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Dev (2004)

Joint Commissioner of Police Dev Pratap Singh, a duty-bound, self-righteous officer, and Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla, the balancing force between the political interests of Chief ... See full summary »

Director:

Govind Nihalani

Writers:

G.P. Deshpande (dialogue), Nida Fazli (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... JCP Dev Pratap Singh
Om Puri ... Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla
Fardeen Khan ... Farhaan Ali
Kareena Kapoor ... Aaliya
Amrish Puri ... Chief Minister Bhandarker
Rati Agnihotri ... Dr. Bharati Singh
Milind Gunaji ... Mangal Rao
Ehsan Khan Ehsan Khan ... Latif
Pramod Moutho ... Ali Khan
Achyut Potdar ... Qureshi
Rajesh Tailang ... ACP Waman Bhonsle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masood Akhtar ... Farid
Suresh Bhagwat ... Terrified Hindu
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Storyline

Joint Commissioner of Police Dev Pratap Singh, a duty-bound, self-righteous officer, and Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla, the balancing force between the political interests of Chief Minister Bhandarker and Dev's commitment to the law, are lifelong friends, each with his own ideals. Farhaan, a law graduate, was brought up with ideals of non-violence and patriotism. Dev unwittingly gives Farhaan the wound that plunges him into rage and violence after witnessing the death of his father during a peace demonstration. Taking advantage of the situation, corrupt politician Latif sets the vulnerable young man on a path of violence and destruction that threatens to ignite the city. Aalyn is the light in Farhaan's life. Beautiful and innocent, the young woman also gets caught in extraordinary circumstances that transform her life and she dares to stand up for the truth. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

He choose to walk the razor's edge...

Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Наставник See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,728, 13 June 2004

Gross USA:

$84,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$158,357
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Udbhav Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Govind Nihalani approached Amitabh Bachchan for his film Ardh Satya (1983), but Amitabh couldn't commit himself to the movie. Many years later Govind approached him again with another cop film, Dev (2004). Amitabh couldn't decline him this time and committed himself to the project. See more »

Quotes

JCP Dev Pratap Singh: The question is not even whether I may live or get killed.
JCP Dev Pratap Singh: The question is whether, as a police officer... am I doing my duty or not as a human being...
JCP Dev Pratap Singh: am I fighting for the truth, for Justice or not Faced with victory or defeat...
JCP Dev Pratap Singh: a soldier's duty is to fight till his last breath, till the last drop of his blood, fight...
JCP Dev Pratap Singh: for Truth and Justice. Keep up the struggle.
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Soundtracks

Jab Nahin Aaye The Tum - II
Written by Nida Fazli
Composed by Adesh Shrivastava
Performed by Vijayata Pandit
Courtesy of Times Music
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For anyone who hasn't seen the movie yet... Go see it!
25 March 2005 | by tumharabaapSee all my reviews

For anyone who hasn't seen the movie yet... Go see it! It will move you; not in the English sense, but the Hindi one... It will Hilao you! And it'll strengthen your will to stay on in this country despite all kinds of devilish plans! And you will learn why Govind Nihalani is one of our best directors.

And even if this is stating the obvious, you will want to fall at Amitabh Bachchan's feet for being the actor he is. If it is possible to dwarf Om Puri, it's been done by Mr. Bachchan in this movie! In the Bandstand scene, he makes an actor of Om Puri's ability & stature look completely insignificant & pitiful. He's khaoed him!!!

That's one point of view though. Another point of view is that Om Puri being the actor he is understood the Bandstand scene very well & enacted the scene in line with the story & the characters.

Fardeen doesn't disappoint - he is as bad as he is in all his other movies. This is one actor who still hasn't learned to act, and probably never will.


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