Sharma, Danny Denzongpa, Gulshan Grover
Music: Karthik Raja
The film's title comes from the historical date of December
16, 1971 (which is Bangladesh's Victory Day) commemorates
the day Pakistan signed the document of Independence
for Bangladesh. A four member team belonging to Revenue
Intelligence Wing of Indian Government who are wrongly
implicated for killing their corrupt officer and removed
from service, are hired by Chief of the same agency
to spy on the crores of rupees changing hands. This
team is equipped with hi-tech equipment like mini spy
cameras, computers, internet and other communication
devices reminds us of the famous Tehalka case. During
such encounters they find out that the money is getting
transferred to Euro Swiss Bank account. They go after
the account to Switzerland and find out that the money
is transferred to an International terrorist organization.
This organization working in conjunction with Pakistan
manages to smuggle a Russian-made nuclear bomb into
India. Pakistan plans to explode the nuclear bomb on
the same day December 16. How does Indian Intelligence
department handle this is the climax.
This is a superb spy movie showing all the modern days
technology starting from spy cameras to voice commands.
The well choreographed sequences and the pace of the
movie keeps the audience on the edge. There are no songs
where all of a sudden the hero starts running around
the trees as part of his investigation provides a relief.
Danny has proved himself once again. But Milind needs
to improve his action quiet a bit. His eyes have a blank
expression many a times. Director-scriptwriter-editor
Mani Shankar's did a good job on an otherwise predictable
story. But what needs to be shown more intensely like
getting information on Swiss bank accounts, tracking
the terrorist locations, diffusing the nuclear bomb
are not well taken care of. Even the climax of the movie
needs more attention from the director.
movie is a good break from the regular bollywood movies.
Though it is a thorough patriotic movie it is no way
appealing to the masses. The first half of the movie
revolves around establishing the characters, how crores
of rupees are changing hands, Indian politicians corruption,
secret offshore Swiss Bank accounts. The second half
of the movie revolves around the International terrorist
organizations, terror camps in Afghanistan, ongoing
Indo-Pak war and the climax. This is a perfect scenario
where first half alone can be made into a movie and
a sequel with the second half so that the audience won't
feel that the movie is prolonged. If any one is looking
for a break from the regular movies revolving around
sentiments, love stories then this is the film to watch.