Star cast: Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Kunal Kapoor, Shernaz Patel, Yashpal Sharma, Anupam Kher
Plot: Military Officer Sanjay Dutt is sent to Kashmir to investigate a plot that is likely to disrupt and possibly paralyse the state. The day that he lands in the valley, Haji, a top separatist leader, survives a blast. Is there a connection between the blast and the operation? Sanjay teams up with Bipasha, Haji’s young, aggressive and outspoken protégé. Their investigation ends up exposing the dirty secrets of a state’s fight for freedom, the corrupt nexus of politicians, intelligence, militancy and the crucifixion of idealistic and passionate people.
Expectations: Not too well promoted, the film may not open too well in spite of featuring names like Dutt and Basu. But if the take on Kashmir is well-presented, it just might strike a chord in people’s hearts.
By Komal Nahta