Parinda is an award-winning 1989 Indian crime drama film directed and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. It is considered by many to be the turning point in reality in Hindi cinema, as the theme of the film discusses the real life of Indian underworld gangsters and the general life of residents in the city of Mumbai. The film stars Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar and Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles. It won two National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards, and was India's official entry for the 1990 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.Wikipedia
Audience Reviews for Parinda
Looking at 'Parinda' as a classic or a cult classic is pleasing because it was a trendsetter for the gangster dramas in Bollywood of unsettling gore, inspiring another film 'Satya' of Ram Gopal Varma nine years later. And it carries embellished performances especially by the diligent Anil Kapoor, followed by Nana Patekar, Jackie Shroff and the young Madhuri Dikshit.
But it is also a beautiful motif of taking a flight which powers it's pertinent story-telling and enjoyable plot which mines into it's peace-at-the-gunpoint nature. It's exceptional make by Vidhu Vinod Chopra also benefits it. This is a recommended watch, and an essential viewing, if only to understand how well has the skilled, un-mainstream Bollywood aged. Yes it's unwieldy and romantically fragile, but it stays with you and mostly that is enough. 'Parinda' is the most fun gangster film Bollywood has ever had. Sure there have been better films, but it's touch of lightness and lovely music makes it a realm of cinematic beauty.
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