- 3 hr 12 min
Kurbaan is a Romeo and Juliet story set in India. Two young people fall in love without knowing about the bloody feud that has taken place between their families. The affair is cut short, but their plans of escape set off another bloodbath as family members plot revenge against one another. This Hindi film was written in 1991, directed bt Deepak Behri and written by Vinay Shukla in Hindi language.
The story line begins with Mann Singh and Pritvi Sing, played by actors Bharat Pavoor and Sunil Dutt. Their respective families are locked in a bitter property dispute in the court system of India. When the verdict is given in favor of Pritvi, Mann hires bandit Panna Singh to kill Pritvi and his family. The attempt fails, leaving Panna Singh, the assassin, badly wounded and in hiding in the forest. Pritvi plots revenge and partly succeeds, gaining the wrath of Mann's brother, police inspector Suraj. Pritvi then goes into hiding with his daughter, Chandra, his aunt and her son. Suraj remains in town with his son, Akash.
The plot then skips several years, to an educated Akash, who happens to meet Chandra. Not knowing about each other's families, they begin an affair. When their parents find out about the affair, they are separated and marriages are arranged. The plot reaches its climax as the young couple plots their escape, and elopes together. Unknown to them, Panna Singh is still alive, and determined to kill the remainder of Pritvi's family. This movie marks the debut of actress Ayesha Julka, who plays Chandra.
The setting is modern Delhi, and there are many elements of their culture in this movie. As well as some gang activities and the violence of a family dispute reminiscent of Hatfield and McCoy lore. The Indian film industry presents this film as a story of true love that arises between members of two families that are enemies bent on destroying one another. Many well known actors are in the movie, as well as one notable debut performance.
Kurbaan is a 1991 drama with a runtime of 3 hours and 12 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.2.