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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ghazal singer "Gulfam Hassan"
INSP. Salim
Akash Khurana ...
Ajay's Father
Ajay's Mother
Ahmed Khan ...
Shri Vallabh Vyas ...
Major Baig (as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Rajesh Joshi ...
Ali Khan ...
Mala (as Upasana Singh)
Salim Shah ...
INSP. Yadav


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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Director John Matthew Matthan and Aamir Khan had issues working with each other during the shooting and decided never to work again. See more »


The scene where Pakistan general id talking to his agents, the map on the wall is Indian map with Kashmir as its part. It would not had been same assuming Pakistan shows POK as a separate state. See more »


Ajay Singh Rathod: Kya Thakur tu aata nahi hai?
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15 February 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The movie haunts you long after watching it also. John Mathew Matthan did a fair job for a débutant. The story of a sincere police officer in Mumbai crime branch is just a front end for many other stories like love, friendship, patriotism, religion and bigotry etc.

Aamir Khan made excellent cop in Mumbai police. But, the character of Inspector Salim is the most impressive in the movie.

A must watch for all those movie buffs as this has been a very genuine effort to show what is happening across the Indo-Pak border. What made this film a different experience is the genuinity in the script.

A must watch for every one out there. This will not disappoint you in any way. 9/10 from me.

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