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Khal Nayak (1993)

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Ballu (Sanjay Dutt), a notorious, cunning, and unscrupulous criminal who's wanted by the police for a plethora of murders and thefts. Bright and ambitious Inspector Ram (Jackie Shroff) ... See full summary »

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Aarti Prasad (as Raakhee)
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Inspector Ram Kumar Sinha
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Balaram Prasad 'Ballu'
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Ganga (Gangotri Devi)
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Ishwar Girdhar Pandey (jailor)
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Ballu's Mistress (as Ramya Krishna)
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Roshan Mahanta (as Pramod Muthu)
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Mrs. Pandey
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Shaukat Bhai
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Champa Didi
Mangal Dhillon ...
Iqbal
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Munna (as Ali Asghar)
Sudhir Dalvi ...
Teacher (in song "O Maa, Tujhe Salam")
Ahmad Ansari
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Ballu (Sanjay Dutt), a notorious, cunning, and unscrupulous criminal who's wanted by the police for a plethora of murders and thefts. Bright and ambitious Inspector Ram (Jackie Shroff) finally arrests him, only to have Ballu escape right under his nose. So Ram's lovely girlfriend Ganga (Madhuri Dixit) volunteers to go undercover, to trap Ballu and help restore Ram's reputation. Things get more complicated, however, when Ballu falls for her, and she finds that she isn't entirely immune to his charms. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Some 12 years before this film, Subhash Ghai had made a film which had a story line near to Khal-Nayak. The film was Krodhi with Dharmendra playing negative role. See more »

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The police track the villain from an MS Word document screen. See more »

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Ballu: I want to be the biggest villain.
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Referenced in Welcome (2007) See more »

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Nayak Nahin Khalnayak
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The terrorism of heroism
27 May 2015 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Like many of Bollywood movies from the pre-millienia era, themes of cause and effect are heavy factors in the reality of life in crime driven cities in the world. In this case the anti- hero (Ballu) played by Sanjay Dutt, intensely well. Many scenes seems to parable the realities of his life at that current time and perhaps the inner demons he faced.

In the world of crime, there are puppets and then there are puppeteers, poverty and "purposeful terrorism" in the name of business. Madurai Dixit plays her beautiful self, graceful and fiesty as always. Watch it to understand the cause and effect of crime in poverty driven societies and how we create the villains for our heroes. Perhaps it is the simplest definition of human archetype; conflict.


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