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Ab Tak Chhappan (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 27 February 2004 (India)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Shimit Amin

Writers:

Sandeep Srivastava (dialogue), Sandeep Srivastava (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

Doctors cure, engineers build, I kill


Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

56 So Far See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Budget:

INR 300,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

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Nana Patekar steals another movie
2 September 2004 | by mbanwaitSee all my reviews

Nana Patekar once again proves that he is the best actor working in Bombay without a doubt. His recent movies involved shouting his lines that does not bode well for the theater trained thespian. One wonders why he is always not given his accolades during awards season.

"Shakti-The Power" was one of his flicks that was an utter disapointment along with Kohram (a missed oppurtunity to create screen magic with Amitabh Bachchan).

But Patekar exudes a cool calm in this film playing a cop on a sort of social justice journey. Ridding the streets of Bombay of underworld dons in fake encounters, Patekars character takes control of the screen (and the viewers attention) and never lets go. The editing is tightly paced and there are no annoying songs to distract from the story.

Along the same lines as the modern day cult classic "Company", the movie is well acted, directed and should have a long shelf life on DVD.

The final ten minutes that see Nana and the main villain talk at his offshore haven are bound to be part of Hindi cinema classics. Won't be dissapointed with this cops and robbers flick.


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