Synopsis: A city girl - young, full of life - is on the highway at night with her fiancé. Suddenly, her life is swung away from the brocade and jewelry of marriage to the harsh brutality of abduction. Her life will never be the same again. The gang is in a panic; the girl is a big industrialist's daughter, his links in the corridors of power make ransom out of the question. But for the leader of this group sending her back is not an option. As the days pass by, the scenery changes, the girl feels that she has changed as well. Gradually, a strange bond begins to develop between the victim and the oppressor. It is in this captivity that she, for the first time, feels free.
Director(s): Imtiaz Ali
Production: UTV Motion Pictures
  4 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
133 min

Oh, I don't know.

Something.. - Then, this is the

one that we kept on one side.

I wonder, if he is

that absolutely.. - I mean

absolutely different, you know.

- This is the veil.

With the embroidery..

- Yes, I like it too.

How are you, darling?

Nice to meet you..

- My daughter's mother-in-law.

Go! One, two, three, four..

And turn and go!

Smile, mama.

Smile, mummy.

I think this

will go with this one.


- Okay, let's ask.

Come on, come on,

I'll get you the reflection.

Like it?

- That's nice.

I think that's beautiful.

- This is yours.

"The bride's anklets

are so pretty.."

"The bride's veil is so pretty."

"The bride's veil is so pretty."

"The bride's earrings

are so pretty."

Right. Do it properly.

Remove all the extra flowers.

Mister, cover them

with flowers.


Like I told you earlier.


Let's go..

What's the urgency?

We have the rest of our lives.

We've been asked not to meet

for a few days..

Let's go.

I think you should return.

No one has seen us yet.

Vinay, I want to breathe.

Wedding traditions..

Welcome! The costumes,

the jewelry, etcetera..

Please let's get

away for a while.

Just for an hour.

- An hour?

Start the car. - 15 minutes.

- Let's go.

15 minutes! That's it.

- Let's go.

Thank you.

Five minutes to go.

The time hasn't started yet.

Let's escape

these bright lights.

Out in the open.

To the highway?

- Without bodyguards?

Just a glimpse

of the highway. Okay? Promise.

Veera, you're being..

- Please.. Vinay, please.


It's working.

All the knots in my brain

are untying.

Good. Let's head back.

Some untying left.

Little more.

A little longer

has become a lot longer.


Little more.

Veera, it isn't safe here.

You're here.


Let's not go back.

Let's run away.

Very funny.

- Yes! Let's make a run for it.

And build a beautiful home

on some mountain top.

You can be a shepherd.

I can cook.

It'll be great fun.

Okay. I'm turning back.

- Okay.. No!

Sorry, sorry.

- Enough!

No, Vinay, little more.

Vinay, please.

We should've turned back

much earlier.

Is it closed?

Veera.. Veera, sit!

Veera, get back in the car.


The air is so different here.

So fresh.

Veera, come back.

Breathing the city air

makes you restless.

Why can't it be like this?

If you've had your fun,

come back.

Come out for a second!

- Veera, hurry.

Just for one second, Vinay.


He's coming from behind.


Hey, you scum!

Stop! Stop, I say!

Stand right there.

- Hurry!


- You..


Get in the car.

- Vinay!

I had told you..

I had told you. - Vinay!

Get out! Open the door.

Take the car. Get in!

Don't you dare!

- Get in.

Stay there. Or I'll shoot!

Let's move!

Do you have a vehicle?

Where are you?

Where do we have to go?

Can you see the road

at the back?

Drive along that.

I'll tell you.

Tell me.

- 300.

Take the road

behind the mountain.

No! No..

Let go!

- No!

Let her go.

Open the back door.

Get in there.

Tie her hands.

Your name?

What's your name?

I want to go home. Please..


- Please..


- Stop!

Speak up!


- Veera what?


Are you done?

Come on.

Manik Tripathi's daughter?

I told you a thousand times.

Stay away from the rich.

Don't mess with them.

They're linked to big shots.

They'll skin you alive

if you mess with them.

Now deal with it.

He didn't know who she is.

Who travels in a flashy Audi?

Tell me.

Tripathi's daughter.

- Yes!

Tripathi's daughter.

The police, the home guard.

BSF, the army..

They'll enter your behind

and exit through your mouth.

Now save your honor.

A man should know his place.

Why climb a mountain

if you don't have the guts?

What are you staring at?

What will you do? Eat me up?

You're scared witless.

Pair of eunuchs!


You shouldn't have said that.

I won't forget this.

No, I won't, Bhaati.

Or should I fix you right now?

I swear..

Put that away! - Hello.


- Don't stop me.

Stay away from the rich.

Fear them!

- Not a word more.

Why should we fear the rich?

Salute them.

Open doors for them. Why?

Because they can take your life

whenever they want.

They've got it all.

What's left?

We're used to licking

their soles.

Enjoy getting harassed now.

You mother..

Let's go.


You're talking

about Manik Tripathi.

He owns factories

around the world.

Ministers and politicians are

his mates. Must we take them on?

What will you do?

What now?

Call him up.

Hello, Mr. Tripathi.

You know what? Your daughter

is in our custody.

I am messaging you an address.

Come there with the ransom,



That's just what I'll say.

And when the girl gets shot

in the leg

Tripathi will come running

with the cash.

Or I'll sell her off to a

brothel. In some shady street.

Vanished. India is too big.

A bad omen is shadowing him.

He'll land us in trouble too.

You'll die

a dog's death, Bhaati.

A dog always dies

a dog's death.

What'll they do to me?

Hang me four times?

I've murdered three men already.

I'll die as I lived.

But this will happen for sure.

I will do it.


Wake up!

I am Gaurav.

Don't be scared.

They call me Goru.

I'll take care of you.


I'll talk to you later.

We have to go now.

It's too risky here.

Get up. Now!

I don't trust

any of you anyway.

So, do what you have to do.

Let's go.

Switch off your phones.

Their woman is in our hands.

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