A poetic romance
between Ishaan (Ajay Devgan) and Suman (Tabu), set against the concrete Mumbai
cityscape, opens the film.
Ishaan, the only son
of an affluent business family, and his contemporary peer, Sunny (Rahul
Bose), the grandson of the head of the business house, are being groomed to
take over the business. They share a strong male bonding, Ishaan's controlled
and silent strength acting as an anchor to Sunny's flamboyance and recklessly
violent streak. The business, a construction empire built by Ishaan's father,
Nahar Singh (Amrish Puri) and Sunny's grandfather, is rooted in violent and unlawful
activities. Ishaan, sheltered in comfort and security, begins to question his
environment as his relationship with Suman, an idealistic young woman, opens
a new world to him. As his love for her grows, so does his fear of losing
her. Ishaan is caught between a life steeped in violence and his love for
Suman who abhors violence.
Torn by his desire to
leave the world of crime, and his sense of loyalty to his father and his
friend, Ishaan unwillingly gets drawn deeper into violence, and finds himself
a participant in an act of gruesome cold-blooded massacre. The image of a
young girl disabled by this violent act haunts his conscience. His quiet, but
firm resolve, to withdraw from the business clashes with Nahar Singh's
pragmatism (to build power at any cost and to legalise crime with that
power), and with Sunny's refusal to release him from his oath of loyalty. The
events escalate with Ishaan's arrest, and with Nahar Singh's murder. Ishaan
is finally forced to make a choice between personal loyalty and a larger
allegiance to society and truth.
The story is parallel
to Mario Puzo's The Last Don.
Thakshak - 8907011106931
Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Amrish Puri, Rahul Bose,
Govind Namdeo, Vineet Kumar, Nethra Raghuraman, A K Hangal, Khalid Mohamed,
Anupam Shyam, Jagmohan, Vihang Nayak, Chetan Pandit, Dhananjay & Surendra