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China Gate (1998)

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10 old exiled army men decide to free a village from an evil bandit

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Col. Krishnakant Puri
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Maj. Sarfaraz Khan
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Maj. Ranjir Singh Gurung
Mamta Kulkarni ...
Sandhya Rajan
Ila Arun ...
Mrs. Gopinath
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Maj. Kailashnath Gupta
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Capt. Bijon Dasgupta (as Tinu Anand)
Anjan Srivastav ...
Pandey / DK (as Anjan Shrivastava)
Jagdeep ...
Sub. Nageshwar Rammaiah
Viju Khote ...
K.D. Chandran ...
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Shivaji Satam ...
Gopinath
Harish Patel ...
Devdurg villager
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Col. Kewal Krishan Puri
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Colonel Krishnakant Puri and his colleagues are all court-Marshall from the Indian army because they all are accused of aborting mission 'China-Gate'. 17 years later a young woman, Sandhya watch helplessly as a notorious bandit, Jageera crush her Forest Officer father, Sundar Rajan to death; this then forces her to approach Puri and his colleagues for assistance in liberating her village, Devdurg from the terror of Jageera. She lodges the battalion stay in an abandoned house in the village and provide them with all the necessary arms, ammunitions and materials needed to combat Jageera and they start there preparations and training for the mission; while at the same time their efforts are frustrated by the village police headed by the corrupt police inspector, Barot but they do manage to handle him. Then several attacks are launch on Devdurg by Jageera and his gang forcing Puri and his men to retaliate by the exchange of gun-battle which leaves many causalities on both sides. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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The film had its main hero Samir Soni in a supporting role whereas Amrish Puri,Naseeruddin Shah Danny Denzongpa and Om Puri had lead roles. See more »

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Underrated Gem!
12 October 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Comparing it with Seven Samurai or Sholay will be too ambitious, but writing it off like the way many have done is a bit too harsh for a film which is beautiful in its own way.Many would say that it is a bit too tad and stretched.They are right.May be if it was made today, the length would have been half an hour less , making the film much more sleek than it is.Character portrayal of a few of the members of the gang is shady.Cinematography at times is sketchy .Sans these errs,the film stands tall.It is great to see many of the stalwarts of parallel movies are coming in the same frame for a commercial effort.Brilliant job done by the two Puris,Danny and Naseeruddin.Seeing Mamta Kulkarni in a complete different avatar from the streamy roles she was known for is a welcome break.The movie has its high points like the cattle scene or the Sarfraz-Puri relation portrayal and definitely an engaging climax.Mukesh Tiwari is swashbuckling as Jageera, a character which has unfortunately been forgotten,failing to secure a place amongst the likes of the Gabbars or Mogambos.However, the highest achievement of the film lies in its central theme- a band of retired army men who have been deserted by the society in different ways succeed in the upheaval task of thwarting a menacing bandit's rule despite several stubborn obstacles.In the way they make you laugh,love and cry with them.The theme song by Sonu Nigam is lovable.So is the gyration of Urmila Matondkar in Chhamma Chhamma.Overall, even though it has gone into oblivion with the passage of time, it is a masterpiece from a very good film maker.


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