Cast: Rahul Bose, Javed Jaffery, Minissha Lamba.
Sid (Rahul Bose) and Akash (Javed Jafferey) are good friends, and army lawyers.
Both manage to get themselves assigned to Kashmir, where they get a court martial case to fight against each other. Sid has to defend Captain Javed who murdered his troupe leader, while Akash plays prosecutor.
Initially, Sid takes it lightly, but a visit from Javed's mom (Seema Biswas) and a reporter (Minissha) covering the story push him into digging deeper into what really happened.
Sif finds out that Javed had gone out with his mates and troupe leader to a nearby village, where he had shot the troupe leader, a decorated captain. The entire troupe stood witness, and it appears to be an open and shut case.
But as he learns more about the individuals involved, Sid begins to believe that all is not quite right in the scenario. Brigadier Pratap (Kay Kay Menon) who presided over the troops who went out that fateful night when the shootout happened, is very evasive from the beginning, where we find him hatching plots to hush up investigation of the case.
Much detection by Sid and Minissha follows, and the real culprit (of course it wasn't Javed- hello???? this is a Bolly movie, thanks very much) owns up in the end. Its pretty obvious who the villain of the piece is, so I wont say it in words, and spoil it for you.
1- The entire cast is subtle and sensitive in their portrayals, and it makes a huge difference to the end product.
2- Javed Jaffery is NOT shriek-y/annoying for once- in fact he is looking really good, mature and even handsome (!!!). Entirely believable- I'm still a bit shocked, but in a pleasant way. His acting is subtle (that word again- I kno I kno :D)
3- Kay Kay Menon is the MAN- he owns the Brigadiers role and makes himself the embodiment of a typical Indian army man- cocky, assertive, impressive, emphatic. Excellent job done sir. The man is a really good actor, and I need to see more of him.
1- Seema Biswas is entirely wasted in her cameo as Javed's mother.
2- That final argument in court was far too long and far too preachy- killed the movie for me a bit.