Inspector Arjun Singh, meritorious and honest, is assigned the duty of Inspector-In-Charge of a police station in a community that is rife with crime. Arjun soon brings law and order to ... See full summary »
Frankly I had never heard of this movie and it was after reading my Pratighaat review that a friend mentioned this film having similar theme to the Sujata Mehta starrer.
As I watched it today, I could indeed find a lot of similarities between the two movies in terms of its basic theme - a woman avenging her humiliation by killing off her tormentors. While the fiery Sujata Mehta axed Charan Raaj in Pratighaat (1987), Jaya Prada uses her archery skills to terminate her rapists.
Having said that, Haqeeqat's treatment is not at all women centric as Pratighaat and the main focus is on Jeetendra who is a honest cop fighting the corrupt system. Mohan Bhandari had played the same role in Pratighaat. Jaya Prada has the smaller role and comes in forefront only in the climax.
Acting wise, Sujata Mehta is leagues ahead of Jaya Prada if we compare their similar roles. Jeetu is earnest as the police inspector. But overall, Haqeeqat is an average fare if compared to Pratighaat. On stand alone basis, it is a one time watch for 80s kids.