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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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 »


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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One of the best and most inspiring Indian movie
16 March 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

When i viewed this movie for the first time i thought OK lets watch another action movie with some common story.But since then i have watched this movie nearly 20 times and still i like it even more. The best thing about this movie is that it does not glorify the image of terrorists and cops.It shows how a common man can give his contribution to the society.Every thing from the direction to editing and acting and music,both songs and background is top class.It is the first movie directed by John Mathew Matthan but it looks like a very experienced direction.Performances by Aamir Khan,Naseeruddin Shah,Sonali Bendre and Mukesh Rishi are of top quality.The pace of the movie is very fast which makes it more adorable.The scene between Aamir Khan and Mukesh Rishi are the best part of the movie.

A must watch for everyone irrespective of the age bars.

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