Director: Vikram Bhatt
Cast: Amisha Patel, Arjun Rampal, John Abraham, Lara Dutta, Rahul Khanna and Mithun Chakraborthy
Karan (Rahul Khanna), the young scion of Kantilal tells his father not to heed to the threats of Baba Sikander (Mithun Chakraborthy) and pay up the extortion money that the don is asking. Baba is an international gangster wanted by cops from many countries. He is also in drugs, kidnapping and murder as well.
Karan is hurt and he seeks revenge. Karan knows well that he cannot do the task alone. So he wants help. A reporter who wants more stories Priya (Amisha Patel) tries to pitch in with help. Never mind if she is singing and dancing with the hero and fighting with him as well in the process of making him tell his story. An ex-cop Arjun (Arjun Rampal) joins in. So does Abhimanyu (John Abraham). Abhimanyu used to work with Baba Sikander and has a problem with him as Abhimanyu had to go to jail for some reason. Abhimanyu's dancer girlfriend Sonia (Lara Dutta) is also roped in and instead of sashaying and prancing all the time. she joins in the action flick. It is time that she realises that action is not like doing item numbers. Now all these five, set out to eliminate Baba Sikander. But it is not that easy as the man is the most wanted criminal on the list of the Indian police. And if the cops can't get him, it would not be easy. The film is totally lifeless, there is no storyline, music is bad and the dialogues are pathetic and the climax is an absolute letdown. Vikram Bhatt has made a stylish film, no two opinions on that, but he ought to know by now that a viewer wants a story at the end of the day. ELAAN has a large cast, but only a few actors really make an impact. Rahul Khanna, is good and has done justice to his part. John Abraham looks great but he still needs to work on his acting skills. Arjun Rampal is okay, there is no versatility there. Lara Dutta lends freshness to the enterprise, but how one wishes she had a meatier role. Amisha Patel has been photographed extremely well, but frankly speaking the film could do without her part forced in. Mithun Chakraborty plays the mandatory villain with honesty.Chunkey Pandey grossly irritates. The film reminds you of Sholay but take our advice watch sholay at home, instead of wasting time watching this film.