In Swiss cinemas from January 24th
|Cinedrome brings you the first big Hindi
film of 2004 in the same week as it opens in India!
Khakee is the first major Bollywood release of this year. It features the most popular Indian actress Aishwarya Rai (Devdas), called "The Queen of Bollywood", who became famous as Miss World 1994, is known in Switzerland as ambassadress for Longines Watches and also was a member of the Cannes Festival 2003 jury. The second top star of Khakee is the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, the biggest living Bollywood star of the last century (Sholay, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Baghban). Also featured are Akshay Kumar (Andaaz), Ajay Devgan, Tanuja, Tusshar Kapoor and Lara Dutta (Andaaz).
Khakee, besides being a cop thriller, includes all well known elements
of a mainstream Hindi movie, like visually spectacular songs and a
great soundtrack, which has already been very successful in the charts.
The genre of police movies has a long tradition in Bollywood and Khakee
rises above with convincing characters, the unforeseeable, suspense-packed
plot and beautifully photographed Indian landscapes.
The prisoner transport of a terrorist from Chandanghad to Mumbai was expected to be a routine mission but it ended as a nightmare. The first escort team of police officers was ambushed midway and could hardly prevent that the apparently dangerous criminal did not escape. Now another team was being sent to do this job from Mumbai, lead by DCP Anant Shrivastav "The Professor" (Amitabh Bachchan). A Police officer in the winter of his career, a failure in the establishment's eyes and more important, in his own. Now on the eve of his daughter's wedding, Shrivastav was being given this crucial assignment. This was his one last chance to do something and to make a difference.
He is accompanied by two Inspectors with completely different character. Sr. Inspector Shekhar Sachdev (Akshay Kumar) is street-smart, brave, but rotten to the core. An unscrupulous, amoral and self-serving officer for whom the line between good and bad, right and wrong had blurred a long time ago. He didn't want part of any suicide mission, but he had no choice. Forced on the mission, he made his own agenda.
Sub Inspector Ashwin Gupte (Tusshar Kapoor), a young middle class rookie officer on his first serious assignment, full of ambitions, hopes, values and good intentions, all about to be shattered. He was going to find out the hard way that there was a massive difference between training school and the ground reality of the harsh, corrupt and violent world out there. "You can't change the street, but the street will definitely change you."
Three officers accompanied by two constables, now given the charge of escorting a dreaded terrorist, and a crucial witness in the case against him, from Chandanghad to Mumbai. A group of men all fighting their own demons who were going to confront some very, very real ones. Because someone out there didn't want them to get to Mumbai. A nameless, faceless enemy who lurked in the shadows, who was always one step ahead of them. An enemy who would do all he could to stop them. Whatever it took. A three day assignment would become a never-ending nightmare. An overnight journey would become a journey into a dark world of brutality, corruption, conspiracies and terror, a journey into fear...
Where nothing was as it seemed...
Please don't buy pirated VHS tapes, VCDs or DVDs of Bollywood movies. The picture and sound quality of those copies (even the pirated DVDs) are often awful. Only buy the official DVDs to support future distribution of Bollywood films in Switzerland and the production of good quality Bollywood films and DVDs. Original Bollywood-DVDs are generally shrink-wrapped and have a hologram sticker on the front cover.