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Sarfarosh (1999)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 30 April 1999 (India)
After his brother is killed and father severely injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.

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Hriday Lani (dialogue), John Mathew Matthan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Ajay Singh Rathod
Naseeruddin Shah ... Ghazal singer 'Gulfam Hassan'
Sonali Bendre ... Seema
Mukesh Rishi ... INSP. Salim
Akash Khurana ... Ajay's Father
Smita Jaykar ... Ajay's Mother
Sukanya Kulkarni ... Babhi
Ahmed Khan ... Haji
Pradeep Singh Rawat ... Sultan
Makrand Deshpande ... Shiva
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... Major Baig (as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Rajesh Joshi Rajesh Joshi ... Thakur
Ali Khan ... Shafi
Upasna Singh ... Mala (as Upasana Singh)
Salim Shah Salim Shah ... INSP. Yadav
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Storyline

Ajay Rathod is a no-nonsense police officer from Mumbai Crime Branch. Long time ago his elder brother was killed by terrorists which caused him to quit his medical studies and join Indian Police Service. He is a great admirer of Pakistan-based ghazal singer Gulfam Hassan. During one of Hassan's concerts, they meet for the first time and become great friends. Meanwhile, Ajay's investigation into the Pakistan-supported cross-border terrorism takes him to Rajasthan and reveals an unsettling truth about someone close to his heart. Written by Soumitra

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A reason to live See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Fervour See more »

Filming Locations:

Maharashtra, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$150,429, 2 May 1999

Gross USA:

$288,733

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,733
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinematt Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

This was the first time Aamir Khan played the role of a Police Officer. Previously he played the role of a commando in the film Baazi (1995). His second movie as a cop was Talaash (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Ajay and his crew go to the eatery to get Bala Thakur, he got shot and a motorcycle runs over his leg. He grabs his thigh and screams in pain. However, in the next scene, we can see he has a cast on his lower leg. See more »

Quotes

Ajay Singh Rathod: Kya Thakur tu aata nahi hai?
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Connections

Referenced in Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000) See more »

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Universally liked movie
1 May 2008 | by piyushgaSee all my reviews

Sarfarosh is a movie very few people can dislike.

Movie is neither intense one nor over exerting.It is a movie tightly followed to a very good script.

Story of the movie is fast paced,engaging like Sidney Sheldon's novels, has depth and all characters looks very natural and evolved.

Although movie is over 3 hrs long but time just flies by.Topics like terrorism,crime , patriotism are dealt with a great aplomb.How arms are smuggled through border and reaches naxalites or bandits,how the police functions,movie makers had clear idea of.

It is one good performance of Mukesh rishi as saleem,Aamir khan as ACP and even other small characters like Aamir's department's colleague,family members, everybody has done excellent job.

None of the scenes in film looks forcefully inserted and movie progresses to a very concluding climax with every scene.

A great movie from debutant director John Mathew Mathhan.


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