Prahaar is one of those movies, which probably missed the multiplex bus. Else, it would have got more accolades than it actually got and definitely deserved.
Nana Patekar in one of his more reserved roles and Madhuri Dixit at her emotional best pitch in with amazing performances to take this movie to a new level.
Nana Patekar takes charge of the directorial baton. And he does a very good job at handling this movie and not going overboard with the millitary and emotions.
The movie is about Peter D'Souza, son of a bakery store owner played by Habib Tanvir (the legendary stage actor) and a romantic lover to Shirley, played by Madhuri Dixit. Peter dreams to join army and has to fight off his father's reluctance before he moves to the army training centre. At Army Training Camp he meets Major Chavan, Nana Patekar in a very restrained role. He snubs him and then starts liking him once Peter starts performing well at the academy. In one of their mission, post Peter's graduation, Peter gets shot at accidentally and loses his limbs. Thus, has to leave army. A few months after that Major Chavan receives a letter from Peter inviting him to his wedding, when he reached Mumbai to attend the wedding he realises that Peter is dead. The rest of the movie follows Peter's death and Nana's fight.
The movie touches a few high points, especially with Madhuri Dixit's beautiful portrayal of a grief-stricken lady, who has lost her lover and Tanvir Habib's role of a father who has lost his son. Dimple Kapadia pitches in a beautiful supporting role. But the movie belongs to Nana Patekar, he fills the screen with his presence.
The songs are few but beautifully made, and more importantly dont hurdle the flow of the story. The movie is well edited and beautifully made.
A must watch!