Bandit Queen (1994) Movie

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(Bollywood) India

Ratings / Votes
7.3/ 10 (2158 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Channel Four Films [gb]
Kaleidoscope Entertainment [in]
Kaleidoscope Productions

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(Canada) - 9 September 1994
(South Korea) - 28 January 1995
(Netherlands) - 2 February 1995
(UK) - 17 February 1995
(Australia) - 10 March 1995

Running Time

She was the most feared outlaw in India. If the story wasn't true you wouldn't believe it... Revenge was her reply. One woman dared to fight back

abduction, bandit, based-on-book, based-on-true-story, brutality, bystanderism, caste, child-marriage, children-human-rights, degradation, dehumanization, dehydration, domestic-violence, epic, exploitation, female-gangleader, feminist, funeral-pyre, gang-rape, gender-clash, gender-equality, gender-inequality, heroine, human-dignity, human-rights,

Technical Support
MET:3204 m

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Full Cast

  1. Agarwal, Anirudh as [Babu Gujjar] <4>
  2. Bajaj, Aseem as [Poolan/Man Singh Gang] <7>
  3. Bajpayee, Manoj as (as Manoj Bajpai) [Man Singh] <34>
  4. Bhatt, Puran as [Poolan/Man Singh Gang] <42>
  5. Bhatt, Sunita as [Little Phoolan] <56>
  6. Bulani, Ashok as [D.S.P] <8>
  7. Chandra, Mahesh (I) as [Chief Minister] <31>
  8. Chibber, Deepak as [S.P. Bhind] <13>
  9. Chowdhry, Ranjit as (as Ranjit Chaudhry) [Shiv Narain] <48>
  10. Dixit, G.B. as [Ala Singer] <18>
  11. Gaekwad, Sunil as [Rattan Chand] <55>
  12. Guddi as [Munni] <21>
  13. Gupta, Pawan as [Vikram Gang Member] <40>
  14. Gupta, Pradeep as [Vikram Gang Member] <41>
  15. Gupta, Yogesh as [Poolan/Man Singh Gang] <62>
  16. Gwaliori, Dhawal as [Poolan/Man Singh Gang] <15>
  17. Harish (I) as [Tarika] <23>
  18. Hussain, Nazim as [Vikram Gang Member] <35>
  19. Kamie, Raj Kumar as [Thakur Gang] <45>
  20. Kora, Surendra as [Behmai Man] <57>
  21. Kumar, Sanjeev (II) as [Poolan/Man Singh Gang] <50>
  22. Maina, Khunni Lal as [Pundit] <29>
  23. Mishra, Hemant (I) as [Policeman] <24>
  24. Namdeo, Govind as [SriRam] <20>
  25. Nemade, Avinash as [Doctor] <10>
  26. Nirmalker, Ram Charan as [Devideen] <47>
  27. Panchal, Sitaram as [Lalaram] <54>
  28. Pandey, Hemant as [Ashokchand's Friend] <25>
  29. Pandey, Nirmal as [Vikram Mallah] <37>
  30. Patel, Nazim as [Vikram Gang Member] <36>
  31. Raekwar, Rakesh as [Poolan/Man Singh Gang] <46>
  32. Raekwar, Savitri as [Moola] <52>
  33. Raghuvanshi, Dilip as [Commander Yadav] <16>
  34. Rao, Gajraj as [Ashokchand] <17>
  35. Rawat, Basant as [Poolan/Man Singh Gang] <11>
  36. Rohilla, Ajai as [Behmai Man] <3>
  37. Sahu, Anil as [Vikram Gang Member] <5>
  38. Sand, Paritosh as [Devendra Singh] <39>
  39. Sangde, Ravi as [Messenger] <49>
  40. Sharma, Ashok (I) as [Ashokchand Servant] <9>
  41. Shastri, Jeetendra as [Bharat] <26>
  42. Shivpuri, Gyan as [Phool Singh] <22>
  43. Shukla, Saurabh as [Kailash] <51>
  44. Shukla, Vijay as [Ashokchand's Friend] <60>
  45. Shyam, Anupam as [Ganshyam] <6>
  46. Siraswal, Chotelal as [Vikram Gang Member] <12>
  47. Solanki, Girish as [Tarika's Partner] <19>
  48. Soni, Deepak as [Miandad] <14>
  49. Srivastava, Aditya as [Puttilal] <1>
  50. Tiwari, Vinod as [Vikram Gang Member] <61>
  51. Vaibhav, Vibanshu as [Vikram Gang Member] <59>
  52. Vivek, Rajesh as [Mustaquim] <44>
  53. Yadav, Raghuvir as [Madho] <43>
  54. Bharti, Pallavi as [Little Girl] <38>
  55. Bhatt, Kamia as [Rukhmani, age 11] <27>
  56. Biswas, Seema as [Phoolan Devi] <1>
  57. Goswami, Mandakini as [Kailash's Wife] <33>
  58. Lakshmi (I) as (as Lakshmi Narayan) [Poolan/Man Singh Gang] <30>
  59. Markam, Agesh as [Mad Woman] <2>
  60. Segan, K.D. as [A.D.C] <28>
  61. Sonwani, Malabai as [Mother-in-law] <32>
  62. Yaish, Uma as [Rukhmani] <58>


  1. Biography
  2. Drama

Full Plot

The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a legend (like a modern Robin Hood) by the Indian press. Although the press tended to make her the optimal hero with blue eyes, dark hair, being tall and beautiful she was in reality an average Indian which makes it hard for the movie to fulfill the expectations of the audience and tell the truth at the same time. Later in her life,She entered into the politics and was assassinated in 2001. Volker Boehm Plot not found

Total Business

GR: USD 399,748 (USA)

Movie Certificate

R (Australia)
A (India)
MA (Australia)(DVD rating)
K-16 (Finland)
-12 (France)
(Banned) (India)(original rating)
R18 (New Zealand)
M/16 (Portugal)
M18 (Singapore)
18 (South Korea)
18 (Spain)
18 (UK)
16 (Iceland)


  1. Mehta, Ashok

Dress Designers

  1. Ahluwalia, Dolly


Alta Films [es] - (Spain)
Arrow - (1995) (USA) (subtitled)
Atlantic Film [fi] - (2010) (Finland) (DVD)
Front Row Filmed Entertainment [ae] - (2009) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East)
Homescreen [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Koch Vision [us] - (2004) (USA) (DVD)
Umbrella Entertainment [au] - (2010) (Australia) (DVD)
Umbrella Entertainment [au] - (2010) (Australia) (video) (VOD)

Film Editors

  1. Saluja, Renu


  1. Higgins, Mike (II) (associate director)
  2. Hume, Pauline (title designer)
  3. Iyer, Kannan (assistant to director)


Puttilal: [Tied to a pole and beaten with rifle-butt] Forgive me. Phoolan Devi: Forgive you? Phoolan Devi: Write this to the police. Vikram Mallah: What? Phoolan Devi: Any man that marries a little girl... I'll kill him.

Other Titles

  1. Phoolan Devi (1994) (ENG)
    (India: Hindi title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. India


- DIRCAMEO('Shekhar Kapur' (qv)): truck driver with beard whom Phoolan Devi (Seema Biswas) hits with the gun handle.

- This was banned by the Indian authorities due to its graphic scenes of sex and violence. It also incurred the wrath of its own subject, 'Phoolan Devi' (qv), who objected to the fact that she hadn't been invited to see the film. Devi claimed it was riddled with inaccuracies.