When a team of police officers from Mumbai's Encounter Squad are charged with the use of unwarranted force, during a shootout in which five criminals had held a businessman's son in a flat at Lokhandwala, it is up to a private prosecutor to fight for them and ensure that true justice is served against all odds.
Raw and gritty, this realistic tale is the story of how the maverick lawman chased Khalistani extremists, the story of handpicked cops like Inspector Kaviraj Patil and Constable Javed Shaikh who dared to engage trigger-happy gangsters in a residential locality of Mumbai.
This movie brings to light the story of another maverick from the wrong side of the law - Maya, who along with the likes of psychotic Buwa, made extortion the buzzword in the early 90s, dared disobey the big bhai of the underworld and fought back a posse of policemen for six hours.
It is also the story of how the deeds of these bad boys on both sides of the law affected the lives of those who dealt with them personally and professionally, including a workaholic ACP's attention-starved wife, a dreaded gangster's ambitious mother, along with each individual's deeply hidden fears and guilt.
Miscellaneous When Kaviraj Patil (Sunil Shetty) returns after making a telephone call from the phone Booth, at Bakri Adda, a Tata Indigo car was seen passing by. Tata Indigo was launched in 2000s while the movie was supposedly showing events during the late 80s and early 90s.
Miscellaneous During Tusshar's intro scene in the showroom, Flat TV's are shown which was not available in india during 1991.
Miscellaneous In the scene just before the shoot out, when the anchorwoman is interviewing an actress, the table has a Pepsi bottle on it. However, this Pepsi bottle looks like the redesigned Pepsi bottles from the late 90s: since the film takes place in 1991, the bottle should have been the older gray/white style.
Miscellaneous During a scene where Pooja Bedi (Rakhi Sawant) gives an interview, a Pepsi 2 liter PET Bottle is visible, even though Pepsi had not launched its PET bottles until late 2001.
Miscellaneous The song "Ganpat" in its second verse mentions Bipasha (Bipasha Basu), Mallika (Mallika Sherawat) & Aishwarya (Aishwarya Rai). All of these actresses started acting in movies only after 1995, where as the song supposedly takes place in mid 1991.
Character Error Shamsher Khan (played by Sanjay Dutt) is a Muslim, however when we see him writing on a notepad, we see red thread on his right wrist which is worn by Hindus. For other scenes in the film, Sanjay covered his wrist with the sleeve of his shirt, however in this scene the sleeve is folded up and we can see the red thread.
Continuity When the RPG is directed towards a Padmini Premiere, nearby cars' glasses explode after a long gap.
Continuity At the end of the movie, when they show Maya 'Mayabhai' Dolas (Vivek Oberoi) and his gang dead, and aligned on the road, Dilip 'Buvabhai' Buva (Tusshar Kapoor) bullet wounds have disappeared from when Inspector Kaviraj 'Kavi' Patil (Sunil Shetty) shoots him multiple times. However, when loading him into the back of the van, his bullet wounds are visible once again.
Crew/Equipment Visible When Arbaaz Khan is talking to Rohit Roy's parents, the cameraman & a helper can be seen on Arbaaz's goggles.
Sunil Shetty replaced Arjun Rampal after he walked out of this project.
The film is based upon the real-life gun battle between gangsters and Mumbai Police, which occurred on November 16, 1991.
Sanjay Dutt's character was based on the real life Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP) Aftab Ahmed Khan Head of the ATS who was leading the gun battle with gangsters.
Vivek Oberoi's Character Maya was based on Mumbai Gangster "Mahindra Dolas".
Amrita Singh wasn't keen on playing Vivek Oberoi's mother role. Director Sanjay Gupta had to personally convince her for her to be part of the film.
Many scenes were shot on the actual locations at Lokhandwala Complex in Mumbai where the actual incident had happened.
The chase sequence with Sunil Shetty (Kaviraj 'Kavi' Patil ) and Arbaaz Khan (Javed Khan) through Lokhandwala was a difficult scene to shoot; with the public around. Hidden cameras were used at five places and the two actors ran 200 meters at the real location to can the scene.
In an interview Amrita Singh said that Maya's mother encouraged him to become a gangster. This upset the real life mother of Gangster Mahindra Dolas who sent a legal notice to producer Sanjay Gupta. The director confirmed that Mahindra's mother has sent them a legal notice over Amrita Singh's comments and that his legal department is looking into the issue. To cover the matter up the director also stated "the film is mainly based on real life incidents revolving around the shootout but at the same time, they have also built fictional situations".
Amitabh Bachchan surprised the movie unit by recording 23 scenes in 5 hours. Achieving this feat was unheard of.
A dialogue that Sanjay Dutt's character was to deliver to Amitabh Bachchan's character. The words he needed to deliver were "Chutiya" meaning from the vagina, this is a slang hindi word. Out of respect for Bachchan, Dutt was unable to deliver this dialogue despite being encouraged by Bachchan. After a few unsuccessful attempts the dialogue was changed.
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