A team of police force escorts an alleged terrorist from Chandangarh to Mumbai. However their trip turns into a deadly survival when an ex-cop tries to stop them to reach Mumbai.


Rajkumar Santoshi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... DCP Anant Kumar Shrivastav
Akshay Kumar ... Sr. Inspector Shekhar Verma
Ajay Devgn ... Yashwant Angre, Former Police Officer
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Mahalaxshmi (as Aishwarya Rai)
Tusshar Kapoor ... Sub Inspector Ashwin Gupte (as Tusshar)
Atul Kulkarni ... Dr. Iqbal Ansari
Jaya Prada ... Jaya Shrivastav (Special Appearance)
Firoz Ali Firoz Ali ... Amitabh Bacchan's student
Prakash Raj ... ACP Naidu
Sabyasachi Chakrabarty ... Minister Deodhar
D. Santosh ... Constable Gajanan Mhatre
Kamlesh Sawant ... Constable Kamlesh Sawant
Tanuja ... Dr. Iqbal Ansari's mother
Radhika Menon Radhika Menon
Ashwini Kalsekar ... Kamlesh's wife


DCP Anant Shrivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) has been assigned the mission to escort terrorist Iqbal Ansari (Atul Kulkarni) from Chandangarh to Mumbai. His terrorist organization are determined to obtain him again. The plan for this is led by Yashwant Angre (Ajay Devgan), a ruthless killer and a former police officer. Anant's team consists of Inspector Shekhar Sachdev (Akshay Kumar), rookie cop Ashwin Gupte (Tusshar Kapoor) and two more inspectors. Soon Mahalakshmi (Aishwarya Rai) joins them as she is the only witness to have seen Yashwant. The team are armed and ready to go but danger lurks everywhere as the terrorist organization are determined to make sure the officers do not make it to Mumbai. The trip turns into survival when the team are attacked at various times. Finally the team make it to an abandoned cottage in the forest but there is a shoot out and the team are heavily outnumbered. Shekhar tries to force an exchange but against Anant's and Ashwin's judgement. Finally Ansari, ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Rajkumar Santoshi wanted to make a film about cops with Amitabh Bachchan ever since he was involved as an assistant in Ardh Satya (1983). See more »


While driving the jeep, Shekhar is holding a revolver (with his finger on the trigger) in close-ups. However in the wider shots he has no gun. See more »


Yashwant Angre, Former Police Officer: Yeh ishq hai bhi ajeeb funda!
Mahalaxshmi: Duty ke waqt dil lagana acchi baat nehi. Tum apni duty se chuke, main nehi.
Sr. Inspector Shekhar Verma: Main kaise mara Yeh baat kisi se batana nehi, warna logo ka vishwash uth jayega pyar mohabbat se. Don't tell anybody how did I die, or else people's faith would be lost from love.
Sr. Inspector Shekhar Verma: Aur Pehla Goli yeh mujh per chalayegi.
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References Amistad (1997) See more »


Wada Raha
Music by Ram Sampat
Lyrics by Sameer
Performed by Arnab Chakravarthy and Shreya Ghoshal
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Amitabh in new avatar of angry old man
1 August 2005 | by pankajshakyaSee all my reviews

Khakee is a sure shot paisa basool movie. It has action, emotion, romance, comedy and probably each and every ingredients of commercial cinema for sure shot success. Khakee is a story of old DCP who is almost on the verge of retirement from the tenure of his long service. But unfortunately he has done nothing in his career instead of training new officers and policemen. But yes there is still some passion left in his blood and soul to do something before getting retirement. He is frustrated from the system and dirty politics because he was victimized from that every now and than. The day of his daughter's marriage is also approaching very near & suddenly he got the assignment from his superiors that he has to supervise the team of a small task force for the very purpose of presenting a terrorist(Atul Kulkarni in the movie)safely in front of Judiciary. The assignment itself was very risky and important as few officials & policemen were killed before during the same process committed earlier. Now lets introduced you with the all member of task force as it becomes so very important as the story progresses. Amitabh is of course a team leader, Akshay Kumar is there who is corrupt and lady killer kind of guy and there is Tushar, a new cop with honesty and enthusiasm to do something big for the nation and system and also there are few more constables. Amitabh, a very desperate man starts the operation with his team mates. He went to custody where Atul Kulkarni was kept getting unknown with the fact that they were followed by there opponents. On the course of there action they do realized there is someone who knows about each and every information regarding there future activities. Ajay Devgan a criminal type ex-cop is after this task force. Who don't want to make there mission successful. Inbetween Aishwarya Roy join the group of task force on the course of disposing bomb from a school. This may cause a danger for her so Amitabh don't allow her to move alone and as a result she joined the task force. As the movie progresses Aishwarya & Akshay come across each other and there you can see transition of Akshay from a bad cop into a legendary one. But suddenly they come to realize Atul Kulkarni the one whom they were thinking as terrorist is actually a gem instead of culprit who was victimized because of his honesty towards nation and real culprit is Chief minister of the state. And from than the task force change there motive and there mission now is to give justice to the innocent. The movie is all about how they overcome all these barriers and how they give justice to the nation and for all these how many sacrifices they have to make. Thats it. But movie is so well supplemented by efficient script and duologue you cannot help but just realize how much you enjoy the movie. Songs are not significant but they are well shot and very good. There is also surprise package in the form of Aishwarya who turns a vamp from good looking innocent lover. Tushar I must say for the 1st time look very close to his respective profession of acting. Akshay Kumar is extremely good and lovable. Aishwarya is shocking. Ajay Devgan is as always brilliant. He stands shoulder to shoulder with Big B and this will always remain one of his finest performances ever. About Bacchan I must say Khakee remain always his comeback movie which recalls me of his angry young man days. The way he narrate his profession in the police station in front of another police officer is really a treat to watch. This movie is no doubt one man show from Mr. Bacchan. Simply great movie for Bacchan's fan. 9 out of 10. A must see movie.

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Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

23 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$212,656, 25 January 2004

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D.M.S. Films See more »
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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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