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.
The film is based on the Lokhandwala Complex shootout of 1991, a real life gun battle between gangsters and the Mumbai Police.
Amitabh Bachchan recorded a whopping 23 scenes within just 5 hours.
A dialogue for a scene required Sanjay Dutt to call Amitabh Bachchan a "Chutiya". Out of respect for Bachchan, Dutt could not bring himself to say the lines, despite being encouraged by Bachchan himself. The lines were eventually changed.
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