is a 1991 Hindi
feature film, written and directed by Nana Patekar
Peter D'Souza (Gautam Joglekar
), wants to join the Indian Army (Commando wing). Various people have various views about it: His father John wants Peter to run their bakery after him, his fiancee Shirley(Madhuri Dixit
) wants him to marry her while his neighbour Kiran(Dimple Kapadia
) tells Peter to follow his heart. Peter leaves for the Army.
Enter Major Pratap Chavhan (Nana Patekar
). Chavhan is described as a nightmare for every aspiring cadet & he goes on to prove that the "honour" is well deserved. However, he has a sordid past: his mother was a kothewali(a woman who dances and entertains rich people privately to earn money), who was probably sold to one of her customers. That was the last time Pratap saw her.
The unit resents Pratap's attitude, but this same attitude moulds them into a formidable unit. Later in a rescue operation headed by Pratap, Peter loses his leg. Peter is honourably awarded & discharged from the Army. He invites Pratap for his marriage. Pratap agrees, though he is not able to attend the function.
Some months later, Pratap goes to Peter's address, expecting to meet the latter & his bride. Instead, a neighbour tells him casually that Peter is dead. Pratap learns many shocking truths of Peter's locality. He learns that Kiran's son is actually an orphan adopted by Kiran. Kiran's husband died in "mysterious circumstances" just as Peter did.... Read More