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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
Jayapradha ...
Jaya Shrivastav (Special Appearance) (as Jaya Prada)
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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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

Rajkumar Santoshi narrated the story of the movie to Amar Singh (politician), who had arranged the meeting with Amitabh Bachchan and the film started with his blessings. Also, during the film's production he went out of his way to obtain permission to shoot on the train. Hence the reason Amar Singh is thanked in the opening credits. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Ansari is speaking comfortably on the train, but is declared dead on arrival at the hospital. See more »

Quotes

Yashwant Angre, Former Police Officer: Any last wish?
Sr. Inspector Shekhar Verma: Please don't tell anybody how I was killed... or people will stop believing in relationships and love.
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Connections

References Amistad (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Wada Raha
Music by Ram Sampat
Lyrics by Sameer
Performed by Arnab Chakravarthy and Shreya Ghoshal
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Re: Simply powerful
26 February 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Khakhee" according to me is one of Rajkumar Santoshi's best works. It was a refreshing change to see Amit as a retiring, tired old police officer who has not achieved much in his life. This challenge of taking the terrorist to the destination becomes his only chance to prove himself to his struggling life. With a strong performance by Akshay,Ajay and Tusshar this makes a great movie for a lazy afternoon. Aishwarya Rai was strictly OK although she enacted a rather interestingly designed role. Not giving away anything here for those who have not seen it yet. Melodious soundtrack included, Khakhee is every Bollywood fan's treat. One of the best scenes has to be the one in the night where everyone has taken shelter during their journey and Akshay confronts Amit, and there onwards the alleged terrorist breaks down for the first time. Amazingly shot. And of course, who can forget the classic climax where Tusshar comes to his own form. One of the few movies I have seen with such a beautiful ending. Giving it a good 9 out of 10 for being so simple yet powerful.


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