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China Gate (1998)

| Action, Adventure, Drama
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
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Sandhya Rajan
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Mrs. Gopinath
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Maj. Kailashnath Gupta
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Inspector Barot
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Pandey / DK (as Anjan Shrivastava)
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Gopinath
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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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Mamta Kulkarni got a lead role in the film because Rajkumar Santoshi had promised her role in Ghatak but could only offer her a dance number Koi Jaye Toh Le Aaye. See more »

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Seven Samurai goes Hindi
24 October 1999 | by (Örebro, Sweden) – See all my reviews

The story of China gate is basically stolen from Kurosawas Seven Samurai, which isn't very strange since it's a great story. Seen in a cinema in Bombay, it was an extraordninary experience in every way. The action scenes were explosive, to say the least, and the characters absolutely marvelous. The way the plot suddenly is interrupted by amazing dance- and song performences is indeed a different experience for western people filled with the American way of making films.

If you didn't like Schindlers list, this is the movie for you. It's sure to give any mindless Hollywood action pic an even match.


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