Star cast: Sunny Deol, Tabu, Ashish Vidyarthi, Govind Namdeo, Mukesh Rishi, Farida Jalal.

Plot: Truck driver Sunny Deol and CBI officer Tabu try to bring to justice the corrupt home minister, Ashish Vidyarthi, for the murder of the chief minister. Ashish hits back with vengeance by attacking their families.

What’s Good: A few mass-oriented dialogues.

What’s Bad: The convenient script; average performances.

Verdict: Khuda Kasam is boring; it will sink without a trace.

Loo break: Anytime – any number of times!


'Khuda Kasam': Review by Komal Natha

Sangeeta Pictures’ Khuda Kasam (UA) is the story of the fight of a brave truck driver, Hussain (Sunny Deol), and an honest CBI officer, Neetu Singh (Tabu), against a corrupt politician, Bhawani Prasad Lalla (Ashish Vidyarthi) and his cronies.

The corrupt home minister of Bihar, Bhawani Prasad Lalla (who calls himself BPL), carries on illegal weapons smuggling and plans the murder of the state’s chief minister in order to install Lakhan Singh (Mukesh Rishi) as the jailor of the Central Jail. Aiding him in this misdeed is his friend, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Waghmare (Govind Namdeo). After the CM’s death, BPL cries foul but installs a puppet CM in his place. Raza Murad, the CBI chief, sends his best officer, Neetu Singh, to investigate the CM’s murder. In no time, Neetu Singh discovers BPL’s culpability and challenges him to prove his innocence. BPL and his cronies, Waghmare and Lakhan Singh, put Neetu behind bars for five years on the basis of manipulated evidence in court. Not stopping at that, they also torture her in jail. Consequently, Neetu escapes from the hospital where she has been taken for treatment. Terrified that Neetu will spill the beans, BPL orders Waghmare to kill her.

On the other hand, Hussain, who used to work as BPL’s driver before he was put in jail by his employer on false charges, is set free after completing his sentence. He seeks revenge on BPL but his mother, Fatima (Farida Jalal), makes him promise that he will not indulge in violence. BPL discovers Hussain’s weakness and teases him. Finally, Hussain has to break his vow when Shanti Devi (Beena Banerjee), Fatima’s visually-challenged friend – who is also Neetu’s mother – is kidnapped by BPL. Fatima tells Hussain that years ago, Shanti had saved his life from a rioting mob. She pleads him to go and rescue Shanti even at the cost of his own life. In the meanwhile, Neetu returns as Miss Madonna, a London-based pop star and woos BPL. Blindly in love, BPL shoots Waghmare and disowns Lakhan Singh at Neetu’s instance. By the time BPL realises that Miss Madonna is actually Neetu, it is too late. Lakhan Singh has become a witness against him in the murder case of the chief minister and Neetu Singh has fled to Delhi with all the evidence against him. He makes a last desperate attempt to rein in Neetu by kidnapping Shanti Devi. But Hussain gets the better of him.



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