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Vinashak (1998)

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Police Inspector Arjun Singh (Sunil Shetty) is a brave and honest police inspector stationed in Khandala. He is a very strict Police officer and uses harsh ways against all the criminals. His colleague and friend is Inspector Khan (Om Puri) who always supports him. Arjun is in love with Kaajal (Raveena Tandon) who is the daughter of a senior police officer, A.C.P. Amar Agnihotri. Arjun's own father does not agree with the harsh ways he uses against the criminals. Arjun is always supported by his sister.

Near Mumbai, in the Central Jail, Jailer Lankeshwar (Danny Denzongpa) is the prison warden uses his jail as a trade center for weapons and nurcotics. Moreover, he allows some of his prisoners to go out as hitmen, do their job, and come back. A.C.P Amar is suspicious of Lankeshwar's actions. He requests the higher authorities to let a police inspector go into the jail and gather evidence about Lankeshwar's evil deeds. Arjun Singh is selected for the job. The plan is that Arjun will fire a blank bullet on A.C.P Amar. Arjun pleads guilty in court and is sentenced to jail. In jail Arjun comes to know that arms, drugs and explosives are smuggled from the jail. He reports it secretly to the Home Minister and the Police Commissioner through constable Hariram. They decide to raid the jail but on the raid day the Home Minister, Police Commissioner and Lankeshwar shock Arjun telling him that though he fired fake bullet on his senior but on the way inside the ambulance they really killed A.C.P Agnihotri with real bullets. They then beat Arjun until he faints. Additionally Arjun's sister is gangraped and father is killed by Lankeswar's goon Azgar, leaving him heartbroken.

Inspector Khan comes to know of Arjun's plight and decides to help him. He sneaks into the jail by the help of one inmate and breaks Arjun's chains. Arjun says "Khan, main inka vinash kar doonga." which means "Khan, I shall destroy them." (thus the title of this film). Arjun arms himself and wages a one-man war against the jail guards. He destroys the jail's office and watchtowers then sets fire to the godown in which the illegal drugs and weapons are kept. Khan and Arjun escape in a jeep. They are chased by the police. Arjun destroys the police jeeps which are chasing them by using hand grenades. As they cross a bridge Arjun destroys that too so that they are not chased. However, Khan dies as a bullet fired by the police hits him. Arjun then buries him single-handedly. Soon Arjun approaches Kaajal, who is furious with him for killing her father; however, after hearing the whole story, she forgives him and decides to help him.

Arjun plans to take his revenge in a systematic way. He becomes a one-man army and kills many of Lankeshwar's henchmen. Lankeshwar, Home Minister and Police Commissioner are afraid as Arjun has set upon a killing spree. Arjun kills the Police Commissioner with a car bomb. The Home Minister is on a cruise when Arjun follows him as a driver and drives him away from his defences. He also kills Azgar, the main henchaman of jailer. After gathering evidence which would prove him innocent he kills the Home Minister. In fright Lankeshwar pleads guilty in court and is sentenced to be a prisoner in his own jail. Arjun sensing his motive also pleads guilty and is sentenced to the same jail. However Lankeshwar, along with his fellow officers, decides to escape and become terrorists. On the escape day Arjun starts a killing spree. He kills more of Lankeshwar's men. Lankeshwar and Arjun have one last showdown in the jail. Arjun beats Lankeshwar, smashing his ribs and legs. The prisoners feel a sense of patriotism arising in their hearts and take over the jail by killing the guards. Arjun keeps on beating Lankeshwar till he is half dead. Arjun then drags Lankeshwar to the gallows and hangs him. The film ends with Arjun clad in a police uniform saluting with Kaajal and the Indian flag in the background.

Release Date: Jan 30, 1998
Language: Bollywood Length: 02 hrs 38 mins
Cast: Suniel Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Danny Denzongpa, Alok Nath, Tinnu Anand, Om Puri, Mukesh Rishi, Mohan Joshi
Director: Ravi Dewan
Music Director: Viju Shah
Producer: Xavier Marquis
Genre: Action
Writer: Rajkumar Santoshi
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Vinashak (1998) Police Inspector Arjun Singh (Sunil Shetty) is a brave and honest police inspector stationed in Khandala. He is a very strict Police officer and uses harsh ways against all the criminals. His colleague and friend is Inspector Khan (Om Puri) who always supports him. Arjun is in love with Kaajal (Raveena Tandon) who is the daughter of a senior police officer, A.C.P. Amar Agnihotri. Arjun's own father does not agree with the harsh ways he uses against the criminals. Arjun is always supported by his sister. Near Mumbai, in the Central Jail, Jailer Lankeshwar (Danny Denzongpa) is the prison warden uses his jail as a trade center for weapons and nurcotics. Moreover, he allows some of his prisoners to go out as hitmen, do their job, and come back. A.C.P Amar is suspicious of Lankeshwar's actions. He requests the higher authorities to let a police inspector go into the jail and gather evidence about Lankeshwar's evil deeds. Arjun Singh is selected for the job. The plan is that Arjun will fire a blank bullet on A.C.P Amar. Arjun pleads guilty in court and is sentenced to jail. In jail Arjun comes to know that arms, drugs and explosives are smuggled from the jail. He reports it secretly to the Home Minister and the Police Commissioner through constable Hariram. They decide to raid the jail but on the raid day the Home Minister, Police Commissioner and Lankeshwar shock Arjun telling him that though he fired fake bullet on his senior but on the way inside the ambulance they really killed A.C.P Agnihotri with real bullets. They then beat Arjun until he faints. Additionally Arjun's sister is gangraped and father is killed by Lankeswar's goon Azgar, leaving him heartbroken. Inspector Khan comes to know of Arjun's plight and decides to help him. He sneaks into the jail by the help of one inmate and breaks Arjun's chains. Arjun says "Khan, main inka vinash kar doonga." which means "Khan, I shall destroy them." (thus the title of this film). Arjun arms himself and wages a one-man war against the jail guards. He destroys the jail's office and watchtowers then sets fire to the godown in which the illegal drugs and weapons are kept. Khan and Arjun escape in a jeep. They are chased by the police. Arjun destroys the police jeeps which are chasing them by using hand grenades. As they cross a bridge Arjun destroys that too so that they are not chased. However, Khan dies as a bullet fired by the police hits him. Arjun then buries him single-handedly. Soon Arjun approaches Kaajal, who is furious with him for killing her father; however, after hearing the whole story, she forgives him and decides to help him. Arjun plans to take his revenge in a systematic way. He becomes a one-man army and kills many of Lankeshwar's henchmen. Lankeshwar, Home Minister and Police Commissioner are afraid as Arjun has set upon a killing spree. Arjun kills the Police Commissioner with a car bomb. The Home Minister is on a cruise when Arjun follows him as a driver and drives him away from his defences. He also kills Azgar, the main henchaman of jailer. After gathering evidence which would prove him innocent he kills the Home Minister. In fright Lankeshwar pleads guilty in court and is sentenced to be a prisoner in his own jail. Arjun sensing his motive also pleads guilty and is sentenced to the same jail. However Lankeshwar, along with his fellow officers, decides to escape and become terrorists. On the escape day Arjun starts a killing spree. He kills more of Lankeshwar's men. Lankeshwar and Arjun have one last showdown in the jail. Arjun beats Lankeshwar, smashing his ribs and legs. The prisoners feel a sense of patriotism arising in their hearts and take over the jail by killing the guards. Arjun keeps on beating Lankeshwar till he is half dead. Arjun then drags Lankeshwar to the gallows and hangs him. The film ends with Arjun clad in a police uniform saluting with Kaajal and the Indian flag in the background.. thumbnail text Be the first to review
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