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, ...
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Ram Gopal Varma
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
A slumdog named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai before jealousy and anger turn them against each other.
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, took strategic positions around their building. A gunfire ensued and the entire nation witnessed the most talked about daylight encounter lasting 6 hours that transformed suburban Mumbai into a virtual war zone. Shootout At Lokhandwala is the story of a seasoned cop, Khan, who chased Khalistani extremists, handpicked cops like Inspector Kaviraj Patil and Constable Javed Shaikh, and dared to engage trigger-happy gangsters in a residential locality of Mumbai. Khan's fight went beyond the encounter as he faced inquisition from his own department and legal charges of human rights violations. Shootout At Lokhandwala is the story of an upcoming underworld gangster, Maya, and his highly skilled partner, Dilip. The two made extortion the buzzword in the early 90s and dared to disobey the big bhai of the ... Written by
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[now as the ATS' defense lawyer, in court]
I just want to ask one question. One question - that's it. It's a question for this court, for this country: it's not a question of law, it's a question about our homes, our families. You have a family... right now, your wife and child are alone at home and there's a man right outside your door with a gun.
Who do you want that man to be?
Maya? Buwa? Or
[the police officer]
Khan? That's my question - I don't wat you to give me a long...
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Hard-hitting and generally effective, though flawed
This is a hard-hitting crime drama and generally works despite some flaws. Vivek Oberoi is impressive as a rising gangster with Sanjay Dutt the police officer who's after him. While initially appearing to be about police brutality and fake 'encounters', the story has a few twists. The denouement provided by Amitabh Bachchan is admittedly a touch simplistic. However, the action is gritty, and the film well-paced. There are a few discrepancies in the plot line. and some of the songs could have been cut. The climax is effective though it could have been better.
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