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Jaal - the elusive trap
Director: Guddu Dhanoa
Cast: Sunny Deol, Tabu, Reema Sen, Jackie Schroff, Amrish Puri and Farida Jalal
Music Director: Anand Raj Anand
Release date: 28 March 2003

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Sunny Deol heads an all star cast in yet another action packed patriotic film, Jaal - the trap.

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Previewed by Manish Gajjar, Bollywood specialist

Major Kaul is posted to New Zealand on a mission to protect Anita (Reema Sen), the daughter of an Indian Defence Minister.

 The film poster for Jaal
The film poster for Jaal
The plot thickens when a kidnapping attempt by the militants on Anita proves unsuccessful due to Major Kaul's tight security protocol.

Soon after, Major Kaul is forced to return to India for his daughter's wedding. He meets his son Ajay (Sunny Deol) and asks him to join him back in New Zealand.

But Ajay is reluctant to move to fresher pastures because he is in love with Neha (Tabu). He wants to marry her despite the fact that she is a widow.

After much persuasion, Neha's father agrees to this marriage. It is at this point that the same militants kidnap Neha.

Their leader now blackmails Ajay to go to New Zealand and kidnap Anita.

 Neha is Ajay's fiance
Neha is Ajay's fiance
Blinded by love, Ajay does exactly what he is told. He goes to New Zealand.

Major Kaul who is unaware of the latest developments, is happy to receive his son and even happier to learn that he will now work with him.

As time passes, Anita falls in love with our Ajay but he simply cannot wait for an opportunity to kidnap her.

He gets a chance to do exactly that when Anita's father comes to New Zealand with a marriage proposal for his daughter.

Totally against an arranged marriage, Anita asks Ajay to runaway with her back to India.

On reaching their destination, Anita is shocked when she is suddenly handed over to the militants by Ajay.

But the twist comes when the militants do not keep their side of the bargain. Ajay is beaten up badly and thrown in the river.

He survives the ordeal and soon learns that the militants are after the release of their leader held by the Indian government.

They now want to exchange Anita, the daughter of the Chief Minister for him.

So Ajay must save both Anita and Neha in order to redeem for all his wrong doings.

Wait for the film's release later on this season to find out who gets who in this politically orientated love triangle.

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