The next day, the court waits for Damini to arrive. However they are to late. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! There are other flaws too like Sunny’s one man army which does tend to get a bit too much Direction by RKS is good Music by Nadeem Shravan is awesome, most songs sung by Kumar Sanu Gawah Hai and Jabse are the best ones Rishi Kapoor looks overweight but does his job well Meenaxi is superb in her role, and proves that she can deliver the goods, rumours has it that she stopped working in films post this after she didn’t get the best actress award that year and it went to Juhi for Hum Hai Raahi Pyaar Ke. The punishment for doing so is imprisonment for two years and a fine. Views Read Edit View history. Usually, criminal cases are prosecuted by the State. Rajkumar Santhoshi has proved himself that he can be best director for ever.

Meenakshi Sheshadri, in a role of a lifetime, acts like never before. The police arrest Rakesh and three of his friends, and the matter is taken up in court, and Damini is asked to testify. She stands for the truth and believes, as Gandhiji did, that the court of conscience is greater. Her conscience tells her to take her brother-in-law and his friends to court, but she has her entire family, in-laws, and even her husband in her way. They try to capture Urmi in a video, but are stopped by Damini who, in this case, is functioning like the law, wherein under section A of the Indian Penal Code, the identity of victims of rape is not to be revealed by any media. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to forget, the Hari Kaka has also done a good job the final frozen shot of the movie. We jump time and place and go to a dance number where we are shown a very different Damini — one who is cheerful, exuberant and performing on a stage.

Damini escapes the asylum and runs into Govind Sunny Deola disillusioned lawyer.

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She receives a standing ovation. I also liked the “nervous breakdown” dance number she did, like the one of Sridevi in Lamhe.

Section of the Indian Penal Code,states that giving false evidence under an oath when a person knows that this statement is not false can be punished. How the power of one voice can make a difference, how damuni is moie best policy as the truth shall prevailto do what’s right and always fight against injustice.


She cannot get into the closed room, and seeks help from her husband, but the two are too late. Exact direction and writing is best dsmini seen in Indian movies. Besides being critically acclaimed, the film became the sixth highest grossing of the year and was declared a “hit” at Box Office India. The chhadda is usually between the State and the accused and each lawyer makes arguments on behalf of their client. He even bashes the baddies at the very end. Obese Rishi Kapoor alongwith Amrish Puri and the supporting cast has done well.

Was this review helpful? Then the Gupta family conspire to cover-up this shameful incident. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! If you ever watch this movie, do it for Sunny Deol. They get married and Damini moves into his luxurious bungalow.

Not because it boasts of an original story — in fact the story is quite predictable — but because of the characterisations, the performances and the dialogues. The matter is taken up damimi court and Damini is asked to testify.

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Film reviewer Pranay Bhagat wrote: But Damini is unable to get this incident out of her mind, and finally decides to inform the police. Govind was a lawyer who gave up law when he failed to get justice for his wife who was killed in a hit and run accident. Situation gets from bad to worse for Damini when the maid is killed in the hospital, the crooked lawyer Amrish Puri hired by her in-laws proves her as insane in the court so that her testimony is not taken into cognizance by the court and even the sympathetic police inspector Vijayendra Ghatge also proves himself to be greedy of tangible beneifts instead of doing his duty diligently to ensure justice to the victim.

The frantic opening scene has Damini Meenakshi Sheshadri running through the corridors of a building on a stormy day.

I have kept this section for last deliberately – Sunny Paaji’s National Award winning performance. Not many movies have given such ample scope to an actress in India.

Gupta, when he goes to a small hill-station town. They begin to rape Urmi in a locked room. Meenakshi Sheshadri does a fabulous job in this.

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It was remade into Tamil as Priyankastarring Charda as the title character. How close is India to affordable housing for all? Eventually, the case reaches the court. When Damini is conscious, she wonders about Urmi and Shekhar assures her that Urmi’s fine and receiving medical attention in the hospital but suddenly the police arrive and want to interrogate Damini.


The movie is about how one day Damini sees her brother-in-law and his friends raping the servant-maid who works at their home. Nadeem-Shravan’s music is good with the beautiful lyrics having been penned by Sameer. The concept is good.

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She does so, and chwdda instantly shunned by the Gupta family, and asked to leave the house. Though in today’s world, hardcore criminals have buried their conscience also deep down the earth, never allowing it to surface agai; nevertheless conscience plays its mlvie at least for those who are not tainted themselves but don’t raise their voice due to the fear of social obloquy or blood relations with the culprits. The police arrest Rakesh and three of his friends, and the matter is taken up in court, and Damini is dzmini to testify.

The biggest credit for making this movie a success goes to its director Rajkumar Santoshi who has rendered utmost reality to the narrative sans the court-room scenes especially those involving Movei Deol. A trend- setting flick.

The soundtrack of this movie was composed by the music duo Nadeem Shravan. Rajkumar Santoshi is said to have been in love with the heroine, Meenakshi Sheshadri who is said to have turned down his proposal. But Damini never lied in her life On Holi day, she witnesses Shekhar’s younger brother, Rakesh Ashwin Kaushal and his friends, raping the maid-servant Urmi Prajakta and rushes to tell Shekhar.

Mostly, such cases are either not registered or aborted before reaching the court. Jovie is more than a match for Rakesh and his friends and scares them off. Every person should at least watch this once and I promise it won’t disappoint. Gupta is charmed by the simple beauty and outright honesty of Damini, and they finalize Shekhar’s and Damini’s marriage, which is celebrated with great pomp and ceremony.

For rape cases, a warrant is not required. The story narrates the nightmare Damini goes through only because she is decisively stuck by her stand.