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John is an assassin working for a mobster named Captain. After killing an entire family, he is hit by the consequences of his actions and decides to quit his job. He starts life anew with ... See full summary »

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John
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Shalini (John's wife)
Bharat Dabholkar ...
Captain
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Yunus
Shiney Ahuja ...
ACP Wagh Pratap Singh
Anjan Srivastav ...
DCP Patil
Bikramjeet Kanwarpal
Murli Sharma ...
Kaif
Kanwar Pal
Rajesh Khera ...
Bull
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aakash
Nitin Arora ...
Friendly Appearance
Pear Barsiwala
Ashok Beniwal
Pawan Chopra ...
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John is an assassin working for a mobster named Captain. After killing an entire family, he is hit by the consequences of his actions and decides to quit his job. He starts life anew with his pregnant wife Shalini. Meanwhile, John's boss, Captain, is facing a threat from a rival don, Yunus. After being attacked, Captain decides to teach the city a lesson by killing the city's top industrialist, top film producer, the cop backing Yunus and Yunus himself; so that everyone else falls in line and no one dreams of becoming another Yunus. He decides that John must carry out this plan of his. To achieve this, he takes Shalini hostage. John is given 36 hours to kill the five targets on the hit list. Things get worse when the city's toughest cop Wagh traces John. John is pressed for time and the body count is growing. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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...all for love.

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The director Sanjay F. Gupta originally intended to make the whole film in black and white and then sepia tint it to match the dark and sinister mood of the film. Eventually only portions of the film were shot in this format. See more »

Goofs

When John received his wife's finger it was a full finger but when he was talking to her on the phone after the song in the night club, she had a half cut finger on her hand. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sarkar (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Tinka Tinka
Sung by Alisha Chinoi (as Alisha Chinoy)
Composed by Vishal and Shekhar
Lyrics by Vishal and Irshad Kamil
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Theme illustrated magnificently!
1 January 2006 | by (San Jose, CA, US) – See all my reviews

This movie is definitely one of the best Indian breakthrough films of 2005. The protagonist of the film, John Abraham, is actually a negative character. Playing the role of a hit-man, he has a long history of sins. He finally realizes the enormity of his wrongdoings after accidentally killing a small girl during a mission. Although his spiritual awakening does help him to some extent, his numerous murders do not let him live in peace. In a constant struggle to start life afresh, it is extremely interesting to see how his past deeds catch up to him. John gives a good performance. Priyanka is also great in her small role. The climactic monologue and visuals are beautiful. Cinematography is excellent. "Tinka Tinka" is a very beautiful song. "Tera Hi Karam" is a great track with an awesome, shocking, and eye-opening video displaying the theme of the movie. The theme is portrayed magnificently as the movie does a good job in showing how all the characters' karma dictates the degree of suffering they must endure in their life and/or death.


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