Producer: Gaurang Doshi
Director: Milan Luthria
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Khanna and Amrita Rao
Music: Aadesh Shrivastava
Major Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) and many of his men are captured by the Pakistani Army during the 1971 war and kept in various Pakistani prisons. Noone knows that they are alive and attempts to bring them bak have failed because Pakisthan refuses to accept that these men are POW and alive in their camps. These soldiers are treated badly, human rights are violated and the Indian army and the government have also forgotten about them. Ranvir's wife (Tanuja) and her son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna) are also waiting for Major Kaul. One of the POW attempts to escape and sends message that they all are alive. When the Indian govt refuses to help, Gaurav sets off on a mission to rescue his father. He reaches Pakistan and stays at the house of a Pakistani Hindu Jabbar (Akhilendra Mishra) and falls in love with his pretty daughter Radhika (Amrita Rao). Jabbar helps him to a certain extent. In the meantime Ranvir Kaul and his men are transferred to another jail as the human rights activists try and locate for atrocities committed on the Indian POWS. There they meet the evil jailor (Kay Kay) and another Indian army man Jatin Kumar (Raj Zutshi). Together they plot an escape? but are caught and a few men are killed. Although the Pakistani army try and kill another anti-social inmate Khan (Sanjay Dutt), he escapes after being saved by Gaurav. Khan and Gaurav unite and make a plan to rescue the POW's. How they succeed is the rest of the film. The film has some great moments. Director Milan Luthria has done a good job and his storytelling is worth mentioning. However the director fails miserably in the tiny details and authenticity. Amitabh Bachchan does a great job and one can say he has carried the whole film on his able shoulders. Sanjay Dutt is great as Khan. Akshaye Khanna is good too. Amrita Rao is wasted and gets very little scope. Aditya Shrivastav as the bad Pakistani army man and Kay Kay as the evil jailor do well. Rest of the cast lend good support. Music is ok. Overall a good film worth a watch.