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Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai, Tusshar Kapoor, Jaya Prada, and Tanuja
2hrs 54 mins
Film information:
Contains moderate violence
23rd January 2004 by EROS International
12 cert camera
Khakee Poster
Akshay, Aishwarya, Ajay & Amitabh Bachchan

This electrifying piece of Bollywood celluloid has all the ingredients of an edge of the seat thriller.

Director Santoshi deserves praise for his work.


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This film was screened at UCI Telford in Shropshire on Sunday 21st Feb 2004 and Monday 22nd Feb at 7.30p.m.
Khakee revolves around three police officers of differing characteristics who are forced to work together to achieve a common goal.

Their mission is to escort a terrorist by the name of Iqbal Asrani, from Chandangadh to Mumbai. He is to appear as a key witness in a court case.

When a group of police officers fail to transfer Iqbal to his destination, a second team is given the task of carrying out the same job.

Reaching retirement age is police officer Anant Shrivastava (Amitabh Bachchan). He is offered to lead this dangerous mission second time round.

Only too happy, to be given a chance, to prove his worth, Anant accepts this assignment.

Then there is police officer Shekhar Verma (Akshay Kumar), a person who is rotten to the core. He is not willing to be part of this mission but reluctantly agrees.

Fresh from training school is officer Ashwin (Tusshar Kapoor). He is on his first assignment. Full of enthusiasm he is keen to get started.

Mahalaxmi (Aishwarya Rai), a social worker also joins these three khakee clad men on their journey.

The road to Mumbai proves to be tougher than they expected. They are confronted by a group of terrorists headed by Angere (Ajay Devgan).

The three police officers soon figure out that someone from their own group is giving out details about their secret route. Who can it be?

So another battle begins to unfold as we try to find the traitor.

Veteran actor, Amitabh Bachchan takes full credit for his work in this film. He relives his angry young man image once again.

Akshay Kumar is getting better with each film. His comic timing is superb. He will really please the audience.

Tusshar portrays the eagerness of young Ashwin with ease. He gets a chance to exhibit his talents other than playing the usual lover boy next door.

We see Ajay Devgan in his first role as a baddie. Full of surprises he gives his best to his character of Angere both mentally and in appearance.

As for Aishwarya Rai, she adorns a simple look and does justice to her small role in the film.

Technically, Khakee excels in the action sequences, set designs and innovative camera movements.

Part of the film is shot in brown colour to capture the gritty narration.

Director Rajkumar Santoshi has really done his homework with this action flick. He has made sure that lead and supporting characters are well defined.

Overall Khakee is a film which requires full concentration.

It provides riveting entertainment till the end. And will keep you on the edge of your seats too! Don't miss this one. Highly recommended. . . well atleast this reviewer thinks so!

Reviewed by Manish Gajjar, BBC Shropshire’s Mr Bollywood.

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