Release Date : 29 Aug, 2003
Banner : Entertainment One, Prakash Jha Productions
Producer : Prakash Jha
Director : Prakash Jha
Cast : Daya Shankar Pandey, Yashpal Sharma, Akhilendra Mishra, Mukesh Tiwari, Vishnu Sharma, Anup Soni, Brij Gopal, Ayub Khan, Anita Kanwar, Mohan Agashe, Ajay Devgn, Mohan Joshi, Gracy Singh, Chetan Pandit, Raj Khan
By the river Ganga lies the imaginary district town of Tejpur in Bihar. Amit Kumar,played by Ajay Devgan,is the new Superintendent of police.
In Tejpur Amit encounters an ensemble of colourful characters.The uncrowned emperor-Sadhu Yadav, his debauched son Sundar, the self-righteous Rabidas, the policemen who close their eyes to everything around? The beedi-smoking corrupt DSP Bhurelal and Bachacha yadav, the policeman who inspired by Amit makes life-transforming choices.
Amit tries to breathe life into the decaying police force and some of his officers begin to trust him and respond. But the shackles of the corrupt system are too strong to break. The cynicism of the disillusioned townsmen doesn?t help either. They are blocked at every juncture and often humiliated. Inspiration gives way to frustration. This leads them to seek reckless solutions. And a weapon of revenge is accidentally discovered. This weapon of purification becomes a symbol of purification in the hands of the common people. Suddenly a spineless society transforms into a mob on a crusade for justice and revenge.
The ordinary citizen is suddenly empowered, but dangerously. Soon the lines become blurred-what is right? Amit finds himself in a dilemma. His wife, Anuradha (Gracy Singh), acts as his conscience keeper. She is deeply pained by what is happening around her and questions him every step of the way. Amit disturbed and frustrated, withdraws from her.
He must make a choice.
He knows- what is socially just is not necessarily morally right.
There are no easy solutions...the movie just keeps rediscovering these facts over and over again.