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Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai, Tushaar Kapoor, Shiva Natarajan
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Music: Ram Sampat
Written By: Rajkumar Santoshi & Sridhar Raghavan
There is little noteworthy in Khakee.
Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, Khakee is headed for the Bollywood grave of oblivion - forgotten by the time you get home from the movie house.
The villain of this cop movie is the weak story.
In the evening of his career - and just a few days before his daughter's marriage - police officer Anant Srivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) is ordered to escort a terrorist Dr.Iqbal Ansari (Atul Kulkarni) from Chandangarh to Mumbai. The task is considered dangerous because the previous police party sent to escort Iqbal had been ambushed causing the deaths of many policemen.
Anant sees the task as an opportunity to make something of his ho-hum careeer.
The leader of the bad guys out to get both the policemen and Iqbal Ansari is a thug called Angre (Ajay Devgan), an ex-police officer, who's now moved to the dark side and is now working for a crooked politician.
What happens to the small police team as they escort Iqbal Ansari to Mumbai through the dusty hinterland constitutes the rest of this inane film.
Amitabh Bachchan is unimpressive as the senior police officer while Akshay Kumar is all right as the cynical sub-inspector.
Ajay Devgan is clownish as the thug Angre partly because of Bollywood's reluctance to shed its longstanding practice of making its villains clownish by way of their dialogs and appearance. Aren't there any suave crooks in this big bad world?
The character of Mahalaxmi played by Aishwarya Rai is largely irrelevant. Her raison d'etre lies in Bollywood's obsession to provide a romantic angle to almost every movie.
As for Khakee's music, it was the most dismal set of sounds to fall upon our hapless ears in a long time.
It's hard to believe that in this day and age a police party has so limited resources when escorting a terrorist. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.