Kranti - 1981


The film takes place in the 19th Century British India and is the story of the fight for independence from the British spanning between 1825 to 1875. The film tells the story of two men that lead the war against British Rule. Sanga (Dilip Kumar) and Bharat (Manoj Kumar) known as Kranti, a prince(Shashi Kapoor) and a freedom fighter {Strughan Sinha}
The British were reluctant to give India its independence on a silver platter. Independence was the result of a long and bloody battle. "Kranti" is the story of how two men became soldiers within the battle. Sangha is an honest and dedicated employee in the kingdom of Ramgarh, owing allegiance and loyalty to no one except Raja Laxman Singh. When Laxman Singh conditionally permits the British to use the port for trading purposes, Sangha finds out that the British are taking out gold and jewellery and bringing in ammunition, he puts a stop to this. He goes to report this outrage to Laxman Singh, only to find him stabbed to death and he charged with treason and of killing him. Sentenced to death, he escapes and forms a group of revolutionaries who have only one motto - drive the British out of India. This group multiplies into several armies, all united with one slogan - an Independent India. Which is also known as Kranti

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