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Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003)

CBI officer Akram seeks to nab three terrorists, Ali, Abbas and Laila, who have held 213 tourists as hostage in Elphinstone Jail. For this, he seeks help from Rachit, a former associate of the trio.


Harry Baweja


Pathik Vats (dialogue), Suparn Verma (screenplay)
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Ajay Devgn ... Rachit
Sunil Shetty ... Akram Sheikh (CBI officer)
Sanjay Kapoor ... Abbas Ramani
Arbaaz Khan ... Ali Ramani
Chunky Pandey ... Gopal, a scientist
Ayub Khan ... Billu
Isha Koppikar ... Laila
Riya Sen ... Sheetal
Neha Dhupia ... Sapna
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kamal Adib Kamal Adib ... State Leader
Nitin Arora Nitin Arora ... James Ricardo-Computer Hacker
Ashok Beniwal Ashok Beniwal ... Jailer
Amit Bhalla Amit Bhalla
Deepak Bhatia Deepak Bhatia ... Murti (Explosives Expert)
Aashish Chaudhary ... Rahul


CBI Officer Akram Sheikh (Sunil Shetty) is on the verge of nabbing three dreaded Pakistan-backed arms dealers , the brothers Ali (Arbaaz Khan) and Abbas (Sanjay Kapoor) and their common moll Laila (Isha Koppikar) . When Sheikh busts an important arms deal conducted by his three targets , Ali-Abbas join forces with Gopal (Chunky Pandey) , a corrupt scientist to get hold of a deadly virus and take the tourists at the Elphinstone Jail resort as hostage . Akram Sheikh is now compelled to get help from Rachit (Ajay Devgan) , a criminal serving jail time who was a former associate of Ali-Abbas and the only person in history to have successfully escaped the Elphinstone jail . Along with a commando team , they try to pull off a rescue attempt by breaking in the jail and rescuing the hostages . Written by Soumitra

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Did You Know?


negative characters of Sanjay Kapoor and Arbaaz Khan play brothers in love with the same woman Esha Kopikar this particular connection was shown for the first time in Hindi film that two villainous brothers in love with the same girl. See more »

Crazy Credits

Except the crew, main star cast names has their surnames written first followed by their first name. See more »


Remake of The Rock (1996) See more »


Qayamat Qayamat
Written by Sameer
Composed by Ranjit Barot
Performed by Hema Sardesai and Sonu Nigam
Courtesy of Venus Records and Tapes Ltd.
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27 July 2003 | by AishFanSee all my reviews

This movie is awesome! With a movie boasting of a big, talented cast, every character is excellently developed. The idea of threatening Mumbai with biological weapons is very interesting and scary. The Sanjay-Isha-Arbaaz terrorist trio is also a completely new and unheard of concept. There is a good portion of romance but placed such that it does not blur away the action/suspense. Songs are fabulous, especially the "Qayamat" track. Although the jail seems to be inspired heavily from Alcatraz, this is a sleek, intelligent film.

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11 July 2003 (India) See more »

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Возвращение к жизни See more »


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