China Gate (1998 film)

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China Gate
China Gate.jpg
Directed byRajkumar Santoshi
Produced byRajkumar Santoshi
Screenplay byRajkumar Santoshi,
Anjum Rajabali,
K. K. Raina
Story byRajkumar Santoshi
StarringOm Puri
Amrish Puri
Naseeruddin Shah
Danny Denzongpa
Mukesh Tiwari
Mamta Kulkarni
Samir Soni
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Paresh Rawal
Tinu Anand
Music bySongs:
Anu Malik,
Vanraj Bhatia
CinematographyPiyush Shah
Edited byV. N. Mayekar
Santoshi Productions
Running time
175 minutes

China Gate is a 1998 Indian action film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. It was released on 27 November 1998.

The song "Chamma Chamma" from the movie was used in Baz Luhrmann's film Moulin Rouge!.


The story begins with Col. Krishnakant Puri and his ten men who were sacked from the Indian Army as they failed in the China Gate mission. Krishnakant lives an alienated life after the Court-martial. Become frustrated, one day he was about to commit suicide, but a young lady named Sandhya knocked on his door. Having witnessed the brutal slaying of her Forest Officer father, Sunder Rajan, at the hands of dreaded dacoit Jageera, Sandhya goes to the Col. and asks for his assistance in bringing an end to Jageera's rule in the Devdurg region. Krishnakant agrees to assist her and summons ten of his fellow officers and subordinates to assist him in this mission. They assemble at Devdurg with the necessary ammunition and arms to combat Jageera, not realizing that Jageera has influence over the local police detachment, who will prevent Krishnakant and his men to possess any guns and weapons. This does not deter the men, and they continue to stay on in Devdurg. They gain the confidence of the villagers also. What the villagers do not know is that Krishnakant and his men had all been dishonorably discharged from the army for cowardice and retreating when attacked by the enemy. At the time of first encounter with the gang of Jageera, the team of Krishnakant realised that they have lost reflexes and fighting abilities due to age. With the permission of Col. Krishnakant, Major Gurung starts to train them again. One day, Jagira captures them with the help of corrupt police officer Bharat, but they escape finally and recapture Jageera. Col Krishan Puri and few officers intend to kill him, but leader Col. Puri hand over him to the police inspector Barot. As a result, Jagira again becomes freed and kills Maj. Sarfaraj. Now the full team of Krishnakant along with the villagers chase Jageera to take final revenge.



The music for this movie was composed by Anu Malik and the item song "Chamma Chamma" became extremely popular, which was later used in Hollywood film Moulin Rouge! and will recreate for film Fraud Saiyyan[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

no Song Singer
1 "Hum Ko To Rahna Hai Ek Duje Ke Sath" Sonu Nigam, Hariharan, Vinod Rathod
2 "Chhama Chhama" (v2) Anu Malik, Sapna Awasthi
3 "Chhama Chhama Re Chhama" Vinod Rathod, Shankar Mahadevan, Alka Yagnik
4 "Is Mitti Ka Karz Tha Mujhpe Maine Apna Karz Chukaya" Sonu Nigam


  1. ^ "Elli AvRam steps into Urmila Matondkar's shoes for 'Chamma Chamma'". Mumbai Mirror. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
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