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Sarfarosh (1999)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 30 April 1999 (India)
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After his brother is killed and father severely injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.

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Hriday Lani (dialogue), John Mathew Matthan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Ajay Singh Rathod
Naseeruddin Shah ... Ghazal singer 'Gulfam Hassan'
Sonali Bendre ... Seema
Mukesh Rishi ... INSP. Salim
Akash Khurana ... Ajay's Father
Smita Jaykar ... Ajay's Mother
Sukanya Kulkarni ... Babhi
Ahmed Khan ... Haji
Pradeep Singh Rawat ... Sultan
Makrand Deshpande ... Shiva
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... Major Baig (as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Rajesh Joshi Rajesh Joshi ... Thakur
Ali Khan ... Shafi
Upasna Singh ... Mala (as Upasana Singh)
Salim Shah Salim Shah ... INSP. Yadav
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Storyline

Ajay Rathod is a no-nonsense police officer from Mumbai Crime Branch. Long time ago his elder brother was killed by terrorists which caused him to quit his medical studies and join Indian Police Service. He is a great admirer of Pakistan-based ghazal singer Gulfam Hassan. During one of Hassan's concerts, they meet for the first time and become great friends. Meanwhile, Ajay's investigation into the Pakistan-supported cross-border terrorism takes him to Rajasthan and reveals an unsettling truth about someone close to his heart. Written by Soumitra

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A reason to live See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Fervour See more »

Filming Locations:

Maharashtra, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$150,429, 2 May 1999

Gross USA:

$288,733

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,733
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Production Co:

Cinematt Pictures See more »
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Color
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Trivia

It was the debut film of the director. But it was well rounded. A no nonsense movie that entertained without compromise. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Pakistan general id talking to his agents, the map on the wall is Indian map with Kashmir as its part. It would not had been same assuming Pakistan shows POK as a separate state. See more »

Quotes

Ajay Singh Rathod: Kya Thakur tu aata nahi hai?
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Connections

Referenced in Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000) See more »

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Crisp Script, Cracking Movie!
14 August 2000 | by sreegiddsSee all my reviews

Who said Indians cannot make action movies. "Sarfarosh" can be compared to any of the leading hollywood actioners. Aamir Khan is too tough to look sweet in this movie. His commitment to perfection can be seen in the way he carried the movie on his shoulders. The director John too did a great job. Though I feel Naseerudin Shah's role could have got more meat as his potential wasn't tapped complete. Music too is very good. Sonali should start looking serious than trying to look cute, as she is no longer a new comer. A solid movie with sharp dialogues and a crisp script.


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