Synopsis: A tough and honest police officer clashes with a crime boss who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be his parents' murderer.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Prakash Mehra
Production: Reliance Media
  4 wins.
145 min

The Inspector has sent for you.

Come, Ranjeet. The period

of your remand is over.

Despite knowing the truth,

we have no evidence against you...

nor do we have any witnesses.


Here are your clothes.

And... here's your purse.

Check it out.

May I leave, Inspector?

- Legally, I can't stop you.

But you've spent so many days here.

A few more moments won't hurt.

Do you still have something

to ask me, Inspector?

What's the point in asking?

You'll give me the same answer.

I have nothing to ask you today.

I have something to tell you.

See this adulterated injection?

Isn't this the stuff the

people you work for, make?

It bears a label of calcium.

But inside the bottle...

Give it a thought. Who mustn't the

shop-keepers be selling the poison to?

One bottle like this can snatch

a child away from his mother.

It can orphan a child.

It can render a married woman...

Why are you telling me all this?

I've told you so many times!

I know nothing about the people

who make fake medicines! Nothing!

I sometimes feel like congratulating

you for your loyalty.

And I also feel sad that you're

loyal to such wrong people.

You haven't told us their names

despite asking you so many times.

You have sealed your lips.

But remember this much, Ranjeet.

The hand that hides the fire...

gets burnt in the process.

You will regret this someday.

3 plus one?

- 4.

4 plus one?

- 5.

5 plus one?

- Sumitra...


You are back?

- Yes, Sumitra.

Why are you crying?

I'm back.

They have no evidence against me.

They can do no harm to me.

Don't cry...

- Father!

Vijay! My darling son!

Your mother's crying.

You won't cry, will you?

That's like a good boy!

You are my brave son!

Where's Munni? She wept so much

when they took me away.

I missed her so much.

- Munni's dead, father.


How did it happen, Sumitra?

Didn't you have her treated?

- I did.

Little did I know that I was buying

death for her, instead of medicine.

I bought an injection for her. Later,

I got to know that it was a fake.

So what's new?

It's children who pay

for their father's sins.

The hand that conceals the fire...

gets burnt in the process.

I can't really thank you enough,

Mr Patil...

You are embarrassing me, Mr Mehta.

I consider it my prime duty to

give a donation for the orphanage.

It's a noble deed.


You're back, Ranjeet?

I'm very happy with you.

See, Teja? The police couldn't

get Ranjeet to say a word.

A man of iron indeed!

Have a drink. Go on.

- No thank you.

You need to take some rest, Ranjeet.

Kashmir, Darjeeling...

go anywhere you want to.

I'll foot the bill.

Get back to work when you return.

I won't be doing this work anymore.

- What do you mean?

I wish to give up this business.

- You are tired, Ranjeet. I told you.

You are right, sir. I'm tired of

this life of crime and sin.

I have been punished

for what I have done.

I now want to lead an honest life.

And that's what I've come to tell you.

Hear that?

- Sure.

I wondered if Ranjeet

turned an approver...

for how many years would

they send us away to jail?

He has gone mad!

When your dog goes mad,

you ought to shoot it.

Go and burst these crackers, son.

- Come with me, father.

All right. We'll go out

after dinner then.

There are 1100 workers in the factory.

- 1100?

May I go and hide, father?

- Sure... Must I shut my eyes?

My foreman is happy with me. He said

he'd put in a word to the manager.

Why don't you invite him

for lunch some day?

You're hiding behind your mother!

Caught you!

You saw me hiding there.

- No, I really didn't.

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Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar (born 17 January 1945) is an Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007), the Sahitya Akademi Award as well as five National Film Awards. more…

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