|Directed by||Vishram Sawant|
|Produced by||Ronnie Screwvala
Ram Gopal Varma
|Written by||Ram Gopal Varma
|Music by||Prasanna Shekhar
|Edited by||Nipun Gupta
|Budget||est.₹65 million (US$970,000)|
|Box office||est.₹84.96 million (US$1.3 million)|
D is a 2005 Indian crime drama-thriller film, directed by Vishram Sawant, co-written by Manish Gupta, and Ram Gopal Varma. Produced by Varma and Ronnie Screwvala, it was released in India on 3 June 2005. It is the third film in the Gangster film series.
The film is a sequel to Varma's 2002 film Company. Like its predecessor, D is based on the real-life Mumbai underworld organization, the D-Company. The three Varma films Satya, Company and D are together considered an Indian Gangster Trilogy, comparable to the Godfather Trilogy or Infernal Affairs trilogy. The film features Randeep Hooda in his first lead appearance. It also marks the comeback of actress Rukhsar Rehman, who was also seen in Sarkar.
Deshu (Randeep Hooda) is a mechanic in Dubai, who has come home after his mother's death. His father is a dry, gruff police constable. Deshu unwittingly becomes a witness to a murder, when Mangli Bhai's goons chase a man, burst into his chawl, and proceed to kill the man right there. Roughened up by the police to act as a witness, and threatened by the goons to not do so, Deshu keeps his mouth shut. Later, he joins a rival gang (Hashim Bhai's), and proceeds to kill Mangli. Little by little, with his bravery and intelligence he manages to become Bhai's right-hand man, much to the dismay of his two sons, Muqarram and Shabbir.
Slowly, he becomes the most important member of the gang. Once, a secretary from a film-actress gives him the contract of pulling out her of a trouble of being harassed by a male colleague. The actress, impressed by Deshu's attitude, later becomes his girlfriend.
The rest of the film chronicles his take-over of the gang when Bhai, bending to his son's wishes, allows an unwarranted attack on Deshu and his faithful lieutenant Raghav. Raghav is killed along with his girlfriend, but Deshu manages to survive the attack. He now takes on with the gang, and kills Bhai's sons, but does not kill Hashim. He does this not out of any generosity, but purposely to take the sweet revenge as he knows that Bhai is not in a position to harm him. The film ends with Deshu, having crowned himself underworld king, dreaming of forming the "D" company and running it as a well-tuned machine from outside India's borders.
- Randeep Hooda as Deshu
- Rukhsar Rehman as Bhakti Bhatnagar
- Chunky Pandey as Raghav
- Isha Koppikar as Gunjan
- Goga Kapoor as Hashim Bhai
- Yashpal Sharma as Shabbir
- Sushant Singh as Mukarram
- Raju Mavani as Mangli
- Ishrat Ali as Tambe
- Jaspal Sandhu as Uncle
- Zakir Hussain as Babban Bhai
- Deepak Shirke as Qureshi
- Rajpal Yadav as Dance Artiste
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