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Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)

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An account of the gangster Mahindra Dolas and his gang, which terrorized Mumbai City, and a massive war between Mumbai Police and gangs during 16 November 1991.

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Apoorva Lakhia
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Dhingra
Sanjay Dutt ... A.A. Khan
Sunil Shetty ... Kavi Raj Patil
Arbaaz Khan ... Javed
Abhishek Bachchan ... Abhishek Mhatre
Vivek Oberoi ... Maya Dolas
Tusshar Kapoor ... Buwa
Rohit Roy ... Fattoo
Shabbir Ahluwalia ... RC
Dia Mirza ... Meeta Mattoo
Amrita Singh ... Aayi Maya's Mom
Neha Dhupia ... Rohini
Aditya Lakhia ... Doubling
Ravi Gossain Ravi Gossain ... Aslam Chikna (as Ravi Gosain)
Aarti Chhabria ... Tarranum
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On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no. 32 B, when 286 policemen, headed by ACP Khan, took strategic positions around their building. A gunfire ensued and the entire nation witnessed the most talked about daylight encounter lasting 6 hours that transformed suburban Mumbai into a virtual war zone. Shootout At Lokhandwala is the story of a seasoned cop, Khan, who chased Khalistani extremists, handpicked cops like Inspector Kaviraj Patil and Constable Javed Shaikh, and dared to engage trigger-happy gangsters in a residential locality of Mumbai. Khan's fight went beyond the encounter as he faced inquisition from his own department and legal charges of human rights violations. Shootout At Lokhandwala is the story of an upcoming underworld gangster, Maya, and his highly skilled partner, Dilip. The two made extortion the buzzword in the early 90s and dared to disobey the big bhai of the ... Written by Becca

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In 6 Hours, 1755 Rounds Were Fired

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Action | Crime

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 May 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Shootout at Lokhandwala: Based on True Rumours See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$158,227, 28 May 2007

Gross USA:

$289,232

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,291,694
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Trivia

Vivek Oberoi was quite appreciated for his performance but in negative role and was nominated for all the awards but won for IFFA and AXN awards. See more »

Goofs

Shamsher Khan (played by Sanjay Dutt) is a Muslim, however when we see him writing on a notepad, we see red thread on his right wrist which is worn by Hindus. For other scenes in the film, Sanjay covered his wrist with the sleeve of his shirt, however in this scene the sleeve is folded up and we can see the red thread. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Dolas: I know, what you guys are doing... You all are not the police, you all are killers!
Shamsher Khan: Is your son Mother Teresa?
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Referenced in ImMATURE: Pehla Pehla Pyaar, Pehla Pehla Bar (2019) See more »

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Ganpat Rap
Written by Mika Singh and Virag Mishra
Music by Mika Singh
Performed by Mika Singh and Aanchal Datta
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Surprisingly violent...even given the subject matter.
13 September 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In some ways, "Shootout at Lokhandwala" is typical of many Bollywood films. Even thought it's about gangsters and terrorists, these killers take time out for huge song and dance numbers! I really don't think these worked very well considering the subject matter in this film. However, in another way the movie is very unusual. It is one of the most violent Indian films I have seen--with a few particularly grisly deaths (such as seeing a close up of a woman being run over). In this sense, it certainly isn't typical!

The film is based on actual real life events--so to some degree it had to be violent. After all, the thugs were horrible and violent people--there's no denying that. And, the ultimate showdown between them and the police DID result in a long standoff during which more than 1500 shots were fired! So, making it non-violent wouldn't have worked...though the film doesn't shy away from violence in the least. It's not a film to show small kids, that's for sure.

As for the quality of the film, it's quite nice. The acting is fine and it was unusual to see Amitabh Bachchan playing a cop who is at times difficult to like. But the film, despite being exciting and well acted does occasionally degenerate into macho theatrics-- especially during the big finale--though I must admit that the cigarette scene and the coat rack was amazingly cool. Overall, it's a film best for folks who want a lot of action and killing. It might seem a strange film to folks outside India, as its end justifying the means angle is unusual to say the least.


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