Bandit Queen

1995

Bandit Queen

Critics Consensus

Brimming with bravura spectacle and an arresting turn by Seema Biswas, The Bandit Queen is a galvanizing ode to rebellion.

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This gripping Indian-British film relates the true story of Phoolan Devi, an Indian woman arrested in the state of Uttar Pradesh in January 1983 for kidnapping and murder. Dissatisfied with caste-restrictions and her dull marriage, Devi leaves her village and becomes a member of a bloody bandit gang.

Cast

Seema Biswas
as Phoolan Devi
Nirmal Pandey
as Vikram Mallah
Manoj Bajpai
as Man Singh
Rajesh Vivek
as Mustaquim
Sanjeev Kumar
as Poolan/Man Singh Gang
Agesh Markam
as Mad Woman
Anirudh Agarwal
as Babu Gujjar
Anil Sahu
as Vikram Gang Member
Chotelal Siraswal
as Vikram Gang Member
Nazim Patel
as Vikram Gang Member
Nazim Hussain
as Vikram Gang Member
Pawan Gupta
as Vikram Gang Member
Pradeep Gupta
as Vikram Gang Member
Vibanshu Vaibhav
as Vikram Gang Member
Vinod Tiwari
as Vikram Gang Member
Anupam Shyam
as Ganshyam
Ajai Rohilla
as Behmai Man
Surendra Kora
as Behmai Man
Aseem Bajaj
as Phoolan/Man Singh Gang Member
Basant Rawat
as Phoolan/Man Singh Gang Member
Ddhawal Gwaliori
as Phoolan/Man Singh Gang Member
Lakshmi Narayan
as Phoolan/Man Singh Gang Member
Puran Bhatt
as Phoolan/Man Singh Gang Member
Rakesh Raekwar
as Phoolan/Man Singh Gang Member
Sanjeev Kuwaar
as Phoolan/Man Singh Gang Member
Yogesh Gupta
as Phoolan/Man Singh Gang Member
Ashok Sharma
as Ashokchand Servant
Deepak Chibber
as S.P. Bhind
Deepak Soni
as Miandad
Dilip Raghuvanshi
as Commander Yadav
Gajraj Rao
as Ashokchand
G.B. Dixit
as Ala Singer
Girish Solanki
as Tarika's Partner
Guddi
as Munni
Gyan Shivpuri
as Phool Singh
Harish
as Tarika
Hemant Mishra
as Policeman
Hemnat Pandey
as Ashokchand's Friend
Kamla Bhatt
as Rukhmani (age 11)
K.D. Segan
as A.D.C.
Chandra Mahesh
as Chief Minister
Malabai Sonwani
as Mother-in-law
Mandakini Goswami
as Kailash's Wife
Pallavi Bharti
as Little Girl
Paritosh Sand
as Devendra Singh
Ranjit Chowdhry
as Shiv Narain
Raj Kumar Kamle
as Thakur Gang
Ravi Sangde
as Messenger
Sunil Gaekwad
as Rattan Chand
Sunita Bhatt
as Little Phoolan
Uma Vaish
as Rukhmani
Vijay Shukla
as Ashokchand's Friend
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Critic Reviews for Bandit Queen

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Audience Reviews for Bandit Queen

  • Jan 10, 2009
    Violent, disturbing and true. A hardcore docu-drama that doesn't pull any punches.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • May 19, 2006
    I could count the amount of Indian films I've seen on one hand, but I can't believe this is one of the best (as quite a few critics have stated). As a biopic it fails and frankly the gender (& class) politics are rather iffy. It really wants to be a straightforward exploitation rape/revenge romp but the arthouse pretensions tie it down. Seema Biswas delivers a solid performance and the film's not a complete loss, but it's certainly far from what it's made out to be.
    J H Super Reviewer

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