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Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 23 August 2013 (India)
An Indian intelligence agent journeys to a war-torn coastal island to break a resolute rebel group and meets a passionate journalist.

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Former Prime Minister
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Dibang ...
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Leena Maria Paul ...
Tamil rebel
Ajay Ratnam ...
Anna Bhaskaran
Vinod Kumar ...
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Rishi
Aayam Mehta ...
Vasu
Siddartha Basu ...
Robin Dutt
Steve Fahl ...
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An Indian Intelligence agent (portrayed by John Abraham)[9] journeys into a war torn coastal island, to break a resolute rebel group. He deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant breakthroughs, amidst a scenario where the enemy has no face and the only counsel is 'Don't get caught.' At various junctions, he meets a charismatic and passionate journalist (portrayed by Nargis Fakhri) who is following her will to reflect the truth behind the civil war. The story unfolds as their quest for the truth reveals a deeper conspiracy, by a faceless enemy, united to seize a common nemesis - India. Written by Anonymous

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23 August 2013 (India)  »

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Jaffna  »

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INR 350,000,000 (estimated)

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$243,978, 25 August 2013
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Nargis Fakhri spoke her dialogues in her own voice though she spoke english mostly. See more »

Goofs

When the messages between Jaffna and Madras were decoded by R&AW staffer Ghosh. He shows the results to Vikram on flat screen monitors. Such monitors came only in the early 2000s to India. So based on the period when the movie was set in the early 90s it is highly unlikely that such monitors were procured by R&AW. See more »

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Features Aashiqui (1990) See more »

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Sung by Papon
Lyrics by Manoj Tapadia
Music composed by Shantanu Moitra
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Probably the best movie of it's genre from the Indian sub continent
2 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Probably the best movie of it's genre(spy/espionage/war/politics) from the Indian sub continent ever. Well researched, scripted and dramatized with a gripping pace and thrilling twists. Indian commercial movies normally have very faint reflection of reality or they go overboard in their desire to please all with more than a pinch of spice, item songs, super hero justifications and other indispensable Indian commercial considerations. But this one beats it all and yet retains the charm of a commercial flick. A perfect balance and a fine confluence of commerce and art,rarely seen in Indian cinema. A very strong script with probably the first ever peep into the working of Indian Intelligence Agencies and a panoramic capture of serious geopolitical subject with utmost honesty. A movie which remains true to the core yet maintains a edge of the seat drama through out. Not to be missed for the lovers of good Indian cinema, meaningful & superbly entertaining.


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