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  • NR
  • 1993
  • 2 hr 29 min
  • 4.8  (42)

Hasti is a 1993 Indian drama film directed by Ashok Gaikwad and starring Jackie Shroff, Naseeruddin Shah, and Nagma in leading roles. The film is based on the true story of a girl named Hasti who is raised by a pack of wolves in the forest. The movie starts with a group of hunters searching for their prey in the forest. They come across a pack of wolves and start chasing them. In the chaos, a little girl is left behind and becomes a part of the pack. The wolves take care of the girl and raise her as their own. The girl grows up in the wild and learns to survive in the forest.

One day, the hunters return to the forest, and Hasti is caught by them. The hunters are amazed to see that she can communicate with the wolves and has adapted to the wild. They take her to a nearby town where she is met by a forest officer named Mahendra (Jackie Shroff). Mahendra becomes fascinated by Hasti's story and decides to take her under his wing.

Hasti struggles to adapt to civilization as she is not used to living amongst humans. Mahendra tries to help her adjust to her new surroundings and enrolls her in a school. However, Hasti once again finds it hard to fit in with the students due to her feral nature. She befriends a boy named Jumman, who eventually becomes her love interest.

As Hasti continues her journey in the outside world, Mahendra discovers that she is the missing daughter of a wealthy family. They had initially thought that she had been killed by the wolves when they had gone camping in the forest. They are overjoyed to be reunited with their daughter and take her back home.

However, Hasti is not happy living with her family as she misses her life in the forest. She even runs away from home to find her way back to the wolves. Mahendra tracks her down and convinces her to come back home, promising to take her back to the forest once she has completed her education.

The story tells of Hasti's struggles with societal norms and the difficulties of adapting to a new life after living with the wolves. It highlights the bond between humans and animals and raises questions about the role of civilization in our lives.

The film's cast delivers strong performances, with Jackie Shroff delivering a standout performance as the compassionate forest officer. Naseeruddin Shah plays the villainous role of a man who kidnaps Hasti for ransom, and Nagma portrays Hasti with conviction.

The movie's soundtrack features melodious tracks composed by Anand-Milind and includes songs such as "Jab Se Tumhein Maine Dekha Sanam" and "Mohabbat Ki Hai Tumhare Liye".

In conclusion, Hasti is a heartwarming tale of a young girl's journey from living in the wild to adapting to civilized life. The film offers audiences a unique insight into the power of human emotions and the importance of love and acceptance. It is a must-watch for anyone who loves human-interest stories and is looking for a soul-stirring cinematic experience.

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    2 hr 29 min
  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (42)