsher Singh
Dheeraj Kumar Dheeraj Kumar ... Prince Heera
Shashikala ... Charumati (Shakti's Adopted Mother)
Madan Puri ... Sher Singh
Sulochana Latkar ... Rama (lady found child in the water) (as Sulochana)
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Storyline

The British did not give India its independence on a silver platter. Independence was the result of a long and bloody battle. "Kranti" is the story of how two men became soldiers in that battle. Sangha is a honest and dedicated employee in the kingdom of Ramgarh, owing allegiance and loyalty to no one except Raja Laxman Singh. When Laxman Singh conditionally permits the British to use the port for trading purposes, Sangha finds out that the British are taking out gold and jewelery and bringing in ammunition, he puts a stop to this. He goes to report this outrage to Laxman Singh, only to find him stabbed to death and he charged with treason and of killing him. Sentenced to death, he escapes and forms a group of revolutionaries who have only one motto - drive the British out of India. This group multiplies into several armies, all united with one slogan - an Independent India. Which is also known as Kranti. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

3 February 1981 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chama da Liberdade See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Company Credits

Production Co:

V.I.P. Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Manoj Kumar never sang in Kishore Kumar's voice. Kishore has sung only one song in Kranti - as part of an ensemble with Lata, Rafi, Niitn Mukesh. It is the Channa garam song and Kishore sings for Shatrughan. See more »

Alternate Versions

A scene from near the end of the movie Dilip Kumar's charactor Sanga catches fire while pulling a cart trying to save Minakshi. This scene was cut from the video version. See more »

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Referenced in Sharaabi (1984) See more »

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fantastic story, great songs
19 September 2008 | by vijaihariaSee all my reviews

Great film with great songs. Have been humming the songs since watching it - check out www.dishant.com.

Saw it when i was young, and bought back a couple of memories, vaguely remember the film but you can never forget the wonderful songs.

The song, 'Zindagi ki na tote lari' was fantastic and very emotional, especially where the fantastic Hema Malini and Manoj Kumar are on the top deck, all wet and crying their eyes out, the picturisation was amazing and you really felt for both characters.

Why did Praveen Babi have such a short role in the film? Definitely recommend the film to others.


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