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Sarfarosh (1999)

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After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.

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Ghazal singer "Gulfam Hassan"
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Ajay Singh Rathod
Sonali Bendre ...
Seema
Mukesh Rishi ...
INSP. Salim
Akash Khurana ...
Ajay's Father
Smita Jaykar ...
Ajay's Mother
Sukanya Kulkarni ...
Babhi
Ahmed Khan ...
Haji
Pradeep Singh Rawat ...
Sultan
Makrand Deshpande ...
Shiva
Shri Vallabh Vyas ...
Major Baig (as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Rajesh Joshi ...
Thakur
Ali Khan ...
Shafi
Upasna Singh ...
Mala (as Upasana Singh)
Salim Shah ...
INSP. Yadav
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Ajay Rathod is a no-nonsense police officer from Mumbai Crime Branch. Long time ago his elder brother was killed by terrorists which caused him to quit his medical studies and join Indian Police Service. He is a great admirer of Pakistan-based ghazal singer Gulfam Hassan. During one of Hassan's concerts, they meet for the first time and become great friends. Meanwhile, Ajay's investigation into the Pakistan-supported cross-border terrorism takes him to Rajasthan and reveals an unsettling truth about someone close to his heart. Written by Soumitra

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In 1998, a right-wing political party in India had prevented famous Pakistani Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali from performing in Mumbai. Ghulam Ali is much loved on both sides of the border, and continues to have concerts in many cities of India. In a twisted echo of this incident, Naseeruddin Shah plays a Pakistani Ghazal singer who turns out to be a terrorist in this movie. See more »

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When Ajay and his crew go to the eatery to get Bala Thakur, he got shot and a motorcycle runs over his leg. He grabs his thigh and screams in pain. However, in the next scene, we can see he has a cast on his lower leg. See more »

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Ajay Singh Rathod: Kya Thakur tu aata nahi hai?
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Best Directorial Debut
12 June 1999 | by (Bombay, India) – See all my reviews

John Matthan directs a fantastic film in his directorial debut. With so many characters popping in one after the other it would have been very difficult to maintain the flow of the film which John Matthan has done very successfuly. Aamir Khan as usual has given an excellent performance as A.C.P Rathore who is set to end the flow of Arms and ammunition from Pakistan to India. Aamir, the dedicated actor that he is, had studied all about the police force, the IPS people, talked with many police officers and stayed with some of them to study the role of ACP rathore.Nasserudin Shah has only 6 to 7 scenes but he dominates the movie. He has the role which was similarly played by Jack Nicholson in 'A Few Good Men'. Sonali Bendre is wasted in what turns out to be a fine performance by her. The surprise factor of the film is the acting of Mukesh Rishi which has got lots of critical acclaim from the critics and the general audience. Do not be surprised if he wins all the awards for "The Best Supporting Actor". Although the film is very predictible,the climax is the best part of the scene. This is the one of the best climax ever used in an hindi movie. Its hard to believe that this is John's directorial/writing debut.


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