Anirudhh, a law-abiding college student, in love with Niharika, gets caught up in college politics and crime, and must fight it out for himself, when friends turn into foes.

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Aniruddha 'Ani' Sharma
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Niharika Singh
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Ranvijay Singh (as Irrfan)
Ashutosh Rana ...
Gauri Shankar Pandey
Tinnu Anand ...
Mr. Sharma
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Murad Ali ...
Badri Shankar Pandey
Varun Badola ...
Javed
Brijendra Kala ...
Newspaper vendor
Dadhey Pandey ...
Munna
Sudhir Pandey ...
Chief Minister Kabanlal Tiwari
Nagesh Salwan ...
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Mr. Singh
Arvind Tiwary
Rajpal Yadav ...
Chhutku
Rajendranath Zutshi ...
Jashan
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When college student Aniruddha meets pretty co-ed Niharika, they quickly become romantically involved. Unfortunately, their relationship can't escape the politics involved in sex and gang life. When Aniruddha meets Ranvijay, a big man on campus prone to toting a gun, he believes he's merely helping his fellow student escape from a rival gang. It's not long into their friendship, however, that Aniruddha realizes Ranvijay is just using him as a means to get to Niharika. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Сила духа  »

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Manoj Bajpayee was offered Irrfan Khan's role in the film. Manoj did not want to play the role of a villain and declined the part. See more »

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Features Nayak: The Real Hero (2001) See more »

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Zindagi Ko Nayi Zindagi Mil Gayi
Written by Israr Ansari
Composed by Lalit Pandit and Jatin Pandit
Performed by Udit Narayan and Sonali Bajpayee
Courtesy of Times Music India
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A masterpiece
14 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is only kind of such movie made in Indian cinema. This movie truly replicates and speaks about mind and mindset of students in northern part of India (not in metros). The efforts put by director/writer Tigmanshu Dhulia can't be measured by just few awards. A lot of research (or say no research was required because every scene looks so natural) has been done behind each and every scene in the movie. Most of the actors in the movie are stage performers and they have given their best shots in the movie. No doubt this is the best movie of the best (?) actor in India after Kamal Hasan. Performance given by Jimmy Shergil and even Hrishita Bhatt is par above than so called superstars of Indian Hindi cinema. I recommend everyone to watch this movie at least once.


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