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Khakee (2004)

 |  Action, Drama  |  23 January 2004 (USA)
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DCP Anant Shrivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) has been assigned the mission to escort terrorist Iqbal Ansari (Atul Kulkarni) from Chandangarh to Mumbai. His terrorist organization are determined ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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DCP Anant Kumar Shrivastav
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Sr. Inspector Shekhar Verma
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Yashwant Angre, Former Police Officer
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Mahalaxshmi (as Aishwarya Rai)
Tusshar Kapoor ...
Sub Inspector Ashwin Gupte (as Tusshar)
Atul Kulkarni ...
Dr. Iqbal Ansari
Jaya Prada ...
Jaya Shrivastav (Special Appearance)
Lara Dutta ...
Dancer 'Aisa Jadoo' (Special Appearance)
Prakash Raj ...
ACP Naidu
Sabyasachi Chakraborty ...
Minister Deodhar (as Sabyasachi Chakrabarty)
Tanuja ...
Dr. Iqbal Ansari's mother
Ashwini Khalsekar
Radhika Menon
D. Santosh
Kamlesh Sawant ...
Constable Kamlesh Sawant
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Storyline

DCP Anant Shrivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) has been assigned the mission to escort terrorist Iqbal Ansari (Atul Kulkarni) from Chandangarh to Mumbai. His terrorist organization are determined to obtain him again. The plan for this is led by Yashwant Angre (Ajay Devgan), a ruthless killer and a former police officer. Anant's team consists of Inspector Shekhar Sachdev (Akshay Kumar), rookie cop Ashwin Gupte (Tusshar Kapoor) and two more inspectors. Soon Mahalakshmi (Aishwarya Rai) joins them as she is the only witness to have seen Yashwant. The team are armed and ready to go but danger lurks everywhere as the terrorist organization are determined to make sure the officers do not make it to Mumbai. The trip turns into survival when the team are attacked at various times. Finally the team make it to an abandoned cottage in the forest but there is a shoot out and the team are heavily outnumbered. Shekhar tries to force an exchange but against Anant's and Ashwin's judgement. Finally Ansari, ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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From the director of Ghayal, Damini, Andaz Apna Apna, Barsaat, Ghatak, China Gate, Pukar, Lajja & The Legend of Bhagat Singh See more »

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Also Known As:

Khakee - Das tödliche Gesetz Indiens  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£87,379 (UK) (23 January 2004)

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£87,379 (UK) (23 January 2004)
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Trivia

Akshaye Khanna was initially approached to play Sub Inspector Ashwin Gupte. See more »

Goofs

While driving the jeep, Shekhar is holding a revolver (with his finger on the trigger) in close-ups. However in the wider shots he has no gun. See more »

Quotes

Yashwant Angre: Welcome... Welcome to Chandangarh.
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Connections

References Amistad (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Dil Dooba
Music by Ram Sampat
Lyrics by Sameer
Performed by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal
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Very satisfying
13 March 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Followed up the over-rated EK HASINA THI with KHAKEE, and found it much more to my tastes. The script was pretty cliched and the melodrama and machismo were turned up way too high (actually *everything* was turned up way too high!), but I found it involving and compelling.

The production values in the film are extremely high, and it seems that Indian action scenes have really got a lot better over the past few years - still more Hollywood than Hong Kong, and there was too much random camera movement at times, but they were still very exciting to watch.

Amitabh is still king, but the film was really owned by Ajay Devgan - he's finally managed to shake off the ZAKHM character in my head (since it was the first role I saw him in, seeing him as anything else always felt wrong to me, but his performance in KHAKEE is now the one he'll have trouble escaping I suspect).

Recommended :)


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