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Director  Pramod Chakravorty
Music director  Rahul Dev Burman
Producer  Pramod Chakravorty
Language  Hindi
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure, Crime
Screenplay  Madan Joshi
Country  India
Shatru movie poster
Release date  15 Aug 1986
Writer  Pramod Chakravarthy (story), Madan Joshi (dialogue)
Cast  Rajesh Khanna (Inspector Ashok Sharma), Prem Chopra (Nishikant Shah), Ashok Kumar (Superintendent of Police), Om Shivpuri (Gopal Choudhry), Raj Kiran (Raj Choudhry)
Similar movies  Rajesh Khanna and Prem Chopra appear in Shatru and Prem Nagar

Shatru is a 1986 hit film starring Rajesh Khanna in the lead in a role playing the role of an inspector in a remote village. The film was an Indo Bangladesh venture and the music was written by R.D.Burman. The film was a frame-by-frame remake of Shatru (1984) which starred Ranjit Mallick. The lead actress was Shabana Sidique who is famous renowned actress from Bangladesh. The film had box office collection of 17.0 million in 1986.

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Plot

There is a village named Haridaspur where, Ashok Sharma (Rajesh Khanna) has been posted as an Inspector in charge. When he arrives in the remote village, he comes to the rescue of a blind man and a widow, and has a fist fight with Nishikant Shah and his men. The immediate next day, Shah finds out that the person with whom his men fought with was Ashok itself. Then to make friendship with Ashok, he goes to pay homage, but Ashok refuses. After string of incidences Ashok comes to know of all the bad activities carried out by Nishikant Shah and MLA Gopal Choudary (Om Shivpuri). Ashok then realises he has to help the people of the village from getting exploited from these rich men. Meanwhile, he starts to live in the village as a paying guest at the house of a girl Asha(Shabana Sidique) and also gets fond of an orphan child from the village named Chotu. Ashok then learns that Chotu's father was a loyal farmer who was duped and was killed by Nishikant's men. He even promises Chotu of bringing the culprits to book. Somehow then Shah and his friend Choudhry manage to put Ashok in trouble by fixing a blame on him of killing a man in his custody. Due to this he then faces a situation where he could lose his job and his good reputation too.

Reception

The film had box office collection of 17.0 million (US$270,000) in 1986.The film was a commercial success and was given three and a half stars by critics in the Bollywood guide Collections.

Cast

  • Rajesh Khanna as Inspector Ashok Sharma
  • Shabana sidique as Asha
  • Prem Chopra as Nishikant Shah
  • Arun Govil as Sub-Inspector Salim
  • Master Tapu as Chotu
  • Ashok Kumar as Superintendent of Police
  • Om Shivpuri as Gopal Choudhry, MLA
  • Raj Kiran as Raj Choudhry
  • Mac Mohan as Kanu
  • Anoop Kumar Das as Anup Chatterjee
  • Komal Mahuvakar as Professor Grand Daughter
  • Hasan Imam as Professor
  • Golam Mostafa as Corrupt Police officer.
  • Komal Mahuvakar
  • Music

  • "Tere aanchal mein" - Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle
  • "Baaboojee dil loge" - Asha Bhosle
  • "Main teraa bismil hoon" - Andrew Kishore
  • "Iskee topee uske sar" - Kishore Kumar& Chorus
  • "Sooraj chandaa saagar parbat" - Andrew Kishore & Chorus
  • References

    Shatru Wikipedia
    Shatru IMDb


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