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Khakee (2004)

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A team of police force escorts an alleged terrorist from Chandangarh to Mumbai. However their trip turns into a deadly survival when an ex-cop tries to stop them to reach Mumbai.

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Rajkumar Santoshi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... DCP Anant Kumar Shrivastav
Akshay Kumar ... Sr. Inspector Shekhar Verma
Ajay Devgn ... Yashwant Angre, Former Police Officer
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Mahalaxshmi (as Aishwarya Rai)
Tusshar Kapoor ... Sub Inspector Ashwin Gupte (as Tusshar)
Atul Kulkarni ... Dr. Iqbal Ansari
Jaya Prada ... Jaya Shrivastav (Special Appearance)
Lara Dutta ... Dancer 'Aisa Jadoo' (Special Appearance)
Prakash Raj ... ACP Naidu
Sabyasachi Chakraborty ... Minister Deodhar (as Sabyasachi Chakrabarty)
Tanuja ... Dr. Iqbal Ansari's mother
Ashwini Kalsekar ... (as Ashwini Khalsekar)
Radhika Menon Radhika Menon
D. Santosh D. Santosh
Kamlesh Sawant Kamlesh Sawant ... Constable Kamlesh Sawant
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Storyline

DCP Anant Shrivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) has been assigned the mission to escort terrorist Iqbal Ansari (Atul Kulkarni) from Chandangarh to Mumbai. His terrorist organization are determined to obtain him again. The plan for this is led by Yashwant Angre (Ajay Devgan), a ruthless killer and a former police officer. Anant's team consists of Inspector Shekhar Sachdev (Akshay Kumar), rookie cop Ashwin Gupte (Tusshar Kapoor) and two more inspectors. Soon Mahalakshmi (Aishwarya Rai) joins them as she is the only witness to have seen Yashwant. The team are armed and ready to go but danger lurks everywhere as the terrorist organization are determined to make sure the officers do not make it to Mumbai. The trip turns into survival when the team are attacked at various times. Finally the team make it to an abandoned cottage in the forest but there is a shoot out and the team are heavily outnumbered. Shekhar tries to force an exchange but against Anant's and Ashwin's judgement. Finally Ansari, ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The Protector...The Lover...The Destroyer See more »


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Details

Official Sites:

DMS Films [India] (English)

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

23 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Khakee - Das tödliche Gesetz Indiens See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

D.M.S. Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dharmendra was initially approached to play DCP See more »

Goofs

While driving the jeep, Shekhar is holding a revolver (with his finger on the trigger) in close-ups. However in the wider shots he has no gun. See more »

Quotes

Yashwant Angre, Former Police Officer: Yeh ishq hai bhi ajeeb funda!
Mahalaxshmi: Duty ke waqt dil lagana acchi baat nehi. Tum apni duty se chuke, main nehi.
Sr. Inspector Shekhar Verma: Main kaise mara Yeh baat kisi se batana nehi, warna logo ka vishwash uth jayega pyar mohabbat se. Don't tell anybody how did I die, or else people's faith would be lost from love.
Sr. Inspector Shekhar Verma: Aur Pehla Goli yeh mujh per chalayegi.
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Connections

References Amistad (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Aisa Jadoo
Music by Ram Sampat
Lyrics by Sameer Anjaan
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
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Very satisfying
13 March 2004 | by simon_boothSee all my reviews

Followed up the over-rated EK HASINA THI with KHAKEE, and found it much more to my tastes. The script was pretty cliched and the melodrama and machismo were turned up way too high (actually *everything* was turned up way too high!), but I found it involving and compelling.

The production values in the film are extremely high, and it seems that Indian action scenes have really got a lot better over the past few years - still more Hollywood than Hong Kong, and there was too much random camera movement at times, but they were still very exciting to watch.

Amitabh is still king, but the film was really owned by Ajay Devgan - he's finally managed to shake off the ZAKHM character in my head (since it was the first role I saw him in, seeing him as anything else always felt wrong to me, but his performance in KHAKEE is now the one he'll have trouble escaping I suspect).

Recommended :)


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