MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,546 this week

Apaharan (2005)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  2 December 2005 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 1,988 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 7 critic

Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar.

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 28 Nov 2010
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Apaharan (2005)

Apaharan (2005) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Apaharan.
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Yeshwant (1997)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Tough policier about a straight, but maverick cop who does not believe in bending over, no matter what. He encourages his wife to become a lawyer and tutors her at home, while helping with ... See full summary »

Director: Anil Mattoo
Stars: Nana Patekar, Madhoo, Atul Agnihotri
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At the behest of Mahesh Verma, Shanta Prasad alias Abba, recruits Ghulam-E-Musthafa, a gangster and hit-man to carry out their nefarious activities. When Dayanand Dixit refuses to sell his ... See full summary »

Director: Partho Ghosh
Stars: Nana Patekar, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Boyka is back. This time he is fighting in the first ever inter-prison tournament with one knee.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir
Gangaajal (2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An IPS officer motivates and leads a dysfunctional, corrupt police force of Tezpur to fight against the corrupt politician.

Director: Prakash Jha
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Gracy Singh, Mohan Joshi
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no. 32 B, when 286 policemen, headed by ACP Khan, ... See full summary »

Director: Apoorva Lakhia
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Amitabh Bachchan, Arbaaz Khan
Halla Bol (2008)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A popular Bollywood actor witnesses a murder but refuses to come forward to identify the killer(s).

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Vidya Balan, Pankaj Kapur
Parvarish (1977)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A policeman adopts the son of a bandit. A misunderstanding leads the officer's own biological son to believe he is the bandit's son and he takes up a secret life of crime; meanwhile, the adopted son becomes an officer of the law.

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna
Sehar (2005)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ajay Kumar the newly appointed, honest SSP of Lucknow police cracks down on the nefarious cop-mafia nexus in Uttar Pradesh, but finds a cunning and ruthless adversary in Gajraj. Can Ajay win this unjust war ?

Director: Kabeer Kaushik
Stars: Arshad Warsi, Pankaj Kapur, Mahima Chaudhry
Thanedaar (1990)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Honest and diligent Police Inspector Jagdish Chandra (Dalip Tahil), while carrying out his investigation against Ajghar Singh (Kiran Kumar) is killed by an assailant (Mahavir Shah) hired ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy
Stars: Jeetendra, Sanjay Dutt, Jayapradha
Don I (2007)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Surya lives a middle-classed lifestyle along with his honest father who is a Police Inspector. When his father arrests a gangster, he is killed, leaving Surya alone to fend for himself. He ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Raghavendra
Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Anushka Shetty, Lawrence Raghavendra
Badal (2000)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Badal (Bobby Deol) is a victim of the 1984 riots, brought up by a terrorist (Ashish Vidyarthi). Badal lives with the sole aim of exterminating a police cop Rana (Ashutosh Rana) now the DGP.... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kanwar
Stars: Bobby Deol, Rani Mukerji, Ashutosh Rana
Aflatoon (1997)
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Mistakenly appointed as a college professor, happy-go-lucky Raja finds the rich girl of his dreams - but must confront a look-alike con man named Rocky to win her father's approval. The ... See full summary »

Director: Guddu Dhanoa
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Urmila Matondkar, Anupam Kher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ajay Shastri
Nana Patekar ...
Tabrez Alam
...
Megha Basu
Ayub Khan ...
Kashinath
Mohan Agashe ...
Professor Raghuvansh Shastri
...
Anwar Khan
Yashpal Sharma ...
Gaya Singh
Anup Soni ...
Akash Ranjan (as Anoop Soni)
Chetan Pandit ...
Dinkar Pandey
Akhilendra Mishra ...
Brijnath Mishra
Daya Shankar Pandey ...
Daya Shankar (as Dayashankar Pandey)
Murli Sharma ...
Murlidhar
Ehsan Khan ...
DSP Shukla
Mukul Nag ...
Usman
Radhakrishna Dutta ...
Seth Soorajmal
Edit

Storyline

Ajay lives with his stern, honest, disciplinarian and Gandhian widowed father, Prof. (retd.) Raghuvansh Shastri. Ajay works as a salesman, but soon finds himself out of work. He applies for a position with the Police, but is turned down, even though he always makes it to the merit list. Finally he borrows 5 lakh rupees to bribe his way on the merit list, & soon his name is shown on the shortlist. Just before his selection, major differences crop up between Home Minister Dinkar Pandey and his dad, with the later threatening to expose the corruption within the State Ministry. Dinkar ensures that Ajay's name is dropped from the shortlist, and the money-lender sends his goons after him, giving him 3 days to come up with the money. A desperate Ajay decides to be part of the lucrative kidnapping scheme in Bihar, abducts a Government official and demands a ransom so that he can re-pay his loan. Unfortunately, this Government official was under the protection of underworld Don, Gaya Singh, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 December 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Company (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Stunning portrayal of nexus between politicians & gangsters.
13 June 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Absolutely breathtaking performances we see from Prakash Jha's film named Apaharan.We see some fascinating & captivating performances from both Ajay Devgan & Nana Patekar.Here we see Ajay as a young gangster who just wants success whereas on the other hand is Nana Patekar who is an old politician who is fulfilling his extortion dreams.Ajay rises up as a gangster and gives conclusions to a lot of kidnapping & extortion's.Ajay's father Mohan Agashe acting is terrific as it can get.Then you have Mukesh Tiwari as DIG Anwar Khan who as an honest cops just does tremendous justice to his role.Prakash Jha has directed another superb film after Gangajal.But the stand out performer again was Ajay Devgan.He is a great actor.And such roles just suit him so much rather then those stupid Golmaal types films.The ending is stupendous.Soundtrack in the end is very good.This is a very good film focusing on the nexus between politicians & gangsters.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ajay devgan acts jazzy_yaz75
Turned to the dark side - too easily? joss-carpreau
Discuss Apaharan (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?