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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)
Ramya Krishnan ...
Ballu's Mistress (as Ramya Krishna)
Pramod Moutho ...
Roshan Mahanta (as Pramod Muthu)
Sushmita Mukherjee ...
Mrs. Pandey
A.K. Hangal ...
Shaukat Bhai
Neena Gupta ...
Champa Didi
Mangal Dhillon ...
Iqbal
Ali Asghar ...
Munna
Sudhir Dalvi ...
Teacher (in song "O Maa, Tujhe Salam")
Ahmad Ansari
Arun Bali
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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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Nana Patekar was in talks of playing the title 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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Wonderful
6 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film because it got one vote for Sight and Sound's once-a-decade list of the best films ever made, probably the only mainstream Bollywood movie ever to have achieved that distinction (though Satyajit Ray's works receive a number of votes). I wouldn't put it on my top 10 list of all time, as that one critic did, but I do think the film is wonderful.

It's not sophisticated. I'm pretty new to Bollywood films, having only watched a few highly-regarded ones so far, but my impression of them is that they are primarily about basic emotions (family, love) deeply felt. Broadly drawn emotions, no subtlety here. But these films seem to get to me, and this one did more than any of the others I've watched.

The sound effects are bad, and there's a small amount of broad humor that I think detracts from the film. The musical parts are pretty good. I think the lead was wonderfully cast, and the women are beautiful, as they invariably are in Indian films.


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