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DCP Abhay Singh
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DCP Abbas Lodhi
Mita Vasisht ...
Sumitra Singh
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Surinder
Ashish Vidyarthi ...
Commander Bhadra
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IGP Pathak
Milind Gunaji ...
Shiv
Vinit Kumar ...
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Ila Arun ...
Zeenat
Joan David
Sadiya Siddiqui ...
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Rajiv Dhingra ...
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Achyut Potdar
Shri Vallabh Vyas ...
Inspector Tiwari
Shivkumar Subramaniam ...
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Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists. He manages to capture their leader, but finds himself and his family mentally and physically manipulated by the wily terrorist and his followers. Written by ajmal hussain <ajji@nightmail.com>

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Remade as drohi in Telugu and Tamil with kamal Hassan and Arjun in lead characters See more »

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Deep and powerful
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best given the topic 'Terrorism'. Remember, this movie was made in 1994, much before 9/11 and yet, one can see the similarities between 9/11 plot and this movie. For example, 9/11 hijackers hid among us, just as the terrorists in this movie wore the mask of a common man. 9/11 hijackers were known to be soft spoken and polite, yet extremely secretive. Same with the terrorists in this movie. Anyway, everything from the plot to characters were excellent. Even the music (by Jaidev) is extraordinary. Only the far-fetched bravado by Abhay Singh (Om Puri) seemed unreal, but then, it takes extraordinary courage and deeds to counter the 'cancer' of terrorism. In that respect, Abhay Singh's bravado also seems appropriate. As usual, Naseer puts the 'sher' in the character of Abbas Lodhi.

I remember, I was in Bombay during the film festival in Dec. 1994. This powerful movie made me cry and repeat it the very next day. Thanks to Govind Nihalani, who personally let me in his special movie, I could enjoy to the full. No wonder I am his fan and Thank you Govind!

If you are a Govind Nihalani or a Naseer or an Om Puri or a Amrish Puri fan, this movie is a MUST SEE.


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