Producer : Prakash Jha
Director : Prakash Jha
Starring : Ajay Devgan, Bipasha Basu, Nana Patekar, Mohan Agashe, Yashpal Sharma, Mukesh Tiwari, Chetan Pandit, Anoop Soni, Dayashankar Pandey, Akhilendra Mishra
Deep in the Hindi heartland of India… within jagged urban streets, in crowded by lanes, on street shops, at bus stops, in residential colonies, in offices and hospitals, in schools and colleges, in broad daylight and sometimes in the dark of the night, there is an endless spate of kidnappings… This is the ” Republic of Bihar.”
The industry of kidnapping spans all kinds of people… The ”Paan Wala” who sells the ”Purjah”, the brokers who buy them, the local petty goons who execute the kidnapping, the middleman who buys the victim, the heavyweight dons who negotiate and make the real profit… All this while the politicians and police are given their due cuts.
Apaharan is the story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father and son set against the backdrop of this thriving kidnapping industry…
Ajay Shastri (Ajay Devgan) aspires for a job in the police force, which is his ticket to a future of power, respectability, social status and a secure life with his childhood sweetheart Megha (Bipasha Basu). And he hopes it will make his father proud.
Ajay is prepared to do anything to meet this end. Tragically his desperate attempt at success is snapped by the choices made by his father Professor Raghuvansh Shastri (Mohan Agashe).
Dejected and disillusioned, Ajay is drawn into a dark world from which there is no return…
Under the aegis of self-proclaimed minority political leader Tabrez Alam (Nana Patekar), Ajay soon tastes success and power…
What he doesn’t know is that one day the dark labyrinths will loose their lure…
He will have to face the truth.
…will there be redemption?