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A gripping action thriller in which two men executes a plan to stop the war between Afghanistan and Pakistan within 21 hours.


Jami (as Jamshed Mahmood Raza), Summer Nicks (co-director)


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Credited cast:
Shaan Shahid ... Kashif Siddique
Ayub Khoso Ayub Khoso ... Abdullah
Aamina Sheikh ... Natasha
Shamoon Abbasi Shamoon Abbasi ... Danish
Hameed Sheikh ... Dost Muhammad
Ayaz Samoo Ayaz Samoo ... Mani Abbas
Mustafa Changazi Mustafa Changazi ... Shayan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bilal Ashraf Bilal Ashraf
Nayyar Ejaz Nayyar Ejaz
Abdullah Jan Ghaznavi Abdullah Jan Ghaznavi ... (as Abdullah Ghaznavi)
Wendy Haines
James Hallett ... Stan
Adil Khan Adil Khan
Shakeel Hussain Khan Shakeel Hussain Khan ... Deputy
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A man (Ayub Khoso) after 30 years of war in Afghanistan wants to save his country from another 50 years of corporate warfare. He works with his Pakistani ally Kashif Siddiqui (shaan) to save the two neighboring countries from further turmoil through a plan that could risk the lives of them and their families. A plan that has 21hrs to be executed. Written by Umais Bin Sajjad

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Action | Thriller

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Urdu | English | Pushto

Release Date:

6 October 2014 (Pakistan) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation O21 See more »

Filming Locations:

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan See more »


Box Office


PKR 100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

PKR 41,700,000 (Pakistan), 12 October 2014
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos


Color (HD)| Color
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User Reviews

Enthrilling and Bold!
5 October 2014 | by mac manSee all my reviews

Operation 021 is a pleasant surprise for the cinema audience. The film makers have simply blown my expectations. What a production! With this feature Jami has outdone himself. This is a true cinematic experience, to behold. The movie exceeded my expectations in terms of action, and entertainment. The editing, sound, score, visuals, direction and action are all top notch.

The film contains a fine cast of talented actors. What sets this film apart is that it had a genuine emotional heartbeat. The cast is completely engrossing, as they have given such a powerful performance. The dynamic scenes between the actors are so well done, incredibly well written, and impeccably directed by Jami. Operation O21 is emotionally riveting and amazing to watch. During the whole film there is 'never' a dull moment, which is pretty impressive. The entire time I was on the edge of my seat. The movie's action sequences are spectacularly well created and very intense. The dialogue between the character's are intelligent and highly believable. The movie's soundtrack is terrific and really exemplifies many of the movie's scenes which are extremely well tailored and really helped develop many of the movie's action sequences.

In conclusion, this film is a gorgeous reminder that great writing and direction can enhance a movie experience, even Pakistani movies, which are usually thought of as mindless entertainment. I am wholly satisfied with the O21 team's vision, Azaan's writing and Jami's flawless direction and I thank everyone who worked on this film, for bringing such an intricate interpretation of its entertaining and thrilling literary source. This movie certainly raises the bar from a Pakistani stand point. This is the kind of work and dedication that needs to proceed forward, if we are to revive the Pakistani Film Industry. 10/10

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