A youth is compelled by police to infiltrate gangs and terrorist groups.

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Kailash / Vinayak D. Marathe / Shahzad Khan (as Mukhbiir Sammir)
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Saaya
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S.P. Rathod (as Ompuri)
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Mammu (as Aloknath)
Kelly Dorji ...
Captain Dorji
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Pasha
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Biju (as Raj Zutshi)
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Roshni
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Bharati Rathod
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Didi
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After being orphaned at the age of 12 and living with incompatible relatives, Kailash ends up on the streets, is picked by police and lodged in a cell at the age of 18. It is here he will be interrogated by S.P. Rathod and given an option of either rotting in jail or spying for him. He undertakes to co-operate fully with Rathod, undergoes training, and infiltrates a gang of Andhra Pradesh Naxalites - successfully arranging the death of its' leader, Mahendra Thapa. Kailash is made aware that the greatest threat he faces is from the police themselves - who consider him fully dispensable. Thereafter he is given a new identity, Vinayak Deviprasad Marathe, and instructed to infiltrate a gang run by Mammu, which he not only does but also befriends Mammu's step-son, Biju, as well as invites sexual attention from Mammu's wife, Didi. Biju is killed in a police encounter, while Pasha kills Mammu, and carries on an affair with Didi. Then Pasha's associate, Mustafa, also gets killed, and an ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Mani Shankar's best : till date
9 September 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

fabulous, extremely well made, performances at their peak, flawless narration of an untold story.. this is what Mukhbir is .... one of the most powerful movies of the year.. a masterpiece of its genre .... Hats off to Mani Shankar .... his best work till date. The movie is about a MUKHBIR(informer) working for Indian Intelligence, the movie revolves around what risks,losses and sacrifices he has to face in this dangerous profession. The best thing about the movie is its realism.. If u r expecting a masala entertainer then m sorry... it has only 1 or 2 songs and nothing else except an excellent story..no comedy even . The movie did bad business at Box Office and the credit goes to: 1.its promoters who forgot that even a brilliant movie like this needs good promotion and marketing..so many people didn't knew about the movie .also the movie released with very few prints..it was released at only 4 theaters in Delhi, thankfully one of these theaters was near to my place 2. Immature audiences : no further comments 3.Some other grown up immature kids called CRITICS.... they suck


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