MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,840 this week

Encounter Dayanayak (2005)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 29 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Daya lives a poor lifestyle in a village called Yennehole along with his dad, Rama, and mom, Radha. When Rama passes away, the duo re-locate to Bombay where Daya gets a job with the Police ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Encounter Dayanayak (2005)

Encounter Dayanayak (2005) on IMDb 5.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Encounter Dayanayak.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A journalist sets out to uncover the truth behind an incident, through the perspectives of different people, and how they and their lives are intertwined with it.

Director: Rakshit Shetty
Stars: Kishore, Rakshit Shetty, Tara
Eega (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A murdered man is reincarnated as a housefly and seeks to avenge his death.

Directors: S.S. Rajamouli, J.V.V. Sathyanarayana
Stars: Sudeep, Nani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu
S.P.Sangliana (1988)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: P. Nanjundappa
Stars: Shankar Nag, Ambarish, Bhavya
Akasmika (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: T.S. Nagabharana
Stars: Roger Narayan, Rajkumar
Nagamandala (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: T.S. Nagabharana
Stars: Prakash Raj, Vijayalakshmi, B. Jayashree
Pancharangi (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Yograj Bhat
Stars: Diganth, Pawan Kumar, Sathish Neenasam
Upendra (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Upendra
Stars: Dhamini, Prema, Raveena Tandon
Super II (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Upendra
Stars: Upendra, Nayanthara, Tulip Joshi
Babruvahana (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Director: Hunsur Krishnamurthy
Stars: Rajkumar, Saroja Devi B., Jaymala
Aapthamitra (2004)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An ancient palatial house, believed to be occupied by a vengeful spirit of a Courtesan named Nagavalli, is purchased by an Engineer, Ramesh, and his wife, Ganga. While exploring their new ... See full summary »

Director: P. Vasu
Stars: Vishnuvardhan, Ramesh Aravind, Soundarya
Nishkarsha (1995)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A bank robbery takes place in broad daylight in an otherwise peaceful Manipal Center in Bangalore City.

Director: Sunil Kumar Desai
Stars: Vishnuvardhan, Anant Nag, B.C. Patil
Ranadheera (1988)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: V. Ravichandran
Stars: V. Ravichandran, Khushboo, Anant Nag
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kaushal
Shekar Kotyan
Lakshman
Mahalakshmi
Mahesh Manjrekar ...
Yousuf Khaleel
Monalisa ...
Spurthi D. Nayak (as Anthara Biswas)
Anant Nag ...
Prakash Hegde
Sanjay Narvekar
Sachin ...
S.I. Daya Rama Nayak
Chitra Shenoy
Deepak Shirke ...
Rafiq Topiwala
Spoorthi ...
Spoorthi D. Nayak
Prithviraj Sukumaran ...
(as Prithviraj)
Sumitra ...
Radha R. Nayak
Ravi Teja
Edit

Storyline

Daya lives a poor lifestyle in a village called Yennehole along with his dad, Rama, and mom, Radha. When Rama passes away, the duo re-locate to Bombay where Daya gets a job with the Police as a Sub-Inspector. When a group of terrorists abduct 40 tourists in a bus, Daya seeks permission from his immediate Supervisor, Dinesh Poonacha, but is unable to reach him. He takes the initiative, kills the terrorists and rescues the hostages and becomes a hero. But the I.G. of Police and Dinesh take a different view, and initiate disciplinary action him and ask the Home Minister to decide his fate. Daya presents his case, and the Home Minister instead decides to promote him to Criminal Investigations Unit under Chief Prakash Hegde. This will herald a major change in Daya, his mom, and Spoorthi, his future bride's lives, as he will now have the official license to kill anyone he chooses - in the name of the law. Will Daya live up to honest expectations or will he bend the law and execute innocent ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2005 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Dayanayak - Licenced to Kill  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Action movie based on true events
20 September 2009 | by (Opoczno, Poland) – See all my reviews

While watching Dayanayak, I was completely unaware of the fact that this movie is entirely based on true events. In short, it is the story of sub-inspector Daya Nayak, who hails from a small, poor village in Karnataka. When forty innocent people are taken hostage by the Mumbai underworld, he wants to ask his superiors for their permission to interfere, but cannot reach them, and so he takes the decision for himself. He liberates the hostages successfully by killing four gangsters, and becomes a popular hero. His superior officer, tied to the underworld himself, is utterly displeased with Daya's behavior and tries to have him kicked out of the force, but the interior minister himself makes sure Daya Nayak becomes part of a special police unit dedicated to combat the underworld. Thus, Daya Nayak becomes a special agent with a license to kill. During less than five years, he finishes off no less than eighty gangsters in encounters, and becomes an almost legendary figure to the public. From the money collected by him from numerous rewards he received, he builds a school in his native village and hands it over to the government. However, neither the local politicians, nor the corrupt police and the underworld are pleased with Daya's rising star, and to get rid of him, they file official complaints against him for corruption.

On the other side, we have a fearsome, merciless mafia don, Yousuf Khalil, who wants to move his activity from Dubai to Mumbai, turning it into a kingdom of crime. Obviously, he and Daya Nayak are each other's worst enemies, both determined to kill the other.

Dayanayak is an action movie more than anything else. The film begins with a James Bond-like intro, followed by Khalid's arrival in Bangalore. The atmosphere of the movie remains pretty much in the spirit of James Bond, and the "licenced to kill" ingredient only strengthens that impression. Like we can see often in South Indian movies, the film is strongly hero-oriented, turning him almost into a superhero who can easily jump from the 10th floor and shoot a few of his adversaries on the way down. To add some more spice to the mix, "nayak" means "hero" in Hindi, a nomen-omen case of Donald Duck-like proportions, which only demonstrates how reality can sometimes surpass fiction!

That said, I find Sachin's portrayal of Daya Nayak far from impressive. In spite of his thorough preparation and some similarity to the real Daya Nayak, he looks more like a gray office clerk than an Indian version of Dirty Harry. In the action sequences he seems grotesquely out of place, while his dialogs are less than credible. Fortunately, Mahesh Manjrekar gives a sublime performance as the villain Yousuf Khalil. His appearances in the movie are a true lust for the eye. The actor who played Ashok Nayak (unfortunately I haven't been able to find his name) gives a memorable performance as well.

If this hadn't been a true story, I might have said: a weak and unoriginal script full of exaggerations and other improbabilities, resulting in a sub-standard action movie at best. But that wouldn't do justice to Mahesh Manjrekar's fine performance, some outstanding camera work, and the fact that Daya Nayak is a real life character after all. Therefore, I heartily recommend this somewhat obscure Kannada movie, in spite of its numerous imperfections.


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

Message Boards

Discuss Encounter Dayanayak (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?