Inspector Vijay lives with his elder brother, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ashwini Kumar; and sister-in-law, Jyoti, in a upper middle-class community in India. Assigned an ... See full summary »



(as Anand Vardhan)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ikke Pe Ikka (1994)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Kailashnath is a wealthy widower, who lives in a palatial house with three grown sons, Randhir, Rajiv, Rishi, and a younger school-going son. He manages the business on his own, but would ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Shanti Priya, Prithvi
Ashaant (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Akshay Kumar,Mamta Kulkarni,Ashwini Bhave,Vishnuvardhan

Director: Keshu Ramsay
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Vishnuvardhan, Ashwini Bhave
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After a man is killed when a mugging goes wrong, the two small-time crooks responsible try to make amends by pretending to be his best friends and helping his village.

Director: Sameer Malkan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Saif Ali Khan
Dancer (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Malti witnesses a physical altercation between her husband and Rai Bahadur Brijbhushan Sharma, as a result of which her husband gets knifed and killed. As she tries to take the knife out, ... See full summary »

Director: Kishore Vyas
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Kirti Singh, Mohnish Bahl
Mr. Bond (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Mr. Bond is an honest, dedicated and capable police officer in Bombay's police force. He faces the toughest case of a lifetime when he must rescue some small children abducted and held as hostages by the underworld don Dragon.

Director: Raj N. Sippy
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sheeba, Saathi Ganguly
Kayda Kanoon (1993)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Former freedom fighter, Sinha, has always believed in the rule of the law over violence. He watches in disapproval as Police Inspector Dawood Durani is arrested, charged with killing his ... See full summary »

Directors: Pradeep Maini, Pradeep Mani
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sudesh Berry, Ashwini Bhave
Elaan (1994)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Vishal Chaudhry is the second son of Assistant Police Commissioner of Police, Ramakant Chaudhry. His eldest son, Vikas, was killed by unknown elements, who are still at large. Ramakant is ... See full summary »

Director: Guddu Dhanoa
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Amrish Puri, Madhoo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

D' Souza witnessed a physical alteration between his friend Kishan and Tootie Shah. As a result of which his friend is killed and he is arrested and sentenced to jail. D' Souza struggles in... See full summary »

Director: Deepak Bahry
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Shilpa Shirodkar
Jai Kishen (1994)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Twins by birth, Jai and Kishen are separated when their police officer father is killed by criminal elements. While Jai is blind and is taught self-dense; Kishen is a career con man who ... See full summary »

Director: Sunil Agnihotri
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka, Chandni
Action | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two friends Vikas Kumar Sabkuchwala and Sunil Choudhary decides to arrange the fake kidnapping of the two girls Ayesha and Mamta; they are in love with; so as to convince the girls father ... See full summary »

Director: Bharat Rangachary
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Ayesha Jhulka
Barood (1998)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Honest and diligent Police Inspector Jai Sharma suspects Mr. Singhal of being a hardcore criminal don, but is unable to apprehend him due to pressure from his superior officer, Police ... See full summary »

Director: Pramod Chakravorty
Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon
Amaanat (1994)
Musical | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Vijay lives in village where people do not have enough water to drink ,Vijay decides to go to Bombay and purchase tube wells which will bring water to his village upon reaching Bombay ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Heera Rajgopal


Credited cast:
Inspector Vijay Kumar
Nandini ...
Prithvi ...
Kanchan ...
Nisha Tiwari
Manjeet Kullar ...
Mrs. Jyoti Ashwini Kumar
Ajinkya Deo ...
Captain Sood
Bhushan Tiwari
ACP Ashwini Kumar
K.K. Kekva
Commissioner J.K. Srivastav
Home Minister Purshotam Sinha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Data (as Surendra Pal Singh)


Inspector Vijay lives with his elder brother, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ashwini Kumar; and sister-in-law, Jyoti, in a upper middle-class community in India. Assigned an investigation, which leads Vijay to conclude that the crime was committed by K.K. Kelva's man, he risks his life to arrest him, and hold him in prison until such time a date is fixed for a court hearing. Vijay also interrogates his prisoner, often using excessive force. Shortly thereafter, Vijay is instructed to release the prisoner - and the person who instructs him thus is no other than his very own brother, Ashwini, who it seems on the pay-roll of Kelva and his gangsters. What can Vijay possibly do to bring an end to this illicit relationship? Written by rAjOo (

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

3 March 1995 (India)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


Referenced in Tere Mere Sapne (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Quite a good film marred by Bollywood conventions
5 November 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing a poster of this film as a kid back in 1995 that had a tough-looking Akshay twisting one of his legs around the neck of a baddie. That was enough to excite me. But it was not until 2011 that I was finally able to see it. I had little expectations but I was pleasantly surprised.

The movie is quite good by Bollywood standards. The entire movie has been styled in the form of an epic with the heroes being molded as modern-day Paandavas in the Kurukshetra that a crime-filled Mumbai has become. The main story revolves around a demoralized Inspector Vijay (Akshay, probably as a replacement for Big B who could not play young roles anymore) who tries to fight crime single-handedly. His ideals clash with his elder brother Ashwin (Mukesh Khanna) who is the ACP of Mumbai. Noetheless, Vijay has high respects for his brother.

The city is lorded over by two tough gang lords, KK (Kiran Kumar) and Daata. Vijay tries to stop these ruffians with brains and brawn only to uncover a dark secret about his family. I should not reveal the rest of the movie, which has several unexpected twists and turns.

Direction-wise,Raj Sippy is quite good here. But it is in the last 45 minutes of the movie that glaring loopholes start showing. An enormous amount of suspension of disbelief is required to take these sequences seriously. But the strong performances of the lead actors make up for the defects. This is '90s Bollywood and so you have to put up with clichés of those times like attempted rape scenes, songs appearing out of nowhere, implausible powers of both protagonists and antagonists and above all, villains meeting an extremely gory end. Speaking of villains, they are almost reduced to caricatures in the beginning. Though, KK turns in an extremely competent performance in the later half which makes you loathe him with all your heart.

However, the movie boasts of good enough dialogs that stay away from excess melodrama or patriotism. The writers have achieved the right balance and even incorporated modern terms for those times, such as "Mercy Killing".

Akshay is in top form here with restraint and subtlety in the confrontation scenes. Pankaj Dheer and Kiran Kumar are quite good too. Sadly, nothing much can be said about the others. Mukesh Khanna continues with his dramatics and the heroines are mainly there to look as glamorous dolls.

Music is very bad from Jatin Lalit with only the "Pyar Ka Bukhar" having a pleasing effect for the masses.

Overall, an average 90's movie that was a semi-hit at the box office. A tighter script, good music and more plausible storyline could have made this one a masterpiece. Hope a good director like Raj Kumar Santoshi remakes this with more credibility to the plot. Incidentally, Santoshi's "Khakee" (2004) seems to be inspired by this movie. But that was a lot better and can even be held as a modern classic.

My rating - 6/10. Watch this only if you like 90's movies. You won't be disappointed.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Paandav (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: