Deewaar (2004 film)

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Directed by Milan Luthria
Produced by Gaurang Doshi
Written by Milan Luthria (dialogue)
Screenplay by Shridhar Raghavan
Gaurang Doshi
Milan Luthria
Story by S. Gopala Reddy
Milan Luthria
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Sanjay Dutt
Akshaye Khanna
Amrita Rao
Aditya Srivastava
Music by Aadesh Shrivastav
Cinematography Nirmal Jani
Edited by Hozefa Lokhandwala
Distributed by V. R. Pictures
Release date
  • 25 June 2004 (2004-06-25)
Running time
161 mins
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 375 million (US$5.8 million)

Deewaar - Let's Bring Our Heroes Home is a 2004 Bollywood, war film directed by Milan Luthria, produced by Gaurang Doshi and written by S. Gopala Reddy. The film is inspired from the 1963 movie The Great Escape.The film under performed at the box office and was given an average verdict at the box office.[1]


Major Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) is a prisoner of war who was captured along with other 50 soldiers by Pakistani army in 1971 during the war between India and Pakistan.

33 years later (in 2004) Major Kaul's son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna) decides to go on a rescue mission to Pakistan and bring back his father whom he has not seen since he was a child. Gourav comes to know that his father and other prisoners of war are confined in an alienated jail. The warden Sohail khan ( Kay Kay Menon) is ruthless and always tries to finish off all his prisoners. Khan (Sanjay Dutt) who had successfully escaped from the same prison is saved by Gourav incidentally. Consequently Khan helps him on his mission. They take shelter in the House of Jabbar, A Pakistani Hindu whose daughter becomes emotionally involved with Gourav. Khan and Gourav steal the underground map of the jail from the ISI headquarters and plan to get the prisoners out. They finally succeed and get the prisoners into India, killing all the Pakistani officers including the warden Sohail.[2]



Music for the film was composed by Aadesh Shrivastav. The lyrics were written by Nusrat Badr.


  1. ^ Mark Kermode. "Film of the week: Deewaar | From the Observer | The Observer". Guardian. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home". Retrieved March 20, 2017. 

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