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Shool (1999)

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A STORY SET IN THE HEART OF ANARCHY 

Inspector Samar Pratap Singh, an honest officer of the Indian Police Force transferred to Motihari, a small town in Bihar.

 Accompanied by wife Manjari and daughter Sonu, he finds himself in a situation where his own, beliefs; honesty, and Values are questioned.

The ordeal starts when Samar Pratap Singh arrests Bacchu Yadav's men for creating unrest and riot. Bacchu Yadav is a powerful local politician. He is a self-styled anarchist w4o. believes, he is above the law. 

The turn of events following the arrests and the subsequent acquittal of the culprits makes it clear too, Samar that Baachu, Yadav controls all the government agencies; officials are mere puppets in his powerful hands. This harsh reality of gross corruption in a morally decaying society does not deter Samar, rather it further strengthens his convictions. In his pursuit of ' Just doing his job,' he undergoes many painful experiences - personal and professional.

 Samar is at crossroads. Does he succumb and accept the corrupt ways of Bacchus Yadav or single-mindedly follow the sole principle he has lived with all his life-To uphold the law. 

Produced by Nitin Manmohan and Ram -Gopal Varma and directed by first-time director E. Nivas who honed his skill under the of Ramgopal Varma for eight years...

 Music is by, the virtuous trio of Shankar Ehsaan and Loy and lyrics penned by Sameer.

(From the official press booklet)
 

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