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Tango Charlie (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 25 March 2005 (India)
Tarun Chauhan, a rookie army officer undergoes ups and downs in his mission and learns the true meaning of 'war' to overcome his weaknesses.


Mani Shankar


Mani Shankar (dialogue), Mani Shankar (original script) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Ajay Devgn ... Havaldar Mohammed Ali / Mike Alpha
Bobby Deol ... Sepoy Tarun Chauhan / Tango Charlie
Sanjay Dutt ... Squadron Leader Vikram Rathore
Sunil Shetty ... Flight Lieutnant Shezad Khan
Tanishaa Mukerji ... Lachchi Narayan (as Tanisha)
Nandana Sen ... Shyamoli
Sudesh Berry ... BSF Soldier
Shahbaaz Khan ... BSF Soldier
Vishal Thakkar ... BSF Soldier
Kelly Dorji Kelly Dorji ... Bodo militant leader
Vivek Shauq ... Tarun's friend (as Vivek Shaq)
Sanjay Mishra ... Tarun's Friend
Shalu Sharma Shalu Sharma ... Terrorist Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arun Behl Arun Behl ... Bodo Militant
Subrat Dutta ... Revolutionary leader


Indian Army Sepoy Tarun Chauhan is assigned to proceed to Northeastern part of India that has been rocked by riots and violence with orders to report to his superior, Havaldar Mohammed Ali. Once there, he comes to know that things can be quiet for weeks, following by sporadic violence, and casualties on both sides. His group also comes under attack by vicious terrorists, who like to cut an ear from a dead body, then leave the body as bait, in order to kill anyone who comes to the rescue. This is where Tarun makes his first kill. Then they are instructed to proceed to Bengal in order to counter Naxalities, where Tarun gets to see action almost immediately. Then war breaks out between India and Pakistan and their group is asked to travel to Kargil and guard a bridge. This is where Tarun will face his biggest challenge - a challenge that will make him a true soldier or lead him to his death. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The heart of a hero


Action | Adventure | Drama | War


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This movie caused anger among Bodo militants of North Eastern India, who are shown in very bad light. This caused some protests and threats. Director Mani Shankar apologized publicly, although the film was banned in the region. See more »

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28 March 2009 | by silvan-desouzaSee all my reviews

Mani Shankar after a decent debut 16 December and then the biggest crap RUDRAKSH came with this film

I had no expectations from it as the promos gave away that it's a routine War film but it isn't

The film tries to show the life of the soldiers and does a good job But?

The forced love angles act as distraction and all the comic scenes involving Deol

The movie is well handled and the story goes on well The Kelly Dorjee scene wherein he slashes one guy's stomach is awesome till the entire scene in the water

Plus the scenes wherein Bobby accidentally kills the father of the guy is well handled

The climax does seem contrived and also the forced commercial ingredients like songs.etc

But overall a worthy film

Mani Shankar does a good job Music is alright Camera-work is great

Ajay Devgan acts his part like he usually does at his best Bobby Deol shines in his role except when he is made to act like a joker He brings a nice amt of shyness, simplicity and then braveness to the role Tanishaa irritates Kelly Dorjee is awesome rest are okay

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Release Date:

25 March 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Танго Чарли See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India See more »

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Gaurav Digital, Neha Arts See more »
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