Department (2012)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 52 mins

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Inspector Mahadev Bhosale recruits Shiv Narayan, a suspended brave police officer, to form a hit squad. Soon, Shiv joins gangster-turned-minister Sarjerao Gaikwad. Mahadev and Shiv turn foes.
Did you know? Amitabh Bachchan's shooting was done in 15 days. Read More
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as Mrs. Padmini Mahadev Bhosale
as Inspector Mahadev Bhosle
as Sarjeroa Gaikwad
as Dr. Bharati
as Dhanajee
Supporting Actress
as Item
as Lalchand / Valchand
as Inspector Shivnarayan
as Shooter (Beggar)
as Sawatya


Production Company
Executive Producer
Production Manager
Production Controller



Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer


Sound Designer



Marketing and Public Relations

Public Relations Officer


Stunt Director

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Justice is their crime.
Actor Deepak Tijori returned to big screen as an actor after 8 years. He was last seen in 'Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao', after which he ventured into film directing.

The Indian censor board cut a song from the film about the police department which the censor board asked to be deleted. The song about the workings of the police department goes, "Laal batti aati hai, sab ki phat jaati hai, Mumbai police hai sab ka bhai." Mr J. P. Singh the Regional Officer, CBFC Mumbai, commented the song had to removed because it was defamatory to the Mumbai police force.

First Bollywood film using the 5D technology, eight Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera's were used. One of the eight 5D cameras (each costing Rs 1.5 lakh) went missing. It was stolen from Essel Studios, Chembur.

Towards the post production, the director 'Ram Gopal Verma' expressed his dislike for Sanjay Dutt, saying he was forced by him to replace the original actress Kangana Ranaut with Anjana Sukhani, and also how Dutt constantly cornered him to change the screenplay of the film.

The role played by Rana Daggubati was originally considered for Abhishek Bachchan, who declined it.

The song "Thodi Si Jo Pi Li Hai" is a tribute to Amitabh Bachchan's classic song in Namak Halaal, the only difference was the original song was shot with Amitabh Bachchan and this was shot with Sanjay Dutt after 25 years.

It was rumored Naseeruddin Shah was to essay a key role, and his character would be revealed in the climax of the film. Only his hands, feet, eyes and his deep baritone voice will be seen and heard by the viewers.

Amitabh Bachchan had a flu on the first day of shooting and 'Ram Gopal Verma' liked how Amitabh sounded and decided to use this tone of voice, which sounded very similar to his Agneepath voice.

Amitabh Bachchan's shooting was done in 15 days.
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Referenced in: Phata Poster Nikala Hero (Hindi)