Department (film)

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Department movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Produced by Siddhant Oberoi
Amit Sharma
Written by Nilesh Girkar
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Sanjay Dutt
Rana Daggubati
Vijay Raaz
Abhimanyu Singh
Deepak Tijori
Lakshmi Manchu
Anjana Sukhani
Madhu Shalini
Music by Bappi Lahiri
Vikram Magi
Edited by Abhijit Kokate
Vinay Chauhan
Distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Oberoi Line Productions
Release date
  • 18 May 2012 (2012-05-18)
Running time
141 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 320 million (US$5.0 million)[1]
Box office 215.149 million (US$3.3 million)[2]

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


When Inspector Mahadev Bhosale (Sanjay Dutt) is asked by his seniors to form a hit squad to take on the Mumbai underworld, he recruits 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" take on 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 a certain 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.

What happens next? Do Mahadev and Shiv come to loggerheads? What about the Sawatya and Mohammad Ghouri gangs? What role does Sarjerao play in the final outcome of all this? The rest of the drama answers these questions.


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Soundtrack album by Bappi Lahiri
Vikram Magi
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label T-Series

The soundtrack is composed by Bappi Lahiri along with Dharam-Sandeep and Vikram Magi. The music received negative response worldwide.

Track List[edit]

Track # Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Dan Dan Cheeni Shoot Mix" Paroma P.Dasgupta, Ravi, Sandeep Patil 4:05
2 "Kammo" Mika Singh, Sudesh Bhosle 5:18
3 "Theme Of Department – Ek Do Teen Chaar" Sandeep Patil 4:11
4 "Bad Boys" Ritu Pathak, Earl 4:05
5 "Mumbai Police" Sanjay Dutt, Farhad Bhiwandiwala 4:35

Box office[edit]

'Department' worldwide collections breakdown
Territory Territory wise Collections break-up
India Nett Gross:
118.900 million (US$1.8 million)
Distributor share:
60.050 million (US$930,000)
Total Gross:
215.149 million (US$3.3 million)[1]
Worldwide 215.149 million (US$3.3 million)[8]
Budget 320 million (US$5.0 million)


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