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Shruti [child artiste Hansika Motwani] is the 10-year-old daughter of Shrikant [Sanjay Kapoor] and Shraddha [Raveena Tandon]. She travels to her school by the local train every morning. One... See full summary »

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Mehul Kumar

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K.K. Singh (dialogue), K.K. Singh (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Sanjay Kapoor ... Shrikant
Raveena Tandon ... Shweta
Manoj Bajpayee ... Inspector Krupa Shankar Thakur (as Manoj Bajpai)
Puru Rajkumar ... Elias Ansari (as Puru Raaj Kumar)
Hansika Motwani ... Shruti (as Baby Hansika Motwani)
Manoj Joshi
Akhilendra Mishra ... Politician
Mushtaq Khan
Ganesh Yadav
Sai Ballal
Raju Shrestha ... (as Raju Shreshtha)
Rajesh Sethi Rajesh Sethi
Ashok Beniwal Ashok Beniwal
Honey Chhaya Honey Chhaya
Chirag Vohra Chirag Vohra ... (as Chirag Vora)
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Shruti [child artiste Hansika Motwani] is the 10-year-old daughter of Shrikant [Sanjay Kapoor] and Shraddha [Raveena Tandon]. She travels to her school by the local train every morning. One day, she accidentally gets locked up in her school and by the time she catches a train to go home, it is already midnight. Three young drug addicts also board the train and seeing her alone, they rape her in front of three passengers who seem afraid and helpless to come to her aid. Shruti is brought in an unconscious state to the hospital by the police. She breathes her last in front of her aggrieved parents. The city is shocked by this untoward incident. The case is handed over to Kripa Shankar Thakur [Manoj Bajpai], an upright and honest cop from the Crime Branch. From here starts an unusual legal battle between the honest and the corrupt. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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It's real. It's brutal. It's shocking. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Raveena Tandon had a showdown with director Mehul Kumar and walked out of the film due to a disagreement. Mehul Kumar tried replacing her with Mahima, but Mahima did not want to play mother to 12 year old. Better senses prevailed and Mehul and Raveena patched up. See more »

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shocking poignant
29 June 2006 | by faheemzaizSee all my reviews

Bollywood has been trapped into its cycle of optimism and confetti with only the occasional drama and Satajit Ray showing realism. The rape scene is unforgivably repeated through the film in an attempt to increase impact. Instead it descends it into melodrama and exploitation. Thius is redeemed by the director's work in the film and the excellent acting of the cast

It is courageous of an actress like Raveena who is known for her glamorous cosmopolitan films and some nude shoots to demand scripts of more weight and importance when film companies are relying on her for glamorous and populist entertainment. Moving more into art films she portrays maternal love well. Her combination of two different styles has been noted outside of India. Here in Britain an actor and scientist called Stephen Armourae has applauded her work in an article on acting in Indian cinema. Equally impressed by her glamour he also produced one or more portraits of her. The film has impetus since it is based on a true story and the screen writers recognise this in an outstanding and sophisticated script. Its purpose is an indictment against apathy and indifference to violence and suffering that often appears in cities.


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6 February 2004 (India) See more »

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