Arvind Chauhan (Vivek Oberooi) and Lakhsmi (Antara Mali) are in love with each other. Lakhsmi's dad, a senior police inspector, hates Arvind, and so Arvind and Lakshmi decide to elope and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dum (2003)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Uday dreams of becoming a police officer and serving his country. His dream is accompanied by a fierce determination and drive to make his dream come true. Even as he courageously treads on... See full summary »

Director: Eeshwar Nivas
Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Dia Mirza, Atul Kulkarni
Shool (1999)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Police Inspector Samar Pratap Singh is transferred to Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, along with his wife, Manjari and a daughter. He is honest and diligent and these attributes ... See full summary »

Director: Eeshwar Nivas
Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Raveena Tandon, Sayaji Shinde
Masti (2004)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Bored of their wives, best friends, Meet, Prem and Amar, reunite after three years and decide to have an affair - but instead become the prime suspects in a murder investigation.

Director: Indra Kumar
Stars: Aftab Shivdasani, Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no. 32 B, when 286 policemen, headed by ACP Khan, ... See full summary »

Director: Apoorva Lakhia
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty
Aks (2001)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Raghavan Ghatge, a psychotic terrorist, and Manu Verma, the cop who tracks him down, shoot each other simultaneously, the result being that Raghavan's soul is transferred into Verma's body...

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon, Manoj Bajpayee
Road I (2014)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Brothers addicted to speed. At any price. Motorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. One in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Hewitt, Dermot Lavery
Stars: Liam Neeson, Liam Beckett, Siobhan Carter
Horror | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Seven friends, after their car breaks down in the middle of the night, find shelter and tell one another stories to kill time till dawn.

Director: Prawaal Raman
Stars: Sameera Reddy, Antara Mali, Sohail Khan
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jayantabhai is a street-thug and small time gangster, who unexpectedly falls in love with his enemy, who is Simrin. A romantic caper about how people unknowingly fall in love with people they least expect to.

Director: Vinnil Markan
Stars: Zakir Hussain, Nasser, Vivek Oberoi
Naksha (2006)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Bhagwan Shri Kishan had predicted that the Kalyug (Dark Age - where evil will triumph over good) will start after the battle of the Kurkshetra - the epic war between Kauravas and their ... See full summary »

Director: Sachin Bajaj
Stars: Sunny Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Sameera Reddy
Prince (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A diamond thief loses his memory and is unable to locate a antique coin that he had stolen earlier.

Director: Kookie V. Gulati
Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Isaiah, Aruna Shields
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A killer bandit decides to become a politician in order to avenge deaths in his family.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Shatrughan Sinha, Sudeep
Saathiya (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The tale of a young couple in love who elope and marry, but soon find that that marriage is not the bed of roses it is made out to be.

Director: Shaad Ali
Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji, Tanuja
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Babu (as Manoj Bajpai)
Vivek Oberoi ...
Arvind Chauhan
Antara Mali ...
Lakshmi
Sayaji Shinde ...
Inspector Singh
Makrand Deshpande ...
Inderpal
Rajpal Yadav ...
Bhanwar Singh
...
Villager on the road
Ganesh Yadav ...
Bungalow watchman
Rajendranath Zutshi ...
Kishan bhai
Rajnish Thakur ...
Hotel receptionist
Mithilesh Chaturvedi ...
Old man
Vidya Phadnis ...
Old lady
Ganesh Acharya ...
Dancer (song 'Khullam Khulla')
Koena Mitra ...
Dancer (song 'Khullam Khulla')
Edit

Storyline

Arvind Chauhan (Vivek Oberooi) and Lakhsmi (Antara Mali) are in love with each other. Lakhsmi's dad, a senior police inspector, hates Arvind, and so Arvind and Lakshmi decide to elope and get married. On the way they allow Babu, a stranded motorist, to ride with them. After a short while, Babu irritates both of them and they ask him to leave, instead Babu draws a gun, and asks Arvind to get out, and drives away with Lakhsmi. Arvind, with the help of a truck-driver, Inderpal (Makrand Deshpande), catches up with Babu, and Babu runs away. Arvind files a police report, and they proceed on their way. That's when they find Babu in the back of their vehicle, angry and resentful, and this time determined to have his way with them... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Drive carefully

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 September 2002 (USA)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$73,636 (USA) (27 September 2002)

Gross:

$73,636 (USA) (27 September 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Rajat Mukherjee wrote the script he wanted Urmila in Antara Mali's role, Fardeen Khan in Vivek Oberoi's role and Aftab Shivdasani in Manoj Bajpai's role. See more »

Connections

References Breakdown (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hit the Road...But Be Careful!
18 February 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Rajat Mukherjee's 'Road' is an exciting slick stylish black comedy-thriller. The makers inspiration from films like Spielberg's 'Duel', Lynch's 'Wild at Heart' and several other films clearly shows and what he comes up with is an enjoyable ride. In addition to that there are numerous fun references to Hindi movies. It does look very much like a Ram Gopal Verma film what with the playful camera-work, the cast etc yet Mukherjee puts most of it well together.

The film starts with the two romantic couples rock and rolling in the first few minutes and takes a different turn as they hit the road through the mysterious deserts of Rajasthan. From then on it's a road movie. The first time I watched it (about 6 years ago), I didn't like it. Therefore I must say that it's not a film to be taken seriously but just for us to sit down, watch and enjoy.

There are certain plot holes (e.g. Babu's reappearance in the Safari) but while a few of them add to the mystery element, others just require some explanation as it makes the following sequence look forced.

Sandeep Chowta, Amar Mohile, Nitin Raikwar and Sandesh Shandilya do an outstanding job with the music. Both the soundtrack and background score are awesome. I love the rock and roll tracks and the erotic 'Makhmali Yeh Badan'. However, the songs are used in the clichéd Bollywood way where many of them appear out of nowhere like music videos. The background score, combined with the amazing cinematography (by Sudeep Chatterjee), is brilliantly used and it creates characters out of the road and desert themselves.

What further elevates 'Road' are the performances. Vivek Oberoi is confident and fits his part a comfortable glove of the right size. Antara Mali is a sex bomb. Even though her fashion sense is at times awkward (especially in the first two songs) she too carries herself with confidence, sensuality and a kind of stamina and she wears her character like a comfortable modern top of the right size. Manoj Bajpai proves yet again what a gifted actor he is. One will have to watch the movie to know that this part was made for him as he effortlessly pulls it off with complete ease showing hues of comedy, intensity and subtlety.

Watching 'Road' brought back some memories that I had of enjoying the Ram Gopal Verma gems (he did produce it after all) like 'Satya', 'Rangeela' and 'Company'. He was one of the most successful experimenters while others kept making the same old Bollywood fluffy romance trash. Who knows what happened to him that he has opted for making money-spinning trash like 'Sarkar' and 'ki Aag' in recent years. One can only hope he goes back to making great movies.

(\__/)a

(='.'=)b

(")_(")c


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst Bollywood movie I've ever seen. sharikazoid
Discuss Road (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?