Year: 2005

Director: Prakash Jha

Category: Drama

Media: Film

Rating: 3 out of 5

In the footsteps of Gangaajal, this is another movie by Prakash Jha based on real life stories which highlighs the corruption that plagues our country, and in particular, Bihar.

The movie is loongish, but I didn’t get bored. There’s not a whole lot of action, but the plot unfolds in a manner that keeps you interested. Fortunately, Jha was sensible enough not to give too many lines to Bipasha, and neither has he used her for skin show. There is the customary item number though, albeit starring someone else.

The movie is about Ajay Shastri (Devgan) who just wants to become a police inspector by honest means and do his father proud. But the corrupt system forces into bribery. One thing leads to another, and before Ajay knows it, he’s neck deep into the quick sand of corruption and power politics.

The movie focuses on the recent “business” that has been made out of kidnapping and ransom money. However, I thought the movie could have been much more powerful and strong. It doesn’t send out any clear message, and leaves the audience thinking that fighting the system is useless.

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