The Deceivers (1988)
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama, Thriller
James Bond star Pierce Brosnan plays the heroic lead role in Merchant Ivory's 1988 adaptation of John Master's The Deceivers, an exotic, gripping adventure yarn, said to be based on a true story, which charts one man's daring exploits to expose a murderous secret society.
India, 1825. The country is being ravaged by the Thugees, cult members also known as 'The Deceivers', who commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English officer, Captain William Savage, undertakes a hazardous task: in disguise, he will himself become a 'Deceiver' and infiltrate their ranks. Ever-present in Savage's adventures is a terrible sense of fear: he is at constant risk of betrayal and vengeance, and undergoes a disturbing psychological transformation as he experiences the cult's bloodlust at first hand.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffery, Shashi Kapoor, Helena Michell, Keith Michell, David Robb, Tariq Yunus, Jalal Agha, Gary Cady, Salim Ghouse, Neena Gupta, Nayeem Hafizka, Kammo, Goga Kapoor, Manmohan Krishna, Harish Magon, Kanwaljit Singh, Dalip Tahil, Rajesh Vivek