19 September, 2020


Khakee has something for everyone.

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Rating: ***

The story of a small group of honest men in uniform taking on the system may not be a novel idea, but Rajkumar Santoshi gives this anti-establishment film a whole new colour with his honest treatment of the subject. DCP Anant Srivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) is assigned the arduous task of bringing a terrorist (Atul Kulkarni) to Mumbai from Chandangarh. The DCP's team includes a senior inspector, Shekhar Verma (Akshay Kumar), who is clever but corrupt to the core, and sub-inspector Ashwin Gupte, who has all the good intentions and values in place. What starts off as a routine affair turns out to be a shocking revelation in several ways. One such shocker is Angre (Ajay Devgan), an ex-police officer who is the face of the corrupt in the system. The DCP's team ultimately takes on the establishment in a fight-to-finish.

Santoshi and co-writer Shridhar Raghavan's police drama holds the viewer's attention right...



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