Tirangaa (Hindi: तिरंगा, Tricolour) is an Indian Patriotic film starring Raaj Kumar, Nana Patekar and Mamta Kulkarni, released in 1993. The movie was a blockbuster. At the time of 1993 Bombay bombings, Plaza cinema, Mumbai was also bombed where the movie was showing, leaving 10 dead and 37 injured.
The film starts with the kidnapping of three nuclear scientists by Pralayanath Gendaswami (Deepak Shirke) as he plans to build nuclear missiles for an invasion on India. Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector General of Police Rudrapratap Chauhan (Suresh Oberoi) an honest police officer is murdered by Pralayanath Gendaswami since he has been on his hitlist. Rudrapatap's son Harish (Harish Kumar) is the only witness of his murder. When scientists are gone missing, police calls Brigadier Suryadev Singh (Raaj Kumar) to take matter into his hands. Suryadev allies with honest but hot-headed Police Inspector Shivajirao Waghle (Nana Patekar) who spends a lot of time being suspended due to his temper. When Central Minister Jeevanlal Tandel who is an ally of Pralayanath Gendaswami sets up a meeting with him to inform him about Suryadev Singh, Pralayanath Gendaswami questions why is there information about his glory and not a single photograph of his face. At that moment Suryadev Singh enters the auditorium and reveals that he is the one whose face Pralayanath Gendaswami was so eager to see.
Meanwhile, on the New Year's Eve Harish and his friends witness an attempt of murder on Radha Tandel. They rushes her to hospital but later on flees as the staff calls police to inquire about the case. Police then trace Harish by his wallet which was left at hospital and charge him with an attempt of rape on Radha.
After knowing who Suryadev is, Pralayanath Gendaswami tries to kill him by planting bomb in his car. But Suryadev's car is a high tech vehicle and hence he makes an escape with his driver/bodyguard Bahadur from a below passage door in car. Then the news is widespread that he has been murdered.
But Suryadev escapes and tells this news to Pralayanath through a TV interview. Pralayanath tries to kidnap Professor Khurana but Suryadev and Waghle fail his attempt. Then Pralayanath tries to kill Harish and his friends, but one of his friend sacrifices his life to save him on the eve of Raksha Bandhan. Pralayanath then again tries to kidnap Professor Khurana but fails to do so, and instead takes the fuse conductor to make his missiles work. Waghle and Suryadev track him down through their trans-meter. Suryadev foils Pralayanath's missiles by taking out the fuse conductors and guns him down. Waghle finishes off Pralayanath's son. The film ends with the 15 August programme concluding successfully.
Raaj Kumar as Brigadier Suryadev Singh, A soldier who is very patriotic and dedicated to the service of nation, a defence expert that can do anything from repairing cars to flying in the space
Nana Patekar as Inspector Shivajirao Waghle, An honest but hot-headed policeman
Suresh Oberoi as DIG Rudrapratap Chauhan
Alok Nath as Home Minister of India
Harish Kumar as Harish Chauhan, Son of DIG Chauhan
Sudhir Dalvi as Prof. Nasrul Hassan, Nuclear Scientist
Mamta Kulkarni as Harish's fiancee
Rakesh Bedi as Khabrilal, Police Informer
Vishal Mohite as Special Appearance
Varsha Usgaonkar as Shanti, Waghle's love interest
Manohar Singh as Central Minister Jeevanlal Tandel, A corrupt politician and ally of Gendaswami
Deepak Shirke as Pralayanath Gendaswami, Terrorist Mastermind and the sworn enemy of India
Aparajita as Mrs. Gupta
Satyen Kappu as Dr. Gupta
Sujit Kumar as DSP Satyavadi Mishra, A corrupt police officer and ally of Gendaswami
Arjun as Rasiknath Gendaswami, Criminal Son of Pralayanath
Mahavir Shah as Jailer
Vikas Anand as Judge
Anil Yadav as Babban, Gendaswami's henchman
"Pee Le Pee Le Oh More Raja, Pee Le Pee Le Oh More Jani" - Mohammed Aziz, Sudesh Bhosle
"Ise Samjho Na Resham Ka Taar" - Sadhana Sargam
"Oye Rabba Meri Jaan Bacha Le Phans Gayi Dil Ke Rog Me" - Kavita Krishnamurthy, Mohammed Aziz
"Yeh Aan Tirangaa Hai" - Mohammed Aziz
"Ise Samjho Na Resham Ka Taar (Tragic)" - Sadhana Sargam
"Yeh Aan Tirangaa Hai (Version 2)" - Mohammed Aziz
"Aaj Ki Shaam Pyar Karne Walon Ke Naam" - Mohammed Aziz, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan
"Jaane Mann Jaane Mann" - Sadhana Sargam, Mohammed Aziz
In popular culture
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Asghar Muqaddam refers to the movie for the incidence of planting explosives during interrogation in the movie Black Friday (2007 film).