Department (film)

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Department movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRam Gopal Varma
Written byNilesh Girkar
Produced bySiddhant Oberoi
Amit Sharma
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Sanjay Dutt
Rana Daggubati
Vijay Raaz
Abhimanyu Singh
Deepak Tijori
Lakshmi Manchu
Anjana Sukhani
Madhu Shalini
Edited byAbhijit Kokate
Vinay Chauhan
Music byBappa Lahiri
Vikram Magi
Distributed byViacom 18 Motion Pictures
Oberoi Line Productions
Release date
  • 18 May 2012 (2012-05-18)
Running time
141 minutes
Budget320 million (US$4.0 million)[1]
Box office190.5 million (US$2.4 million)[2]

Department is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language action film directed by Ram Gopal Varma.[3][4] The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati in lead roles.[5] The film which was released on 18 May 2012 received mixed response from critics.[6][7]


When Inspector Mahadev Bhosale (Sanjay Dutt) was asked by his seniors to form a hit squad to take on the Mumbai underworld, he recruited Shiv Narayan (Rana Daggubati), an honest and brave police officer who had been suspended for an encounter killing. Together, Mahadev and Shiv, along with others in the "Department," took on the underworld don Sawatya (Vijay Raaz) and his gang. Sawatya, in spite of many exhortations by his number two, D.K. (Abhimanyu Singh), and D.K.'s feisty girlfriend, Naseer (Madhu Shalini), does not hit back at the police.

There is also the gangster-turned-minister, Sarjerao Gaikwad (Amitabh Bachchan), who takes Shiv under his wing after Shiv saves his life at a public rally. Mahadev warns Shiv that Sarjerao is just using him. After an inevitable turn of events, it is exposed that Mahadev is working for Mohammad Ghouri, who is an underworld don, and is, at the ganglord's behest, finishing off Sawatya's gang. While Shiv declines to be a part of Mahadev's corrupt world, and Mahadev agrees to let him be, things start falling apart between the mentor and the apprentice when Shiv starts taking on a sub-gang formed by D.K., under Mahadev's protection.



Soundtrack album by
Bappa Lahiri
Vikram Magi
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The soundtrack is composed by Bappa Lahiri[8] along with Dharam-Sandeep and Vikram Magi. The music received a negative response worldwide.

1."Dan Dan Cheeni Shoot Mix"Paroma P.Dasgupta, Ravi, Sandeep Patil4:05
2."Kammo"Mika Singh, Sudesh Bhosle5:18
3."Theme of Department – Ek Do Teen Chaar"Sandeep Patil4:11
4."Bad Boys"Ritu Pathak, Earl4:05
5."Mumbai Police"Sanjay Dutt, Farhad Bhiwandiwala4:35

Box office[edit]

'Department' worldwide collections breakdown
Territory Territory wise Collections break-up
India Net Gross:
118.900 million (US$1.5 million)
Distributor share:
60.050 million (US$750,000)
Total Gross:
215.149 million (US$2.7 million)[1]
Worldwide 215.149 million (US$2.7 million)[9]
Budget 320 million (US$4.0 million)


  1. ^ a b "Boxoffice". Archived from the original on 2 August 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Boxoffice". Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Department". The Times of India. 10 April 2012. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012.
  4. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 141. ISBN 978-1908215017.
  5. ^ "Department will be RGV's most stylish film: Rana Daggubati – Hindustan Times". 1 March 2012. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  6. ^ " : Bollywood News, Reviews, Celebrity News, Hollywood news, Entertainment News, Videos & Photos". Archived from the original on 23 May 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  7. ^ "The filmmaker criticised Sanjay's interference after 'Department's poor show at the BO". Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Department". Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Boxoffice". Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.

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