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A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Karan Singh Rathod
Urmila Matondkar ...
Sarika Vartak
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ACP Malti Vaidya
Aditya Srivastava ...
Kamlesh Mathur
Pratima Kazmi ...
Pramila (as Pratima Kajmi)
Madan Joshi
Zakir Hussain ...
Sanjeiv Nanda
Abhay Bhargav
Rasika Oak
Seema Adhikari ...
Dolly
Gopal K. Singh ...
Abhijeet (as Gopal Singh)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheeba Chaddha
Rasika Joshi ...
Gomti the Prison Queen
Kavita Kaushik ...
Karan's girlfriend who lives in Delhi
Gulfam Khan
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Storyline

Sarika and Karan are employed in a big city called Mumbai in India. They meet, have a date, and find that they are attracted to each other. They do not know nor care of each others' backgrounds, and get married. They start to live in a small apartment. One day Karan asks Sarika to deliver a parcel for him via an Indian airline, which she does. The authorities stop her, and a search reveals that she was carrying drugs in the parcel, and she is arrested. After her arrest, Karan visits her and assures that this is all a big misunderstanding, and she will be found not guilty and let out soon. This does not happen, Sarika is found guilty, is convicted and sentenced to a long jail term. While in prison, it slowly and painfully dawns on her that she has been used, and wants to avenge this. In order to get even with Karan, she must first of all either wait for the sentence to get over or be more daring and escape, take Karan by surprise and avenge her humiliation. Which way will Sarika take? Written by Calista

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24 February 2004 (Kuwait)  »

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INR 80,000,000 (estimated)
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When ACP Malti Vaidya is sitting in the hotel, she's shown first sucking on a long cigarette (unlit), then in the next shot, is lighting the same cigarette with a noticeably shorter and already smoked cigarette. See more »

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One Wonder Product!
2 May 2004 | by (Mumbai, India) – See all my reviews

I never even knew about this work by RGV & KSS with direction by Sriram R and sounds by Dwarak. I happened to catch it on one of those 24hr movie channels and what a fresh piece of work it was! The cinematography by Muralidharan, direction by Sriram Raghavan and the sounds by Dwarak are top class. From the cast, Saif Ali Khan, Urmila and Seema Biswas are outstanding. This has to be one of the finest performances by both Saif and Urmila in main roles. It was really surprising to see how on hell Sarika (urmila) could ever get into her jail terms. Her times in the jail are almost like the role of Stallone in Lock-Up. One never expects hardcore stuff from hindi films, yet this one has some of the most intense time-scale scenes in it. I wonder how this Urmila who gyrated her way with Rangeela could ever get into the skin of the role that she plays in this film which requires her to bring in physical encounters with jailmates and so on! The suspense is brilliantly held by the screenplay and background sounds. It was the ending that could have got a better editing. It can be clearly seen how the story loses its way towards the end. This one is for those who can appreciate intelligent and deep films by grasping the psyche of the characters in it. The direction is first class and if RGV can rope in such directors into his team, the indian film industry has got an invaluable producer with it. It really amazes to know that while other Directors struggle hard to set up a team of actors in the cast, Ram Gopal Varma manages to set up a team of directors along with a full team of cast and crew.


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