An exploration of the relationship
between society and the police through
the dilemma of a police officer caught
between social good and moral right.
Presented by: Entertainment
Produced by: Prakash
Directed: Prakash Jha
Year of Realease: 2003
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Gracy
Singh, Mukesh Tiwari, Yashpal Sharma,
Mohan Agashe, Ayub Khan, Akhilendra Mishra,
Synopsis: By the river
Ganga lies the imaginary district town
of Tejpur in Bihar. Amit Kumar, played
by Ajay Devgan, is the new Superintendent
In Tejpur Amit encounters an ensemble
of colourful characters. The uncrowned
emperor - Sadhu Yadav, his debauched son
Sundar, the self-righteous journalist
Rabidas, the policemen who close their
eyes to everything around... The beedi-smoking
corrupt DSP Bhurelal and Bachcha Yadav,
the policeman who inspired by Amit makes
Amit tries to breathe life into the decaying
police force and some of his officers
begin to trust him and respond. But the
shackles of the corrupt system are too
strong to break. The cynicism of the disillusioned
townsmen doesn't help either. They are
blocked at every juncture and often humiliated.
Inspiration gives way to frustration.
This leads them to seek reckless solutions.
And a weapon of revenge is accidentally
discovered. This weapon of revenge becomes
a symbol of purification in the hands
of the common people. Suddenly a spineless
society transforms into a mob on a crusade
for justice and revenge.
The ordinary citizen is suddenly empowered,
but dangerously. Soon the lines become
blurred - what is right? What is just?
Amit finds himself in a dilemma. His wife,
Anuradha (Gracy Singh), acts as his conscience
keeper. She is deeply pained by what is
happening around her and questions him
every step of the way. Amit, disturbed
and frustrated, withdraws from her.
Silver Lotus - Best Feature Film on Other
Social Issue - 2004 (National