Producer: Vivek Kumar
Director: Ahmed Khan
Starring: Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Sohail Khan, John Abraham, Nausheed Cyrusi, Apoorva Agnihotri, Hemant Birje and Avtar Gill.
Arjun Rana [Sunny Deol] is an underworld kingpin, feared by all. The apple of his eye is his brother Karan [Sohail Khan], who uses his brother`s rich and famous image to the maximum advantage and always procures what he desires. On the other hand, Sanju [Suniel Shetty] is a motor mechanic, loved by all. He idolizes Arjun Rana and wants to become like him some day. His love for his brother Saahil [John Abraham] is absolutely unshakable. Saahil is in love with Bindiya [Nauheed Cyrusi]. And Bindiya happens to be Arjun Rana's sister. LAKEER deals with how circumstances change when relationships cross the forbidden lines. The climax of the film is unexpected. The climax is different, but itīs highly unlikely that it will go down well with the audience. LAKEER is more of an emotional story than an underworld saga. Ahmed Khan takes his own time to introduce the five important characters in the film, making the viewer restless in the process. On the whole, īLakeerī can be broken up into two parts, the pre and post-interval portions. In the first half of the film we have this college campus where Karan and Apoorva (Apoorva Agnihotri) and Saahil study. Karan and Apoorva are constantly at loggerheads with Saahil so you get to see a lot of blood and gore. And we have the protective elder Sanju who beats up Karan thinking that he is Apoorva. The film gets interesting here. Post interval you expect Sunny to get into what he is best at?action. But no the director wants to do something ?different? and suddenly what you get to watch is a love triangle between Karan, Bindiya and Saahil. While the movie is exceptional in the first part and is beautifully set up for the second half, Ahmed looses his grip on the subject and neglects his star Sunny in favour of the supporting cast which turns out to be his biggest mistake. Ahmed Khan has a long way to go as a director though technically he is good. Performance-wise Sohail Khan is good. Apoorva Agnihotri in a negative role does well. Nauheed Cyrusi makes her presence felt despite the male dominated scenario. John Abraham is also good for a change. The only actor who really appeals is Sunny Deol and has enacted his role as perfectly as possible. Over all the movie will not appeal to the masses.