But Bachchan's expressions, voice and movement bring the character to life. Akshay Kumar provides the comic relief with his 'I'm cool' flirtatious attempts to woo Aishwarya [Rai] and Tusshar [Kapoor] plays the foil to his seniors - a neat essay". Khakee (English translation: The Uniform) is a 2004 Indian Hindi-language neo-noir action thriller film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and written by Santoshi and Sridhar Raghavan. This movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Tushar Kapoor in the lead roles of the film. Shekhar takes control of the train and the team boards it. He then calls headquarters, informing them that Aangre has been fatally wounded while trying to escape from custody "despite warning", as the credits roll. Submit your review below. Anant and Ashwin now attack Naidu and make him spill the beans; they locate Aangre by following Mahalakshmi. Interested to share an article on this movie or any movie, use submit option. The nett revenue of the film was ₹31.09 crore (US$4.4 million). Know Khakee (2004) movie story, star cast, box office report, awards, production, release date. Deodhar tempts Anant to toe the line, but Anant refuses. Given its paucity of musical numbers and romance, this one could have a career on ancillary among general action buffs".[10]. To start receiving timely alerts, as shown below click on the Green “lock” icon next to the address bar. The team is soon attacked at the bungalow by Aangre and his men. Shekhar is lured into a stadium where it is revealed that Mahalakshmi is actually Aangre's girlfriend and was planted on the team by Aangre to track their movements. 3 / 5 stars 78%. Khakee was made with an estimated production budget of ₹25.77 crore (US$3.6 million) making it one of the most expensive Hindi films at that point. Anant chases Aangre and nabs him with a huge police force while Ashwin recovers the file. It was termed a Hit by Box Office India. [9], Derek Elley from Variety magazine stated; "The testosterone's so high you can almost put a match to it in Khakee, a twist-filled, often very violent drama centered on some cops escorting a terrorist cross-country to Mumbai. Read Less. Have you watched this movie? [3] Khakee stars an ensemble cast consisting of Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Tusshar Kapoor. Aangre's gang arrive, but the team has taken precautions. On route jail, Aangre sees the bolts holding his handcuffs loose. Khakee is great evidence of what smart writing can do to a film - the duo of Rajkumar Santoshi and Shridhar Raghavan, deserve all the credit for packing the punches the film delivers. The Release date of Khakee is 23 January, 2004. After several actresses rejected the role of Mahalakshmi, Aishwarya Rai was finalized for the part. [7], Sukanya Verma from Rediff said; "What I also like about Khakee is that every actor, big or small (in terms of footage), good or bad (in terms of character) has that one defining moment on screen. They created a character for Bachchan, inspired by Zanjeer in the "21st century situation".[4]. Kiara Advani On Laxmii’s Release On OTT; Says It Is Made For Theatres But Is Grateful To OTT, Shah Rukh Khan Receives 500 Trees As His Birthday Gift From Juhi Chawla, Ayushmann Khurrana Is Staying Away From His Family While Shooting For Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Bigg Boss Hindi Season 14 Contestants List, Best Bollywood Songs Of SP Balasubrahmanyam, Bollywood Actresses Who Have Undergone Cosmetic Surgeries. Kamlesh abandons the van and runs to catch the moving train, but is shot by Aangre. Ansari is taken to the hospital. The file is forfeited, Shekhar is shot, but not before he places a call to Anant, letting him know that Mahalakshmi is a double agent. Upon reaching Mumbai, Ansari dies. With the release of Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi postponed, Rahul Desai writes about Rajkumar Santoshi’s Khakee, a different kind of mainstream Bollywood cop movie with a different kind of Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn. Once the changes is done, click on the “Save Changes” option to save the changes. Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox? Here click on the “Privacy & Security” options listed on the left hand side of the page. The tough DCP Anant Shrivastav has been assigned the mission to escort terrorist Iqbal Ansari from Chandangarh. It makes you think. While filming in Nashik, Aishwarya Rai was hit by an out-of-control jeep and was thrown back into some bushes by the side of the road. In a shootout, Aangre uses Mahalakshmi as a shield and she dies. On route the van becomes dysfunctional, and the team halts at a secluded bungalow. Another aspect that enhances the film is the dialogues (Rajkumar Santoshi), which will be met with a thunderous applause at various junctures of the film. Anant calls Naidu to apprise him of the events and send a police team. Rajkumar Santoshi wanted A. R. Rahman to compose the music for the film; but he did not sign the project due to other commitments. [8] Bollywood Hungama gave the film four stars and explains; "One wouldn't call Khakee the best script [Rajkumar] Santoshi has tackled, but it certainly would rank amongst the best. Ashwin shoots Aangre and shows him the screws of the bolts, indicating that this was a setup for an encounter. [11] According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 10,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's fourteenth highest-selling. The film's co-writer Sridhar Raghavan, knew Santoshi, who wanted to make a cop film with Amitabh Bachchan, through Anjum Rajabali. It was theatrically released on 23 January 2004 to a widespread critical acclaim. Read Less. The film was shot in various parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai and Nashik. Khakee. He has some of the toughest scenes in the film. During their meet, Raghavan narrated a script to Santoshi about cops which he liked. Santoshi has a knack for extracting wonderful performances from the cast. However, the jeep driver lost control and did not brake. Here click on the “Settings” tab of the Notification option. Powerhouse casting, and equally powerhouse direction by Rajkumar Santoshi, makes this an above-average example of mainstream Bollywood thrillers, sans any stylistic flourishes. Produced on a budget of ₹25.77 crore (US$3.6 million), Khakee earned a total of ₹49.89 crore (US$7.0 million) at the worldwide box office, becoming one of the year's highest-grossing Bollywood films. Anant now remembers Aangre, a corrupt and ruthless ex-cop, who was dismissed and imprisoned after Anant caught him killing five innocent men. Khakee is a Hindi movie directed by Rajkumar Santoshi released in the year 2004. Amitabh Bachchan was the first person to be cast in the film. Lyrics are penned by Sameer. [12], Learn how and when to remove this template message, "10 Filming Accidents In Bollywood History", "Khakee (2004) | Movie Review, Trailers, Music Videos, Songs, Wallpapers", "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Khakee&oldid=985130199, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Prasanna Ketkar as Constable Ghorpade from Chandangarh, This page was last edited on 24 October 2020, at 04:00. Khakee is a Hindi movie directed by Rajkumar Santoshi released in the year 2004. [5] Ram Sampath composed the music for the film, with lyrics by Sameer. Rajkumar Santoshi’s Khakee Is The Cop Movie Today’s India Needs. The music is composed by Ram Sampath. The fictional city of "Nairoli" shown in the film is actually the city of Apta near Panvel. Shekhar and Mahalakshmi go to the General post office and recover the file, but Aangre ambushes them. An aging Amitabh Bachchan is first rate with his trademark delivery. Click on the Menu icon of the browser, it opens up a list of options. 2004 180 min TV14 Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Crime Feature Film SD. Soon, along with Ansari and Mahalakshmi who also wants to go to Mumbai, they leave for Mumbai by road. He was a doctor in Chandangarh when journalist Bhaskar Joshi informed him that the communal riots were actually engineered by minister Deodhar, who killed a few social workers who had compiled evidence that would've jailed him. According to collection, Khakee was the 5th highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2004 behind Veer-Zaara, Main Hoon Na, Dhoom and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. To Start receiving timely alerts please follow the below steps: #Filmibeat: Best Of 2018. It gives you your money's worth. Look at the top section or bottom section of this page for submit link and submit an article. Anant then realizes that Naidu is a corrupt cop in hand with Deodhar and Aangre. Khakee (English translation: The Uniform) is a 2004 Indian Hindi-language neo-noir action thriller film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and written by Santoshi and Sridhar Raghavan. He grabs a rifle and tries to escape, only to realize the rifle is empty. It keeps you at the edge of your seat. She and Tusshar Kapoor were rehearsing a scene where the jeep was supposed to come and stop 20 feet away from them. 2004 180 min TV14 Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Crime Feature Film SD. Akshay Kumar, who was signed to play Shekhar Verma, worked with Amitabh Bachchan for the third time after Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love and Aankhen. A pop up will open with all listed sites, select the option “ALLOW“, for the respective site under the status head to allow the notification. Anant gives the others the option to leave the mission, but everyone refuses. Shekhar tries to surrender Ansari to Aangre, but Anant objects. 3 / 5 stars 78%. This movie had Amitabh Bachchan,Akshay Kumar,Ajay Devgan,Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,Tushar Kapoor in the lead roles of the film. Amitabh Bachchan delivers one of the best performances of his career. Hence Sampath was selected after an audition. Released Year: 2004. the critical response was mostly positive, with praise towards the direction, performances, and story. Khakee is a smart film. Angre distracts the team and tries to disable the mission repeatedly but fails. Since its release, Khakee met with critical acclaim, including for the performances of the lead actors. Aishwarya Rai gets a role to prove her talent and she more than lives up to the expectations. The story revolves around an Indian police team on a mission to escort an accused terrorist from a small town in Maharashtra to Mumbai. Ajay Devgn adds yet another feather in his cap with a performance that could've been essayed only by a master performer. At this point, the plot turns when Ansari tells them that the terrorists are there to kill him, not free him. The story revolves around an Indian police team on a mission to escort an accused terrorist from a small town in Maharashtra to Mumbai. While Khanna walked out, Devgn was chosen to play the villain, Yashwant Aangre, making it his second film as an antagonist after the 2002 thriller Deewangee. Le nomination sono designate da uno speciale pannello presso la Tenth Planet Productions, la casa produttrice di Joel Gallen, ideatore degli MTV Movie Awards. What more do you want. What is your opinion? Lara Dutta was also signed for an item number "Aisa Jadoo". The team soon plan to get away on an empty train to Mumbai with the recovering Ansari. Khakee had a final worldwide gross of ₹49.89 crore (US$7.0 million) including ₹37.73 crore (US$5.3 million) in India and ₹12.16 crore (US$1.7 million) in abroad. The team proceeds to Chandangarh, and come across school teacher Mahalakshmi (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), who informs them about suspected terrorists who stayed incognito in her school premises. Awards have been divided into four major categories: critics' awards, voted on (usually annually) by a group of critics; festival awards, awards presented to the best film shown in a particular film festival; industry awards, which are selected by professionals working in some branch of the movie industry; and audience awards, which are voted by the general public.