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Major Jaidev Rajvansh and his fellow officer Hussein manage to rescue a leading politician as well as capture his kidnapper, Abhrush. The terrorist has been searched for years and he is ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Major Jaidev Rajvansh
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Anjali
Namrata Shirodkar ...
Pooja Mallapa
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Colonel Hussein
Rohini Hattangadi ...
Mrs. Mallapa (Pooja's mother)
Farida Jalal ...
Gayetri Rajvansh
Shivaji Satam ...
Col. Rana
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Abhrush
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
K.D. Chandran
Sudhir Joshi ...
Anjali's Father
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Mr. Rajvansh
Abdul Qayyoom Khan ...
Advertising Executive
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Military General Indian Army
Viju Khote ...
Dayanand Hawasti
Lata Mangeshkar ...
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Major Jaidev Rajvansh and his fellow officer Hussein manage to rescue a leading politician as well as capture his kidnapper, Abhrush. The terrorist has been searched for years and he is finally captured by the two officers. Jai returns to a joyous welcome, and is declared a national hero. He takes a break from the army and returns to his hometown. There he meets his childhood friend Anjali who has always harboured love for Jai. Anjali is determined to make sure she and Jai stay together 24/7. At a party, he meets Miss India, Pooja Mallapa. As they spend more time together, he begins to love her and she too begins to love him. In the mean time, Jai's parents are arranging his marriage to Anjali but when they find out about Jai's love for Pooja, they realise that they have to tell Anjali everything. Anjali, heartbroken and jealous swears revenge on Jai for rejecting her. Realising her hatred for him. Abrush takes advantage and together they plot to destroy Jai's reputation and life. ... Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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$198,287 (USA) (4 February 2000)

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$357,422 (USA) (18 February 2000)
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Music by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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Not perfect but it isn't to be missed
1 December 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Here's a movie that was directed not quite in the typical Bollywood fashion. Rajkumar Santhoshi quite blatantly tried to give it more of a Hollywood feel (perhaps with the exception of the few random song sequences).

Like a previous user commented, the storyline isn't totally airtight but that's just a minor flaw.

Pukar presented quite well a story of how a naive woman went too far with getting the man she loves. She lived in her happy little world were she thought she'd be marrying him someday but she gets crushed when she realised he's in love with another woman, albeit a top-line model. Politics sets in when some high profile criminals bank in on her love for him. She unrealisingly sets him up...

Madhuri sinks her teeth into her role! She was nominated for Best Actress at the Filmfare awards 01 for her role here and you'll see why after you watch it. The movie is a little long and gets a bit draggy in the second half but Madhuri truly captives here, in a character that is naively possessive but whole-heartedly loving. She shinned throughout this movie.

To sum it up, Pukar could have been a mind-blowing romantic thriller, but it falls a little short. Still, its definitely worth watching. Rent it at least


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