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Shruti [child artiste Hansika Motwani] is the 10-year-old daughter of Shrikant [Sanjay Kapoor] and Shraddha [Raveena Tandon]. She travels to her school by the local train every morning. One day, she accidentally gets locked up in her school and by the time she catches a train to go home, it is already midnight. Three young drug addicts also board the train and seeing her alone, they rape her in front of three passengers who seem afraid and helpless to come to her aid. Shruti is brought in an unconscious state to the hospital by the police. She breathes her last in front of her aggrieved parents. The city is shocked by this untoward incident. The case is handed over to Kripa Shankar Thakur [Manoj Bajpai], an upright and honest cop from the Crime Branch. From here starts an unusual legal battle between the honest and the corrupt. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Raveena Tandon had a showdown with director Mehul Kumar and walked out of the film due to a disagreement. Mehul Kumar tried replacing her with Mahima, but Mahima did not want to play mother to 12 year old. Better senses prevailed and Mehul and Raveena patched up. See more »

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Good, thought-provoking film
8 April 2004 | by (San Jose, CA, US) – See all my reviews

This movie has a shocking subject--child rape. The scene and aftermath of the 9 year-old's rape is disturbing. What shocked me even more is that this subhuman act happens often. The director is excellent as all the actors gave wonderful performances. This is another feather in Raveena's cap of sensational art movies. After Daman and Satta, she once again does a terrific job in her powerful role. She does a good job of portraying maternal love and instincts. Manoj Bajpai also did a great job. Sanjay Kapoor acted well for a change. It was interesting how this obviously, vehemently immoral act became intertwined with the political scene and how politicians were utilizing this tragedy for selfish reasons. I am glad there were no songs in this film as they had no place and would have just disrupted the flow of the movie.


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