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  • NR
  • 1987
  • 2 hr 34 min
  • 6.5  (329)

Dacait is a 1987 Indian action-drama film directed by Rahul Rawail and starring Rakhee Gulzar, Sunny Deol, and Meenakshi Sheshadri. The movie revolves around the life of a young woman named Sumitra (Rakhee Gulzar) who is wronged by the society and turns into a dacoit after the death of her husband. The story is set in a small village in India where Sumitra lives with her husband Amar (Suresh Oberoi) and their son. The village is ruled by a group of corrupt politicians and police officers who exploit the poor and helpless villagers. One day, Amar witnesses a murder committed by one of the politicians and tries to expose him. However, he is framed for the murder and sentenced to death.

After her husband's death, Sumitra is left alone with their son and has to struggle to make ends meet. She is harassed by the corrupt officials and beaten up by the policemen. Unable to bear the humiliation and injustice, Sumitra decides to take revenge and becomes a dacoit, leading a gang of outlaws who rob the rich and corrupt officials and distribute the wealth among the poor.

Her actions make her a hero among the villagers who have suffered at the hands of the rich and powerful. However, her past soon catches up with her when she comes face to face with her husband's killer, the politician who framed Amar. She is torn between her duty towards her husband and her loyalty towards her gang.

Meanwhile, the police officer in charge of catching Sumitra is Vikas (Sunny Deol), who is also the brother of Amar. Initially, he is determined to capture Sumitra and bring her to justice. However, he begins to understand the reasons behind her actions and sympathizes with her cause. As the story progresses, he starts to develop romantic feelings for Sumitra.

The movie features some intense action sequences and emotional drama. The performances by the lead actors are commendable, with Rakhee Gulzar portraying the role of a strong and determined woman with great finesse. Sunny Deol does justice to his role as a sincere police officer torn between his duty and emotions. Meenakshi Sheshadri, who plays the role of Vikas's love interest, provides a breath of fresh air in an otherwise serious and intense narrative.

The music by R.D. Burman adds to the overall appeal of the movie, especially the song "Maa Tujhe Salaam" which became very popular after the movie's release.

In conclusion, Dacait is a classic Bollywood movie that explores the themes of justice, revenge, and love. It is a gripping tale of a woman's fight against the system and the corrupt officials who are determined to crush her spirit. The movie is a must-watch for fans of action and drama.

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    2 hr 34 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (329)