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Ab Tak Chhappan (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 27 February 2004 (India)
An honest encounter specialist's life begins to change with the arrival of a new police commissioner who has ties with a local don.


Shimit Amin


Sandeep Srivastava (dialogue), Sandeep Srivastava (screenplay)
Top Rated Indian Movies #128 | 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Nana Patekar ... Inspector Sadhu Agashe
Revathy ... Mrs. Namita Sadhu Agashe
Yashpal Sharma ... Sub-Inspector Imtiaz Siiddiqui
Mohan Agashe ... Ex-Commissioner Pradhan
Nakul Vaid Nakul Vaid ... Sub-Inspector Jatin Shukla
Jeeva Jeeva ... Commissioner M.I. Suchek
Kunal Vijaykar Kunal Vijaykar ... Sub-Inspector Francis Alvarez
Pravin Patel Pravin Patel
Prasad Purandhare Prasad Purandhare ... Don Zameer
Hrishitaa Bhatt ... Vaishali / Mrs. Jatin Shukla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neha Bam
Dibyendu Bhattacharya Dibyendu Bhattacharya ... Zameer's Gang
Megan Cocks Megan Cocks ... Melinda
Helen ... Feroz' Mother
Anant Jog


An honest cop named Sadhu Agashe makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an insight into the Mumbai Police Crime Branch, and Agashe's alleged connection with the underworld. Written by Abhishek

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Doctors cure, engineers build, I kill


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Release Date:

27 February 2004 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

56 So Far See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Box Office


INR300,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


In India, an "encounter" is a shootout between the police and criminals. The term gained notoriety when the country implemented its controversial "encounter specialist" branch. These specialists are trained to engage in gang-like, urban warfare and virtually have an unchecked license to kill. Their primary objective isn't to apprehend, it's to engage and kill. See more »


References Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa (2002) See more »

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Fictional story based on a very real cop...
14 March 2004 | by 1phuntruSee all my reviews

No music. No stupid masala. A reasonably realistic portrayal of the police system in India and based on a real "encounter" specialist in India, Daya Nayak. That is Ab Tak 56 (56 symbolises how many criminals the lead "Sadhu Agashe" has killed" - well you already know that bit)Brilliance exudes Nan Patekar in the role as a relaxed and calculating Indian cop. THe one liners are just hilarious. The plot though slightly predictable on review, is intriguing all the same. Another one of the films from Ram Gopal Vermas The Factory. Movies which are either decent or really good, Ab Tak CHappan meanders close to very good. But yet remains one of the Top 70 films released from India, commercial and artsy included.

What is great is the story telling is relaxed and showcases finally (in an Indian flick) how the police network works. The cast is really damn good but seriously the one liners are funny as hell (though i dont know if the subtitled version will appear as funny) The producers are trying for a Cannes release, which is interesting. Made by debut director Shamit Aman (i think thats his name).

Again 55 y.o. Nana Patekar is brilliant away from his silly shouting roles of the past, just shows what a good director can do with a good actor. Really good stuff. If you are interested in Indian movies and are disgusted by the nonsense some of our guys dish out then this is definitely a relief.

Again Patekar is the guy who happilly carries the movie on his shoulders and epitomises the style of the movie- relaxed, funny, intelligent and calculating. Good dialoges, good acting, nice direction all in all Great stuff. Recommendations: Gangaajal, Ram Gopal Verma's Company (both Indian flicks)

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