Dus (1997 film)

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Dus poster.jpg
Promotional poster.
Directed by Mukul S. Anand
Produced by Mukul S. Anand
Nitin Manmohan
Written by Mukul S. Anand
Starring Sanjay Dutt
Salman Khan
Raveena Tandon
Shilpa Shetty
Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Sandeep Chowta
Release dates Unreleased
Country India
Language Hindi
For the 2005 Bollywood film see Dus.

Dus (Hindi: दस, translation: Ten) is a 1997 unfinished Bollywood action film directed by Mukul S. Anand, who died during filming, leaving the film incomplete. The film starred Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty. Vinod Khanna and Rahul Dev had supporting roles in the film.[1] Raveena Tandon was playing her first negative role in this film.


The storyline was intended to have been about terrorism and how an anti-terrorist intelligence officer Captain Raja Sethi (Sanjay Dutt) who is part of a secret organisation known as Force 10 is sent on a mission to find an Afghan terrorist named Nasheman (Raveena Tandon). After he is captured and tortured by Nasheman and her right hand man Mast Gul (Rahul Dev), his partner Captain Jeet Sharma (Salman Khan) is sent to rescue him. However by now, Raja Sethi is brainwashed by Mast Gul in believing his country and his friends has abandoned him and he too turns to terrorism. He also develops a love-hate relationship with Nasheman.[1] Shilpa Shetty played Salman's love interest and Vinod Khanna played an Army General.


Production and abandonment[edit]

The shooting of the film began in Utah in May 1997.[2] The scenes in Utah were to have depicted scenes of Kashmir which was the major setting of the film. The action scenes leading up to the climax were the first scenes being shot from May to August 1997. The scenes that were filmed included Captain Raja Sethi (Sanjay Dutt) and Captain Jeet Sharma (Salman Khan) rescuing the prime minister of Pakistan from an assassination attempt by Mast Gul (Rahul Dev).[2]

40% of the shooting had been completed by August 1997 and when Mukul S. Anand suddenly died on 7 September 1997, the film was abandoned never to be completed or released. However some promo videos and clips of the film can be seen on Mukul S. Anand's official website [1] as well as other information about the film's production, the screenplay and the music.


Dus - A Tribute to Mukul Anand
Soundtrack album by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
1999 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Producer Ram Gopal Varma
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy chronology

The music of this film was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy who made their debut as music directors with this film. Although the film was never completed and released, the album was released in 1999. There were seven songs composed for the film. Piya and Version 2 of Dus was composed by Sandeep Chowta.

Track # Song Singer(s)
1 Dus Shankar Mahadevan, Hema Sardesai
2 Hindustani Udit Narayan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Shankar Mahadevan, Dominique Cerejo
3 Sur Mile Hain Asha Bhosle, Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan
4 Mahiya Sukhwinder Singh, Shankar Mahadevan
5 Chandni Roop Ki Shankar Mahadevan
6 Piya Sujatha Mohan
7 Dus (Version 2) Saumya, Anupama Deshpande

In 2007, Raja Hasan sang a song "Mahiya" from the film in a performance in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. The performance was very well appreciated and it suddenly brought limelight to the movie that remained unfinished.[3]

New film[edit]

In 2005 Nitin Manmohan the co producer of Dus released a new action thriller film titled Dus in which Sanjay Dutt and Shilpa Shetty from the original cast returned. This film also had the same premise of terrorism but otherwise was an altogether different film.


  1. ^ a b DUSSTORY1A
  2. ^ a b Filmographyandutahlocationshoot
  3. ^ Raja Hasan - SaReGaMaPa » Preview: Raja Hasan picks up an unheared song

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